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Tablets, Compared

2010 was supposed to be the Year of the Tablet. That did not really happen — the flood of product was reduced to a trickle, as many manufacturers awaited a more tablet-friendly operating system from Google. So, once more, with feeling: 2011 will be the Year of the Tablet. Several new models have either been released, or are in a very advanced state of preview. This interactive guide can help sort through the latest offerings. Use the checkbox at the top of each listing to select it for comparison. And check back frequently — this page will be updated as new information or models are released.



Apple iPad





Since its release in April, Apple’s iPad has sold more than 7.5 million units. The iPad comes in several versions, with different memory capacities and an available cellular connection via AT&T (in October, Verizon started selling the iPad with an external 3G-to-Wi-Fi wireless router). For now, the iPad remains the dominant tablet computer.

Device Apple iPad
Operating System iOS
Apps 40,000+ iPad apps through the Apple App Store; 300,000+ compatible iPhone apps
Flash Support No
Multitasking Yes, with the newest iOS upgrade
Screen 9.7'' 4:3 IPS screen
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Camera None
Ports Apple dock connection
Navigation Compass, assisted GPS (3G version only)
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G (some models)
Estimated Battery Life 10 hours, 1 month standby
Dimensions 9.56" x 7.47" x 0.5"
Weight 1.5 pounds
Wireless Plan $15 or $25 a month via AT&T (No contract)
Price $500-$830

Motorola Xoom





Motorola introduced its tablet, the Xoom, at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tablet is the first to run the newest version of Google's Android operating system, known as Honeycomb. It was named the best gadget by the show's official awards. Motorola said that the tablet will be available in the first quarter of 2011, but has not given any details about its cost.

Device Motorola Xoom
Operating System Android
Apps More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support Yes
Multitasking Yes
Screen 10.1-inch widescreen
Screen Resolution 1280x800
Camera 5 MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
Ports micro U.S.B., HDMI for video out
Navigation compass, GPS
Storage 32 GB, with SD support after software update
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G upgradeable. Can be used as personal hotspot.
Estimated Battery Life 10 hours video playback
Dimensions 9.8'' x 6.6" x 0.5"
Weight 1.6 lbs

H.P. Slate





The on-again, off-again Slate was in the works for some time. In October Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, introduced the Slate, its first tablet. Running a touch-optimized version of Microsoft Windows 7, the Slate is initially being targeted at business users. That would explain its enterprise-level price: $800.

Device H.P. Slate
Operating System Windows 7
Apps Most Windows programs
Flash Support Yes
Multitasking Yes, it runs Windows
Screen 8.9'' wide screen
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Camera VGA webcam for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
Ports U.S.B.
Navigation None
Storage 64 GB
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Estimated Battery Life 5 hours
Dimensions 5.91" x 9.21" x 0.58"
Weight 1.5 pounds
Price $800

Dell Streak





Dell was one of the first computer makers to respond to the iPad, releasing the Streak in August. The Streak has a five-inch screen, smaller than the eight- to 10-inch screens common in tablets. With dimensions like that, the Streak occupies the space between the smartphone and the tablet.

Device Dell Streak
Operating System Android
Apps More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support Yes
Multitasking Yes
Screen 5" TFT LCD
Screen Resolution 800 x 480
Camera VGA camera for videoconferencing; 5MP camera on reverse side
Ports U.S.B.
Navigation Compass, GPS
Storage MicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life 10 hours talk time, 400 hours standby
Dimensions 6" x 3.1" x 0.4"
Weight 0.48 pound
Wireless Plan 2-year AT&T contract or buy unlocked at full price
Price $550 ($300 with 2-year contract)

BlackBerry PlayBook





Refusing to cede tablet ground to the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft, smartphone maker Research In Motion has been developing the PlayBook, part of its BlackBerry line of devices. The PlayBook will be available in 2011, though R.I.M. has shown prototypes already. Expect full Flash support for the Web, compatibility with corporate servers and enhanced security features.

Device BlackBerry PlayBook
Operating System BlackBerry Tablet OS
Apps PlayBook-specific apps via BlackBerry App World
Flash Support Yes
Multitasking Yes
Screen 7" wide screen LCD
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Camera 3MP camera for videoconferencing, 5MP camera on reverse side
Ports U.S.B., HDMI for video out
Navigation None
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (3G via BlackBerry phone tether)
Estimated Battery Life Unknown
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.6" x 0.4"
Weight 0.9 pound
Price Unknown

Samsung Galaxy Tab





The Galaxy Tab from Samsung is one of the few real competitors to Apple’s iPad. Available through all four major cellphone carriers, the Galaxy runs on Google’s Android 2.2 operating system, which means it comes with some features — turn-by-turn navigation, voice dictation, Flash support — that either cost extra on the iPad or are not available at all. Prices vary depending on the carrier, but expect to pay between $400 and $600.

Device Samsung Galaxy Tab
Operating System Android
Apps More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support Yes
Multitasking Yes
Screen 7" wide screen TFT LCD
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Camera 1.3MP camera for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
Ports U.S.B.
Navigation Compass, GPS
Storage MicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life 7 hours
Dimensions 7.48" x 4.74" x 0.47"
Weight 0.8 pounds
Wireless Plan Varies by carrier
Price $600 ($400 with contract)