Best tablet PC 2011
2011: the year of top rated tablets PCs
The concept of tablet PC was first presented by Microsoft 10 years ago. Nowadays the best tablet PCs are starting to become more popular by the day; more and more people buy one because they are not satisfied anymore with their laptops or notebooks.
2011 is going to be, according to experts, the year of the tablet. These devices have come a long way since the launch of the first model. There are now many models to choose from and each of them comes packed with a variety of features, great design, excellent performance and many more attributes. Buying one is a hard choice to make, because even the best tablets share almost the same type of processor, the same battery life, memory and so on.
If you decide to buy a tablet PC, here is a list of the best top rated in 2011 ones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The Samsung Galaxy Tab version 10.1 is considered the one of the best tablet PC available in 2011. First of all, this device has a superb design, is very slim and light.
Some of the specifications it comes with are as follows: 10.1″ screen, 1280 x 800 resolution, 599 g, 1GHz dual core CPU, 16GB/32GB storage, 1GB RAM, 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and 3G. The operating system it runs on is Android 3.0.
As for cons: some of you might not enjoy the keyboard dock, but other than that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is an ideal choice for everyone.
Apple iPad 2
According to many experts and customers, the Apple iPad 2 is the God of tablets and is immensely popular worldwide in 2011. This is all possible thanks to its specifications and features.
The Apple iPad 2 was considerably improved from its predecessor. It is now lighter, thinner, has a higher resolution, a better processor, an improved display, an SD slot and two cameras. Among its new features: an impressive array of applications and content libraries.
BlackBerry are well-known for their smartphones; their new tablet offers the same quality product to businessmen everywhere and is the best one in 2011 for web browsing.
In terms of design, the BlackBerry Playbook tablet is small, easy to carry around and to move from bag to bag. This device comes with a 7″ LCD screen, 1024 x 6001GHz, Cortex A9 dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 3MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear-facing camera; it weighs only 400 g and its performance and battery life are superb. You also have the possibility to multitask with it.
Cons: you’ll have to buy a BlackBerry phone to use it and there’s neither an e-mail app nor other apps.
The HTC Flyer is the first tablet to run on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and the first device to come with a unique portable package.
Its body is made of high-quality aluminum unibody chassis and is very light. Some of its specifications and features: 7″ touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.5Ghz processor, 32GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, 2 cameras (a 5MP one and a 3MP front-facing one), 420 g, Bluetooth 3.0, high-speed Wi-Fi, full Flash support, microSD card slot, a stylus pen and digital ink technology.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Asus is among the companies that offer customers many different tablet options to make sure that almost every taste is satisfied. The Eee Pad Transformer is considered to be among the best tablets running on Android in 2011.
This tablet comes with a 10.1″ screen, 1280×800 resolution, dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU running on Android 3.0, HDMI-out, 2 cameras (one that faces the rear and another that faces the front), 1 card reader and an optional full-size keyboard dock. The latter is quite innovative for Asus, because you can also use it as an extended battery. Another plus for the Eee Pad Transformer tablet is that it can become a laptop when the device is in dock mode.
Another added bonus is the price, which is really affordable.
The Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to run on the new 4G LTE superhighway offered by Verizon and also the first Honeycomb tablet. Many experts say it will be the next best thing in the world of tablets.
This device sports an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, a 10.1″ LCD screen, 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash storage, 730 g, 3G, barometer, ambient light sensor, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, gyroscope and 3G.
A serious con: the device is rather expensive.
LG Optimus Pad
This new tablet coming from LG is one of the best-looking ones out there and the first one to shoot 3D content. It features a 8.9″ screen, dual-core Tegra 2 CPU, 1024 x 768 resolution, 32GB storage, 1GB RAM, a weight of 630 g, a 2MP front-facing camera and 2 5MP rear-facing cameras for 3D capture. The operating system it runs on in Android 3.0, launched in 2011 by Google.