Choice reviews tablets: June 2011

July 4, 2011 0 Comments

The Australian Consumer Association's testing and review publication, CHOICE, recently reviewed a number of tablet computers available in the Australian market. CHOICE is a consumer publication, and prides itself on its rigorous and independent approach to testing products. 

In this review, CHOICE ranked the Apple iPad 2 (wi-fi and 3G versions) at the top of its "what to buy" list. The iPad scored highly on ease of use, performance, build quality, and the famous app store. The only negatives noted were the lack of Flash support and very low camera resolution compared with other tablets on the market.

Runners up were the Acer Iconia Tab A500, a 10 inch tablet running Android Honeycomb, the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which are both also 10 inch screens with Android Honeycomb. All three runners up can access the Android app market, but it is not nearly as impressive as Apple's app store at present.

Notably, the CHOICE review did not look at some of the newer tablets such as the BlackBerry PlayBook, a 7 inch tablet running RIM's own operating system. As more and more models from various manufacturers come onto the market expect CHOICE to regularly update its report.

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