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OK... PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE THREAD.... I WILL BET MONEY SOME PEOPLE WONT. I am currently debating on purchasing another tablet this fall around Black Friday for either Christmas or the hell of it. I will designate my current 1st iPad for my wife and child for browsing and watching cartoons. I loved my ipad 3G but i was curious to know of anything that is better out. I would use my new tablet for work related projects. My current cell phone provider is AT&T and i will not change EVER so please dont recommend it I am looking for a tablet that is fast, can do wi-fi, and multi-tasking. Please suggest and teach me on new products coming out and what about them make them great. I am looking for everything other than iPad, i know about it. If i cant find a better alternative i will just get another iPad.
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I would suggest the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. It runs android, has WiFi, can multitask and is available with a keyboard docking station that can charge the tablet and provides additional ports such as 2 USB ports and a memory card reader. The keyboard would be useful for your work related projects.
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that 32gb ssd one is about the same price as a laptop
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Maybe a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. They are around the same price as the ipad.
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Maybe a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. They are around the same price as the ipad.
has better features and two cameras.
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if you own a black berry, get a playbook. it's very nice and well built. i use one myself and all the issues that it originally had are next to gone with the updates. Bezel swiping is very handy as it allows you the best multitasking switching there is out of any tablet so far. and media playback is the best with front facing speakers and decent screen quality. apps are next to non existant, but that will change soon with the ability to port android apps into thier marketplace and run them natively.

HP touch pad is nice but has no front facing camera and apps store is next to non existant. buggy at the moment but there are updates almost every two weeks to get it up to snuff as a decent work tablet. comes in a flimsy piano black case.

android tablets:

asus tranformer 101:
argueably the best android tablet available due to its battery/keyboard accessory that turns the tablet into an android based net book and runs up to 16 hours with the extension. built quality isnt the best but for what it does and the pricing it is hard to beat.

acer a500:

another android tablet. compared to the asus tranformer, id have to say the built quality is better as it has an aluminum case and the touch screen has better material. more or less the same as the transformer in form and function but feels better in the hands.


windows 7 tablet:

acer w500

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-936986/review

essentially a tablet netbook and does everything u can do in windows 7. not as sleek as the other tablets but it can get the job done fully at the end of the day (if your day lasts for 5 hours that is).

now out of all of these, the question is what kind of projects are you doing? is it app specific or is there only a lot of typing and e-mailing involved? because if its app specific and only the ipad has the app, then your only option is ipad in the end.

if youre doing a lot of typing via email. all of these tablets will do the job nicely and its the other features that will win your choice at the end of the day (like front facing cameras, game apps, web browsing experience, etc..)
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The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has 2 cameras - 3MP rear camera (3 times higher than the ipad) and a 2MP front camera. It has flash support, bigger battery than the ipad and a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU.
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anyone else?
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