Best tablets of CES 2011: People's Pick

Best tablets of CES 2011: People's Pick
Although we were very impressed by what all manufacturers unveiled at this year's CES expo in terms of smartphones, we can't help but admit that we saw some equally impressive tablets as well. And by “some”, we actually mean LOTS of tablets, as you might have noticed that almost every significant IT company at the show had a tablet computer on showcase.

We already told you which were the most prominent tablets at CES 2011 according to us, so we say it's now your turn to sound off. Was it the Motorola XOOM that stole the show? Or you'd rather prefer the BlackBerry PlayBook? There's no doubt the we've been treated to some very impressive offerings by the major manufacturers, but it's safe to say that companies that have been relatively quiet on the mobile front so far also had some interesting stuff in store for us.

Please feel free to vote in the poll below, so as to express your opinion on which tablet made the biggest impression on you at this year's CES!

Which was the best tablet at CES 2011?

Motorola XOOM
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
T-Mobile G-Slate
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G LTE
Dell Streak 7
Acer ICONIA Tab A500
Asus Eee Pad MeMO
Asus Eee Pad Slider
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Notion Ink Adam
Panasonic Viera
Velocity Micro Cruz
Toshiba 10” tablet
Apple iPad FTW! Oh, it wasn't at CES?



1. MAg unregistered

who cares about XOOM? if you have to constantly recharge it, its useless.

2. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Its the Blackberry Playbook that you have to constantly recharge. Get your facts right before you start to bash on a product.

6. FightForTheLost

Posts: 20; Member since: May 25, 2010

You have to recharge ALL wireless electronic devices...at some point. Plus, I want to say that the Xoom is rated half-decently for stock battery life. But if it's not good enough for you, then either (a) buy the extended battery if they make one, or (b) go to the iPad, which has superior battery life to most other tablets (but lacks a whole ton of customization and is owned by the Dark Lord Sau - I mean Steve Jobs.)

25. kbbiswas unregistered

Alphabetically placing the Tabs would be an unbiased approach.. I bet on Notion ink's Adam... as it has delivered yesterday which google/ipad promises for tomorrow.. (Google's three panels & iPad's camera feature back infact at CES 2010) If my gut feeling is right it shall always lead the learning curve.

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I dont get what's so special about the XOOM, there were a couple of other tabs like Toshiba's that have basically the exact same specs, are people just that madly in love with Motorola and Verizon that they block out anything else? Blackberry Playbook was the dominant tablet for one reason: It was actually running in full form. Most of the tabs they showed were only doing video demonstrations on the tablet, they were not actually usable. Come prepared next time guys.

46. Zelduh unregistered

The Adam was also ACTUALLY running. (It was the only Android tablet that people could actually play with.)

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Tough choice here. As nice as the Xoom looks, as well as the Playbook, none of them really offers the hardware and design I'm looking for in a tablet. Apparently it really is that hard to find one that offers a very customizable homescreen, true multitasking (no limits or regulations), 10" HD display, loud clear stereo speakers ON THE FRONT so you can actually hear what's going on, either USB-OTG or a single USB 2.0 port or both, HDMI (not mini or micro), and either an SD card slot or microSD slot or both, Bluetooth 3.0 with high speed transfer, 64GB of built in memory, 2MP front facing camera, 8MP rear facing camera, GPS, removable battery, I have to be able to tether it to my phone, and of course good software that's light on eye candy, heavy on useful features. I don't care what processor it has or whether or not it's dual core as long as it keeps the software moving fast, and the battery running for at least 10 hours under a decent load. I don't care what GPU it uses, and I definitely don't care about whether or not it has a SIM card slot since I'm only looking for WiFi. I don't care about a docking port but if it has one, cool. I'd like to have an Ovi Suite like software that I can use to back it up and do whatever else with, but not have to use to transfer files like with Apple products. Having the freedom to connect to any computer as a mass memory device is key here. And that's pretty much the general idea of what I'm looking for in a tablet, that nobody has brought to the table.

15. fundaaz unregistered

Pretty much most of what you said is available on Notion Ink Adam. You could have a look if you like...

7. tabletuser unregistered

One of the tablets that comes close to what DOntHateOnS60 descibes as requirements seems to be Notion Ink Adam It has - customizable Homescreen, True multitasking, excellent steeo speakers, 2x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, microSD card slot, 3.2 MP rotatable camera, GPS , SIM card slot(3G) and 12-15 hours battery life(best in any tablet , so far) You may check http:\\www.notionink.com for details

8. skip unregistered

Both the xoom and playbook are trash. Check out notionink.com, browse the blog. The adam table will put up a great fight against these other tablets and unlike apple, blackberry, and motorola, NI isn't all about the money. and they are offering a truly revolutionary.

9. elmelao unregistered

Notion Ink Adam rocks!

10. samadhan unregistered

Xoom getting voted becuase of Honeycomb only

11. dialacab unregistered

Absolutely no contest - Notion Ink Adam

12. priths unregistered

Why are people voting for something which is not even out in the market? The Xoom tablet displayed in the CES 2011 was not even a prototype.It had some pictures and animation clips to show what 'will' be there in it when it comes out in the market. Let us vote for something which exists and stands for its innovation. I voted for 'Notion Ink Adam'. Thanks.

13. Mistry unregistered

Xoom has >40% votes? Based on what? We haven't even seen the actual honeycomb running on it! It's just a dang video! The device itself doesn't look any special. At least PlayBook showed a fully working model with all its bells-and-whistle. I might have to vote for PlayBook or Adam. They both look at least compelling and innovative.

14. durgesh unregistered

Notion ink's Adam. Why? 1. Very innovative concept. 2. The development was very user based, as in the developers were constantly in touch with the requirements of the end user while making this tablet. 3.Its just awesome.

16. gugabaga unregistered

Looks like this poll isn't going to be fair. Here are posts from notion ink blog: "Bernd said, on January 17, 2011 at 17:03 3 times voted ! You can vote as often as you like if you delete Cookies, reset your IP and use different Browser. Reply ajesh said, on January 17, 2011 at 17:05 me 6 times "

22. JR unregistered

I'm a notion ink fan but if what you say is true (haven't checked yet) then i agree that its wrong.

43. Mistry unregistered

You should read rest of the comments. There may be one or two bad apples, but the whole bucket isn't bad. Plenty others, including myself, don't believe in cheating... and haven't voted multiple times. In fact, if you read rest of the replies, you'll see that other adam fans are saying even if fans of other tablets do so, adam fans shouldn't. We are definitely hardcore fans, but we are not here to cheat our way forward. In fact, on behalf of those who misused the polling system, I say sorry. That won't get rid of those "padded" votes, but I guess it counts for something.

17. gugabaga unregistered

Please cancel this poll. Notion Ink fanboys are cheating here. What is the problem with this company? It's CEO is telling half truths, fanboys are cheating.. It's worse than ever.

44. Mistry unregistered

I'll repost the same comment I responded earlier: "You should read rest of the comments. There may be one or two bad apples, but the whole bucket isn't bad. Plenty others, including myself, don't believe in cheating... and haven't voted multiple times. In fact, if you read rest of the replies, you'll see that other adam fans are saying even if fans of other tablets do so, adam fans shouldn't. We are definitely hardcore fans, but we are not here to cheat our way forward. In fact, on behalf of those who misused the polling system, I say sorry. That won't get rid of those "padded" votes, but I guess it counts for something."

18. Mohanan CG Nair unregistered

The best is Notion Ink Adam !! Innovative and feature rich and faster than anything shown there and multi tasking!! Adam is the best

19. ajesh unregistered

its not about cheating........just give a reason why motorola xoom......havent seen anytin solid from it.....nothing special.adam is innovative................when will this tin release guys..........not in the near future

20. gugabaga unregistered

It's all about cheating. It is a poll. I don't have to provide a reason why xoom or any other. Let it be 'I like the name Xoom and this is why I voted for this device'. This is peoples choice, not yours. If you like Notion Ink, no problem, vote for it. But only ONCE. Otherwise you are cheater. To admin: Please cancel this poll, it's result is skewed by notion ink fanboys.

42. Scoobydooby unregistered

Right, because online polls are always accurate! Quit being a bloody crybaby, the Adam deserves to be up top cheating or no cheating, it has virtually every other tablet beat in terms of usability, battery life, screen and innovation. Its ergonomic, it boasts its on custom UI that runs overtop of the Android OS.. I could go on. If you dislike it then that's your loss, but stop being so childish like the poll means anything anyway.. it is and has been tilted towards two tablets anyway lol.

21. ajesh unregistered

k sorry guys...whatever adam gets minus 5 votes i have done...........

23. Maxflow unregistered

Guys please vote once.Hope the best will win.Even if one is a fanboy even then resist your temptation to vote multiple times.Thanks

24. Glenn M unregistered

@gugabaga - You are correct - Cheating is wrong. Many of the NI community have spoken up about it and have asked everyone to NOT cheat. It looks like it is restricted to just a few folks who got excited and forgot their values. I don't think the voting is that screwed as a result but the Adam is likely to continue to dominate in this poll as there are thousands of followers who read the blog. On a side note - these kinds of open polls are never scientific and always open to manipulation. Don't take them seriously as some sort of proof that the result is truth. Every person reading this should look at all the entries themselves and make an edicated choice on what device best fits their needs. While many of us believe the Adam is clearly the better tablet - we are also confident that everyone who takes an honest look at them will come to the same conclusion on their own. Don't knock the Adam because a few people got over excited. Check it out and make your own choice.www.notionink.com

26. JMag unregistered

As a Notion Ink Adam fanatic, I don't think it needs people to vote multiple times for it to prove that it is the best tablet out there. It's specs speak for itself. While the Xoom is a very nice tablet when it finally does get released--Remember, google has not even released a copy of honeycomb to the chipmakers yet for processor optimization--it (and most of the tablets at CES) is nothing more than an iPad wannabe with better features. Only the ADAM stands out above the pack with its innovative design, tremendous specs and powerful UI--which, by the way, already anticipates many of the cool Honeycomb tablet-specific feature sets. On top of all that--it's starting to ship this week! And at half the expected price of the Xoom.

37. ergosum unregistered

Speaks for itself alright: 1024x600 screen (1280x800 for Toshiba & Xoom) 3.2 MP camera (5 & 2 MPix for Toshiba & Xoom) 8Gb storage (16-64 Gb SSD) no local support Not sure I care too much about Eden, it's not really Android anymore (has anybody seen it in landcape mode?). The only possibly interesting feature IMO is the PQ screen but very few were available and it went out of stock pretty quick.

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