Top tablets: Best buys (August 2011)

PC World's best buy tablets are a rank of the top five tablets based on perceived value for money

Looking for a tablet on a budget? You should look no further than PC World Australia's best buys. These tablets are a rank of the top 5 models based on perceived value for money.

Although the tablet market is dominated by Apple's iPad, the market leader isn't exactly the cheapest proposition. It is here in the best buy category that Google's Android platform shines through, making up four out of the five selections in our August list. The other is HP's TouchPad: made available for just $98 from Harvey Norman, after HP effectively killed the device and its webOS platform. The bad news is, good luck finding one.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer's optional keyboard dock accessory gives it a unique edge over the competition when it comes to Android tablets. Its top-heavy design, and lack of 3G connectivity are annoyances, but the Transformer remains a worthy purchase if you're looking for an Android tablet.

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  • 8th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • ASUS
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  • Pros:
  • Unique keyboard dock accessory
  • Good battery life
  • Flexibility of Android OS
  • Cons:
  • Top-heavy when connected to dock
  • No USB ports without dock
  • No 3G capability
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