Best tablet PCs

Is the Apple iPad the best tablet on the market? We run down the tablet PCs available to buy right now

1/ Apple iPad 2

Wi-Fi: from £429, Wi-Fi + 3G: from £529, www.apple.com/uk

Love: Extra processing and graphical power. Now thinner and lighter

Hate: Same screen resolution

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T3 Star rating: 5/5

   

2/ Asus Eee Pad Transformer

16GB: £379, 32GB: £429, uk.asus.com

Love: Great screen. Honeycomb OS. Great keyboard dock (£50)

Hate: No 3G connectivity. Doesn’t charge via USB

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T3 Star rating: 4/5

 

3/ HP TouchPad

16GB £399, 32GB £479, www.hp.com/uk

Performance: A very fine example of hardware, with iPad mimicking specs. It's a joy to use. Now it just needs more apps...

Love: Speed. slickness and multitasking. Snazzy screen. iPad-matching price.

Hate: No video out or 3G. iPad and Android have a huge headstart in terms of apps.

MORE: HP TouchPad review I Apple iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

T3 Star rating: 3/5

 

4/ Motorola XOOM

£499, www.motorola.com

Love: Speedy dual-core processor and Android Honeycomb OS

Hate: Few tablet-optimised apps

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T3 Star rating: 3/5

 

5/ RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

16GB: £489, 32GB: £575, uk.blackberry.com

Love: Pocketable size and plush all-round feel. Solid OS

Hate: Few apps available so far. Less-than-crisp screen

MORE: BlackBerry PlayBook review I BlackBerry PlayBook vs HTC Flyer vs Asus Eee Pad Transformer I BlackBerry PlayBook video: 10 Things to do first

T3 Star rating: 3/5

 

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