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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch
This is Amazon's flagship Android tablet.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD comes with a 1920x1200 resolution, 1080p (HD) display with in-plane switching, Advanced True Wide (ATW) polarizing filter, and 10-point multi-touch support.
Storage options are 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB (64GB only available on the 4G LTE version), but remember that there's no micro-SD card slot, so the model that you buy, you're stuck with for the life of the product.
The Kindle Fire HD is also powered by some serious silicon. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is powered by the latest generation dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4 4470 processor with an on-board Imagination SGX544 graphics engine that's capable of over 12 billion floating point operations per second -- or 50 percent more than Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor.
Also packed inside is a dual antenna design for better reception, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and MIMO (Multiple In/Multiple Out) that offers higher bandwidth and longer range.
Price: from $299.
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Asus Transformer TF300
A power tablet that transforms into a notebook. It features a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280x800 desolution in-plane switching display and a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. There's also an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage that can be augmented by the addition of a microSD card.
The tablet is powered by Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich".
If you want a tablet that transforms into a notebook, then this is the tablet for you. Through the use of the optional keyboard dock (an additional $149), not only can you add a keyboard and touchpad, but you also get 5 hours of extra battery life.
Price: from $350.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch
Not that Apple has released the iPad mini, this seems to have rekindled interest in smaller tablets. For those who are looking for a highly-portable tablet on a budget, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is worth a look.
The 7-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution display is a little meager compared to the Nexus 7, but offsetting this is the micro-SD card slot that allows you to bump the storage up from the stock 8GB for a few dollars.
The tablet is powered by a dual core Texas Instruments OMAP processor and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera. The stock operating system is Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" but you can upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean".
Price: from $200.
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