With more than a million units sold in less than a month, it's pretty clear that Apple's iPad touchscreen tablet has been a success so far. But Apple isn't the only company out there to develop a tablet, as there are several iPad alternatives on the market or in the works right now that could give the iPad a run for its money.
Top tablet PCs
By Brad Reed | Network World US
Published 16:08, 08 October 10
Real, rumoured and wacky design concepts
11 post-holiday checklist tips for CIOs
As the holiday period ends, it's a good time for your IT chief to undertake some of those long put-off tasks.
Female CFOs on the FTSE 100
Out of the UK's top 100 public companies, just eight have female finance chiefs
The Internet of Things: 14 smart products that could change your home life
The Internet of Things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. Here are a few products that can help you get started.
We might as well start off with the iPad since it's the most popular tablet and it's the standard to which other tablets will be held. The iPad's specs are indeed impressive, as it includes a 1GHz Apple A4 processor, a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and connectivity with both Wi-Fi and GSM-based 3G networks. Combine this with the wide variety of applications available in the iTunes App Store, and you've got a tablet that presents a strong standard for the competition.