Best tablets of 2011

As the year draws to a close, we reveal the top five tablets of 2011

3rd place: Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S

Why: We've long berated Android tablets for being "me too" devices, so when a tablet like Sony's Tablet S lands on our desk we can't help but get excited. It has a distinctive, curved design that Sony says attempts to resemble a folded magazine. It's far from perfect: the 9.4in screen could be brighter, build quality could be better and its software isn't always slick. However, the Tablet S remains one of the better Android devices on the market and is a solid alternative to the iPad 2.

Read our full review of the Sony Tablet S here

Where to buy: From Sony Centre stores and selected major retailers including the likes of JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

How much: $579 for the 16GB model and $689 for the 32GB model, though you'll more than likely find it a little cheaper at selected stores.

Next page: We reveal the 2nd best tablet of the year!

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