Slates have evolved since the first iPad burst into our conscious in 2010. Small, large, thin, ruggedised… there is a flavour for everyone.
This is one of our key awards and given that it is 100 percent reader voted, we were curious to see which tablet among the staggeringly good ones in the shortlist made 80,000 consumers click the vote button next to it.
Winner- Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The tablet that can replace your laptop claimed Microsoft and it seems it was right! A versatile device with several options, the Surface Pro 3 runs the full Windows system and can thus throw its competitors into the shade. All-metal with a pin sharp screen and superb processing power, it has won over our readers who decided to bestow it with the ultimate honour – the Mobile Choice Tablet of the Year.
Apple iPad Air 2
Just when we thought Apple couldn't craft anything better, it conjured up the iPad Air 2. Effortless to use, lightweight, classy and an absolute powerhouse, the tablet is on the wishlist of many. Apple also made sure to keep the price below scalding-point and bettered everything within by giving us its best iOS ever.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Incredible battery life is the Galaxy Tab S 10.5’s calling card and the excellent display only helps to better its cause. Thin and light, this is the 10-inch Android tablet that our readers demanded be on the shortlist.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony brought skinny back with this sexy little number. Expandable storage, beautiful form factor, waterproof build and Playstation integration helped it stay at the top of the tablet pile. And of course Remote Play helped it garner plenty of votes too!