9 Apple iPad Alternatives and Reviews

The ever popular apple introduces iPad few months before. All the products have their alternatives in Technology market. Apple also affected by this adulteration. Here are the 9 alternatives for Apple iPad to hit the market this year. They feature multi-touch screens that are larger than the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen. And while they might not have Apple’s buzz, they do offer capabilities not available in the current version of the iPad.

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Product 1:

Product Name: 2 go pc slate

Manufacturer : Computer Technology Link

Screen Size and Resolution: 10″, 1024×600

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

Technology : 3G and Wi-Fi

Price: $499

It is a netbook which working on 1.6 GHz  intel atom N450 processor, 1-2 GB ram. The keyboard is replaced by multitouch screen. Windows 7 operating system produces a wonderful multitasking. It has in built webcam 2 mega pixel which is not  in any other tablet pc or iPad. 2 USB ports, mic and head phone jacks, and VGA and Ethernet ports.It will be available with 160GB to 320GB hard drives or 16GB or 32GB SSD and optional 3G and GPS.

Product 2:

Product Name: Adam

Manufacturer: Notion Ink

Screen Size and Resolution: 10.1″, 1024×600

Operating System: Android

Technology: 3G and wifi

Price: $327

This astonishing display of the Notion Ink Adam Tablet PC has three functions; it can run in full color, black & white, and e-paper mode. It  use NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 (a graphics processor specifically designed for tablets and other mobile devices).  Built in 3 mega pixel camera. 16 hours battery back up. The Adam Tablet is going to be a real computer powered by a dual-core 1 Ghz Intel processor, will fully support multitasking because of the desktop-like dual core processors and gaming on it will be excellent because the Adam Tablet will be armed with the potent nVidia Tegra 2 GPU!

Product 3:

Product Name: Exo PC slate

Manufacturer : ExoPC

Screen Size and Resolution: 11.6″, 1366×768

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Edition

Technology : Wi-Fi

Price :$599

Its quite expensive. The ExoPC’s upcoming release will lack 3G, but it will still have a bigger screen and higher resolution than the iPad, and it will use Windows 7.There is a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU along with 2GB of RAM, while storage comes from a 32GB solid state drive and SD memory cards. 1.3-megapixel camera captures photos and videos, and there are three USB ports, a VGA output and a SIM card slot for connecting to 3G data networks. The battery is rated at four hours. A virtual keyboard, app support and e-book compatibility round out the known features of the device.

Product 4:

Product Name: Gemini

Manufacturer: ICD

Screen Size and Resolution: 11.6″, 1366×768

Operating System: Android

Technology: 3G and Wi-Fi

Price: $500 – $600

It has 1GHz Tegra 2 SOC, the 11.2-inch displaya. Headlined by a 3G connection for cellular voice calls , it also includes a user-replaceable 40Wh battery, an SD card reader, FM radio, GPS, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB connectivity to PCs and USB peripherals, stereo speakers, and dual webcams a 2 megapixel front-facing unit and a 5 megapixel autofocusing snapper on the back. Multitouch displays will be available in both resistive and capacitive flavors, with the 1,366 x 768 resolution being filled by Google’s Android OS.

Product 5:

Product Name: JooJoo

Manufacturer: Fusion Garage

Screen Size and Resolution: 12.1″; 1366×768

Operating System: Based on Linux

Technology: 3G and Wi-Fi

Price: $500

It has 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 1GB RAM. Multitouch screen of 12-inch, 1366×768 resolution. The graphics part contain, GPU + CPU combination, looks like an Nvidia Ion chipset. Since, the device is able to play 1080p YouTube videos smoothly, it’s supposed to have a good Nvidia acceleration for HD. 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone jack, built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, a charging port and a USB slot. 3G card port. A built in speaker for playback audios.The original Wi-Fi version of the JooJoo is also being offered for online pre-ordering for $499.

Product 6:

Product Name: M1touch

Manufacturer: iiView

Screen Size and Resolution: 10.1″; 1024×600

Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition or Home Premium

Technology: 3G (optional) or Wi-Fi

Price: $499

It has an  Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, integrated graphics, 10.2-inch touchscreen display with 1024×600 resolution, a  microphone, a headphone jack, and a VGA video output. The ViewPad will comes in four models, the Model 1 with 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM, the Model 2 with 320GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM. These two models supports for WiFi connectivity. While the Model 3 and Model 4 has the same specs as the Model 1 and 2, but substitute the WiFi with 3G WCDMA/TD-SDCMA/CDMA 2000 support.

Product 7:

Product Name: Winpad 100 and 110

Manufacturer: MSI

Screen Size and Resolution: 10.1″; 1024×600

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (WindPad 100); Android (WindPad 110)

Technology: 3G and Wi-Fi

Price: $399

MSI introduced two tablets, the WindPad 100 and 110 both with 10-inch screens. The 100 runs Windows 7, while the 110 runs Android and includes the NVIDIA Tegra 2 graphics chipset. MSI says it wants to release the WindPad 100 for $499 sometime this year, 10-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor , 2GB RAM , 32GB SSD harddisk, Windows 7 Home Premium,  2x USB ports,  HDMI output Webcam.

Product 8:

Product Name: TouchPad BC10

Manufacturer: Hanvon

Screen Size and Resolution: 10.1″; 1024×600

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

Technology: Wi-Fi

Price: $600

It runs Windows 7.  the hardware specs are undeniably impressive. This 10-inch tablet runs video at full 1080P HD, sports a 1.3GHz Celeron processor as well as GMA4500 graphics. The requisite capacitive touchscreen is present and a deluge of ports, including HDMI-out for home viewing, are built into the device.

The CEO of Hanvon smashed an ice sculpture of an apple at a press conference to celebrate the announcement of the BC10 — but the device’s reported price of over $600 may make doing the same to Apple’s iPad sales numbers difficult.

Product 9:

Product Name: WeTab

Manufacturer: Neofonie

Screen Size and Resolution: 11.6″, 1366×768

Operating System: Based on Linux

Technology: 3G and Wi-Fi

Price: $573(16 GB model) , $726 (32 GB model)

11.6-inch touch sensitive display in 1366 x 768-pixel resolution. Multi-touch capability. 1,66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor. 1 GB of RAM memory. 16 or 32 GB of storage space. SDHC memory card slot compatible with up to 32GB cards. 1.3 megapixel webcam.  Microphone.  Built-in stereo speakers. 2 USB ports. Bluetooth 2.1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. Mobile data network connectivity for GSM and 3G UMTS/HSDPA (in select models) SIM card slot for GSM or 3G mobile network connection. GPS receiver (included in the 3G model only). Compatible with Android, Java, Flash, and Adobe AIR applications that can be downloaded to the device. Epub, PDF, TXT, Mobipocket, and WeBook ebooks can be viewed on the device. Battery life about 6 hours.

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About the Author: Robin C

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  1. Hey thanks for the round-up. I think it’s good that there are alternatives for the iPad. I am most excited about the WePad, it’s a great alternative

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