Apple has promoted a one size fits all approach with its 9.7in [[artnid:342866|iPad]] and [[artnid:378539|iPad 2]] tablets, and most of the competition has followed suit with similar sized 10.1in models.
Pitched as ideal media consumption devices, 10in tablets are said to be the ideal tech device that sits between a smartphone and a notebook — large enough to work comfortably on, but light enough to carry around on a day to day basis.
Popular 10in tablets include the [[artnid:381508|Galaxy Tab 10.1v]], sold exclusively through Vodafone, the [[artnid:385399|Motorola Xoom]], launching initially on Telstra and then available through Optus, and the [[artnid:383418|Acer Iconia A500]], sold through retailers including Harvey Norman and Myer.
Upcoming releases are set to include the thinner [[artnid:380740|Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1]] (not to be confused with the current Galaxy Tab 10.1v), ASUS' [[artnid:386797|Eee Pad Transformer]] and [[artnid:386943|Eee Pad Slider]] models, and the webOS-powered [[artnid:376182|HP TouchPad]].
2 / 8
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is without a doubt the best Android tablet on the market. It's thinner and lighter than Apple's iPad 2, despite having a larger screen, and offers most of the functions and features of its competitors. The lack of external storage is a pain, as is the fact there is no HDMI-out connection, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a superb piece of industrial design and so far, the only real credible alternative to the iPad.
- Review Date:
- 12th Aug., 2011
- Ross Catanzariti