Best 10 inch tablets

We round-up the best 10in tablets on the market

Apple has promoted a one size fits all approach with its 9.7in iPad and 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 Galaxy Tab 10.1v, sold exclusively through Vodafone, the Motorola Xoom, launching initially on Telstra and then available through Optus, and the Acer Iconia A500, sold through retailers including Harvey Norman and Myer.

Upcoming releases are set to include the thinner Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (not to be confused with the current Galaxy Tab 10.1v), ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider models, and the webOS-powered HP TouchPad.

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HP TouchPad

It's a shame the HP TouchPad has so many issues in its current form, because it's an impressive device to use on the whole. It does boast some class leading features, and its interface is in our opinion the best we've seen on a tablet device. But a chunky design, sluggish performance, a lack of dedicated apps and software that is still very much a work in progress makes it tough to pick over competitors.

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  • 22nd July, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HP
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  • Pros:
  • webOS UI suits tablet form factor
  • Core apps are well designed
  • Account support is impressive
  • Cons:
  • Bulky and thick design
  • Sluggish performance
  • Limited third-party apps

Comments

Buzzliteyear

1

I own an Acer A500, and as an ex iPad owner, I love the A500 more. The major pluses for me are Adboe Flash and tab ability in browser, customisation, better keyboard, widgets, drag and drop files in explorer (bye bye iTunes) and an awesome array of ports with full and micro USB, micro HDMI, and a micro SD card slot.

Craig

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cant wait to have a look at all of these when they get here, we have the Acer A500 in Stock and its pretty sweet, http://shop.pchappy.com.au/Notebooks/Acer-Iconia-10-1-Tablet-A500.aspx?stockid=13228

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