What's in your perfect tablet?

With the rumour mill starting to gear up about the iPad 2, we thought we'd ask you, the readers, what would make your perfect tablet?

With the rumour mill starting to gear up about the iPad 2, we thought we'd ask you, the readers, what would make your perfect tablet?

Hitchhiker's iPad to the Galaxy
Get it engraved with "Ford Prefect" and you're done. (Credit: Craig Simms/NASA)

Everyone we've asked has a different purpose in mind for the original iPad, making it a curious beast indeed. Table-top gaming, comic reading, video watching, show-reel viewer — once people find the calling that attracts them, it's a done deal. To the rest of the world, it appears it's handy only as a coffee-table ornament.

It's not all just iPad either: the Motorola Xoom looks like it's evening the field for the Android crowd, and some interesting Windows models are starting to leak out too. Still, we feel as if something is missing for us.

We'd like a media player that can play everything — for a start, codec support is currently severely lacking. We'd then love to be able to send that video to our TV wirelessly. And, well, let's cut to the chase. It needs to be able to do everything a PADD and Tricorder can do. Oh yeah — and no fingerprints.

But back in the world of reality — what would make a tablet an absolute must buy for you?

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About the author

Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.

 

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