As of 2015, two of the highest-rated tablets are Apple's iPad Air 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4, which both earned a 100 percent "Smart Rating" at SpecOut. This rating system constitutes 40.7 percent expert reviews, 38.8 technical specifications and 20.5 percent overview.
The data from the expert reviews at SpecOut comes from several reputable American media companies that are leading authorities on technology and consumer electronics, including CNET, LAPTOP Magazine, Macworld, Wired and PC Magazine. Out of 1,034 expertly reviewed tablets, iPad Air 2 ranked second, while Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ranked 14th.
Other top-rated tablets include Lenovo's ThinkPad 8, Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. These tablets garnered a 99, 99 and 98 percent Smart Rating at SpecOut, respectively.