Back to school: Best tablets

An inexpensive tablet can assist your studies, we round up the best available.

Heading back to school or university? Why not aid your studies with an inexpensive tablet?

If you can't afford an iPad, there are a range of tablets available that won't break the bank. Most of these are Android tablets and you can find them at retailers for far less than their original RRP: examples include the Motorola Xoom, the Acer Iconia A500 and the Toshiba Tablet AT100.

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Toshiba Tablet AT1S0

Aside from a terrible name, the Toshiba Tablet AT1S0 does come with some decent features for its size. It has a HDMI-out port, a standard mini-USB port and a microSD card slot. However, there is no 3G model available, build quality is less than stellar and the screen isn't as vibrant as alternatives. Overall the Tablet AT1S0 is a good tablet, but it's far from a great one.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 3rd Feb., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Toshiba
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Good screen
  • Reasonable battery life
  • HDMI port
  • Cons:
  • No 3G model available
  • Build quality isn't great
  • Poorly positioned camera
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