11: Dell Venue 8 Pro
The iPad mini is a great tablet, but when you need to be productive as well as entertained, we recommend Dell’s Venue 8 Pro.
Powered by Intel’s power-sipping Atom processor (code-named “Bay Trail”), the Venue 8 runs the full version of Windows 8.1 and delivers all-day battery life. If you need more than 32GB of storage, just plug in an SD card—or pick up the 64GB model, which costs just $50 more.
The Venue is very comfortable to hold, and text, webpages, and video all look great on its 1280-by-800-pixel display.