The rumours had ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, but the end result is pretty special. Still, it’s by no means the only tablet option available. There are plenty of other great gadgets out there that won’t cost the Earth (and this month’s rent).
Galaxy Tab 2
The 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 is almost identical to its predecessor. But don’t let that put you off; Samsung is expected to aim this at the mid-level price range, so you’ll be able to pick it up for less than the first one’s original price.
The Kindle Fire is my next choice. We’ve still got no word on when this device will hit our stores, but it can’t be far away now!
Sitting firmly at the low-end of the tablet market, the quality of the Kindle Fire far outweighs its price tag. It’s been going down a storm in the US, and is sure to sell by the shed-load over here.
BlackBerry PlayBook 2
And finally, BlackBerry’s PlayBook 2 is due for release before the end of the year, and promises to be an impressive offering.
Running BB10, BlackBerry’s next operating system, the Playbook will be a smooth ride – but could be a little too expensive for some people’s tastes.
Apple is certainly upping its game with the new iPad, but it isn’t the only one. As tablet competition heats up, every manufacturer will be doing its best to impress.