Some highly rated tablets as of 2015 include the Apple iPad Air 2, the Google Nexus 9, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and the Nvidia Shield Tablet. These were listed among the best tablets of 2015, according to TechRadar and CNET. The Apple iPad Air 2, in particular, received 4.5 stars from CNET and was described as "Apple's best tablet yet" for its significantly faster processor and the addition of Touch ID.
The Google Nexus 9 was also praised for its high speed performance, as well as its consistent updates. It has been positively reviewed for its 8.9-inch high resolution screen and front facing Boomsound speakers.
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet was described as a rival to the iPad Air 2, as reported by TechRadar. Highlights include its light weight, waterproof design and high-end specifications.
The Nvidia Shield Tablet is particularly suited to portable gaming, which is its primary focus. A games controller can be purchased as an optional extra. This tablet received praise from TechRadar for its low price and value for money.
Some other highly-rated tablets in 2015 include the Dell Venue 8 7000, for its image editing capabilities, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, for its affordability and the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+, for its long battery life and high-quality screen.