Many reviewers rate the iPad Air 2 as the best iPad, and it is also at the top of CNET's and Tom's Guide's Best Tablets of 2015. Other top-rated tablets include the Microsoft Surface 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Google Nexus 9.
Reviewers praise the iPad Air 2's slim form factor, display clarity and brightness. They also like the quality of both the front and rear-facing cameras and the new A8X processor. The iPad Air 2 is faster than the iPad Mini 3 and has more than double the graphics processing power, making it a good choice for gaming, graphics editing, video editing and streaming video playback.