Not Loving the iPad? Try These Android and Windows Alternatives

Maybe you don't like iOS. Maybe you want to save some cash. Whatever your reason for not liking the iPad, there are plenty of great Android and Windows alternatives out there.

For Android Lovers — If you're addicted to Android apps, the Nexus 9 might be for you. The 8.9-inch tablet runs Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, with first dibs on software updates and no third-party bloatware. (16 GB, $399)

For Gamers — Want to play something other than "Angry Birds?" Thanks to its powerful Tegra K1 processor, 8-inch Full HD display, Grid game-streaming service and optional controller, the Nvidia Shield could be the tablet you are looking for. ($299)

For Shoppers — This fall, Amazon unveiled its upgraded 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX, which boasts a faster processor, a new version of Amazon's modified Android operating system and Dolby Atmos sound. ($379)

HP Envy x2

For Workers — Like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the new HP Envy x2 is a Windows tablet that is meant to replace your laptop thanks to its soft, detachable keyboard. HP's tablet is bigger than the Surface Pro 3 (13.3 inches compared to 12 inches) and it's cheaper. The downside: It's also thicker and heavier. ($749.99)

For Families — If you have a "Brady Bunch"-sized family, you might need the Nabi Big Tab HD. It comes with advanced parental controls, Android 4.4 KitKat and family-friendly games — oh yeah, and a massive 24-inch HD display. ($549.99)

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— Keith Wagstaff