The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the best places to find out about new gadgets and technology, coming out in the year ahead. Held in January, millions of tech lovers flock to check out what new products companies will be offering, and try them out for themselves. Tablets were a huge hit at the 2014 show, with nearly every manufacturer having something different to show off. Here were the best tablets found at CES 2014.

The Best Tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014Apple iPad Air

Of course Apple were going to show off how much they have improved their original iPad offering, with this ridiculously slim version, even though it was released at the end of 2013. People were clambering over each other to test out whether they thought the new Air was indeed thinner and lighter; of course it was. Reviews from technology lovers have been so bold to claim that this is the best tablet on the market, overtaking any Android or Windows tablets easily. This certainly is one incredible piece of kit, for Apple lovers, technology newbies and tablet collectors alike. You can find the basic iPad Air for under £400 at Insight Tablets or expect to pay nearly £600 for the cellular version.

Samsung Galaxy NotePro

This is one tablet that hit the technology headlines as soon as it was launched at the CES in January. With Samsung claiming they wish to overtake Apple in the tablet sales this year, you can see why they have put their everything into the Galaxy NotePro. The 12.2” screen makes it one of the biggest tablets we’ve ever seen, but this doesn’t make it heavy or bulky; far from it. Designed with all types of users in mind, the Galaxy comes with a wide range of updated applications, a brand new interface and the ability to open 4 apps at once instead of the measly 2. The best thing about Android tabs is that they are constantly being updated, giving you complete control and customizability. It looks great, it works great, and you will be able to get yours in March.

Fuhu DreamTab

This is one for the children now, with a huge rise in tablet sales as gifts for under 16s recently. Fuhu, who have created several kids tablets before, and Dreamworks (of Shrek and Madagascar fame) have come together to launch the awesome DreamTab. Not only does it do everything you would expect from a child orientated tablet, such as restricting websites and limiting playtime, but also comes with built-in animation tutorials from the experts at DreamWorks. The parent section of the DreamTab makes it easy to manage what your child can and cannot do with their tablet, giving you complete control over their safety. There is no release date as of yet, but keep your eyes peeled as we’re guessing it will be launched before the Summer Holidays!

Three very different tablets, all leaders in their own market. Will you be investing in one of these, in 2014, or have you got your eye on something else entirely?