Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 09:30 PM
"Welcome to the tablet era. Thanks to a revolution started by the iPad, tablet sales are expected to nearly triple this year. Why all the fuss? Tablets power on instantly, provide access to the full web, and last nearly all day on a charge. Plus, you can run all sorts of apps that entertain and boost productivity."
I really enjoy LAPTOP's head-to-head reviews, and this article is no exception. It includes tablets from some "lesser" manufacturers, and also from Samsung (Galaxy Tab), Viewsonic (G Tablet and ViewPad 7) and, perhaps most interesting, Dell's (Inspiron Duo) Netvertible. This is a good summary review, with links to full reviews, and quite a few videos of the tablets in action. For those of you wanting a Windows tablet, check out the ExoPC Slate. Dell's Duo is intriguing, but may not be ready for primetime in this first iteration. I'm still waiting for a Galaxy Tab wifi-only, unbundled version, as it seems to be "the benchmark for everything else."