The year 2010 was the year of the tablet when Apple came up with their innovative Apple iPad that really took the world by the storm. With the launch of Apple iPad every electronic company in the world was dying to come out with their own version of iPad and to provide the consumers with all the features that were missing in Apple iPad.
Towards the end of 2010 we saw many new companies coming up with their version of tablets and here we will take a look at some of the best tablets that are being showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas.
Dell Streak 7
Dell has been the market leader when it comes to making computers and since Dell understands the popularity of tablets they have now decided to go to the next level and come up with their own version of iPad. The Dell Streak 7 is certainly one of the most happening tablets in the CES 2011. The Dell Streak 7 will take the users to the next level because it has the 4G technology and probably this is the first time that any tablet will have 4G technology incorporated in it. However, the not so good part will be that it runs on Android 2.2 rather than using the Android 3 Honeycomb operating system. However, Dell has clarified that users can upgrade their operating system. The tablet has a huge 10 inch touch screen on the front with superb display features to lure more customers.
Toshiba Tegra 2
You cannot keep Toshiba out of the competition for long time and they have always made their entry bigger by launching something better than the best. This time Toshiba comes back into the market with their latest tablet the Toshiba Tegra 2. Toshiba has not named the tablet yet but since it works on Nvidia’s Tegra chip technology it is called Tegra 2. The tablet is a bit bigger than Dell Streak 7 and will come with Android 3.0 operating system. It also has Resolution Plus feature that allows users to view their standard definition video in high definition video.
NEC always comes up with something groundbreaking and this time they have decided to break the concept of single screen tablets and therefore their new offering NEC LT-W is a dual screen tablet which looks like a magazine. Although, the model is a bit heavier than the rest of the tablets available in the market. It is designed to provide all kinds of reading options to the users. The NEC LT-W is certainly grabbing a lot of attention at the CES 2011.
Motorola is a grand player in the US market and you cannot keep them quiet when they come out with their products. The Motorola Xoom is certainly an eye-roller because of its looks and features that are incorporated. The tablet works on Android 3.0 and has dual core 1 GHz processor for faster and better browsing experience. It also has data support feature from Verizon Wireless and users who want to move to 4G LTE networks can make use of this tablet.
RIM better known as Research In Motion is the leading developer for Blackberry devices and they have decided to come up with their own PlayBook tablet. Some people at the CES also call PlayBook as the Blackberry Tablet because the tablet uses an operating system which has been recently acquired by QNX. The tablet has loads of features like it support Flash 10.1 as well as Adobe Air apps. The tablet also supports HTML5. The tablet has a 7 inch display and runs on Cortex A9-based dual core 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and 5 mega pixel camera.
Lenovo has come out with its new LePad which cannot be called a tablet but then it’s not a netbook either. The LePad has a detachable screen which you can use individually as well. The netbook has a 10.1 inch touch screen that runs on Windows 7 but when you detach the screen it runs on Android 2.2 operating system. Lenovo has announced that users can buy the parts separately which means that users who only want to use the screen can buy the screen itself.
Vizio is one of the leading names in the world of HDTVs but this time they are flowing with the tide and like everyone else they have decided to come up with their very own tablet at the CES 2011. The Vizio Via has an 8 inch screen that looks really good because of its high definition display. Many viewers have claimed that the screen display is better than iPad. Now that is something that iPad will have to checkout for.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G
In the year 2010, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab decided to give a tough competition to Apple iPad and this year Samsung has decided to upgrade its most popular tablet with LTE technology. Hence, at the CES 2011 one can see the latest version of Samsung Galaxy Tab with 4G LTE technology. The new Samsung tablet will have 1.2 GHz CPU and will run on Android 2.2 Froyo instead of Android Gingerbread 3.0.
Coby has decided to storm the tablet market with its new line of Kyros tablets and therefore it has launched 5 new tablets which are available at display at CES 2011. Although, each tablet screen size is different the smallest size is 7 inches and the biggest is 10 inch. However, all the tablets run on Android 2.2 and have Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor. The tablets do not support Flash but have expandable memory slot of 32 GB.
Notion Ink Adam
You can clearly term Notion Ink Adam as the underdog that can steal the show because there are many bloggers and tech critics who are claiming it to be the best tablet at CES 2011. This tablet can multitask and split your screen into three so you can work efficiently. It is loaded with Nvidia dual core processors, Tegra 2 and Eden to give you phenomenal battery life and performance.