Examples of highly reviewed tablets available on Amazon.com include Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Nexus 7 from Google and Apple iPad Mini 2. As of 2015, Apple's website features five tablet models available online: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4 and iPad Mini 2.

Tablets are available online in three major operating systems: Apple, Android and Windows. Tablet features vary widely depending on the brand. For example, the Apple iPad mini features a small screen size, is lightweight and has a large bank of apps available for direct purchase and download, making it a convenient choice for personal use. The Microsoft Surface features an integrated kickstand, is capable of large storage capacities and uses a Windows operating system, making it conducive to office work. The Samsung Galaxy Note features high screen and camera resolution with high test results on its front and rear cameras. The Kindle Fire is an inexpensive tablet choice compared to other major brands and has a design configured particularly for media and entertainment use. Other brands available online include Sony, Acer and Insignia.

Aggregate sites such as Amazon.com and eBay list thousands of new and used tablets that users can compare based on features such as brand, screen size, processor, Internet capabilities and price. Other features that can influence a buyer include display quality and color.