HP TouchPad HP webOS is a genuinely impressive operating system. Although some tout it as being intuitive, we're not sure that's really its strength.The HP TouchPad uses Palm's unique WebOS interface and delivers Adobe Flash-enabled Web browsing, Beats audio enhancement, and impressive compatibility with third-party calendar, messaging, and e-mail servicesThe screen is one of this tablet's stand out features, though. It's the same size (9.7in) and resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) as the iPad 2 and is as within a gnat's whisker of being as good quality with great viewing angles, bright colours, and good contrast. .Battery life according to HP is 9 hours for continuous video playback, and in our test (WiFi on, Bluetooth off, video looping) we came close to that: just over eight and a half hours. That puts it slightly ahead of the Motorola Xoom but again behind the Tab and iPad 2.
But, The TouchPad has a thick, smudgy design, offers no rear camera or HD video capture, includes a limited app selection, and its unique cards system of multitasking isn't as fully utilized as it could be.
The bottom line: The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features, and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet heavyweights. Specifications
Display type9.7 in TFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
OSHP webOS 3.0
ProcessorQUALCOMM Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bBluetooth 2.1 EDRIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.5 in x 0.6 in x 9.4 in
Weight1.6 lbs Price;$257.49 to $265.99 VS Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ starts at only $269, has a sharp screen, good performance, and a microSD slot. It's also lightweight, comfortable, and implements magazines and catalogs better than any other tablet.
But, The Nook store still lacks some popular TV shows and movies, there's no native music feature, and apps support pales in comparison to the competition. Screen quality is susceptible to fingerprints. Battery life: Battery life isn't quite as good as B&N makes out. The high screen brightness immediately puts the Nook HD at a disadvantage compared to dimmer tablets, and it lasted 5 hours and 25 minutes playing video continuously at maximum brightness with Wi-Fi turned on. If you drop the brightness to a more sensible level, you could get an extra couple of hours.
The bottom line: Though lacking in media options, the Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets. Specifications
Display type9 inTFT active matrix - Yes
ProcessorTexas Instruments 1.5 GHzOMAP4470
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)6.4 in x 0.45 in x 9.45 in
Weight1.13 lbs Price;$269.00 to $300.03 VS Google Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price.It’s slicker, faster and sleeker than any other 7-inch tablet on the market right now, and only the rear facing camera really lets it down.The battery life is really impressive, and the sheer diversity on offer, be it through the uprated CPU, screen, or GPU, mean that we struggled to put it down at times. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.
But, Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.
The bottom line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. Specifications
Display type7 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight
OSAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor1300 MHzNVIDIA Tegra 3
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.8 in x 0.4 in x 4.7 in
Weight12 oz Price;$199.00 to $228.19