Yeah, yeah… I know. I have an addiction. Sue me. I do love my iPad, but I also love Android and that Xoom looks SWEET. I definitely want a nice Android tablet to complete my gadget circle. The specs are amazing.  I have not done it yet for a couple of reasons. One of those reasons is that there are so many other tablets due out this year. The new line of Samsung Galaxy Tabs also looks very nice. I reviewed a 7″ Galaxy Tab a while back and loved it.

As I sat and compared the specs on each the other day, the Xoom came out with a teeny advantage over the new Samsung line, but not by much. We have talked about the Xoom before and it’s offerings. It is the first tab to ship with Honeycomb (Android 3.o). But what if you are a Windows lover? There are some new tabs out for that too. The below guest post talks a little bit about the differences in each.

I’m reading, I’m thinking, I’m wondering. I know whatever I decide, my iPad will likely get jealous. 🙂


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The Tablet computer is the most up-to-date, portable computer in the market place today. Google is one of the top, favourite search engines that everyone is familiar with. Now they can be credited with one of the most powerful operating systems for the tablet PC. The Motorola Xoom Android Tablet, comes with the Google Android Honeycomb operating system that brings loads of applications to keep everyone beaming.

It offers 32 GB of memory with the option for expansion by 32 GB using an SD card. The 10.1 inch touch screen makes it compact and very easy to transport. The 5 megapixel camera will keep you in focus and has a zoom option, while the 2 megapixel camera will give you all you need to make video calls. It also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The tabbed browsing is great for keeping all the visited sites available and it feels more like a desktop PC with this feature. It also comes with video capture and the Android Music Player.

The familiar Windows operating system, needs little introduction and adds to the ease of use with the HP Slate 500 Tablet PC Windows 7 Professional. It offers up to 64 GB of memory and it’s a tablet PC to be reckoned with. It offers all the expected applications from a Windows operating system along with a USB 2.0 so that you can connect to your Desktop computer or plug in other hardware. It has Wi-Fi to keep you connected to the internet. It has Bluetooth and it incorporates a camera front and back and comes with a case and docking station. The 8.9 inch screen makes this a little smaller than some tablets, but still very much a top contender.

Asus Eee Slate EP121 12.1 Windows & Tablet is a sleek machine with a 12.1 inch touch screen. Asus also make system boards for Windows operating systems, so it’s no surprise that this tablet runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so that you can transfer data to your mobile with ease. There is an expansion slot for 32 GB of memory with 32 GB onboard. It has 2 USB 2.0 Ports and amazingly it incorporates a 2 MP web cam with LED flash. The feature that makes this Tablet different, is the digitiser pen that can be used for drawing or writing input.

The weight of each tablet may be something to consider ranging from 730 kg to 2.00 kg. The tablet is the most convenient way to travel with a computer. It’s compact and it offers most of the standard technical features, so that you can continue your projects away from home.

It’s worth mentioning that the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet PC, can use finger print recognition. Fujitsu is appealing to the corporate market with corporate level features in the Stylistic. With a 10 inch screen it offers predictive text which is great, if you dislike virtual keyboard data input. It has automatic back-up so data integrity is preserved and many other security features.

Making the right choice is just a matter of knowing what you want from a Tablet PC. Whatever your choice, the right machine is available.