Ever since Apple launched their superbly brilliant tablet PC — iPad , the world got its first real taste of tablets — and, what some might say, is an excellent summation of the breadth of quality future tablets would offer. In case, you are clueless as to what a tablet PC is — tablets are basically lightweight toned-down versions of laptops in every sense — they weigh less, and they’re lighter on features.
In other words you can think tablets as enhanced versions of modern day smartphones. The advantage they offer over laptops is an easy way to check e-mail, browse the Web, consume media, and play games — just like a smartphone, but with a far larger screen and more powerful hardware and features.
If you are currently looking to buy a tablet and wondering about the best tablet computer to choose from, the confusion can be huge.
With about each leading computer brands coming up with their own tablet version every month, it can be really hard to decide which tablet should be best for you. To help you decide better, let us walk you through the best tablet PCs currently available for sale in 2011.
Top 5 Best Tablet PCs In The World
1. Apple iPad (and iPad 2)
How can we begin the list without mentioning the Apple tablet that revolutionized the existing computing gadgets and laid the stepping stone for the tablet PC era! Even though today the tablet PC options are just too many, we will not be surprised if we are made to admit that Apple iPad (and iPad2) is possibly the best tablet PC available today in the market.
With an exciting combination of support for both business, entertainment as well as blogging needs, iPad has been the trendsetter for many newer tablet PCs. With lightening quick browsing and seamless connectivity, iPad comes equipped with built-in Safari browser, which is pretty quick and makes this tablet a powerful gadget.
iPad also has rich multimedia and games support that comes with stunning multimedia performance. So if you an extra $500-$700 to spend, you may go for this tablet, which is undoubtedly one of the best tablet PCs available today; and it’s from Apple as well! And with apps like Frash, you can run Flash on iPad too.
2. Asus Eee Pad Transformer
IF you do not like the iPad and have been looking for a tablet alternative to iPad, then Asus Eee Pad could be your gadget. Powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core processor, the Transformer browses the web at blazing speeds, providing a snappier response time and better performance when multi-tasking.
Sporting a HDMI 1.3a port, the Transformer can connect to a HDTV and 5.1 surround sound system, delivering an enhanced multimedia experience — leaving no reason why it can not become a strong contender for the best tablet computer race.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is an Android tablet that has inherited Asus’s netbook expertise, including a keyboard dock that not only makes typing easier but also doubles the battery life and boosts connectivity. The keyboard-less edition is available for about $550 and more importantly, it’s significantly cheaper than the Android-powered Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer and LG Optimus Pad.