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NVIDIA Shield Tablet This 8" tablet is a gamer's dream with the 2.2GHz NVIDIA K1 quad core CPU with 192 core Kepler graphics and a 1920 x 1200 IPS display. Throw in front-facing stereo speakers, GameStream for streaming PC games to the tablet, NVIDIA Grid cloud gaming to play free PC games from the cloud and a few nice Valve ports to Android and you've got quite the recipe for hours of fun. The tablet is available in WiFi-only and 4G LTE models and it has 2 gigs of RAM and an SDXC microSD card slot. It has dual band WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth, a GPS and HDMI for gaming on the big screen. The optional Shield wireless controller is sold separately and is a must-have if gaming is your thing. It makes a fine general purpose tablet too, and it's cheaper than the iPad mini with Retina display and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. WiFi only and 4G LTE models Aug. 2014 NVIDIA Shield tablet review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 It's hard to argue that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S isn't the best Android tablet on the market, be it the 8.4" model we look at in our review or the 10.5". With stunning high resolution Super AMOLED displays, top notch quad core CPUs, plenty of RAM, the latest Android OS and Samsung's usual everything including the kitchen sink set of features. Greatness comes at a price though, and like the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, the Tab S isn't cheap at $399 for the 8.4" and $499 for the 10.5" model. Is the Tab S just the tablet you've been waiting for? Read our review to find out. WiFi July 2014 Samsung Galaxy Tab S review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 We haven't been overly impressed with Samsung's lower end tablets in the past, but this time the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 gets it right. It has a mid-range but solid quad core Snapdragon CPU, 1.5 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot, the latest Android OS and a pleasing 1280 x 800 display. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is a 10 inch tablet that lists for $349. WiFi June 2014 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 review
Asus PadFone X The Asus PadFone has been around for two years, but a model hasn't made it to the US until now. The question is, is it too late or is the timing just right? The timing might be just right for adoption by average folks who want both a tablet and a smartphone and for enthusiasts in the US who weren't quite daring enough to order an import. The PadFone X is available on AT&T for just $199 with contract. That price nets you both the phone and the tablet dock. Now that's pretty sweet. The PadFone X is a flagship level Android smartphone with a 5" full HD IPS display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera. The tablet dock transforms the Padfone into a full HD tablet. AT&T June 2014 Asus PadFone X review
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 The Tab Pro 8.4 is chock full of high end features like a fast quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 graphics and an impressively high resolution 8.4", 2560 x 1600 display. At just under 12 ounces and less than a third of an inch thick, this Android 4.4 KitKat tablet is as lightweight and slim as the iPad mini but Samsung manages to squeeze in an AV IR remote, 2 gigs of RAM, dual band WiFi 802.11ac, GPS, Bluetooth and two capable cameras. The tablet features Samsung's new Magazine UX and Hancom Office; it's worth a serious look if you're in the market for a high end 8 inch tablet. WiFi March 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note Tab Pro 8.4 review
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 It's the 10.1 Note on steroids with a reworked Magazine UX, Android 4.4 KitKit and a lovely 12.2", 2560 x 1600 display that works with the included Samsung S Pen. The Note 12.2 bridges the gap between laptop and tablet with its multi-tasking prowess, strong Hancom Office suite and big screen experience. It runs on the 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 or 64 gigs of storage. The tablet is just 0.32" think and it weighs a manageable 1.65 lbs. and it has Samsung's faux leather back. Dual band WiFi 802.11ac, 2MP front and 8MP rear cameras, a microSD card slot and a GPS round out the features in this interesting new tablet. WiFi and LTE models Feb. 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 review
LG G Pad 8.3 The LG G Pad 8.3 is the tablet for those who want iPad mini with Retina display high end appointments in an Android tablet. The 8.3" G Pad has a 1920 x 1200 display, a fast quad core CPU and a rare thing among today's Android tablets: a metal back. The G Pad 8.3 is available in black or white and it lists for $349, though it's sometimes on sale for $299 or less. This is a good looking tablet that's compact enough to fit in a large pocket or purse, but it feels roomier than the Nexus 7 thanks to the 1.3" increase in screen real estate. Speaking of the Nexus, for those who prefer a pure Android experience, there's the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition that sells for $349 on the Google Play Store. WiFi Feb. 2014 LG G Pad 8.3 review
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX As with other name brand consumer electronics, the Kindle Fire keeps getting better. The new Kindle Fire HDX 7", officially available today, is certainly Amazon's best Kindle tablet to date. With a 1920 x 1200 sharp and rich display, a cutting edge Snapdragon 800 quad core 2.2GHz CPU, Adreno 330 graphics and an improved OS, it's all good. No, it's great. That's a lot of nice hardware for $229 Of course, it's not perfect- it runs a highly customized version of Android so there's no access to the Google Play Store for apps, and there's no rear camera. WiFi & 4G LTE models Oct. 2013 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Sporting a much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 display, better cameras and a faster CPU, the 2014 Edition is a strong update to the first generation Note 10.1. The tablet is available in 16 and 32 gig capacities and it runs on a 1.9GHz Exynos Octa CPU with two sets of quad core CPUs (high and low power) and it has 3 gigs of RAM. The S Pen Wacom digital pen is here for precise note taking and drawing, and the tablet has a new look with a faux leather back that's more grippy and classy. WiFi only, 4G LTE coming Oct. 2013 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
Google Nexus 7 The last Nexus 7 model was a retail hit by Android tablet standards, and we expect the new 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 to do equally as well. It's a very solid tablet for the money and it features an incredibly sharp 1920 x 1200 7 inch IPS display that puts the 7 and 8 inch competition to shame for clarity (though not necessarily colors). It runs on a speedy modified Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core CPU with Adreno 320 graphics and it's a great little gaming tablet. As ever, you'll get OS updates first with a Nexus tablet and a clean Android install with no frills or bloatware. WiFi and unlocked 4G LTE Aug. 2013 Nexus 7 review
NVIDIA Shield The NVIDIA Shield is a unique gaming handheld that looks like a game controller with a flip-up screen. And in fact it is that, but it's also a full fledged Android handheld running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it can do anything an Android tablet or media player can. You have full access to the Google Play Store and NVIDIA's TegraZone for high quality games. The Shield is one of the first Tegra 4 mobile products on the market, and it's wickedly fast and thus well suited for gaming. The Shield has a sharp and bright 5" touch screen, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. The $299 handheld can even play top PC games titles via NVIDIA's PC Streaming feature, but you'll need a powerful gaming rig and a fast WiFi network to enjoy that feature. N/A Aug. 2013 NVIDIA Shield review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Samsung's 2013 refresh of their successful Galaxy Tab line of Android tablets goes with middle of the road specs and a very thin and light design. The Tab 3 10.1 is available in super-glossy white or gold brown and it weighs just 1.12 pounds. It's powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. The tablet has a 1280 x 800 PLS display, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth and an AV Remote control. It runs Android 4.2.2 with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. N/A July 2013 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review
Sony Xperia Tablet Z We're glad Sony kept chugging along with their Android tablet designs, because this time they've hit gold. The Xperia Tablet Z has the minimalist modern good looks of the Xperia Z smartphone and it's impossibly thin at 0.27" and it's the lightest 10" tablet at 1.09 pounds. The Xperia Tablet Z has a really lovely 1920 x 1200 full HD display with Sony's Mobile Bravia 2 engine for rich colors and deep blacks. It's powered by a 1.5GHz quad core CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Other niceties include an AV remote, USB host OTG and an 8.1MP rear camera with Exmor R sensor and HDR. Oh, did we mention it's waterproof and dust proof too? N/A June 2013 Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 If you love the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 but prefer something more portable, the new Galaxy Note 8.8 is for you. This 8" Android tablet has all the features of the larger Note 10.1 tablet, including the S Pen with Wacom digitizer, a very fast 1.6GHz Exynos quad core CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and Samsung's custom software for multi-tasking, playing video in a floating window and more. The only drawback? The price. But if you need the precise digital pen, it's worth the price of admission. The tablet has a 1280 x 800 display, a microSD card slot, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS. N/A April 2013 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review
Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 For $299 you get a very solid product that doesn't offer the latest bleeding edge specs, but it's all good stuff like a gamer-friendly NVidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU with GeForce graphics, a sharp 1280 x 800 IPS display, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth and a solid GPS. It has a front 1.2MP camera for video chat and a decent 5MP rear camera that's a bit picky about lighting. Even better the tablet has an SDXC microSD card slot and USB host so you can use game controllers and USB flash drives. The tablet is just 9.9mm thick and weighs 1.29 pounds. If you're on a budget and don't want a limited tablet like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and don't need the optional keyboard dock on the slightly more expensive Asus Transformer Pad TF300, it's worth a look. N/A March 2013 Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 review
Google Nexus 10 Google's first 10" Android tablet is fast and it has a remarkable 2560 x 1600 display that's super-sharp and colorful. The Nexus 10 runs on Samsung's new Exynos 5 Dual 1.7GHz dual core CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. It's light and slim and has a delightful rubbery charcoal soft touch finish. The tablet ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it has dual band WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth, NFC, a GPS and capable front and rear cameras. An Android purist's delight. N/A Dec. 2012 Google Nexus 10 review
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Like the Kindle Fire HD but wish it were a bit larger? Amazon is hoping you'd say that since they're released the Kindle Fire HD 8.9", a tablet that's a little bit smaller than the iPad and appreciably more roomy than 7" tablets. The Fire HD 8.9 starts at a very reasonable $299 for the 16 gig WiFi model, making it an appealing budget tablet with better than budget features. The Fire HD has a full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display that's top notch, a dual core 1.5GHz CPU, Dolby audio with stereo speakers, and there's an LTE 4G option as well as more internal storage if you need it. WiFi and AT&T LTE models Dec. 2012 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review
B&N Nook HD The Nook HD is B&N's latest color LCD eBook reader and tablet with a 7" IPS display. In fact it's currently the highest resolution 7" tablet display at 1440 x 900 (that's the same resolution as a 13" MacBook Air!) and it's quite bright. the Nook HD runs a heavily customized version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in this case. The UI is delightful, easy to use and very well tuned toward everyday users rather than techie types. The Nook HD runs on a 1.3GHz dual core OMAP CPU and the price starts at $199 for the 8 gig WiFi model. N/A Nov. 2012 Nook HD review
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Lenovo's latest Android tablet features a 10.1" IPS display with warm and rich colors, and a thin and light design (it weighs just 1.28 pounds) and a fast Qualcomm S4 dual core 1.5GHz CPU. It's claim to fame is the optional keyboard dock that works much like the Asus Transformer's but with a better keyboard and a more secure latching mechanism. The S2110 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with light UI customizations and it has a gig of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a front 720p camera and a rear 5 megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p video and panoramas. The S2110 starts at $429. N/A Oct. 2012 Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 review
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite The MediaPad 7 Lite is a budget-spec tablet with a high end unibody aluminum casing and a simply superb, though not high res, IPS display. The tablet looks embarrassingly like the HTC Flyer and has much in common with the Huawei-manufactured T-Mobile Springboard. The tablet runs on a 1.2GHz single core ARM CPU, with 1 gig of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. It has a clean version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, a microSD card slot, dual cameras, WiFi and unlocked GSM 3G. Unlocked GSM 3G Oct. 2012 Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite review
Fujitsu Stylistic M532 This is a very thin and light 10.1" tablet that nonetheless feels relatively durable and has passed a few MIL Spec tests for temperature, vibration and humidity. The Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet has the cleanest build of Android you'll see outside of Google reference devices like the first Motorola Xoom and the Nexus 7. It runs on a 1.4GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU with GeForce graphics and 1 gig of DDR2 RAM, 32 gigs of flash storage, a microSD card slot and a 2 cell battery. It has a front 2MP camera and a rear 8MP camera with LED flash. The 1280 x 800 IPS display is very sharp. N/A Oct. 2012 Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review
Amazon Kindle Fire HD It's hard not to enjoy using Amazon's latest tablet, the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD. It's simply a pleasure to use if reading, watching movies, listening to music, web browsing and email are your thing. The Kindle Fire HD has a very sharp 7" IPS display running at 1280 x 800 resolution. It has an impressive set of stereo speakers with Dolby audio and a new slim design. The tablet runs Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, though it's well hidden from view by Amazon's custom carousel UI. It has a 1.2GHz dual core CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. The Fire HD has dual band WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 and a very good front video chat camera that works with Skype. N/A Sept. 2012 Kindle Fire HD review
Sony Xperia Tablet S Sony's second generation Android tablet is slimmer and boasts larger expanses of aluminum than their first generation tablet. It's still unique and very good looking, and the 9.4" TruBlack display is truly a pleasure for movie watching and reading eBooks. The Xperia Tablet S has a 1280 x 800 display, a 1.4GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU, a front 1 megapixel camera and an excellent 8 megapixel rear camera. The tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean update in the works) and it has dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and an impressive AV remote with IR blaster. N/A Sept. 2012 Sony Xperia Tablet S review
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Samsung's flagship tablet features a Wacom digitizer with a digital pen that works much like the Galaxy Note smartphone's pen. This is a very fast 1.4GHz Exynos quad core tablet with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. It has a colorful and sharp PLS display, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS and an IR Blaster that can control your home theater gear. Excellent software that enhances multi-tasking and note-taking make this one of our top picks. N/A Aug. 2012 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
Google Nexus 7 Google's first Android tablet is an amazing bargain. With a starting price of just $199 you get a 1.2GHz NVidia Tegra 3 quad core tablet and the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with "Project Butter" speed optimizations. This is a slim and good looking tablet with a rubberized back and a lovely 7" IPS display running at 1280 x 800 resolution. Text and images are extremely sharp and videos look great. The tablet has WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a GPS. NFC with Google Wallet and a 1.2MP front camera round out the Nexus 7's features. N/A Aug. 2012 Google Nexus 7 review
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 The second time's a charm, and the TF700 is everything the Transformer Prime should have been and more. The tablet has a superb Super IPS + display running at 1920 x 1200 resolution. It's every bit as sharp and attractive as the New iPad's Retina display but brighter. The Infinity TF700 runs on a 1.6GHz NVidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU with 1 gig of DDR3 RAM and your choice of 32 or 64 gigs of storage. It's very slim at 0.39" and light at 1.32 pounds and it has a sexy metal casing with Gorilla Glass 2. Like other Transformers, it works with Asus' optional keyboard dock. N/A July 2012 Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Goodness knows there are plenty of Android tablets on the market now, particularly 10.1" models. So Lenovo decided to differentiate their newest tablet, the IdeaPad S2109 (or simply IdeaPad S2), with a 4:3 aspect ratio 9.7" IPS panel. It runs at 1024 x 768, just like the iPad, and is less oblong than the usual 1280 x 800 Android 10.1" tablet. The IdeaPad runs Android OS 4 ICS on a 1GHz dual core TI OMAP CPU with 8 or 16 gigs of storage. It weighs just 1.3 pounds and has 4 speakers for your multimedia pleasure. This is a video review. N/A July 2012 Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 review
Acer Iconia Tab A700 One of the first Android 10.1" tablets with a full HD display. The 1920 x 1200 multi-touch display is colorful, extremely sharp and clear. The tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.3GHz NVidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU. It's nearly identical to the standard resolution Acer Iconia Tab A510 in terms of design and features. It has USB host, front and rear cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. N/A July 2012 Acer Iconia Tab A700 review
Leader Impression i10A There are quite a few less known budget Android tablets on the market. Usually they have very low end specs, but Leader bucks the trend with a decently appointed $299 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that features a 9.7" 1024 x 768 IPS display and a 1GHz NVidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU. The tablet's display is top notch, and it's not a bad looking piece. N/A July 2012 Leader Impression i10a review
Toshiba Excite 7.7 Toshiba's 7.7" tablet shoots for the high end and scores big points for its fast 1.3GHz NVidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU with GeForce graphics and stunning 1280 x 800 AMOLED display. The Excite 7.7 competes with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, but the Excite doesn't require a carrier agreement and is WiFi-only. It comes in 16 and 32 gig flavors and it has a microSD card slot, USB host, a 2 megapixel front camera and a rear 5MP camera with LED flash that can shoot 1080p video. It runs Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. N/A July 2012 Toshiba Excite 7.7 review
Toshiba Excite 10 The Toshiba Excite 10 is the forth Tegra 3 quad core Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet to hit the market, and we really like it. Not to be confused with its dual core stablemate the 10 LE, the Excite 10 packs plenty of processing power and it's fast. It's also one of the thinnest and lightest Android tablets on the market at 0.35" and 1.32 pounds. With an aluminum back, Gorilla Glass up front and good attention to detail (we love the polished edges), this is a premium tablet. The Excite 10 has a 10.1", 1280 x 800 display, 1 gig of DDR3 RAM, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a GPS. N/A May 2012 Toshiba Excite 10 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 This is Samsung's most affordable 10" Android tablet. It runs Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a dual core TI OMAP CPU. The tablet has a 1280 x 800 capacitive display and 16 gigs of storage. It has a microSD card slot for storage expansion, a front VGA camera and rear 3.0 megapixel camera. Also on board are WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth and a GPS. N/A May 2012 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10 review
Asus Transformer Pad TF300 The Eee Pad Transformer Prime has had its ups and downs, but the new newly released and less expensive Asus Transformer Pad TF300 gets it right. From strong WiFi and GPS to a more robust build, the $399 Android Ice Cream Sandwich is a pleasure to use. Like older Transformer models, it works with the optional keyboard dock that we also cover, and it can be a notebook replacement of sorts. This tablet has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU and is available in 16 and 32 gig models. N/A May 2012 Asus Transformer Pad TF300 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 This is Samsung's most affordable Android tablet, but you get some goodies like Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The tablet goes up against the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, and it's a great entry level tablet for those who want full Android, a GPS and dual cameras that eReader tablets lack. The Tab 2 7.0 has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 PLS display, a dual core 1GHz CPU, 8 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. WiFi and Verizon models May 2012 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch review
Acer Iconia Tab A510 A quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet, now that gets our attention. The Transformer Prime isn't the only Tegra 3 on the market anymore, and the Acer Iconia Tab A510 gives it a run for your money. The Acer sports such amenities as a soft touch back with the best ergonomics in the business, a very fast CPU with GeForce graphics that trounces last year's Tegra 2 for gaming and HD video playback, and a USB port that works with flash drives, keyboards and hard drives. The 32 gig, $449 tablet has a 1280 x 800 display with good colors and wide viewing angles, excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Mobile sound, dual cameras, a working GPS and the usual WiFi and Bluetooth. N/A April 2012 Acer Iconia Tab A510 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 This tablet is a dream come true for those looking for a more portable tablet that can fit in a bag or large pocket. It has a wonderful 7.7" Super AMOLED Plus display running at 1280 x 800, and a supremely fast dual core 1.4GHz Exynos processor. The tablet is only 0.31" thick, and it has a classy metallic back and is easy on the eyes. With both WiFi and Verizon 3G and 4G LTE, you've got fast data most anywhere. It runs Android OS 3.2 Honeycomb but will get a free upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. The only catch? It's expensive. Verizon March 2012 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review
Sprint ZTE Optik Sprint's rolling out a new affordable 7 inch Android tablet, the ZTE Opik, and honestly it's a solid tablet for the money. The Optik sells for $99 with a 2 year contract and $349 without contract. That doesn't mean the specs are bargain basement: it has a sharp 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen with good viewing angles that's great for eBook reading, and a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. The Optik runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and it has Sprint 3G. This is a video review. Sprint March 2012 ZTE Optik review
Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Want to try out an Android tablet, but don't want to spend the big bucks on your new 7 inch companion? The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet runs full Android with access to the Android Market and hardware goodies like a GPS and dual cameras that the ereader-tablet hybrid Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet lack. The IdeaPad A1 lists for $249 but you'll find it for less on Lenovo's website thanks to their chronic sales, and it's a well-built tablet for the price. But the specs are a little low brow and this tablet runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread rather than the tablet-centric Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich. N/A Feb. 2012 Lenovo IdeaPad A1 review
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime The world's first Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core tablet running Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is here, and we've put several Primes through their paces to bring you this long term test drive and review. The Transformer Prime is Asus' second gen Android 10" tablet and it has a lot of solid specs for the price. It has an extremely bright and high contrast Super IPS+ mode with 600 nits brightness for better outdoor viewing. The tablet is supremely thin and light and features an aluminum casing that's available in champagne gold and amethyst gray. This is a WiFi-only tablet, and it has WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a not very functional GPS. The Prime works with the an optional keyboard dock that turns it into a notebook style device. N/A Jan. 2012 Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Acer Iconia Tab A200 Acer's second 10.1" Android tablet is bargain priced at $329 to $349, but you get a solid name brand product for your money. It runs on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU that was used in nearly every 2011 Honeycomb tablet, so it won't break any speed records, but it's perfectly adequate for web, email and gaming. The A200 is a little slimmer and lighter than the older Iconia Tab A500, and it loses the rear camera and HDMI port. It retains the full size USB host port, and that's a gem of a feature. This is a WiFi tablet with Bluetooth, GPS and a front video chat camera. It ships with Honeycomb but will receive a free downloadable upgrade to Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. N/A Jan. 2012 Acer Iconia Tab A200 review
Toshiba Thrive 7 The Toshiba Thrive 7 Inch tablet is the miniature buddy to the Toshiba Thrive 10" tablet released earlier this year. It has the same rugged look and rubbery ridged back, but some of the 10 inch model's geek chic amenities are missing, like the full size USB host port for USB peripherals and the (rare on mobile OS tablets) removable battery. The Thrive 7 runs on a dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. It runs Android OS 3.2 Honeycomb and is a WiFi-only tablet. It features a high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel display that's ultra-sharp. N/A Dec. 2011 Toshiba Thrive 7 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Looking for a full featured Android tablet that does more than the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire? The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus runs Android OS 3.2 Honeycomb with all the bells and whistles, including a very fast dual core 1.2GHz CPU, dual cameras, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot. It has Samsung's pleasing TouchWiz software and full access to Android staples like the Android Market, YouTube, Gmail and Maps.It's currently the thinnest and lightest 7" Android tablet on the market. This is a video review. T-Mobile and Wi-Fi models Dec. 2011 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus review
Motorola Droid XYBoard 8.2 The Motorola Droid XYBoard 8.2 is the Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1's little brother on Verizon. But it's not all that little: at 8.2" it offers more to feast your eyes on vs. more common 7" Android tablets, yet it's much more portable than 10" tablets. The XYBoard 8.2 shares many but not all specs with the 10.1" version. It has the same 1280 x 800 resolution, and IPS display, a dual core 1.2GHz TI OMAP CPU with a gig of RAM, and it's available in 16 or 32 gig capacities. It has a front 1.3MP camera and a rear 5MP camera with LED flash and the usual WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a GPS. Verizon and Wi-Fi models Dec. 2011 Motorola Droid XYBoard 8.2 review
Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1 Motorola's second gen Android tablet earns Moto a most improved award. While the XYBoard retains the first gen Motorola Xoom's bulletproof build, the new model is as thin and light as the waifish iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that it joins on Verizon's shelves. It features a sharp 10" IPS display that supports both capacitive multi-touch and the included EMR pen for precise input. The tablet runs on a 1.2GHz dual core TI CPU and has 4G LTE on Verizon's network. Other goodies include the usual dual cameras, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and less common features like USB host and an IR blaster with AV remote to control home theater gear. This goes by the name Xoom 2 in Europe. Verizon and Wi-Fi models Dec. 2011 Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1 review
Kindle Fire The Amazon Kindle Fire has stirred up a lot of interest and supposedly a large number of pre-orders. It's no wonder, Amazon is a widely known, trusted brand and their 7" tablet undercuts all other high quality tablets in terms of pricing. At $199, it doesn't require the serious economic pondering that a $500 10" tablet does, and then there's the promise of lots of content. The Fire lives up to that promise, with easy access (very easy, you know Amazon wants you to shop until your finger drops) to their huge selection of eBooks, 10,000 Amazon Prime videos, their 17 million MP3s. N/A Dec. 2011 Kindle Fire review
Nook Tablet Barnes & Noble's second generation 7" color LCD eReader and tablet might look identical to the Nook Color, but it's all new inside. The Nook Tablet has a 1GHz dual core CPU and 16 gigs of storage, making it a perfect home for the pre-installed Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming video players. The tablet even has a mic for recording your own Nook Kids books narration and for doing video chat too. The sharp display, friendly user interface and ePUB support make this a solid Kindle Fire competitor. This is a full written review plus video review. N/A Nov. 2001 Nook Tablet review
T-Mobile Springboard This is T-Mobile's latest 7" Android Honeycomb tablet, and it's made by Huawei. This moderately priced tablet is made with quality materials and we like the metal framing and aluminum back. It has a high resolution, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a resolution that's more commonly seen in 10" tablets, and it's plenty sharp with good viewing angles. It's no slouch on computing power with a 1.2GHz dual core CPU, a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. The tablet has 3G/4G on T-Mobile in the US, and it has WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. Dual cameras round out the feature set. T-Mobile Nov. 2011 T-Mobile Springboard review
Asus Eee Pad Slider Keyboard-loving Android tablet users have yet another choice. The much anticipated Asus Eee Pad Slider is finally out, and it's a theme and variation on the successful Asus Eee Pad Transformer. In terms of specs, it's the same as the Transformer and other Honeycomb tablets. You get a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, a gig of RAM, 16 or 32 gigs of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. It has a front video chat camera and a rear 5MP camera. We love the full USB port with USB host, and the one-piece portability of this 2.1 lb. tablet that really can replace a laptop for basic tasks. N/A Oct. 2011 Asus Eee Pad Slider review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the slightly more portable version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet. In terms of software and hardware the two tablets are nearly identical, with the Tab 8.9 being 1.2" smaller (diagonally) and a quarter pound lighter. It runs on Android OS 3.1 Honeycomb with Samsung's pleasing TouchWiz UI customizations for tablets. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 runs on the usual NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual core CPU with a gig of RAM, and it's available in 16 and 32 gig versions. This is a WiFi 802.11b/g/n tablet, and there's currently no 3G or 4G option. N/A Oct. 2011 Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is an Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet with a 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixel IPS Gorilla Glass display and the usual internals: 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU, a gig of RAM, plenty of internal storage, dual cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. What sets it apart from many Honeycomb tablets is the N-Trig Duo Sense dual digitizer. That means it's both capacitive multi-touch and it works with the optional $30 active digitizer pen. The pen is more precise than a capacitive stylus and it supports pressure sensitivity. N/A Oct. 2011 Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review
Sony Tablet S Sony's first Android tablet has a unique design that not only looks cool; it's the first 10" class tablet that's comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. The 9.4" TruBlack display is stunning with wide viewing angles and rich colors, and Sony includes their Crackle app for some free streaming and TV show love without having to suffer through Adobe Flash (though Flash is here if you want to). The 1.3 lb. tablet runs Android Honeycomb 3.2 with Sony custom software, and it has the usual dual cameras, gig of RAM, plenty of internal storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. The tablet is ready to entertain you the Sony Reader app, social networking and an excellent AV remote control app with IR blaster. N/A Sept. 2011 Sony Tablet S review
HTC Jetstream We've waited patiently for HTC to release a 10" Android Honeycomb tablet, and now we have the Jetstream which is arguably the best but also the most expensive Honeycomb tablet on the market. The Jetstream is exclusive to AT&T, and it has 3G, 4G HSPA+ and 4G LTE. With either flavor of 4G you get rocking speeds, and the tablet's 1.5GHz dual core CPU only adds to to pleasure. Like the 7" HTC Flyer, it has a capacitive display plus an active digitizer that works with the HTC Scribe pen for precise note-taking and drawing. The tablet has 32 gigs of storage, a front video chat camera plus an impressive 1080p 8MP rear camera, GPS, dual band WiFi 9802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a lovely metal casing. It handles Adobe Flash with ease and supports Netflix without hacking. AT&T Sept. 2011 HTC Jetstream review
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Currently the one and only 7" Android Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Acer A100 is nonetheless a fine 7" tablet with all the power of a 10" model packed into a much more portable package. The A100 has a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multi-touch display, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, a gig of RAM and 8 or 16 gigs of internal storage. It runs Android OS 3.2 and has HDMI, dual cameras, a GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. Not bad for tablet that starts at $329. WiFi only Aug. 2011 Acer Iconia Tab A100 review
Vizio 8" Tablet Vizio has taken the TV world by storm with low prices and high quality HD TVs, and now they're after the Android tablet market. The 8" Vizio tablet sits between bargain tablets and tier 1 Android tablets in terms of price, and you get a solid set of features for just under $300. The tablet has an 8" capacitive LED backlit display, a 1GHz single core CPU, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, a GPS and solid video playback skills. The Vizio has a very cool AV remote app and IR blaster that can control your home AV gear, an HDMI port and it runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread with newbie-friendly UI customizations. WiFi only Aug. 2011 Vizio 8
Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Lenovo has entered the increasingly crowded Android tablet market with their consumer-oriented IdeaPad K1. It sports the usual Honeycomb specs: a 10.1" capacitive touch screen, 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU, a gig of RAM, 32 gigs of flash storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS and dual cameras. The tablet has excellent build quality and a nice design, but the 30 bundled applications that were supposed to make the IdeaPad more user friendly instead make it stumble. Our favorite piece of software? Netflix; a rarity on Android tablets. Want to learn more? Check out our IdeaPad K1 video review. WiFi only Aug. 2011 Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review
Toshiba Thrive Toshiba takes their laptop expertise and applies it to this tablet. The Thrive is thicker and heavier than average, but it fits in goodies like a full size HDMI port, full USB port, SD card slot and a replaceable battery. This Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet is otherwise standard stuff with a dual core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, a gig of RAM, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and dual cameras. The Thrive calls to your inner MacGyver and geek: plug in a USB keyboard, access your external hard drive, view camera photos using the full size SD card slot and more. WiFi only July 2011 Toshiba Thrive review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the Android tablet that's most like Apple's hyper-successful iPad 2 tablet from a design perspective. It's incredibly slim at 0.34" and light at 1.25 lbs. and we can only marvel that Samsung re-engineered it to such lithe sexiness in just a few months. At the same time we're missing some things that didn't fit in such a small chassis like a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab has a 10.1" vivid display that we love, the usual dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, 16 or 32 gigs of storage and dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n. It's available in WiFi-only and Verizon 3G/4G LTE versions. The tablet runs Android OS 3.1 Honeycomb. WiFi model and and 4G LTE on Verizon model June 2011 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review
HTC EVO View 4G Sprint's version of the HTC Flyer with more storage and 3G EV-DO Rev. A and 4G WiMAX. The EVO View is otherwise identical to the Flyer and it has a 7" capacitive touch screen with optional pen, a single core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense software and solid pre-loaded applications. Sprint June 2011 HTC EVO View 4G review
HTC Flyer HTC makes excellent custom phone software that results in an compelling user experience. That's why they went with Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb for their first tablet. Manufacturers have much more leeway when customizing the phone version of Google's Android OS. The 7" HTC Flyer tablet has all sorts of HTC Sense goodies including widgets and Friendstream as well as tablet-centric new apps like HTC Watch for videos, an ebook app and widget powered by Kobo and a notes app that's a custom version of the popular Evernote. The Flyer was the first Android tablet to have both a capacitive touch screen and an active digitizer that works with the optional HTC Scribe digital pen. You can take ink notes and doodle with pressure sensitivity. The Flyer runs on a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon CPU with 16 gigs of storage and a micro SD card slot. It has WiFi but no 3G, Bluetooth with a full set of profiles and a GPS. Front and rear cameras round out the features on this highly portable tablet. WiFi only May 2011 HTC Flyer review
Asus Eee Pad Transformer The Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is so named because Asus sells an optional $149 keyboard dock that turns this 10.1" Android Honeycomb tablet into a laptop of sorts, compete with keyboard, trackpad, USB port and secondary battery. The Transformer is the least expensive 10" Honeycomb tablet on the market as of May 2011, but it offers the same 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 CPU, gig of RAM, dual cameras and your choice of 16 or 32 gigs of storage. This is a WiFi-only tablet with no 3G or 4G capabilities. It has an excellent IPS capacitive display that sets it apart from the crowd, as does its low price. But are what are you missing when you pay half as much as the Motorola Xoom and LG G-Slate? Read our review to find out. WiFi only May 2011 Asus Eee Pad transformer review
LG G-Slate In the endless parade of Android Honeycomb tablets that's just starting, the LG G-Slate stands out thanks to 4G HSPA+ and 3D video recording. We love 4G, and T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is second only to LTE for data speeds, but we could live without the gimmicky 3D video recording and dizzying complimentary 3D glasses. The G-Slate runs on the usual dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU and it has 32 gigs of internal storage. The 8.9" display is just a bit smaller than the Motorola Xoom and the 10" competition, but it's bright and sharp. This tablet is a quality piece, but you'll pay a pretty price for it. T-Mobile May 2011 T-Mobile G-Slate review
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Acer always manages to build a solid machine at a lower price than the tier 1 competition. They've done it again with the A500, a 10" Android Honeycomb tablet that matches most features of the Motorola Xoom, 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab and LG G-Slate. The Acer A500 runs on a dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has Bluetooth, WiFi and a GPS but no 3G (wait for the AT&T version if you need 3G). The tablet has HDMI out though it fails to play 1080p video, and it has a few value added features: a working microSD card slot and a USB host port for flash drives and the like. WiFi only April 2011 Acer Iconia A500 review
Motorola Xoom This 10.1" tablet is the first to hit the market with Android OS 3.0 Honeycomb that's made for tablets. The 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive display gives you plenty of room to work with, and it's very responsive to touch. The Xoom has a 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 CPU with graphics acceleration and it's plenty fast. The Xoom is available with and without a Verizon Wireless contract and it has 3G EV-DO Rev. A with a free upgrade to 4G LTE. It has WiFi 802.11b/g/n (dual band), a GPS, Bluetooth, HDMI out and front and rear cameras. The Xoom quickly became one of our favorite gadgets and it makes a great netbook replacement. Verizon and WiFi-only versions available Feb. 2011 Motorola Xoom review

 

Dell Streak 7 This 7" Android 2.2 tablet has a 7" multi-touch capacitive Gorilla Glass display running at 800 x 480 resolution and a dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU. Like the Galaxy Tab, it's a tablet that doesn't make phone calls over the cellular network; it's data-only. The Streak 7 has 4G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a GPS that works with Google Maps and Navigation. It's a bit less expensive than the Samsung Tab, but makes some concessions in display quality and battery life. T-Mobile Feb. 2011 Dell Streak 7 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab The first Android tablet that's a viable iPad opponent, the Galaxy Tab is offered by all 4 major US carriers and has a lot to love. The Tab has a 7" capacitive display running at 1024 x 600 and Android OS 2.2 Froyo. Like the Galaxy S phones, the Tab runs on a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU with GPU, has 512 megs of RAM, lots of storage, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a GPS. All Galaxy Tab models have 3G data but US versions cannot make calls over the cellular network. We review the T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon versions. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and US Cellular Dec. 2010 Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Dell Streak We confess, we've got a little crush on the big Dell Streak. With a 5" super-sharp display, Android and full phone capabilities, this is a very versatile smartphone and tablet. It edges out the more expensive Galaxy Tab on portability and unlike the US Tab, the Dell can do voice calls too. The Streak has 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 16 gigs of storage courtesy of a bundled microSD card and both front and rear cameras. The rear shooter is 5 megapixels with a dual LED flash, and the Streak has a GPS with compass, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Streak is gorgeous looking and it boasts high quality materials including a metal back cover and Gorilla Glass. If you're looking for a pocket computer and Internet tool first and a voice phone second, the Streak is well worth a look. AT&T Nov. 2010 Dell Streak review
Barnes & Noble Nook Color Though B&N intends this 7" Android tablet to be an eReader, it's also a capable and hackable Android tablet with a sharp display, decent CPU and WiFi. N/A Nov. 2010 Nook Color review

 

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