Best tablets: Editor's choice (August 2011)

PC World's Editor's choice tablets are a rank of the top five tablets based on personal selection by the PC World Australia editorial team

Are you in the market for a new tablet? See what our expert reviewer's recommend with our editor's choice selections. These tablets are a rank of the top 5 models based on personal selection by the PC World Australia editorial team.

Our August editor's choice list is headed by the market leading Apple iPad 2, the current, undisputed king of tablets. We've found room for three Android "Honeycomb" tablets including the razor-thin Galaxy Tab 10.1, along with the 7in BlackBerry PlayBook. Despite its lack of native e-mail, the PlayBook's UI and compact size makes it a nice alternative to larger tablets.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is without a doubt the best Android tablet on the market. It's thinner and lighter than Apple's iPad 2, despite having a larger screen, and offers most of the functions and features of its competitors. The lack of external storage is a pain, as is the fact there is no HDMI-out connection, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a superb piece of industrial design and so far, the only real credible alternative to the iPad.

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  • 12th Aug., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Superb thin and light design
  • TouchWIZ UX adds handy features
  • Built-in 3G on selected models
  • Cons:
  • No microSD card slot
  • No HDMI-out connection
  • Proprietary dock connection
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