Dell Streak 7


REVIEW
Unlike the original Dell Streak, Dell Streak 7 is a more reliable and useful tablet. It provides all of the activities that you would expect from a tablet pc. With this tablet you can effectively read e-books, watch movies, internet browsing and do so much more. The Dell 7 has brought additional features which were not available in its predecessor, the much smaller Dell Streak 5.

This tablet comes with a powerful 1GHz dual-core Tegra T20 processor, a 5 megapixel lens rear camera whcih provides the ability to record HD video, 1.3 megapixels front camera, and 16GB hard drive. Its operating system is easy to use, it currently runs on the Android 2.2 Operating System with Dell Stage UI. Nevertheless, Dell is looking to upgrade its OS to Honeycomb in the near future.

dell streak 7

Dell wishes to keep the design of its tablets all similar. However, Streak 7 poses some slight difference from the rest in that it comes with tapered sides which are rigid and plastic. It also comes with a gorilla glass display. The Dell tablet also comes with a 7 inch screen, making it smaller in size than most tablets such as the iPad or Samsung Galaxy. The smaller screen makes it easier to hold and one handed viewing is also simple. The Dell Streak 7 is definitely lighter and well built.

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The Dell Streak 7 provides compatibility for both SIM card slots and a 32 GB SD card. It also provides input for headphones and a microphone. Unfortunately this tablet has no HDMI port but offers USB capability.
You will always feel satisfied when reading, browsing, viewing photos, watching video, and so on with Streak 7 due to its 800 x 400 resolution display.

The Dell Streak 7′s main drawback is its battery life. With only 4 hours, we were a little disappointed with the power time this tablet provided. For us the two positives of the Streak 7 are the dual core processor which responds to all applications very quickly and also the ability to connect to the 4G network. 4G allows its users to carry out mobile downloading at extremely high speeds, making it cutting edge technology.

SPECIFICATIONS
Operating System: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile dual core processor
Display: 7” (17.78cm) WVGA 800×480 Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
Resolution: 480×800 pixels
Camera: Front 1.3MP Fixed Focus, Rear 5MP Auto Focus with Flash, Video H.263/H.264, 3GP, MPEG4, WMV
Audio and Speakers: MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, MIDI, WAV
Messaging: Email, IM and Video Chat on all models, SMS & MMS on 3G models only
Browser: Full HTML WebKit browser, Adobe Flash 10.1 (Froyo)
Storage: 16GB of Internal Storage with support for up to 32GB additional storage using the user accessible SD, MMC, SDHC memory card slot, USB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Dimensions: 7.87 x 4.72 x 0.49 in.
Weight: 1 lb
Battery Life: 4 hours

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VERDICT
The Dell Streak 7′s main drawback is its battery life. With only 4 hours, we were a little disappointed with the power time this tablet provided. For us the two positives of the Streak 7 are the dual core processor which responds to all applications very quickly and also the ability to connect to the 4G network. 4G allows its users to carry out mobile downloading at extremely high speeds, making it cutting edge technology.

NATPC M009S


The 7 inch NATPC M009S is one of the best and most affordable tablets on the market today. This tablet pc has grown to be a very essential companion for many students and many home tablet users. It happens to be the most portable and convenient electronic device that anyone may wish to work with. Its price has accommodated so many individuals of diverse financial status. This low cost has made the tablet appear in many lists of the top ten best tablets available on the market today.

The NATPC M009S 7 inch model constitutes some of the most admirable tablet characteristics. It is a 2.2 Google Android Tablet. It has been titled as the most affordable 2.2 Android PC and is also compatible with Flash 10.1. The tablet provides users with the best internet applications and connections including: YouTube, Facebook, Android Market, Epad and Apad, and Wi-Fi.

NATPC-M009S

With its advanced traits, NATPC M009S has made a huge impact on the tablet PC market. The M009S has received many compliments from all its users and we don’t see any reason why you should not invest in your own. This tablet cannot be compared with any other slate. What makes this tablet to be so unique is the build quality, price and coupled with the fact that it comes with a number of applications available via the Android market. Moreover, other apps such as YouTube can be very useful for downloading movies and songs, or listening to tracks online.

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The tablet’s outlook presents a lot of comfort. For instance, you can turn it around and you will see that the tablet’s screen adjusts itself. You can either use headphones or XMI XII Mini speakers to obtain a more favourable sound. The tablet also has an adapter that is accompanied with its connector, providing 2 additional UDB ports and an ethernet port. In addition, it has a USB port that you can use to connect it with your computer, this way you can transfer files, movies, songs, and so on from your PC to this tablet.

The tablet has so far proved to be one of the best cheap Google Android PCs. The reason why this tablet is so cheap is because it is running on the open source Google operating system, as opposed to running on Windows or the Apple OS. The tablet comes with a 0.3 megapixel camera and the storage memory is 8GB which can be extended to 32GB.
The NAT PC offers a very acceptable processor speed, convenient for browsing. There is also a decent screen resolution, comfortable keyboard, some common apps that are fully supported, eg. the YouTube app which runs extremely well over wireless. For anyone looking for a low priced entry level tablet, the M009S is a great option.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Operating system: Android 2.2 with genuine working Android Market
Model: NAND Flash
Size: 10.1 inches
Processor: VIA 8650 300-800MHz
Hard Drive: 8GB expandable to 32GB
RAM: 256MB
Display: 800 x 480 resolution
Graphics: 7 inch Resistive LCD touch screen
Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz; Blistering Fast Wi-Fi connection
Camera: Front facing (0.3MP)
Input / Output: 1 x USB; 1 x Adapter offering 2 x USB and 1 x RJ45 port
Dimensions: 199 x 128 x 15 mm
Weight: 0.848Kg
Colour: Black
Battery Life: 2 hours

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VERDICT
At only £110 / $90 the NATPC M009S really is the best budget tablet on the market. You may not get the performance of some of the more expensive tablets, but for the price the majority of tasks that the expensive tablets provide are all available at a fraction of the cost.

Asus Eee Slate EP121


When you need a piece of electronics to offer you the best performance, you do not need to look far, just settle for the ASUS Eee EP121. This device will give you the clearest high definition entertainment amongst all tablets.

This tablet features a powerful Intel core i5-470UM processor which offers high speed multitasking performance. The operating system (Windows 7 Home Premium) gives you the ability to take advantage of this multitasking capability by allowing you to carry out a number of activities at once. The EP121 presents multi-touch and pen input. In addition, you can comfortably connect the ASUS Eee to an external LED monitor or even a television through the mini HDMI port.

The ASUS Eee consists of a 2 megapixel camera accompanied with LED flash, 12.1 inch capacitive touch screen with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, mini HDMI port/ flash card reader, built in 64Gb/ 32GB hard drive, 4GB/ 2Gb RAM, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, among other features.

The device was officially launched some weeks ago in Las Vegas. Since then it has established a strong market position at a price of approximately £899 / $1099 for the 64GB version and approximately $900 for 32GB.

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The ASUS Eee slate is an exclusive Windows touch screen tablet that offers excellent performance. Finally we have a tablet which offers a viable reason not to go after one of the traditional form of laptops. The ASUS Eee tablet has proved that Win 7 tablets are up there with the best, its high powered specifications and immaculate design help to back this up. Moreover, its high tech Intel core i5 processor and separate bluetooth keyboard makes it even more adorable. The only drawback we noticed on this tablet is the battery life – at 4.5 hours we felt it could benefit from being longer.

The ASUS Eee EP121 tablet will always give you the chance of using the incorporated stylus to draw self-portraits and even take some notes in a conference or class. And when you want to make use of the touchscreen you can put the pen away. Its unique characteristics and versatility have enabled it to pick up excellent reviews and its popularity is growing. It’s definite that ASUS is now on the top of many persons’ priorities.

In brief, we suggest that you investigate more about the ASUS Eee, considering all the top ranked specs it presents. Most of them are rarely available from other devices. Of all the Win 7 tablet, the EP121 is one of the best. Make life easier for yourself by settling for one of the best tablet PCs.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel Core i5-470UM 1.33GHz processor
Memory: 2GB/ 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage: 32GB/ 64GB SSD storage capacity
Dimensions: 312 x 207.2 x 16.95 mm
Display: 12.1-inch LED backlight capacitance multi-touch screen
Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixel & electromagnetic panel
Weight: 1.16Kg
Battery Life: 4.5 hours battery life
SDXC card reader
Mini HDMI port
3.5mm audio jack
Flash card reader
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n-2.4GHz, Bluetooth, Two USB 2.0 ports
2.0 Mega pixel webcam with LED flash
Built in stereo speakers
Inbuilt microphone and on-screen keyboard

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VERDICT
The tablet with the capabilities of a top of the range laptop. The Asus Eee EP121 really is one of the best tablet PCs. Stylish, high specification, the only negative amongst an endless list of positives is the battery life.

Best Tablet PC for Christmas


With Christmas around the corner, the festive season is a perfect time to pick up the latest tablet PC for a loved one. With sellers offering lower prices this time of year, there is no better stocking filler than a tablet PC. Here at Best Tablet PC 4 U, we have put together a list of the most popular selling tablets over the Christmas period.

1. A1CS X220
The UK’s fastest selling tablet is so popular amongst retailers, stock is running out fast. Affordable, excellent spec and stylish, the X220 is outselling the Apple iPad 2 as the number one tablet in December. With a super fast processor, a 10.2 inch high res touchscreen and USB and HDMI functionality, this tablet offers so much more than all of its competitors. And all for a mere £160. Highly recommended.


A1CS X220 TABLET 10.2″ ANDROID 2.2, WIFI, MIFI, HDMI, 1080P, GPS WITH CAM

2. NATPC M009S
If you are looking for a small tablet at a rock bottom price, then here is your answer! The 7 inch M009S offers the ability to surf the net, watch movies online and play your favourite music for under a mere £80. The NATPC runs on Google Android 2.2 and supports flash 10.1, allowing you to watch flash video freely over the internet – something the iPad can’t do. It also comes with USB capability as well as fast connectivity over WiFi.


NATPC M009S 7 inch 2GB Google Android Tablet PC – Cheapest 2.2 Android Tablet works with Flash 10.1 – WiFi , Touchscreen, Epad, Apad, Android Market, Youtube, Kindle and Facebook App

3. Apple iPad 2
The daddy of tablets is still racking up the sales, despite all the competition in the market. Under 1cm thick, the super light Apple tablet provides a wealth of high standard capability and full access to its own Apps market. With the 16GB version now well under £400, there has never been a better time to own your own Apple iPad 2.


Apple iPad 2 – 16gb WiFi

4. Blackberry Playbook
The makers of the famous Blackberry smartphone, RIM have entered the tablet market aiming at business users with their Playbook. High spec and well built, the 10.1 inch tablet runs on a dual core processor and offers both a front and rear camera. Potential buyers beware as we would only recommend this to be used in conjunction with a Blackberry phone in order to take advantage of the full features. Nevertheless a great contender for the best tablet pc title.


BlackBerry PlayBook – Tablet – 16 GB – 7″ TFT ( 1024 x 600 ) – rear camera + front camera – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

5. Asus Transformer
Asus have made a twist on the conventional tablet with their Transformer which combines a tablet with a detachable keyboard providing a laptop capability. The Transformer comes packed with extremely high spec and is very durable yet lightweight at the same time. Dual core processor, dual cameras, USB ports – this tablet has everything. And at under £400 with a docking station, this is the most mobile laptop you can buy.


Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch Tablet PC (nVidia Tegra2 1GHz, 1Gb, 16Gb eMMC, WLAN, BT, Android 3.0) with docking station and keyboard

6. Samsung Galaxy 10.1
A favourite at Best Tablet PC, the Gaaxy 10.1 is in our opinion the best all round tablet based on price, performance and capability. There is no functionality this tablet cannot offer. It runs on Honeycomb 3.1, the latest Android operating system and offers high performance processor speed and all the ports you could wish for.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – WiFi – 16GB – Black

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy 10.1


The truth is that Apple iPad 2 has been the market leader for a while. However, Samsung has just emerged with its new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. This move by Samsung has made Apple sit up and take note as their competitors have produced a tablet pc which many consider to be superior to the famous iPad. But is the Galaxy really better? Let’s take a look further at both of these tablets and see which really is THE best tablet pc.

Apple iPad 2 comes with the following: Apple iOS4 operating system, 9.7” display size, a ten hour battery life, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, 512MB RAM, Apple A5 dual-core 1GHz processor, Apple App store, three options of internal memory i.e. 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, GPS, 720p HD video recording, 0.7 megapixels camera, VGA front camera, multi-touch screen, 1024×768 pixels display resolution, and capacitive LED-backlit IPS display technology.

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet comes with: Google Android 3.1 operating system, 10.1” display size, Capacitive PLS TFT display technology, 1280×800 pixels display resolution, multi-touch screen, 2 megapixels front camera, 3 megapixels accompanied by LED flash camera, 720p HD video recording, GPS, two models of 16GB or 32GB, Google Android market as the application store, ARM cortex A9 dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 3.0 with A2DP Bluetooth application, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, and a battery life of up to 9 hours.

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Comparing the designs of the two tablets, you will find out that the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the one of the world’s thinnest tablets in the current market. It is also thinner than the Apple iPad 2. Samsung Galaxy presents a more user-friendly lightweight design than the Apple iPad 2, since it is easier to handle for longer periods as compared to its counterpart. On the other hand, the iPad 2 works really well use in landscape layouts.

The two tablets range provide all the multipedia capabilities that you would expect from the top of the range slates. Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the best choice for everyday usage like handling multiple applications and storing media. Regarding the operating systems, you will find out that the Galaxy also has the superior computing performance performance as compared to Samsung Galaxy 10.1. The iPad 2 has a single speaker located on its back corner, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 provides stereo support with its left and right speakers giving the desirable output. The prices of the two tablets do not differ by much.

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 here.

Read more about the Apple iPad 2 here.

A1CS X220 Superpad Android 2.2


From the budget tablets available on the internet, the best selling has to be the A1CS X220 also known as the Superpad in the USA. This is purely based on its reviews on the Amazon website. A large number of people have raved about the Superpad purely based on its capabilities and value for money in comparison to expensive tablets like the Apple Ipad 2.

The Superpad comes built on the Android 2.2 operating system and provides access to the Android market which means that anything you feel it requires is easily downloadable. The tablet comes with a large amount of software as standard but anything you feel is missing from your needs and wants can be easily downloaded at the touch of a button.superpad

The A1CS X220 has a 10.2 inch screen and this version has improved touchscreen capabilities over its predecessors. The 1024×600 HD viewing display makes video and games look fantastic. The tablet also comes with a stylus for improved navigation.

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The Superpad is powered by an ARM 11, 1GHz processor coupled with 512MB DDR 2 memory. Although the memory might seem lower than the 1GHz available in the more well known models, it’s important to know that Android devices use their memory more efficiently than other operating systems like Windows or Apple.

The A1CS X220 comes in built with 4GB hard drive, 1GB is taken up by the Android OS so we would advise taking advantage of the extendable 32GB capability and getting a 32GB Micro SD card. On top of this there are 2 x 2.0 USB ports, a HDMI port, an Ethernet port and 1 Micro SD Card reader.

This tablet comes with everything you want or need so it’s clear to see why the demand for this tablet is so high on Amazon. The price is the deal breaker, a third of the price of an iPad.

The last thing to mention is the customer service provided by A1CS, This alone has prompted Amazon users to review the excellent tablet. Quick to respond to any enquiry and fast to change any faulty chargers or any of the extras. If you are looking for an affordable gift for a friend or loved one we would highly recommend this device. The best tablet PC for a price that can only be described as a steal.

superpadSPECIFICATIONS
Processor: InfoTM X220 ARM11 (1GHz)
Platform: Android 2.2 Froyo
Screen: 10.2” 1024×600 pixels LCD, 3-way automatic rotating
RAM: 512MB DDR2
Storage: 4GB Flash SSD -Extendable to 32GB
1.3MP Camera
Communication
LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11B/G Wireless
WWAN (3.5G): GPS HopeRF XN203
Interface
2 x USB(2.0)
1 x HDMI
RJ45
Mic-in
Earphone-out
2 x MicroSD Card Reader
1 x Stylus
Extras
Vibration
Accelerometer
Dimensions
269.91(W) x 170.45(D) x 14.89(H) mm
Weight: less than 1Kg
Language: Multi Language
Colour: Combination of Silver and Black

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VERDICT

The best of the bargain tablets available on the market. Looking for something cheap? then this really is the best tablet pc. The Superpad is only a third of the price of the iPad and the quality isn’t far behind.

Finding The Best Tablet PC


You’ve finally opted to purchase a tablet PC for yourself, but you don’t have any idea on what to look for when deciding which one to get. There are a few things that you should take note of before making that purchase. Here are some useful tips on things to consider when finding the best tablet PC.

First is the display size. Sizes of tablet PCs are usually around one foot and the screen display ranges from about 8 to 10 inches. The ideal size is between 6 to 9 inches, as anything smaller than that could make it difficult to see text or watch videos. Aside from the size, it is also important to consider the screen’s durability. A “gorilla display” is a non-scratchable surface which guarantees the display screen to be completely scratch-proof.

Another point to consider is the tablet PC’s weight. Tablet PCs are basically a mobile PC. It should be light and easy to carry. It is important to make sure that you are comfortable in carrying your slate around and putting it inside your handbag or backpack.

Next is storage or hard drive size. Most tablet PCs have 16 GB to 64 GB hard drive size, and some still have the option to expand with an external memory card such as a micro DS card (maximum storage capacity currently is 32 GB). The ideal storage space would depend on how the user uses their device — whether they will store a lot of audio tracks or movies, or just keep photos and some documents. Just to give an idea, a full-length movie’s size ranges between 700 MB to 1.5 GB, depending on the quality. An audio track ranges from 8 MB to 10 MB.

Another point to consider is connectivity. It is important that the device can support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It is also important to check whether the tablet supports a 3G connection as not all tablet PCs offer such a feature. 3G allows you to connect to the internet via a mobile phone network. Most tablet PCs come with a USB 2.0 port, providing easier connectivity with other devices such as printers, cameras and even external storage devices. It would also be useful if the table can connect to other devices such as computers, mobile phones, television sets and the like especially when sharing photos or videos.

Another important feature to consider is the processing power. If you wish to play high-definition games or applications, your tablet PC should at least have a 1 ghz dual core processor to experience superior gameplay. This feature is essential for the latest features such as multi-tasking and personal hotspot. In fact, for iPad users, there are applications in the Apple App Store that would only allow downloads for the iPad 2 and not the iPad users.

The next thing to look for before purchasing a tablet PC is the operating system. Different operating systems boast different features, for instance Android’s open-source system which allows users to use, study, change and even improve the design as its source code it available to all. For the Apple operating system, higher versions feature multi-tasking, airprint, and personal hotspot.

Lastly, it is important to consider the battery life especially if you are going to use it heavily. The mAh rating in the tablet can provide a concrete idea on how much its battery life is. Standard ratings range from 6000 to 7500 mAh ratings. This should be enough for a day’s usage if you are browsing the net. Playing games on the tablet can drain the battery faster. It is always best to keep the charger with you.

Technology is ever changing and more and more advancements are incorporated to these devices. And having said that, each tablet will also have its ‘bugs’ which will be eliminated overtime. Thus, newer models will be released, not making the selection process any easier. Truly, there are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a tablet PC. It is best to do your research first and read consumer reviews about the device before making that purchase.

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Packard Bell Liberty


Since Packard Bell became a subsidiary company of Acer, it was clear that much of their technology would be closely related and very similar. The Liberty tablet is almost the same as Acer’s Iconia A500. With almost identical specification, the only real difference is in the design and we think the Liberty is the best tablet pc of the two.

The tablet comes in a beautiful red finish with metallic chrome strips around the edges. The corners are more round than the Acer, this makes holding this tablet a much easier task.

The Packard Bell Liberty comes packed with a Dual Core Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GHz processor and 1GB DDR2 RAM. The graphics are powered by a GeForce chip and multiple files can be stored on the 16GB hard drive. A 32GB version is expected to be released soon as well as a 3G version.

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The screen on the Liberty is 10.1 inches with 1280×800 resolution. The display itself comes with a glossy finish which looks superb but can sometimes reflect light if being used by more than one person at a time. Views on the screen are nice and bright, while we were very impressed with the look of colours on the display. Movies and images were extremely clear as well, on the same level of its best tablet pc competition.

The tablet comes with an inbuilt 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing one for video calls. Other features include USB input, Micro SD and a micro HDMI port allowing you to connect your Packard Bell Liberty to your television. There is also a connector port allowing docks or keyboards to be compatible.

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The Packard Bell Liberty comes with the Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS as standard, but there is now an upgrade to 3.2. This helps to make the tablet more stable, decreasing lag and allowing better use of the multi application functionality. The Android market comes with a plethora of apps, so finding the latest games and applications is simple.

Internet usage is extremely fluid and using the Liberty is very responsive in all applications. The inbuilt speakers provide good sound, up there with the best on the market.

Packard Bell claim a 10 hour battery life but in reality this is closer to 8 hours. Nevertheless, movie and video usage doesn’t drain the battery as fast as other tablets.

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SPECIFICATION
1GHZ dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system
Dual camera with 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera
10.1-inch touchscreen display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with a 16:10 aspect ratio
Supports 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, & Wi-Fi connectivity
3GB micro SD card slot
Built-in stereo speakers with support Dolby Mobile full stereo
Built in GPS antenna with support Google Maps application
Headphone jack
HDMI output
USB 2.0 ports
Supports Flash content, Google mobile service & access to the Android Market
10 hours battery life

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VERDICT
Overall the Packard Bell Liberty puts in a good effort for the best tablet PC title. The tablet comes with an excellent and unique finish and all the minimums you would expect from a top tablet. There aren’t any major negatives and this is definitely a tablet we would recommend, but it just falls slightly short when in comparison to the Asus Transformer or Samsung Galaxy 10.1.

HP TouchPad


The HP TouchPad is Hewlett Packard’s first contender for the best tablet PC title. The TouchPad is the first tablet to be built on the WebOS 3.0 Mobile operating system. This is based on the Linux OS which became a hit through Palm’s Pre, Veer and Pixi phones. HP bought out Palm and have produced this enhanced version especially for their new tablet. The main feature of this operating system is its multi-tasking capabilities which allows windows or “cards” to be added to form a “stack”. The cards can then be shuffled through easily or thrown into the garbage once they are discarded. This added to its cloud capabilities make it an excellent business tablet PC.

The HP TouchPad is 9.7 inches in size and is fuelled by a 1.2 dual-core Snapdragon processor. The tablet comes with 1GB in built RAM and there are 16GB and 32GB versions available. The Touchpad itself weighs 1.65 pounds (750 grams) and proves to be heavier than the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. The rear of the tablet is heavy plastic, glossy and susceptible to picking up fingerprint marks. There is also a hollow feeling when holding the tablet making it lacking in the durable and solid feeling that so many of its competitors possess.

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The front of the TouchPad has a sleek, smart design and the 1024×768 display looks similar to the iPad 2. It even has a button on the front which reverts you back to the home screen like the Apple tablets. The screen is made using the strong Gorilla Glass, specifically designed for hard wearing. The display proves to be bright with a nice viewing angle and compensates well for viewing by more than one person.

The HP TouchPad comes with inbuilt support for Adobe Flash as well as a USB connector for charging and attaching to your laptop. The slate also comes with HP’s Touchstone wireless charger as well as Dr Dre’s Beats speakers. The sound quality from this tablet really is the best we have heard on any the standard being much like HP’s laptops and desktop machines.

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One glaring omission from the HP TouchPad is the absence of a rear camera, this tablet only has a front one. This is great for video calling but when it comes to taking photos, this tablet PC falls extremely short.

Performance wise, we were disappointed by the time the TouchPad took to start up but once it is running, applications open up nicely and the multi-tasking ability works extremely well. At times performance was slightly sluggish but we expect HP to iron out these issues with further updates.

The battery life is more than respectable running over 8 hours with heavy usage. There are also the capabilities for email, calendar, Facebook, Twitter, printing, and Skype video calling. The on screen keyboard is also impressive with number keys visible on the top row – something missing from other tablets.

HP have provided their own App Catalog, and while the Apps out there are good, their number is extremely limited when compared with Apple and Android. HP will look to improve on this, but in our opinion this will never compete with its rivals.

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SPECIFICATION
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 processor
HP webOS operating system
9.7in (1024×768) XGA capacitive multitouch colour screen
front-facing 1.3MP camera
16GB or 32GB internal storage
rechargeable 6300mAh battery
3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
internal stereo speakers
802.11b/g/n WiFi
WPA/WPA2/WEP/802.1X authentication
Bluetooth
240x14x190mm
740g

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VERDICT
If you are looking for the best business tablet, then we would definitely recommend the HP TouchPad over the Blackberry Playbook. It’s multi tasking facilities give it a user friendly approach and carrying out many tasks at once becomes effortless. If it’s apps you are looking for then you may want to give this tablet a wide berth and we were disappointed with the lack of a rear camera. With other tablets available on the market at a similar price, the HP TouchPad aims to be the best tablet PC but in our opinion falls slightly short.

Toshiba Thrive


The Toshiba Thrive is another new android tablet on the market looking to take the best tablet pc title. The tablet comes factory fitted with Android 3.1 and the in built specs make it an impressive all round tablet. The unique selling points about this machine are the abundance of in built slots – the Thrive comes with an SD card slot, Mini-USB, USB and HDMI ports providing compatibility to a host of other devices. With all this is a price point much lower than other tablets of similar quality.

The Thrive comes with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor like the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and other new Honeycomb tablets. It also has 1GB Ram, Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity. There is also a choice of 8GB, 16GB or 32GB versions available but the real difference is the SD card slot which is compatible with SDXC cards, the largest of which is a whopping 128GB.

The drawback to this tablet is the thickness. Despite being a decent looking slate, there have been a number of negative comments regarding the bulkiness of the tablet. The Toshiba Thrive comes in at 15mm, twice the thickness of the Apple iPad. This criticism is a little unfair though because when you actually use the tablet it doesn’t appear to be that bulky. The weight itself is 725g, a similar weight to the Motorola Xoom.

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In comparison to other available tablets, this one is somewhat lacking in its design. The rubber on the rear does make it look a little cheaper than other tablet pcs and the lines on the back aren’t flattering. On the plus side, the rubber makes it very easy to hold and decreases the chances of unsightly fingerprints. The back can also be removed and replaced with one of 5 different colours – all available from Toshiba resellers.

Like the 10.1 Samsung Galaxy, the Thrive has a 10.1 inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The picture quality like the majority of tablets is of a great standard and it performed well for movie and video viewing. The sound quality is adequate but we felt it could have been a little better, at times sounding tinny and containing echos. We would say though that the sound is still better than that of the iPad 2.

The Toshiba Thrive also has 2 cameras, a 2MP one at the front and 5MP at the back, we successfully carried out a video call and also took some great photos with the main camera. Despite having the same camera spec as other tablets, the Thrive’s pictures really turned out well.

The battery life on this tablet is advertised by the manufacturer as being over 11 hours. In reality after heavy usage, the battery only managed around 7 hours. This was a little disappointing as most other slates provide a better return.

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The Google Android market comes with a huge number of available apps – all accessible from your Toshiba Thrive. Having Android 3.1 pre installed means that owners have immediate access to Google’s new Movies app as well as a number of useful standard ones. This includes Quickoffice and Kapersky Tablet Security.

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SPECIFICATION
Display: 10.1″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1280 x 800 pixels.
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Multi-touch input method

OS: Google Android 3.1
CPU: 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
Memory: 1GB
Storage: 8GB/16GB/32GB

Wireless Data Network: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity

Camera: 2-megapixel front-facing camera and microphone, 5-megapixel 720p video camera
Audio: Stereo Speakers
Interfaces: SD Card, Mini-USB, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm jack
Multi-Task Support : Yes

Battery: 11 hours
Dimensions: 273x177x15mm
Weight: 725g

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VERDICT
If you are the type who wants to make use of their tablet with many other devices (and we know the majority of you are) then the Toshiba Thrive really is the best tablet PC for you. The ability to connect your tablet easily to televisions, cameras, printers as well as all USB devices make this a winner. The real deal breaker is the SDXC compatibility allowing access to 128GB of storage. The tablet has been described as ugly but we beg to differ. After using this Android 3.1 tablet, you will grow to love it as we have.

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