4. Mini Android: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Apple's iPad mini is a clear choice for most tablet buyers. But if you're firmly aligned with the Android camp, then Samsung's 2.3GHz quad-core Android 8.4-inch, 2,560-x-1,600 display Galaxy Tab Pro tablet is probably more your speed. The tablet has a price tag of $400 and is well-built. It ships with loads of nifty Samsung software features, along with smooth and speedy performance in a sleek package (0.73 pounds) similar to Apple's iPad mini.