พอดีไปอ่านเจอจาก Techrepublic เรื่องคู่แข่งของ iPAD เลยมาแปะให้อ่านกันเล่นๆครับ และประกอบกับใกล้วันวางแผงอย่างเป็นทางการกับ iPAD โดย Apple Thailand ในวันที่ 12 พ.ย. นี้ (อ่านมาจากเว็บอีกเช่นกัน แต่จำบ่ได้แล้ว)
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab – Based on a similar design to the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, this 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet is loaded with strong specs and will be available on multiple carriers. It will likely be the iPad’s most serious competitor to arrive before the end of 2010.
2. Cisco Cius – Primarily an enterprise communications and collaboration device, the Cisco Cius is an 7-inch Android tablet with a heavy layer of Cisco customization on top. Consumers won’t be interested, but existing Cisco customers who want a corporate-controlled tablet might be.
3. BlackBerry PlayBook – Aimed at stopping the iPad’s momentum with executives and business professionals, the 7-inch BlackBerry tablet will be built on its own QNX operating system and is flush with power with a 1 GHz dual core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. However, battery life may be an issue and it won’t arrive until 2011.
4. Toshiba Libretto – One of the more innovative tablet competitors is the Libretto with its dual 7-inch multi-touch screens. One screen can be used entirely as a virtual keyboard while you work on the other. It runs Windows 7 acts a little more like a netbook than a tablet but it’s an interesting concept.
5. ASUS Eee Pad – Now one of the world’s top five computer makers and one of the leaders in design, ASUS has talked throughout the year about launching various iPad competitors (branded “Eee Pad”) from 9-inch to 12-inch models, running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Compact, or Android. ASUS has promised a tablet will be coming in the first quarter of 2011.
6. Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid – One of the big hits of CES 2010, the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is a convertible tablet with a multi-touch screen that detaches from a hardware keyboard. The main system runs Windows 7 but the detachable 11.6-inch screen turns into a standalone tablet running Linux. It has been delayed until 2011, but Lenovo says the standalone tablet will be released separately as the Lenovo LePad in December.
7. Archos 10.1 – Archos is a PDA and tablet company that has been trying to break into this market for a couple years with several different form factors and operating systems. The company could have a moderate success with its 10-inch tablet running Android 2.2
8. ViewSonic ViewPad 100 – This 10-inch tablet dual boots Windows 7 and Android 1.6. It has an LED display, 1 GB of RAM, a 1.66 GHz CPU, and a 16 GB onboard SSD drive.
9. Toshiba Folio 100 – This 10-inch tablet runs on the Nvidia Tegra processor and Android 2.2. Unlike the Toshiba Libretto, this is a standard slate form factor. It’s a vanilla tablet that Toshiba will try to price as low as possible.
10. HP Slate 500 – Announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January, this HP “Slate PC” was meant to preempt Apple’s iPad announcement later that month. It was reportedly canceled when HP bought Palm and said it was going to create a webOS tablet instead. Then, it was revived this fall.
11. LG Android tablet – We don’t know much about this one other than it will run Android, have “high-end features,” focus on productivity, and LG executive Chang Ma said