The future of portable computing, tablets give you the portability and versatility that no laptop in the world can even think of offering.
Whether you're an Apple fan or you prefer the stylish Android lot, our list will help you make the perfect choice.
Check out the list of top 10 tablets:
Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi
Price: Rs 29,500
It may look as though Apple's secondgen tablet merely tweaks the formula that made the original a genre-defining monster, but the changes are significant enough to keep it well clear of the Android pack. On the outside it's been slimmed down to a smartphone-thin 8.8mm, shed 70g of weight and gained two cameras. On the inside it's had a major power boost, its new dual-core A5 processor keeping it faster and more responsive than any rival. Add to that the best screen going and the unparalleled riches of the App Store and you're left wondering how it's also one of the cheapest in its class.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Price: Rs 32,999
With its detachable keyboard, fast processor and impressive multitasking ability, this Android Honeycomb 3.1-powered 10.1-incher renders netbooks obsolete. Throw in big battery life and it's the first Android slate that offers a genuine alternative to iOS.
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Asus Eee Pad Slider (on sale in November)
Price: Rs 36,999
The Eee Pad series of tablets from Asus receives yet another boost with the launch of the awesome Android Honeycomb 3.1 powered Eee Pad Slider. This one packs in a slide-out keyboard, unlike the detachable one on the Transformer.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Price: Rs 36,200
Rejoice: there's no longer any need to ship Samsung's second tablet in from the US. That's good news, because the 10.1 is thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, has a lovely display and runs Honeycomb smoothly. Only Android's lack of killer apps lets it down.
Motorola Xoom 3G
Price: Rs 41,490
The first tablet to run Honeycomb gives the iPad 2 a bloody nose thanks to its better camera and built-in HDMI and SD ports. The Xoom also excels at appjuggling and has a great screen, with the update to Android 3.1 unlocking extra functionality.
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Price: Rs 27,990
The diminutive PlayBook is aptly named; its sharp display, versatile, user-friendly OS and full HD video camera all point to a life lived outside of the boardroom. If 7 inches is enough for you, it's well worth considering - but it needs more apps, and quickly.
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Acer Iconia Tab A501
Price: Rs 34,500
Slim, shiny and chic, Acer's 10in 3G Honeycomb tablet proves Android can compete with Apple when it comes to looks, even if it's a little rough around the edges in operation. The combination of a 10-hour battery life and 32GB of storage makes it a solid all-rounder.
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HTC Flyer 3G
Price: Rs 39,890
For watching videos and gaming, the 7in Flyer's size and power put it up there with the best, but an outdated version of Android means its clunkier in operation than the others. At this price it's impossible to recommend over a Honeycomb-powered rival.
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Acer Iconia Tab W500
Price: Rs 34,499
If you don't mind using the tablet version of Windows 7, the W500 is a decent option. It lacks app variety, but the ease of use and familiarity of Windows gives it plenty of versatility. The Android-running A501 is a better option, though.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab
Price: Rs 26,149
With its mobile phone usability and responsive screen, the Galaxy Tab was the pick of the 7in tabs until the PlayBook arrived. In that company, its single-core CPU and reliance on Android 2.2 leave it looking sluggish. It doesn't cost as much, mind.
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