Top 15 Alternatives To iPad

It is undeniable that with its innovative Apple iPad revolutionized portability and touch screen (which already existed), despite the lack of support for flash content and other functions. Consumer electronics manufacturers are rushing to get their own gadgets with multi touch screen. Yes, we are talking about top and best alternatives to iPad.

What better way to share the technology of tablets, which give you top 15 alternatives to the iPad.Some deals have or can deliver what the iPad can not and even less money.


Here are the top 15 alternatives to iPad ( alphabetical order ):


Developed by Notion India Ink, Adam has got a price tag of $ 327 (up to $ 800 more expensive model). Used a modified version of Android, but is also supposed to be able to run Ubuntu and OS Chrome.

The screen, 10 “capacitive multitouch and, at 1024 × 600, use the technology is done by Pixel Qi, which deactivates the LCD backlight when ambient light is sufficient, saving battery and tired considerably less light (in the style of electronic ink).

The processor that will move the tablet will be a dual core nVidia Tegra 2 at 1GHz, capable of playing 1080p video. It will feature 16 models and 32 GB with microSD card support, 3.2MP camera, 3 USB ports, 1 HDMI port, microphone, GPS, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth … and has support for Flash 10.1 and multitasking, of course.

All this with dimensions of 239x158x13mm and weighing between 600 and 650 grams. We will have to keep track. This is an interesting alternative to iPad.


This release of the French firm Archos is named after the size of your screen, but is actually 8.9 inches, it also offers capabilities and backlight provides 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, and it is a resistive touch screen, but does not provide multi-functionality. The hardware of the Archos 9 consists of an Intel Atom Z510 at a speed of 1.1 GHz, the video processor is an Intel Poulsbo US15W, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM at 400 Mhz, 60 GB hard drive capacity Realtek ALC269 sound card with stereo speakers and microphone.

In point of connectivity, this tablet PC has a significant number of connectors that will allow the integration of the Archos 9 to any equipment with which we have to synchronize our data, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, Ethernet 10/100 Mb / s, 1 USB 2.0 port expandable via a replicator or hub, in addition to inputs and outputs.

It should be noted that features a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam brings to the support base of the unit and is equipped with the operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition. Moreover, the autonomy of the Archos 9 is 5 hours, its dimensions are 256 x 134 x 17 mm and weighs only 800 grams. Today we can purchase the device at prices ranging at $ 500. This is a Archos tablet PC which proves to be a powerful Apple iPad alternative.


This new touchscreen tablet PC model is based on the popular Google Android operating system, and the highlight of the characteristics that define this new development is undoubtedly the low price holds.

Close to 180 euros in the version of 8 GB of disk, this new device will surely become an indispensable partner for those users who require the features of a tablet but your budget does not allow to purchase higher-end products.

The technical specifications of this product provide for a high-resolution screen 7-inch TFT LCD, with a capacity of 800 x 480 pixel resolution and is capable of displaying 16 million colors. The user interface is direct type touch screen.

The unit’s main processor is an ARM-A8 CortexTM dual 32-bit, RAM the Archos 7 provides us with 128 MB of capacity, has a hard drive with a storage capacity of 160 GB versions and 320 GB depending on the model of the product being purchased.

The connectivity of this tablet PC is covered with Wi Fi (802.11 b / g), USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack for headphones and audio output, stereo line input, optional FM radio, built-in speakers and microphone.

The battery life of this iPad like tablet PC is approximately 7 hours. The equipment dimensions are 190 x 110 x 16 mm and weighs only 640 grams. The device comes equipped with factory-based support for the unit. This is another Archos tablet PC which proves to be a powerful Apple iPad alternative.


The Dell mini 5 is the smallest on the list of alternatives to iPad with its touch screen, 5 inches. The device comes with a fastprocessor 1GHz Snapdragon Webcam, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity. But the outstanding feature is its ability to make phone calls (like a big iPhone, or a small iPad that makes calls and fits in your pocket.)


With an operating system based on Linux kernel and use the browser, the Fusion Garage JooJoo bet for a capacitive screen 12.1 “, 1366 × 768, which in turn implies greater size and weight ( 324.5 x 199 x 18.9mm, 1.1kg).

The hardware looks good: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, NVidia Ion, 1GB of RAM, 4GB SSD, … But according to early reviews, software, at least for now, does not do justice. This, coupled with overheating, low battery (about 2 ½ hours of moderate use) and the $ 499 price, it makes this tablet PC a compelling alternative to iPad.


When the company acquired a Palm, it was clear that the decisive factor was the WebOS. With a truly impressive and functional touch-screen interface, HP had only to develop the hardware. The company has already confirmed the release of the tablet-based WebOS early next year. Most likely, we’ll see this alternative to iPad in January to show CES.


HP Slate is priced $ 549, the 32GB model and $ 599 64GB version. Windows 7 will run Home Premium, with an interface specially designed by HP to manage multi touch. Capacitive screen 8.9 “1024 × 600, Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, PowerVR SGX 535 graphics with support for video playback in high definition (1080P), WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G (optional), GPS , SD card slot, USB port, 3MP camera. This HP tablet PC looks pretty good alternative to iPad.


IFreeTablet is a German version of iPad. It’s the people at the University of Cordoba have been encouraged with his iFreeTablet, which consists of touch screen 10.2 “1024 × 600, Intel Atom N270 processor at 1.6GHz, 160GB hard drive, Ethernet, WiFi, camera 1.3 MP, 3 USB ports, VGA output, SD card slot … The price? This iPad alternative has got a price tag of 300 and 400 €.


Lenovo and gives us hints of what gives this model by using the word “hybrid” in its name. And is that U1 is neither more nor less than that: a hybrid between a tablet and a notebook.

What do you fancy today use a tablet? Separate your netbook screen and take it anywhere. You’ll have a machine with a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage running under Linux Skylight.

What do you need a little more power or throw in the keyboard failure? It’s as easy as re-attach the screen and you can work with Windows 7 with an Intel Core 2 Duo U4100, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Now, this alternative to iPad has got the price tag of $ 999.


This project of which little is known yet and is not expected, at least, until the third or fourth quarter, if it ever comes to be more than one concept and would be far more than an alternative to iPad. The most interesting are the two folding screens, mimicking a book, which would, among other things, it was much easier and convenient to carry.


RIM broke into the Tablet PC market from the device BlackBerry PlayBook. Seven-inch tablet runs on dual-core ARM Cortex A9, has one gigabyte of RAM and 32 GB internal, depending on the model. Display devaysa touch, in addition, RIM promises to support the unique technology of gesture control. The computer also boasts two cameras, but unfortunately, not as a module 3G.


Samsung Galaxy Tab heads the list for many reasons. This seven-inch tablet PC is powered by 1-gigahertz Cortex A8, equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, memory card slot for microSD and running an operating system Android 2.2 Froyo. Galaxy Tab, perhaps, only one drawback, however, so that he could cancel all its pluses. Currently, this alternative to iPad has got a price tag of $550 or 400 Pounds.


Toshiba showed its new tablet Folio on show IFA. New direct challenge to iPad, the diagonal of the display is 10.1 inches! Computer’s specifications are as follows: Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, operating system, Android 2.2, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory card slot SD, web camera for video calls. Unfortunately, this computer is heavier than the competitor, his weight is 760 grams. Toshiba Folio, an incredible iPad alternative has got a price tag of 399 euros.


Viewsonic showed its seven-inch ViewPad 7 on the IFA show in the last month. The tablet runs on 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running Froyo (Android 2.2). Brief characteristics: a capacitive multi-touch display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and two cameras. The cost of this alternative to iPad is about 400 euros.


The proposed Neofonie Germans will be released in July. The basic version with 16GB of storage, will cost € 449, while the advanced version with 3G, GPS and 32GB of storage will sell for 569 €.

Some of the things it offers are a generous display of 11.6 “with 1366 x 768, Intel Atom N450 processor at 1.66 GHz, 1.3 MP webcam, SD card slot, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth and WiFi. It runs on a proprietary operating system called Linux-based OS WePad.

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December 30, 2010 by: Prasanth Chandra


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