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 1600×900 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

    IPad but not because IOS is better than Android but for the simple reason I have $$ tied up in audio/music apps which are unlikely to see the light of day on Android. AND I personally find the form factor more appropriate for my uses (I sure hope it doesn't go 16:9)

    Surface Pro. Hanging onto my old netbook until release.

    Nexus 7?

    An error I noticed - the Sony Duo 11 has Ivy Bridge CPUs, so it will run Win8, Not WinRT. If they do a Core i7 version, it will definitely be in the running for me, along with the Asus Taichi. I like the Duo 11 for its slider form factor and TrackPoint over Trackpad but the Taichi''s advantage is that the laptop screen isn't touch-enabled, so it will stay nice and clean. Taichi will also have built in GPS which will be handy for navigation when cruising, although a USB or Bluetooth receiver will not be a great burden if the Sony stacks up well enough. I will also want to see which screen res makes the best sense for the form factor.

    This comment has been deemed inappropriate and has been deleted.

    The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is ICS OTA. I've had mine updated for 3 months

    You should probably update this article to include the Nexus 7.

    Surface pro or Samsung hybrid...probably hybrid

    So the article has been updated and it STILL doesn't include the Nexus 7.

    Come on. It's one of the best (if not THE best) 7" tablet on the market right now and it's not on your list. It's also the only tablet to be running Jelly Bean, apart from the Ativ and Xperia Tablet S. Make it happen Gizmodo, put it in the list.

      Sorry I missed that one Michael. I'll put the Nexus in there now. Can't believe I missed something so awesome.

    One of the windows 8 tablets which have good Specs.

    Surface seems good but the 3 month extra wait on the Pro version is too much, so Maybe the Samsung or the Asus.

    Quite possibly, depending on the price, the iPad Mini.. if it's actually released in October.

    The Sony Duo 11 still has the wrong OS attached to it.

    I will wait until there's an Android table which equal or greater resolution than an iPad to get a tablet.

    I just nabbed the Galaxy Note 10.1. Love the split screen, S Pen and brilliant multi-tasking UI that it has. 2Gb RAM never fills up either :)

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