With a steady increase in market share, there is no doubt that iPad is currently the reigning champion of the best tablet in the industry. In the eyes of the consumer, all its special features are unmatched. It’s thinner, lighter, has superfast graphics, and the most advanced mobile operating system.
At one point this is true. Until other manufacturers came out with their versions of hybrid tablets, devices that boast equally superb features such as multitasking, high-definition flash video and HD cameras.
They hold promise as the next gadget of the decade with their unique ability to combine Windows 7 with an Intel Atom processor, or put nVidia’s Tegra 2 chip and Android together. We looked through the stores and found the top five tablets that would wage war on the reigning iPad.
• HP Slate. First off, experts don’t call it a tablet. They say slate PC fits this strong contender better, at least until the manufacturer comes up with an official name. But whatever its name, its specs are more important – an 8.9-inch multitouch screen with Windows 7 operating system that can serve as a foundation for hardware-accelerated Flash video playback. It gets along with Amazon Kindle, so if you are into blogging or you simply love to read books or newspaper or any digital media anytime, anywhere this is for you.
• Fusion Garage JooJoo. This was known as the CrunchPad. For some reason the name’s changed to something cool. But it’s not just the name to be excited about. The customized interface run by Ubuntu, the 12 inch multitouch display and the high definition flash player support are just a few of the best treats with this device.
• Dell Mini 5. This is one of the tablets Dell worked on. It is more capable of being moved readily with its ultra-small dimension. It is so small you can put it in your pocket. But its display and applications should not be undervalued. It is one of the few tablets with large displays and can make phone calls. Its phoning ability is complemented by a front-facing camera so that vide chat is possible. Aside from phoning ability and video cam, Dell Mini 5 boasts color options, speedy 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and voice recognition, so users would be able to translate their speech into texts.
• Lenovo IdeaPad U1. This is not the typical tablet that people know. It is a tablet that can be converted into a laptop with 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo SU4100 chip. To be able to use it as a laptop, just slide it into the notebook-laptop keyboard and just in seconds you can use it as if you’re using a regular laptop. What is more amazing about this tablet is that when you snap it into the keyboard it automatically switches its operating system from Linux running on Snapdragon processor to Windows 7 running on Intel-based processor. If you snap it while in the middle of opening web pages, the process still continues. Pretty amazing!