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Apple iPad2 Alternatives

Updated on December 14, 2012

Alternatives to the Apple iPad2

This lens will teach you about the various alternatives that there are to the Apple Ipad. The apple iPad has already sold 3 million units. There are some tablet PC's that you have probably never heard of that I would like to show you. Maybe you can choose whether you like the Ipad or these alternatives better instead of being caught up in "Ipad hype".

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Top Apple iPad2 Alternatives

the best alternatives to the apple iPad!

the top Alternatives to the Ipad include:

Blackberry Playbook(not out yet)

HP Slate

Dell Inspiron Duo

Samsung Galaxy Tab( popular/new)

Blackberry playbook
Blackberry playbook

Blackberry Playbook

The Blackberry Playbook will be a definite Ipad competitor. Coming from such a quality company as Research in Motion, it will not dissipoint many. It has a 7 inch screen which is smaller than the Ipad. Its computing runs on a Blackberry OS 6 and it will have a 1Ghz dual core processor. It will thus easily handle mutlitasking and single tasks will be done quickly. It has a mini HDMI port, 2 quality cameras, and will run flash,html5, and java. The one downside is that it will not have the old blackberry apps. Development of new apps is needed.Blackberry Playbook not yet for sale, coming Q1 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is a very high rated Tablet PC. It is smaller than the Ipad at 7 inches and is also slimmer. This makes the Samsung Galaxy Tablet a tad more portable. The cool thing about it is that it has 3g calling, texting, and videocalling. 3g comes through any of the 4 main 3g carriers in the US. It has Wireless N Wifi which is amazingly fast. It can connect to Bluetooth 3.0. The Samsung Galaxy tab has two cameras: a front facing 1.3MP and a rear facing 3MP. It has a 7 hour battery life compared with Ipad's 10 hours. The Samsung Galaxy tab is fully compatible with Google Apps. Overall this is a great buy if you just are not "feeling" the Ipad.Samsung Galaxy Tab Official

Dell Inspiron Duo
Dell Inspiron Duo

Dell Inspiron Duo

The Dell Inspiron Duo finally brings the Inspiron series in Tablet form. With its unique flipscreen design, The Dell inspiron Duo Tablet allows for use of keyboard when necessary. If you just want to see the screen, you can flip it and fold down the keyboard. This awesome innovation has led to great interest in this product. It will have Windows 7, proper USB port, etc. The inspiron duo tablet will come in a variety of colors. Dell inspiron duo tablet Official website

HP Slate
HP Slate

HP Slate

The HP Slate: a decent Tablet PC. This one has not had perfect reviews but it is worth mentioning. This one also uses Windows applications and has a functional USB port. It does not have a keyboard like the unique Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet does. Overall, this is an okay Tablet PC. HP Slate official

Buy HP Slate!

8.9" Windows 7 Tablet PC - 1.66GHz Intel ATOM N450 - 64GB Solid State HDD - 2GB DDR2 SDRAM - 3G - WIFI - Bluetooth - 1.3MP Webcam - VGA/LAN Port - SD Card Slot - Multi-Touch LCD with Stylus
8.9" Windows 7 Tablet PC - 1.66GHz Intel ATOM N450 - 64GB Solid State HDD - 2GB DDR2 SDRAM - 3G - WIFI - Bluetooth - 1.3MP Webcam - VGA/LAN Port - SD Card Slot - Multi-Touch LCD with Stylus

The HP slate runs fully on Windows OS which makes it a good choice over other Tablet PC's. If you are a windows fanatic buy this product!


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Don't like alternatives? Buy the Ipad!

The Ipad is definitely an attractive buy!

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      8 years ago

      i love this lens i created it :)

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      8 years ago

      i love this lens i created it :)

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      8 years ago

      I've tested the Galaxy Tab and liked, but, let's face, Apple Tablet still rocks

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      Sue Mah 

      8 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Thanks for the info. Didn't realize there were so many alternatives. The sale of iPad was official yesterday and long queues to buy it.

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      8 years ago

      These are good alternatives to Apple IPad.

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      8 years ago from Oz

      Dell Inspiron Duo is so cool. But iPad is still the winner :-)

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      8 years ago

      Just visited after reading about it on the forum. This was a thoughtful lens and I must admit I have learned about the construction of a lens. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      @Hairdresser007: I like the color nook a lot. The products on this lens are just Tablet PC's though not really ebook readers. The thing is that iPad is a Tablet PC but one of its functions is an ereader. The nook is just an ereader not a complete Tablet PC. I will add the nook to a new lens i am making for ereaders

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      James Jordan 

      8 years ago from Burbank, CA

      what do you think about the new B & N color nook?

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      Gilberto Galea 

      8 years ago from Willemstad

      Great lens, I've some similar like this. Great effects.


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