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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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer's optional keyboard dock accessory gives it a unique edge over the competition when it comes to Android tablets. Its top-heavy design, and lack of 3G connectivity are annoyances, but the Transformer remains a worthy purchase if you're looking for an Android tablet.

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  • 8th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • ASUS
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  • Pros:
  • Unique keyboard dock accessory
  • Good battery life
  • Flexibility of Android OS
  • Cons:
  • Top-heavy when connected to dock
  • No USB ports without dock
  • No 3G capability

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