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Old 08-12-2011, 06:30 AM
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Default Ten iPad Alternatives

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-10-ipad-alternatives?slide=1' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-10-ip...natives?slide=1</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"From its slim design and unparalleled ease of use to the bevy of available apps, there&rsquo;s little doubt that the iPad 2 is great. But Apple&rsquo;s tablet isn&rsquo;t the only game in town. There are several Android-powered slates we really like, including the ultra-light Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Lenovo K1, which offers several enhancements to Google&rsquo;s Honeycomb software. Then there&rsquo;s truly unique iPad alternatives, such as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (which has an optional keyboard dock) and the HTC Flyer (which supports pen input)."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1313127592.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>If you can get past all the annoying mouse-over advertising, Laptop produces a pretty good list of iPad alternatives: Acer Iconia Tab A500, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Barnes and Noble Nook Color, HTC Flyer, Lenovo IdeaPad K1, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1,&nbsp; Toshiba Thrive, and the Vizio Tablet. A bit surprising that the Nook is included, but it does have some tablet features, and Android behind the scenes. Each tablet has a link to a full review, so it's well-worth a read. Anyone have a favorite from this group? I like the Transformer and the ThinkPad Tablet (for its business orientation).</p>
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