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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5
The iPad or new iPad or third iPad or whatever you want call it is the top selling single tablet model, by a lot.
But you might be surprised to know that Apple could be down to less than 70% of the tablet market this year.
So, whoÃ¯Â¿Â½s got the other 30%?
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m B.C. here to show you: The Top 5 tablets that you should consider instead of the iPad.
iPad 3. Oh, whatever, letÃ¯Â¿Â½s go.
#5 The Asus Eee Pad MeMo -- you know, the $250 7Ã¯Â¿Â½ tablet that won our Best of CES award for the tablet category a few months back.
Not out just yet so we canÃ¯Â¿Â½t slot it by review score, but it makes the list on price and the fact that it is at least a cousin on the Transformer Prime which weÃ¯Â¿Â½ll meet later.
Tegra 3 CPU, 12MP rear cam and ICS make us wonder is the price is a typo.
#4 is the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Yeah, #4 because it is missing a lot, like cameras, GPS and a mic.
Not going to call it bad, because that $200 price and it being the only tablet that is wired into AmazonÃ¯Â¿Â½s DNA keeps it interesting.
But I canÃ¯Â¿Â½t wait for Fire 2.0.
#3 is the -Sony Tablet S. Yep, Sony actually makes something noteworthy aside from the PS3.
Great design on this guy -- a little goofy at first, but just get one in your hand -- has SonyÃ¯Â¿Â½s burgeoning content ecosystem baked in an integrated IR remote, which is useful considering how many of us use tablets while wathcing TV.
$399 for 16GB.
#2 -This was a tough fight against the Sony, but we give the runner-up nod to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Family 10.1, 8.9, 7.7, one for every pocket & purse.
Great screens across the board, excel at being thin and light and Samsung is steadily building real market share against Apple, so you can feel like youÃ¯Â¿Â½re buying into something that will have more than just collectible value tomorrow.
Prices vary a lot by size and whether you buy on contract or not.
#1 goes to the tablet that geeks ask me about the most: The Asus Transformer Prime TF700T -- you now, the one that just came out barely a month after the original Transformer Prime!
Well gitcherÃ¯Â¿Â½ ass on eBay and sell the one you have because the TF700T has much improved 1900x1200 screen res on its 10Ã¯Â¿Â½ display, an HD front cam for high def video chat and a new back panel that Asus says will improve Wi-Fi, BT and GPS performance.
Rolls out Q2 of 2012 with ICS for $600 for 32GB.
It goes without saying that the tablet market is cuckoo.
WeÃ¯Â¿Â½ve probably just reviewed 3 more models since I have been standing here.
So you got to go check out cnet.com, check out the tablets link on the left, to get the lates.
I am Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.
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