Building the perfect Franken-tablet

Toshiba Exite edges Microsoft Surface RT in test of five flawed tablets

By Tom Henderson and Matt Evangelista, ExtremeLabs, Inc., Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, insider, Microsoft Surface

Lego Frankenstein

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Finding the right business tablet can be a daunting task. Do you want a seven-inch display or a 10 inch? Built-in keyboard? Snap-on keyboard? Which operating system? What apps? How about ruggedness, style, battery life, price?

We tested a sampling of five business tablets, or perhaps we should say: four business tablets and the iPad Mini. Prices ranged from $429 for the iPad Mini to $2,000 for the ruggedized GammaTech. Each device had a different operating system, and, even more importantly, a different app ecosystem.

None of the products were perfect, but in our testing, the Toshiba Excite 10 came out on top because it has solid features, but also because it isn't deficient in important ways. It draws on a huge application profile set that we believe pushes it past the competition -- by a hair.

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