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TabletsThe new iPadSamsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Microsoft Surface Windows RTGoogle Nexus 7BlackBerry PlaybookKindle Fire HD 7"HP Slate 500Sony Tablet S SGPT112US/SMotorola XoomAsus Eee Pad Transformer
Overall Rating5/54.75/54.75/54.5/54.5/54.5/54.25/54.25/54.25/54/5
Operating SystemiOS 5Android 4.0Microsoft RTAndroid 4.1BlackBerryAndroid 4.0Android 4.1Android 4.0Android 3.1Android 3.0
Rear Camera5.0MP3.0MP1.2MP5.0MP5.0MP8.0MP5.0MP5.0MP
Front Camera0.3MP0.3MP1.2MP1.2MP3.0MP1.3MP2.0MP1.0MP2.0MP1.3MP
CommunicationWi-Fi, 4GWi-Fi, 3G, 4GWi-Fi / BluetoothWi-FiWi-FiWi-FiWi-FiWi-FiWi-FiWi-Fi
Battery Life (hours)1010810101110121010
Warranty (years)
Music Player
Video Chat
Built-in eReader
HD Video Recording
Processor Speed1GHz1GHz1.3GHz1.3GHz1GHz1.2GHz1GHz1.4GHz1GHz1.6GHz
Processor CoresDual-Core A5XDual-Core Cortex-A9Quad Core Tegra 3Quad-Core Tegra 3Dual-Core A5XDual-Core Cortex-A9Dual-Core A5XNVIDIA Tegra 3.0Dual-Core Cortex-A9NVIDIA Tegra 3 4-Plus-1
Memory16/32/64GB16/32GB + Up to 32GB32/64GB8/16GB16/32/64GB16/32GB16/32/64GB16GB + Up to 64GB32GB32/64GB
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Microphone
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Screen TypeTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen
Screen Size (inches)9.710.110.6710.1710.19.410.110.1
Screen Resolution2048 x 15361280 x 8001366 x 7681280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001920 x 1200
Height (inches)9.56.910.817.
Width (inches)7.310.16.774.
Depth (inches)
Weight (pounds)1.461.281.50.751.460.871.461.261.61.3

Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 offers the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and 1.3 GHz processor with four cores, making everything run quickly.

This device does not offer a rear camera.

The Verdict
: 9.65/10

This tablet computer is a great choice for those who use Google’s applications and are searching for a smaller device than the average tablet.

HP Slate 500

This tablet features a front VGA camera and rear 3MP camera.

No entertainment features are available on this device.

The Verdict
: 7.9/10

This tablet is geared toward business oriented tasks.

BlackBerry Playbook

The BlackBerry Playbook offers 16, 32 or 64GB of memory and a powerful 1GHz dual core processor.

Connection to mobile broadband requires tethering with a cell phone.

The Verdict
: 7.9/10

The BlackBerry Playbook is a serious business tool and is ideal for the mobile professional.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

The Samsung features the Android 2.2 operating system.

This tablet lacks HD video recording capabilities.

The Verdict: 8.05/10

If small dimensions and the Android operating system are important, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is worth your consideration.

Motorola Xoom

There is a 2MP and a 5MP camera available on this tablet.

The Motorola Xoom is thick and weighs 1.6 pounds.

The Verdict
: 8.68/10

If you prefer the Android operating system, the Motorola Xoom is your ideal tablet.

Kindle Fire HD 7″

The Kindle Fire HD comes with a 1.2GHz dual core processor, a 1280 x 800 high-definition display and virtual surround sound.Cons
It does not come with GPS or video recording capabilities.

The Verdict
: 9.2/10

This tablet is best for someone who is looking for something a bit smaller and more portable than other tablets but more powerful than a typical eReader.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

This is an affordable Android tablet that is relatively fast and offers an optional keyboard dock.Cons
There’s no support for mobile broadband, so Wi-Fi is essential for internet access.

The Verdict
: 9.2/10

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is a fast and large Android tablet with a nice LED screen.

Sony Tablet S SGPT112US/S

This is an exceptionally well-built Android tablet with all the expected practical features plus Sony PlayStation certification.

The internet is available via Wi-Fi but not mobile broadband.
The Verdict
: 9.5/10

Despite a lack of mobile broadband access, this is a great tablet for productivity, communication and gaming.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

This tablet features the Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS and is thin and light.

Though the device offers Adobe Flash, the response can be rather unimpressive with demanding content.

The Verdict: 9.68/10

This is the best Android tablet yet and is a serious challenger for the number one ranking.

Microsoft Surface Windows RT

The Microsoft Surface comes with a built-in kickstand and allows you to use multiple applications at the same time.

You cannot download third party apps using Windows RT.

The Verdict: 9.93/10

This innovative tablet lets you multitask, and the available keyboard covers make it easy to use the Surface for more than games and videos.

The new iPad

The new iPad features the iOS 5 operating system and the dual-core A5X chip.Cons
There is no USB 2.0 port on this tablet.

The Verdict: 10/10

The thin design, fast processor and long battery life are a few reasons why this tablet is the best on the market.