Top rated tablets: August 2011

PC World's top rated tablets are a rank of the top 5 tablets based on review scores by the PC World Australia editorial team

Looking for a new tablet? Why not start with our top rated selections? These tablets are a rank of the top five products based on review scores by the PC World Australia editorial team.

Although the tablet market is dominated by Apple's iPad, there are plenty of alternatives. Perhaps the best at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which remains in the middle of an Apple-instigated lawsuit. Google's Android "Honeycomb" platform dominates our August top rated list. Along with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, our top five list for this month includes the Motorola Xoom, the Acer Iconia A500 and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

We test all tablets accurately and to the highest standards, so that our readers are as informed as possible. Our review process is designed to ensure that tablets are assessed equally. The basic criteria used by our reviewers includes value, features, performance and design. We rate each product using a five-star scale, with one star being poor, and five stars being highly recommended.

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Apple iPad 2

The iPad 2 is faster, thinner and lighter than its predecessor, but it inherits most of the original models flaws. If you liked the original iPad, you'll love the iPad 2, but for current iPad owners the second generation iPad isn't a necessary upgrade, and it has poor quality cameras.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 31st March, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Apple
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent design
  • Slick user experience
  • Improved performance
  • Cons:
  • Poor quality cameras
  • No memory card slot
  • No Flash support
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