Best tablets of 2011

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

1st place: Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

Why: Was there ever any doubt? The iPad 2 may not have the best specs, may not support Flash and may not have the best camera, but there is no doubting it combines superbly constructed hardware with an excellent ecosystem to produce a slick user experience. There are many tablets that have better cameras, more ports, and more flexible software, but none of them come close to replicated the user experience that Apple provides with the iPad 2.

The iPad 2 is faster, thinner and lighter than its predecessor. 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. However, it easily remains the best tablet on the market.

Read our full review of the Apple iPad 2 here

Where to buy: Outright through Apple stores and major retailers. On a plan through Telstra and Vodafone.

How much: The Apple iPad 2 is priced as follows:

iPad 2 16GB — Wi-Fi $579.00
iPad 2 32GB — Wi-Fi $689.00
iPad 2 64GB — Wi-Fi $799.00

iPad 2 16GB — Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
iPad 2 32GB — Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
iPad 2 64GB — Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00

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