The Bottom Line: If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps. Read review
Specs: 10.6 in, Color TFT active matrix - Yes, Microsoft Windows RT, 2 GB, NVIDIA Tegra 3, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, 9.3 mm, 10.8 in 6.8 in, 676 g
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere. Read review
Specs: 8.9 in, - Yes, OMAP4470 1.5 GHz, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, 6.4 in x 0.35 in x 9.4 in, 20 oz
The Bottom Line: With a beautiful screen, refined interface, and huge coffer of media consumption options, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Kindle Fire as it should have been. Read review
Specs: 7 in, - Yes, Amazon Android, Texas Instruments, OMAP4460 1.2 GHz, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, 5.4 in x 0.4 in x 7.6 in, 13.9 oz
The Bottom Line: The Archos 7 Home Tablet isn't going to amaze you with its specs or features, but its low price and core Android features--Web, e-mail, media playback--make it a workable iPad alternative. Read review
Specs: 7 in TFT active matrix, Android, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, 8 in x 0.5 in x 4.2 in, 13.7 oz
Specs: 10.6 in - Yes, Microsoft Windows RT, 2 GB, NVIDIA Tegra 3, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 4.0, 10.8 in x 0.4 in x 6.8 in, 24 oz
The Bottom Line: The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit. Read review
Specs: 4.8 in TFT active matrix, Android, 256 MB - DDR SDRAM, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0, 5.6 in x 0.4 in x 3.1 in, 6.4 oz
The Bottom Line: The reasonably priced Nokia 770 is a neat idea and a slick device, but slow performance and a few missing features keep it from realizing its potential. Read review
Specs: 4.13 in TFT active matrix, Internet Tablet OS 2006, 64 MB - DDR SDRAM, Texas Instruments OMAP1710, IEEE 802.11b, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11g, 5.6 in x 0.7 in x 3.1 in, 8.1 oz
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