In only a few years, the tablet computer has become the most sought-after device category, with millions of people worldwide finding a place for an iPad or similar tablet in their tech lives.
In 2012, the tablet market ratcheted up a few gears as the industry started to offer a genuinely diverse set of options. There's now two flavours of the dominant iPad, there's a wealth of Android options, and Windows 8 in both straight tablet and hybrid laptop styles. In the latest update to our best tablets list we've included a mix from across the styles and price ranges to help you find the best tablet that suits how you want to operate.
For more information about some of the Windows 8 tablet/laptop options, check out our earlier coverage in the Windows 8 launch centre.