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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 12th Aug., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Superb thin and light design
  • TouchWIZ UX adds handy features
  • Built-in 3G on selected models
  • Cons:
  • No microSD card slot
  • No HDMI-out connection
  • Proprietary dock connection
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