Tablets are the latest gold rush in the tech industry.
As Apple sold 15 million iPads in 2010 and is expected to sell as many as 45 million in 2011, everyone wants the public to suddenly be interested in multi-touch Silicon tablets.
From the world's largest computer company to the humble manufacturer of small parts, the number of companies releasing tablets this year is very impressive, and it will only increase next year.
What is negligible and what is worth your attention?
In February, I wrote an article called the 10 most popular tablets in 2011.
Most of these tablets are finally on the market, many of them are faulty, and others are new.
After reviewing many of these tablets, I wrote the first version of my leaderboard, and the ranking of many tablets is rising or falling.
For those of you who hate the tablets of computersAn executive, this is my latest assessment of the top tablets of 2011.
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Motorola XoomIn used to specify a hardware partner to produce a device when Google was ready to make a leap with Android, which would be a concept car for Google vision.
For Android 3.
The tablet operating system, Motorola, was selected, and the Xoom was selected. This 10-
Inch widescreen tablet with drool
However, Android tablet software is not complete and more applications are urgently needed.
Another big drawback is the price.
It was launched at $799 without a contract ($599 for Wi-Fi version).
Today, you can buy Xoom at a low price of $439.
Via the Fi version of Amazon.
It's still the most industrialized.
The Android tablet has an advantage in the market, but it's also a bit bulky compared to newer hardware.
Read my full review. 9.
BlackBerry PlayBookI at RIM's announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook event last fall, my first impression was not very good ---
Mainly because RIM put it behind the glass.
However, I was more impressed after getting the final product.
There are a few things to love about the PlayBook, especially for businesses that have invested in and are committed to BlackBerry smartphones and BES backend infrastructure. This is a 7-
Inch tablet so this limits its appeal-
In addition to the small vocal minority like the smaller shape.
Still, the hardware feels great, the tablet operating system is easy to understand, and the performance is very good.
It's also one of the best Web browsing tablets, as it's brilliantly implemented Flash, though 7-
Inch screen is a drawback for trying to read text from most web pages.
Also, if you don't have a BlackBerry smartphone connected to this phone, it's hard to recommend it to other tablets.
Read my full review. 8.
Half of the tablets on HTC flyover's list are powered by Android, one of the drivers of the Android ecosystem.
Unlike the competitors of Motorola, Samsung and LG, they all launched high
On January, HTC was silent on tablet issues at CES 2011.
However, this spring, HTC announced 7-Incher of 1. 5 GHz CPU, 1.
0 gb ram, 32 gb flash memory, and a special version of the HTC Sense UI designed for tablets.
The Sense UI is the best Android skin on the market at the moment, and even if it runs on top of Android 2, it won't let the flyer down.
2 instead of Android 3. 0.
Also, unlike most other Android tablets, flyers include digital ink technology and stylus-
This is a good implementation.
Unfortunately, the Flyer hardware left a lot of stuff that was needed.
It's thick and awkward to pick up and it feels like an oversized smartphone. 7.
Acer Iconia Tab a500 Acer is known for its innovative design and it doesn't offer this tablet either, but the company is doing a good job of delivering a lot of technology at a reasonable price.
This is the case with Acer Iconia Tab A500--a 10-
Dual-inch Android cellular tablet
Core Tegra2 processor, 1 gb RAM, front and rear dual camera, starting at $449.
There's nothing special about this tablet, but it gives you a lot of hardware and functionality. 6.
A lot of people at HP TouchPad would think I'm very generous because the TouchPad has reached sixth place since HP officially killed the product.
But if HP didn't kill it, I 'd put the TouchPad first. 3 on the list (
Keep in mind though that my main audience is those who use technology for business).
As HP is cleaning up the touchpad for $100 (16GB)and $150 (32GB)
You can still buy them on eBay for $200
$300, which is still on the list.
As I wrote in the comments, the TouchPad actually outpaced the iPad in terms of productivity (
News in particular)
But it lacks the entertainment and media options most consumers want, and the hardware feels cheap and bulky.
Read my full review. 5.
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The reader was updated with Android 2.
Earlier this year it turned into a viable low-cost App Storecost tablet.
Some people will object to it because it has a heavy-
Force the UI on top of Android and there is no full Android Market app store running.
But I can't leave this little 7-
Remove the inch tablet from the list.
It looks very good. -
Thin and easy in hand--
You can't exceed that for $249.
Also, if you're technically high, you can hack it into a full Android tablet. 4.
Asus sees two weaknesses in the iPad--
Insufficient selection, limited content creation ability--
So that's where the company is focusing its attention on tablets.
Eee Pad Transformer is 10-
Inch tablet with dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU running Android 3. 0.
One of the most innovative things about this product is that it has an optional keyboard dock that can also be used as an extended battery to make the device last up to 16 hours.
In the dock mode of Transformer, Asus has launched an Android tablet that can also be used as a laptop.
In addition, the price is right.
The tablet, priced at $399, is one of the best value in the market, so it's no surprise that the first day of online sales was sold out in the United States. 3.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab is 7-
When Google was not ready, the tablet stole the limelight on the Android tablet, but it posed the first legitimate challenge to the original iPad.
If not so expensive ($600)
It may be better than the respectable sales figures it posted.
Samsung's second attempt in the tablet market is more powerful.
Galaxy Tab 10.
1 is a gorgeous hardware.
I generally don't like Samsung's plastic mobile hardware (
Always cheap for me)
But Galaxy Tab 10.
Looks and feels great. It is razor-
Thin, light, still feels strong.
It has all the specs you expectend tablet --
Large screen, dual camera, stable battery life and dual
NVIDIA core processor.
The only downside is software.
It runs Android Honeycomb with Samsung Touchwiz UX with few additions, no very attractive UI, and no all experimental features (
Thumb control like browser)
Stock of Android.
But Samsung is making these tablets very friendly to corporate buyers, which can run on Verizon's 4g LTE network. 2.
Amazon tabletOkay, I realize this tablet is not yet available (
Or officially announced)
But a lot of what makes tablets useful is not just the tablet itself, but all the behind-the-scenes services, and Amazon is putting everything in the right place to build its own Android tablet.
In fact, due to its advantages in content and cloud computing, it may be more capable of competing with Apple than any other tablet maker.
Amazon has launched the Kindle e-reader.
Library and network
But in 2011 it added an Amazon app store for Android and Amazon Cloud Drive.
Since Amazon hasn't released any official announcements yet, the tablet has benefited from a lot of positive speculation, but the stars are adjusting for powerful tablet products from the world's e-commercecommerce king.
Amazon's tablet, which uses the latest Kindle design experience for less than $300, will attract a lot of buyers to leave the iPad.
Again, while this is speculative, I don't think the Amazon tablet is destined to be.
2 put on the market by the end of 2011.
If you want to buy a tablet this fall, you may want to wait until you see the announcement from Amazon. 1.
The Apple iPad 2 iPad is still the king of the category, and even in the face of the invasion of a large number of challengers, when we reach the end of 2011, the iPad will still maintain a leading position in market share.
There are still too many favorable factors for it: dead
Simple availability, long battery life, a large catalog of apps and a decent price.
The last factor is probably the most important.
While offering a similar experience, IPad competitors struggle to beat the price tag of the iPad.
The IPad 2 does not have any revolutionary changes compared to the original iPad.
It is thinner and lighter, the processor and the display are upgraded, and the front and rear cameras are added.
This is a good improvement, it has a great advantage in app and entertainment, it is easy to have enough value to keep it at the top of this list ---
Even for business users, they want the app to be used for business tasks and provide games and entertainment for airplane travel (
Occasionally distracting the children).
Read my full review.