The list of the best internet tablets for 2011 is markedly different from the list last year – since their release, this line of technology has expanded to include picks that are faster, easier to use and in general much better than what was available earlier on in 2010. And, a number of them are more affordable than one might expect.
For this year, here are the top internet tablets based on consumer popularity by sales:
Motorola Xoom Android Internet Tablet – This “fresh out of the gate” internet tablet is quite fast, and is receiving quite a lot of attention – and sales. It has a 10 inch high definition display, and runs on the new Android 3.0 operating system. Users can browse the web, watch videos and more for 10 hours between charges. Many more features in this tablet, and it is no wonder to me that it holds the top choice of internet tablets this year. Retail price for the Motorola Xoom is around $600.00.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Internet Tablet – This pick among the top internet tablets for 2011 is quite a bit more affordable than some others. This is another brand new pick, being released in the early part of spring 2011. It is more compact when compared to the Motorola Xoom, having a 7 inch touch screen, it has a speedy operating system and top knotch WiFi connection. Retail price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab is around $370.00.
Apple iPad 2 Internet Tablet – I have to admit that I was a bit surprised to see this at the third position on the list of top internet tablets this year simply due to all of the publicity of its popularity. However, this internet tablet is most definitely quite popular and is also receiving quite a number of extremely positive reviews for its features and ease of use. There are basically three versions of the iPad 2 – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Of these three categories they are available in black or white, also with or without service from AT&T or Verizon. Retail price for this tablet will run anywhere from around $500 to about $830 depending on how many GB it has, as well as whether or not it comes with service.
Apple iPad Original/First Generation – This internet tablet is still quite popular, even with the introduction of the iPad 2. While this might possibly be due to the fact that it is now easier to purchase for a lower price than it used to be, the fact remains that it still is known to be one of the better internet tablets available on the market. (Prices on this tablet now vary – it is often sold for a much lower price for a used version.)
Superpad Android Internet Tablet – At this point on the list, this tablet takes a bit of a dive in terms of consumer reviews, having an overall average of about a 3 out of 5 star rating. It was released to the public in late 2010, runs on the Android 2.1 operating system and has quite a number of positive features. (Before dismissing this one, it is a good idea to take a close look at not only the average rating, but also specifically what the reviews state about the product.) Retail price for the Superpad is around $400.00.
Others from the list of the best internet tablets 2011 include a ViewSonic, a version from Coby, Velocity and two picks from Archos. If you are someone who is seriously shopping, taking a look at the entire list would be beneficial in order to find a choice that fits your needs.
Resource: Top 10 Internet Tablets – Squidoo Electronics