Best Tablets of 2011

Best Tablets of 2011

Everyone loves the iPad, but with the Kindle Fire there’s now serious competition for the top tablet.

#1: Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire - Best Tablets

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a hot ticket this holiday season, and for good reason. It is ideal for streaming movies, playing games, reading magazines, and, of course, reading books. It’s really a full-featured Android tablet, masquerading as an e-reader.

#2: iPad 2

iPad 2 - Best Tablets

Apple’s latest version of the iPad is the most popular tablet on the market. With front and back cameras, a very large, glossy screen, and the largest selection of apps, it’s easy to see why. The price tag is also very impressive.

#3: Nook Tablet

Nook Tablet - Best Tablets

Very similar in size, features, and price to the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet sets itself apart with the most attractive screen of the tablets in our list.

#4: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Best Tablets

A sleek and sexy competitor to the iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has front and rear cameras, GPS, and runs Android Honeycomb. However, at the same price point, unless you’re a serious Android fan, it may not be worth it.

#5: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - Best Tablets

It’s the thinnest full-size tablet around, has the fastest processor, but best of all, it has an attachable keyboard to turn it into a full-fledged laptop. The front and back cameras are possibly the best of the tablets in our list, as well.

#6: Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S - Best Tablets

A unique entry into the tablet market, Sony’s Tablet S has a wedge shape, making it rest at an angle rather than completely flat on a table. However, even with an attractive design, the pricing is the same as an iPad, starting at around $500, which is quite high for a Honeycomb tablet.

#7: Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom - Best Tablets

Now the old man of the Honeycomb crowd, the Xoom was introduced the beginning of the year to great acclaim. While there are now a number of more recent Android tablets, you can probably get a good deal on the Xoom and it will get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade soon.