What Will Be Your Next Tablet? 53 Tablets Compared

Tablets are a hot property right now, but which tablet should you buy? We've assembled the specifications for 53 different tablets so you can compare, including new Android devices and upcoming Windows 8 tablets from Microsoft, Asus, Acer, Samsung and others.

Update: The updated version of this table now contains all the awesome gadget gear we saw at IFA and beyond, including: the Archos Gen10 XS, Asus Transformer Infinity, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Kindle Fire HD, Toshiba AT330, Sony Vaio Duo 11, HP Envy X2, Dell XPS Duo 12, Dell XPS 10, Sony Xperia Tablet S, Samsung Activ, and the Lenovo Ideatab S2110. Phew!

Like the Super Phones list, this is intended as a living document that we'll update as new tablets come to market. We've not mentioned the many Windows 7 slates available as that's targeting a different market segment, and Windows 8 tablets are well on the way. As always, if you've spotted any errors or reckon we've missed an obvious candidate, let us know in the comments below.

Note: Specs below may change without notice.

Tablet In Australia? OS Screen CPU / RAM Cameras Storage Weight
Acer
Iconia A700
TBC Android 4.0 10.1 Inch 1920 x 1200 Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 5MP Rear/1MP Front 32GB / Micro SD 666.7g
Acer
Iconia W700

TBC Windows 8 11.6 Inch 1920 x 1080 Ivy Bridge 5MP Rear TBC TBC
Acer
Iconia W510

TBC Windows 8 10.1 Inch 1920 x 1080 TBC TBC TBC TBC
Acer
Iconia Tab A100

Everywhere Android 3.2 7 Inch 1024x600 Tegra 2 1GHz/512MB 5 MP Rear 8GB / Micro SD 470g
Acer
Iconia Tab A200

Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz/1GB 1.2MP Front 8GB / Micro SD 700g
Acer
Iconia Tab A500/A501

Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 1GHz/1GB 5MP Rear/2MP Front 16 / 32 GB/ Micro SD 730g
Aldi
Bauhn Tablet

Aldi Supermarkets Android 4.0 9.7 Inch 1GHz Amlogic 8726-M3 Cortex A9 processor 2MP Rear 16GB TBC
Archos
Gen10 XS

TBC Android 4.0 10.1 Inch 1.5GHz TI OMAP processor Front-facing only 16GB + microSD 595 grams
Amazon
Kindle Fire HD
Import-only Android 4.0

7 Inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD

1.2GHz Dual-core TI OMAP4

Front-facing only 16GB/32GB

394 grams

Apple
iPad

Available from March 16th iOS 5.1 9.7-inch LCD (2048x1536) Dual-core Apple A5X / TBC 5MP rear / VGA front 16/32/64GB / not expandable 652g / 662g
Apple
iPad 2

Everywhere iOS 5.0.1 9.7-inch LCD (1024x768) 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 / 512MB 0.7MP rear (shoots 720p) / VGA front 16GB / not expandable 601g / 613g
Asus
Taichi

TBC Windows 8 11.6 Inch/13.3 Inch 1920 x 1080 Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge)/4GB RAM 5MP Rear/"HD" front-facing SSD TBC
Asus
AIO

TBC Windows 8/Android 18.4 Inch Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge)/4GB RAM TBC TBC TBC
Asus
600

TBC Windows RT 10.1 Inch ( NVIDIA Tegra 3/2GB RAM 8MP Rear/2MP Front 32GB TBC
Asus
810

TBC Windows 8 11.6 Inch 1366x768 Intel Atom processor/2GB RAM 8MP Rear/2MP Front 64GB TBC
Asus
Eee Pad MeMO

TBC Android 4.0 7 Inch 1024x600

1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260

5MP Rear/1.3MP Front

16/32GB

402g

Asus
Padfone
MobiCity Android 4.0 4.3-inch (smartphone) / 10.1-inch (tablet) 1.5GHz dual core / 1GB 8MP rear / 0.3MP front 16 / 32GB internal / up to 32GB micro SD 724 g plus phone
Asus
Transformer Prime

Everywhere Android 4.0 10.1 Inch 1280x800 1.4GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core 8MP Rear/1.2MP Front 32 / 64GB / Micro SD 586g
Asus
Eee Pad Transformer Infinity (TF700T)
Everywhere Android 4.0 10.1 Inch 1920 x 1200 1.6GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 / 1GB RAM 8MP Rear/2MP Front 32 / 64GB /Micro SD 586g
Blackberry Playbook
Everywhere BBOS 2.0

7 Inch 1024x600

Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9

5MP Rear/3MP Front

16/32/64GB

425g

Dell Latitude 10
TBC Windows 8

10.1 Inch 1366x768

Intel Dual-Core Atom (Clover Trail) 1.5Ghz/2GB RAM

TBC

128GB SSD

710g

Dell
XPS Duo 12

TBC Windows 8 12-inch TBC TBC TBC TBC
Dell
XPS Duo 10

TBC Windows RT 10-inch ARM TBC TBC TBC
Huawei
Mediapad 10

TBC Android 4.0 10.1 inch 1920x1200 1.5GHz K3 quad-core processor/2GB RAM 8MP Rear/1.3MP Front 8 / 16 / 32GB/ MicroSD

598g

HP
Envy X2

TBC Windows 8 11.6-inch Dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 8MP rear-facing 64GB 680g (tablet only) 1.4kg (docked)
Kogan
Agora

Kogan.com.au Android 4.0 10 Inch 1024x768 1.2GHz Cortex A8/1GB RAM 2MP Rear/0.3MP Front 8GB/16GB

601g
Lenovo
IdeaPad K1

Everywhere Android 3.1 10.1-inch LCD (1280x800) NVIDIA Tegra T20 1GHz Processor / 1GB 5MP rear / 2MP front 32GB / microSD 730g
Lenovo
Thinkpad Tablet

Everywhere Android 3.1 10.1-inch LCD (1280x800) 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra T20 processor / 1GB 5MP rear / 2MP front 16 / 32 / 64GB / micro SD 601g / 613g
Lenovo
Ideatab S2110

TBC (Currently US only) Android 10.1-inch TBC 5MP rear/1.3MP front TBC TBC
Microsoft
Surface for Windows RT

TBC Windows RT 10.6 Inch ARM processor TBC 32GB, 64GB 676g
Microsoft
Surface for Windows 8 Pro

TBC Windows 8 10.6 Inch Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) TBC 64GB, 128GB 903g
Motorola Xoom
Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 1GHz Dual Core/1GB RAM 5MP Rear/2MP Front 32GB / MicroSD

730g
Motorola
Xoom 2

Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 1.2GHz Dual Core/1GB RAM 5MP Rear/1.3MP Front 32GB/ MicroSD 599g
MSI
Slider S20
TBC Windows 8 11.6 Inch Intel Ivy Bridge/4GB RAM TBC TBC 599g
Samsung
Ativ Tab

TBC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 10.1 inch 1366x768 pixels 1.5GHz dual-core 5MP rear/1.9MP front 32GB/64GB 567g
Samsung
Series 5 Hybrid
TBC Windows 8 11 Inch 1920x1080 Intel (Clover Trail) 8MP Rear/2MP Front TBC 748.4g
Samsung
Galaxy Tab 10.1

Everywhere Android 3.1 10.1 Inch 1280x800 Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz/1GB 3MP Rear/2MP Front 16/64GB 560g
Samsung
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 2

18 June (Optus) Android 4.0 10.1 Inch 1280x800 ) Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz/1GB 3MP Rear/VGA Front 32GB/ MicroSD 588g
Samsung
Galaxy Tab 2 7

TBC Android 4.0 7 Inch 1024x600 Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz/1GB 3MP Rear/VGA Front 16/32GB MicroSD 343g
Samsung
Galaxy Tab 7.7

Everywhere Android 3.2 7.7 inch 1280x800

1.4GHz dual-core processor

3MP Rear/2MP Front

16/32/64GB MicroSD

340g

Samsung
Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G

Everywhere Android 3.2 8.9 inch 1280x800 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor 3MP Rear/2MP Front 16/32GB 470g
Samsung
Galaxy Note 10.1

Everywhere Android 4.0 10.1 inch 12800x800 (149ppi) 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 5MP rear/1.9MP front 16GB/32GB/64GB 567g
Sony
Tablet P

Everywhere Android 3.2 Dual 5.5 inch 1024x480 Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 1GHz/1GB 5MP Rear/VGA 4GB/MicroSD

372g

Sony
Tablet S

Everywhere Android 3.2 9.4 inch 1280x800

Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 1GHz/1GB

5MP Rear/0.3MP Front

16/32 GB/ microSD

625g

Sony
Vaio Duo 11

TBC Windows RT 11.6 Inch Intel Ivy Bridge TBC 128GB SSD/256GB SSD 1.7kg
Sony
Xperia Tablet S

TBC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 9.4 Inch Quad Core Tegra 3 8MP rear/1MP front TBC TBC
Toshiba AT270 (Excite 7.7)
late June Android 4.0 7.7-inch 1280x800 AMOLED 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra T30S / 1GB 5MP Rear/2MP Front 16GB/up to 32GB microSD

350g

Toshiba AT300 (Excite 10)
late June Android 4.0 10.1-inch 1280x800 1.2GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra T30SL / 1GB 5MP rear/2MP front 16GB/up to 32GB microSD

599g

Toshiba AT330 (Excite 13)
Everywhere Android 4.0 13.3-inch 1600√ó900 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra T30S / 1GB 5MP rear/2MP front 16GB/up to 128GB SD

1kg

Toshiba AT100
Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 Nvidia Tegra T250/1GB 5MP Rear/2MP Front 16GB/up to 32GB microSD

750g

Toshiba AT1S0
Everywhere Android 3.2 7 Inch 1024x600 Nvidia Tegra T250/1GB 5MP Rear/2MP Front 16GB/ MicroSD

399g

Toshiba AT200
Everywhere Android 3.2 10.1 Inch 1280x800 TI OMAP 4430 5MP Rear/2MP Front 16GB/ MicroSD 558g
Viewsonic
Confirmed to arrive in Australia late 2012 Android 4.0 22 Inch 1280x800 TBC TBC TBC TBC

Comments

    Can you give prices for them? It isn't easy to compare them without knowing their prices. Cheers.

      I agree with Palms - the complete picture requires prices - are we getting a VW Beetle for a Rolls Royce price ? Everything is relative.

      I'm with you. I'm considering a win 8 tablet but only if the price is right. If the price is similar to a laptop then I'm not interested.

        Plus connectivity. 3g is essential for me, especially since vodafone killed the personal hotspot on my iphone.

      Definitely needs this!

      Even just an RRP or whatever would help.

    This comment has been deemed inappropriate and has been deleted.

      Determining whether they should get an iPad 2 or "new" iPad will be left as an exercise for the reader.

      Walled garden ... bleh ... give me the Android jungle

    Just to update your spec, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is getting an upgrade to Quad Core before its June launch: http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-delayed-to-june-getting-upgrade-to-exynos-quad-core-20120406/

    I'll have the samsung series 7 slate please. Please list it.

      for $1000+!!! that is alot of dough

      The argument in the past has been that it's not a low-resource kind of device that we've come to expect from tablets, it's a fully fledged x86. But, if they've added the new Microsoft Windows 8 (Core i5) tablet to the list, then surely that means the samsung slate is eligible too ?

    Next? I'm still waiting for the first one with a real OS

      So, one of the nine Windows 8 tablets listed then?

    Really need prices to be able to even start comparing. If everything was the same price you'd always go for the best spec'd one........

    Just got Galaxy Tab 10.1's from work - not fully convinced.

    Consider me waiting for Windows 8 ARM tablets. That's where my money is going..

      I get the feeling they'll be just as underwhelming as the Windows Phones. Look pretty but don't actually do anything useful.

        That sounds like every iOS and Android device to me but it will probably apply to Win8 on ARM too, for precisely the same reasons. OTOH, Intel's Win8 tablets will actually run the software we all use every day, so that's where my money would go.

          But only software that has been compiled and programed for ARM, which probably just be internet explorer and an office port ergo lame

            The ARM version is "Windows RT". Any tablet listed above as running "Windows 8" should be an x86 tablet, and will be able to run the software we use everyday.

    I'd like something with great specs, fairly big, a decent resolution and an active digitiser with technology licensed from Wacom. There's rumours that the Galaxy Not 10.1 does that... but the specs are not impressive compared to the competition and I'd like to know how well that pen performs.

      Aside from the resolution, the specs on the galaxy note 10.1 outstrip every other tablet on the market.

      I've got one myself and the pen performs very well, the extended nib on the end of the pens removes the slight offset on the touch point which is present on the galaxy note (phone).

    Where the hell is Dell Streak 7? It has Honeycomb and beats a lot of these tablets in multiple ways.

    Nine.
    Waiting for the Win8 Tablet.

      Is there any actual reason why? I see a lot of people commenting here about how great Windows Phone is and how wonderful Windows 8 Tablet will be, but I never see anything to back up their claims. All the reviews of Phones have been pretty meh, the the Tablet is looking pretty bad, being essentially locked down much the same as the iPad (at least fro the ARM version, which I'm assuming will cover most tablets). So are there actual reasons behind all this Microsoft whitewashing, or is this just an astroturfing exercise?

        Windows 8 tablets (x86 models, at least) will run Photoshop, Excel, 3DS Max, SoundForge, Flash, Illustrator, After Effects, AutoCAD, Nuke, Lightwave 3D, Cubase, Avid Media Composer, Sonar and every other piece of software that currently runs on a PC. No "apps" to waste your time and money on, no limitations to put up with, just the same experience you get from your home computer in a mobile form factor.

        My perspective is that I have a great laptop, so why would I need a tablet? But with x86 Win8 tablets, I can at least envisage a time when I'll think "why do I need this laptop, when an x86 tablet can do everything it does?" That's when I'll buy a tablet, not before, and no Android or iOS tablet will EVER be able to meet that one simple, obvious criterion, will it?

          Who's going to release x86 tablets? The financial incentives for the ARM system are far too great.

          If, and it's a very big if, someone does release an x86 tablet, who's to say what performance and price will be like? Without locking down application to Microsoft's store, there'll be little incentive for Microsoft to provide the OS cheaply (when compared to the ARM version here). And if they do make x86 tablets, what is performance going to be like? All of the applications you've listed above are quite CPU and RAM intensive how will that bode for battery life? Will they be shipping i7 tablets? I don't imagine $1500 tablets will sell very well.

            Gigabyte already has a Windows 7 tablet and it works fine.

            It's not an if at all, plenty of Win8 x86 tablets have already been announced. In fact, all of the tablets listed above as running "Windows 8" are x86 tablets. The ones listed as running "Windows RT" are ARM tablets.

          Ah the words of someone who actually enjoys using a computer.. You are such a minority :)

          same experience as my home computer but mobile? So you mean I can now enjoy viruses, buggy software and constant crashing on the go now?

          Freaking awesome bud......take my money.

          iPad FTW

    Padphone for me. Then eventually a windows version.

    Wikipad is mine.

    Having looked @ the tablets listed and being a newbie to tabs - I'm just as confused after reading the 'rundown' and comments. Maybe I'll put it in the too hard basket for now. I mainly wanted an ereader, but can see the benefits of a tablet. Do any of the tabs above have a USB port (micro ) or std?
    Would be grateful if any has an idea they could pass on.

      My Iconia A500 is a pretty great ereader (that is its main function atm :P) comes with micro and standard USB connectivity plus a SD card and has HDMI output so you can read a good book in 1080P... i mean... 0.o.... oh well... should be able to get the A500 for fairly cheap now and well worth getting... TBH go out and play with a few of them, find out which one you like, because when it comes down to it, if all you want is to read books, there's no point in forking out for the newest and shiniest with the best ZOMG display...

        +1 to the Iconia A500, I had one and it was great for ebooks.

        It did get a little heavy at times though. You might want to look at the 7 and 8 inch Samsung offerings.

        Just started using the new ipad for books (finally reading hitchhikers guide to the galaxy). the ipads screen is unbeatable for this sort of stuff (as far as tablets are concerned), but still not quite as easy on the eyes as an ereader with e ink display. for the rare time when you need usb or sd (cloud services cover most of it), grab a 5 buck adapter on ebay, if you decide ipad. as the ferret king said, definitely worth just heading out to jb or something and playing.

    Galaxy Note 10.1 all the way

    Asus Taichi or MS Surface (W8 Pro)

    As an Engineer I cannot live without my tablet. Without it I would go back to printing 1000's of A3 drawings and marking up drawings by hand and carrying manuals (with 100's of post it not bookmarks) with me everywhere I go. The tablet replaces these for me. Annotating on the iPad using my stylus is difficult and time consuming on a full computer which would be annoying to carry around site. I don't want a full blown computer as a tablet unless it is lighter or equal to the new iPad and as powerful as a MacBook Pro. Otherwise I want a light weight long battery life tablet. So for me I am all for ARM tablets and relying for developers to keep producing amazing apps for the mobile OS's. Can't wait to try Windows 8 on ARM and see what developers coming up with. So my next tablet is a lightweight 7"-10" ARM tablet. Will see what comes out after the release of Windows 8.

    Tablets are still gimmicky GUI machines at the moment (on the whole). Once they actually get some real processing grunt and a decent array proprietary ports, then... maybe, I'll get one.

      decent array proprietary ports aye... sure you dont mean decent array of standard ports? either way, probably not longed for the consumer space, pro workspace may happen, but the future in consumer space is wirless connections to peripherals because it's "fast enough" now

    My next tablet will be Microsoft Surface, probably the Pro version but the RT version looks good enough too. Which one I buy will depend on the price differential. I have zero interest in Apple's tablets as they are only toys. Android just makes me laugh a little.

      For those that think iPad is a toy (depending on you profession), you should check out apps like Goodreader, Notes Plus, Penultimate, Mindomo, iScope, ScrumPad Pro, AutoCAD WS, Dropbox, Planning Pro. These apps do things better on the tablet then on a desktop computer and these show the potential that the Windows RT tablet has. And for those into music creation, Animoog, NanoStudio, Table top, and the list goes on. I personally have an equal 50/50 split between tablet and desktop. For the work I do on desktop I want a 27" monitor with a real keyboard and mouse. For the work I do on my tablet I enjoy sitting outside or on a lounge chair facing outside the office window.

    I purchased the aldi tablet. Took it back 1 week later. Absolute rubbish. Took 10 mins to boot up had an annoying blue led light that was always on. Loads more issues. Stick to apple.

    Oh yeah.. that new Microsoft Surface with WindowsRT +T egra is for me I'm thinking as my take everywhere Tablet
    It is just the size and quality I am wanting as I'll never by anything from crApple. Love the kickstand and touch cover for when I want to do emails. The 'angled' camera that looks straight ahead when kickstand is in use. With USB host and Video Out as well..
    Finaly a worthy opponent to the iPad running my preferred OS (I find Android just too damn messy)

    I'll be getting a Surface (Most likely Pro). I've never really been interested in tablets, but it looks like Microsoft is implementing some pretty good ideas, the keyboard cover and adding a USB port. If the stylus functionality is close as a Wacom then it may be a day 1 purchase.

    Mostly interested in the Surface tablet. I told myself after testing out Windows 8 when it was first released for public use that I would love this on a tablet and now Microsoft just seem to be winning me over with their new fancy pants tablet. So a Surface for me, what model will be decided when I know more, would be silly to jump for the pro model when the RT model might do exactly what I want for cheaper!

    Can we have a column for connectivity? (i.e. 3G / 4G / Wifi only)

    I know that I'm in the minority - but to me value matters.
    HOW could you get me excited with the promise of a comparison of the multitude and not include street prices?
    Even Apple stuff could look ok till you get to actual pricing!

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