Best Tablet PCs As Alternatives to iPad

A plethora of next-generation tablet PCs are flooding the market and they are described as the best alternatives to IPad. Apple is coming out with the iPad 3, and there is also a whole raft of other innovative tablets on the way with glasses-free 3D screens and all sorts of features.
Here is a list of the best tablet PCs as alternatives tio IPad:

(a) Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Specs: Android 3.1, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, keyboard dock with internal battery, micoSD, HDMI-out, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 586g

Features:The Prime is the first Tegra 3 tablet and the best tablet aside form the iPad. It’s thinner than every other tablet in existence, and comes bundled with a keyboard dock that can be fixed to make the tablet a full-on fold-up Android netbook. The dock has its own battery too, and passes its charge over to the tablet whenever it’s connected. All in all, there’s 17 hours of battery life. It’s ultra fast and powerful.

(b) Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101

Specs: Android 3.2, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, slide-out keyboard, micoSD, HDMI-out, rear-facing camera, front-facing camera
Features: With its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, it offers the perfect balance between portability and functionality. It’s also got an absolutely gorgeous screen, and offers the best Android 3.2 touch experience of any tablet out there.

c) Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Specs: Android 3.1, 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8.9-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), Wi-Fi only, 447g.
Features: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is almost indistinguishable from its 10.1-inch big brother. It is both significantly lighter and thinner than the iPad 2.

(d) Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Specs: Android 3.2, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, full-size keyboard dock, card reader, HDMI-out, rear-facing camera, front-facing camera
Features: Asus is keeping all its bases covered by offering a variety of different tablet options. The Eee Pad Transformer comes with a keyboard dock.

(e)Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Specs: Android 3.0, 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 10.1-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G, 599g.
Features: It matches the performance of the other Honeycomb Tegra 2-based tablets. This tablet is the lightest and thinnest 10-inch tablet in the world.

(f) Motorola Xoom 2

Specs: Android 3.2, OMAP 4 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash storage, 10.1-inch capacitive LCD at 1280×800, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 599g.
Features:The Motorola Xoom 2′s most noticeable upgrade is in the chassis, but it’s also had an upgrade to a 1.2GHz CPU, along with Android 3.2.

(g) Sony Tablet S

Specs: Android 3.2, 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 10.1-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 598g.
Features: The responsive touchscreen and unique shape combine to make this tablet extremely usable, and easy to type on.

(h) Motorola Xoom

Specs: Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash storage, 10.1-inch capacitive LCD at 1280×800, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G, 730g.
Features: The Motorola Xoom is one of the second-generation Android tablets.Packing Nvidia’s super-powerful Tegra 2 chip and running the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 OS, the Xoom was the first genuine iPad challenger.

(i) BlackBerry Playbook

Specs: BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX), 1GHz Cortex A9 dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 1024×600, 3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, 400g.
Features: The BlackBerry PlayBook is designed to be mobile and business-friendly. That means, at 130x194mm, the device is small enough to hold with one hand, slip in a laptop bag side pouch, and even carry around all day to meetings. The problem is the lack of an email app, the dependence on owning a BlackBerry smartphone and a terminal lack of apps. The Playbook is powerful and has brilliant multitasking capabilities.

(j) LG Optimus Pad

Specs: Android 3.0, 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 8.9-inch capacitive screen at 1024×768, 2x 5MP rear-facing cameras for 3D capture, 2MP front-facing camera, phone-friendly 3G, 630g.
Features: The Optimus Pad has the USP of having dual 5MP rear-firing cameras for 3D image capture. It also has dual-core Tegra 2 CPU, a decent screen and Android 3.0. The 3D image capture without a 3D display is a product before its time.

(k) Toshiba AT100 (aka Toshiba Thrive)

Specs: Android 3.2, 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB/16GB/32GB storage, 10.1-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 725g.
Features: The Toshiba AT100 (known also as Toshiba Thrive) is a good choice for those who like the idea of full-size HDMI and USB ports. For a specific use, including customisations and future upgrades, the Toshiba AT100 offers some extra flexibility.Yet, the hefty size and weight (plus the passable screen quality) are the main drawbacks.

(l) HTC Flyer

Specs: Android 2.3, 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon, 1GB RAM, 32GB memory, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 1024×600, 5MP camera, 3MP front-facing camera, phone-call-friendly 3G, 415g.

Features: HTC has decided to release its first tablet running on Android Gingerbread (2.3). However, it does come with a new version of HTC Sense with dual-pane windows which works well with videos and email.

(m) Archos 101 G9

Specs: Android 3.2, Dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, HDMI-out, rear-facing camera, front-facing camera, multiple storage options including 250GB HDD.
Features:It is a capable tablet with an economical price-tag.

(n) Viewsonic ViewPad 7

Specs: Android 2.2, Qualcomm MSM 7227 600MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 512MB storage, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 800×480, 3MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, phone call-friendly 3G, 375g.
Features: Essentially it’s a Chinese-built OEM device and it is responsive, a nice size and usable.

(o) HP TouchPad

Specs: webOS 3.0, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB, 32GB storage, 9.7-inch capacitive screen at 1024×768, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 740g.
Features: The HP TouchPad is less polished than the iPad, with a smaller range of impressive third-party apps. The interface appears more polished than many Android tablets, but in operation that doesn’t really stand up. It’s also lagging behind in many hardware features, such as HDMI output.

(p)Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000

Specs: Android 2.2, 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 512MB RAM, 16GB/32GB, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 1024×600, 3.2MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, phone-call-friendly 3G, 380g.

(q) Acer Iconia Tab A100

Specs: Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 7-inch capacitive screen at 1024×600, 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G.

(r) Amazon Kindle Fire

Specs: Heavily modified Android 2.3, 512MB RAM, 1GHz Texus Instruments OMAP 4 4430 CPU, 7-inch capacitive screen 1024×600, microUSB port, Amazon Sevices bundled, 8GB storage
Features: the Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch device that comes with Android.The screen is an IPS display that’s made from Gorilla Glass, it houses a dual-core processor, and weighs in at 14.6 ounces. There is a tablet-optimised shopping app on board for simplified and streamlined pages.

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