These tablet computers have WiFi only (no 3G and so no monthly bills): Eee Slate, Slate 500, TouchPad, Thrive, Eee Pad TF101, Iconia Tab A500, Archos 101, Archos 70, NOOK Color, Kindle Fire, and NOOK Tablet. Some of the others mentioned below can be bought with or without 3G.
At the low end, $249 can get you a Nook Color, which has an ereader orientation but is really a budget, 7-inch, camera-less, tablet running Android 2.2. Better than the color Nook is the new Kindle Fire ($199) or the new Nook Tablet ($249). If you can do without cameras, SD slots and 3G, the Kindle Fire offers great web browsing with its new (cloud-accelerated) Silk browser. The Nook Tablet lacks the advanced Silk browser is more expensive but does have an SD slot and more memory (16G).
If Windows OS compatibility and a digitizer pen are important to you, consider the ASUS Eee Slate or HP Slate 500. The biggest differences between those are that the ASUS has a better display (12.1 inch AFFS 1280×800) than the HP (8.9 inch TFT 1024×600) but is larger, heavier and more expensive. Both the Eee Slate and the HP Slate 500 are expensive, however: Eee Slate is ~$1,200; HP Slate 500, ~$770. A more economical Windows 7 tablet is the Acer Tab W500, which runs about $500 and includes a keyboard and dock.
If high-end video recording is important to you, consider the LG G-Slate or BlackBerry Playbook, both of which can record at 1080p.
For overall value, the ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101) has surprisingly good specs for under $400: Android 3.1, 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS (like iPad, but bigger and higher resolution) display, up to 9 hours of battery life (16 hours if optional dock added), optional ability to dock with keyboard, 1 GHz Tegra 250 ARM CPU with 1 GB RAM, good array of ports (mini HDMI, SD, micro SD), preloaded Polaris Office 3.0 for editing documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files. Note, though, no 3G (however people report success in tethering it to smart phones).
The iPad (0.34 inches) and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (0.336 inches) are the thinnest. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 (1.25 lbs) is the lightest of the big-screen (greater than 9 inch) tablets.
IPad 2 Advantages:
IPads have a higher degree of fit-and-finish than the competition. Like iPhones vs other smart phones, iPods vs other MP3 players, or Macs vs PC’s, iPads are widely regarded as being more refined and polished than the competition. IPad also has a large and refined App Store (although Android Market is closing the gap).
IPad 2 Disadvantages:
1. No Flash.
2. No SD expansion; no HDMI port; no USB port.
3. ASUS Eee Transformer has a better display (10.1 inch, 1280×800, IPS vs 9.7 inch, 1024×768, IPS) for less money.
4. PlayBook and G-Slate have better rear camera video recording (1080p vs 720p).
5. PlayBook has much better front camera video recording (1080p vs VGA).
6. Almost all tablets have better camera resolution than iPad’s lousy 0.7 MP.
Motorola Xoom is heavier and thicker than the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Xoom’s advantage is that it has HDMI out and micro USB ports. It also has a 5MP rear camera compared to Tab’s 3MP. The Xoom has a front webcam and a 720p rear video camera; the Tab has only the 720p rear video camera.
What tablet would you recommend to a artist?
What’s a good tablet for drawing, writing, film, scripts, and dj
I’m a artist and would like to know what tablet has these benefits.
I have an Archos 101 G9 and love it. It has a cray 250 GB Hard Drive. That is 3.9 times the storage than the biggest iPad!!! Also it is only 350 US dollars. Good luck!!!
What kind of android tablet should i get?
I am in the market to buy a tablet. I want to use it for renting books for school, music, internet, i would also like to be able to watch movies through netflix and possibly other things for school. I am clueless as what i should buy….anyone have any suggestions?
Archos 101 ~
~ HD Multimedia: Play your favorite HD videos and view photos on the high resolution 10.1 inch capacitive touch screen
~ Applications: Customize your device by downloading your favorite Android applications from AppsLib
~ Internet: Surf the web in full width just like on your PC, and stay in contact by using the integrated email and contacts applications.
~ Flash Compatible: Watch your favorite online videos, and experience the web like never before on a tablet
~ Video Chat: Video chat with friends and family using the forward facing camera
TV: Play out your favorite HD videos on a large screen TV with the HDMI out connection
~ Expandable Storage Expand the storage capacity with the Micro SD card slot (SDHC compatible)
~ WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity
Shipping with Android 2.2
Should i get the Archos 43 or the Archos 70?
I have an Ipod touch 2nd gen right now and i want to sell it. I’ve been looking and the Archos 43 looks like it would be more portable. I also want the Archos 70 because it has a capacitive touch screen and is a little bigger. Would the Archos 70 fit in your pocket like the Ipod touch?
The Archos 70 is not a pocket sized tablet. Its dimensions are:
ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet Flash series: 201 x 114 x 10 mm – 300 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.43 – 11 oz)
ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet Hard Drive series: 201 x 114 x 14 mm – 400 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch – 14 oz)
While the iPod Touch dimensions are:
Height:4.4 inches (111.0 mm)
Width:2.3 inches (58.9 mm)
Depth:0.28 inch (7.2 mm)
Weight:3.56 ounces (101 grams)
The Archos 43 Internet Tablet dimensions are:
Dimensions & weight • 135 x 65 x 9 mm – 5.3” x 2.6” x 0.4”
• 130 grams – 4.6 oz
As you tell the iPod Touch and the Archos 43 are about the same size, while the Archos 70 with its 7 inch screen is not pocket size, but it does fit really well into your hand like a book or a DVD cover / box.
In fact, I just compared my Archos 70 to a DVD box / cover and they are about the same size. The DVD has a wider width and the Archos is slightly taller.
Of course, another Archos Internet Tablet to consider is the 10.1-inch. It is about the same size as the iPad.
What matters, though, are your needs and only you really know those.
What is the best tablet to use for work?
I am a floating office manager and I have a huge binder that I carry around to each office I work in. I would like to scan the paperwork into a file use my tab to access the info. I would like an iPad but if there are tablets out there that are just as good but less expensive, I would like to know about them. I also would like to check my work email from the tab as well. Does anyone have any insight?
All tablets will let you view PDF documents, which you can make with a scanner from your paper documents.
Consider first the operating system:
iOS: highest fit-and-finish; most expensive
Android: More open; least expensive.
Windows: Only if need highest compatibility with desktop apps such as Office.
Also consider weight, since you’ll be carrying it around alot:
2.56 lbs Eee Slate
2.07 lbs Iconia Tab W500
1.69 lbs Iconia Tab A500
1.6 lbs Thrive and TouchPad
1.56 lbs Xoom
1.5 lbs Eee Pad Transformer, Grid 10, and Slate 500
1.36 lbs G-Slate
1.33 lbs iPad 2
1.3 lbs Tablet S
1.25 lbs Galaxy Tab 10.1
1.2 lbs VIZIO VTAB1008
1.06 lbs Archos 101
1.0 lbs Streak 7
0.99 lbs Galaxy Tab 8.9 and NOOK Color
0.92 lbs Iconia Tab A100
0.91 lbs Kindle Fire
0.9 lbs PlayBook
0.88 lbs Ideapad A1
0.84 lbs Galaxy Tab
0.82 lbs Tablet P
0.66 lbs Archos 70
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