Maybe you know someone that got an iPad. That’s cool, but it might not be for you. Check out these nine iPad alternatives to see which suits you best. Some of these offer features the iPad doesn’t have or can deliver what the iPad can but for less money.
1. The Notion Ink Adam Android Tablet
With its sleek design and 10-inch touch screen, the Notion Ink Adam Tablet is to be desired. It also boasts a 16-hour battery life and 3MP camera. Also unlike the iPad, the tablet features a browser that supports Flash. Maybe the most striking is the Adam’s revolutionary Pixel Qi screen. The transflective LCD screen can switch between color and black and white modes for e-reading.
The complete alternative to the iPad with Linux at the core is the WePad. WePad is priced a bit lower than the iPad and comes with a web cam and 2 USB. Its 11-inch screen, faster processor, and bigger RAM makes performing multiple tasks a bit easier. And of course, it supports Flash!
3. Dell Mini 5
The Dell Mini 5 is the smallest tablet on the list with its 5-inch touch screen, but that just adds on to its ease of use. The device comes with a speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor with WiFi, 3G and bluetooth connectivity. But the feature that really stands out is its ability to make phone calls (It’s like a big iPhone, or a small iPad that makes calls and fits in your pocket). Oh yeah, there’s also a 5MP camera on board.
4. Fusion Garage’s JooJoo
With it’s 12-inch screen and onboard camera, the JooJoo is a worthy iPad competitor. It supports Flash and achieves 1080p video streaming. The Intel Atom / NVIDIA Ion powered tablet has a great interface and more processing power which gives the user an awesome visual experience.
5. Viliv X70
This 7-inch tablet is Windows compatible, supports Flash and has slots for SD cards and USBs. The Viliv x70 comes with a feedback touchscreen and unlocked 3G GSM modem. Its multitasking capability, built-in camera, and faster processor make it a windows-friendly iPad competitor.
The ModBook by Axiotron is an iPad and then some, including its Wacom-enabled 13.3-inch screen which you can write directly on for easy note taking. With a 120 GB hard drive, built-in camera and optical drive, the tablet is worth considering. It supports Flash, capable of multitasking and it’s even Windows compatible.
7. Lenovo Skylight Smartbook
Though the Lenovo Skylight looks just like a laptop, it may be a good choice for those still unsure if they should make the jump from laptop to tablet. The device mixes the features of a net book with those found in a powerful smart phone, making emailing and browsing a snap. It’s a lightweight WiFi device with 3G through AT&T. The device also comes preloaded with several apps to give you the ultimate experience
8. Viliv S10 Blade
Here’s a netbook with a swivel top-half so it functions like a tablet for easy mobility. The Viliv s10 Blade has 2 USB ports, runs Windows 7, offers simple multitasking, supports Flash and has a webcam. In addition, there’s an unlocked 3G modem and video-out capability as well.
9. Archos 9 PC Tablet
With a price tag starting at $549, the Archos 9 PCTablet it is a great device and looks awesome. It comes with an Intel Atom Z510 1.1 G Hz processor, 1GB on-board RAM, and is available in two models, 80GB and 160GB. The high-resolution 9-inch touchscreen and the two positioned leg-stands make the Archos 9 perfect for media and hands-free viewing without having to purchase additional accessories