Best upcoming tablets in 2012

The best tablets still to come in 2012, from Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Acer Iconia Tab A700.

Apple's new iPad may still be the dominant force in the tablet market, but there is plenty of choice from other manufacturers.

We round up the best upcoming tablets in 2012, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and its "S-Pen" stylus, to the Acer Iconia Tab A700, which boasts a high resolution of 1920x1200.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The S Pen certainly adds a new dimension to the Galaxy Note 10.1 and we like the bundled apps that Samsung has included. Once you look past the S Pen, however, you're left with a tablet that doesn't offer anything particularly exceptional. Ultimately, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is an average Android tablet with a stylus. That just isn't good enough in such a competitive market.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 22nd Aug., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • S Pen and compatible apps
  • Infrared port and Peel app
  • TouchWIZ adds some nice features
  • Cons:
  • Bland design with average build
  • Sluggish performance at times
  • Screen resolution could be higher
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