Which Tablet Is Tops?

On April 2, 2012, Consumer reports came out with its top tablet ratings and who else would be at the top but the Apple iPad

Apple iPad interface, courtesy of ConsumerReports.org

The new iPad has a high resolution screen that doesn’t drain the battery, a 5MP camera that takes good photos and healthy 4G capability.

A couple of downsides appear to be the ability of the tablet to get warm during use and it’s inability to charge when playing demanding video games. While the iPad took top honors, there were some other tablets that had a lot , to offer:

  • Toshiba Excite 10LE – It’s light (under 1 pound) and thin
  • Pantech Element 8-in – Waterproof and has a battery life of over 10 hours
  • Sony Tablet P – Has a dual screen which makes it great for those who want the traditional 2-page book layout and for viewing photos
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 – Has an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display which was, according to testers, the first seen for a tablet

For the full list of tablets tested and their ratings, check out ConsumerReports.org

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