Whilst it seems the iPad is receiving all the hype and attention when it comes to the tablet, a few recent reviews urge us to look at the other options available. “The iPad isn’t the only game in town” says Matt Burns in his latest review on CrunchGear.
Other currently available alternatives that have been listed as contenders to compete with the Apple iPad in the tablet battle are the ModBook, Viliv X70 and the Archos 9 PC tablet. Whilst other challengers to look out for in the near future include the Viliv S10 Blade, Notion Ink Adam, HP Slate and the Dell Streak.
The HP tablet was recently reviewed on DigitalTrends.com as a key player if productivity is your main objective “If you want to actually have the possibility of leaving your Windows laptop at home, the HP Tablet will be better. It should have a dual-core processor and multi-tasking will be turned on.” the weakness seems to be battery life.
The same review also believes the Notion Ink Adam to be a close fit to the iPad “A transflective Pixel Qi screen should give it both iPad-like media features (color and motion) and Kindle-like text capabilities (outdoor readability), plus potentially better battery life. It will also better Nvidia Tegra graphics, HDMI output, an iPad-like data plan. It will use Android store.”
In conclusion digitaltrends.com wrap up the reviews nicely, stating “one size does not fit all”, and it is primarily down to what needs and requirements are more important to the user. “the HP Tablet a better laptop replacement, the Notion Ink more advanced and capable, and the Dell Mini 5 a better replacement for your smartphone, and more portable than the iPad.”