Apple has promoted a one size fits all approach with its 9.7in iPad and iPad 2 tablets, and most of the competition has followed suit with similar sized 10.1in models.
Pitched as ideal media consumption devices, 10in tablets are said to be the ideal tech device that sits between a smartphone and a notebook — large enough to work comfortably on, but light enough to carry around on a day to day basis.
Popular 10in tablets include the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, sold exclusively through Vodafone, the Motorola Xoom, launching initially on Telstra and then available through Optus, and the Acer Iconia A500, sold through retailers including Harvey Norman and Myer.
Upcoming releases are set to include the thinner Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (not to be confused with the current Galaxy Tab 10.1v), ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider models, and the webOS-powered HP TouchPad.
8 / 8
It's a shame the HP TouchPad has so many issues in its current form, because it's an impressive device to use on the whole. It does boast some class leading features, and its interface is in our opinion the best we've seen on a tablet device. But a chunky design, sluggish performance, a lack of dedicated apps and software that is still very much a work in progress makes it tough to pick over competitors.
- Review Date:
- 22nd July, 2011
- Ross Catanzariti