What Are The Best iPad Alternatives? Top 5 Best Sellers in Computer Tablets

by Tammy

Do the so-called cheap iPads still seem too expensive? If you are looking for the best iPad alternatives, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you will find the top 5 best sellers in computer tablets.

1. Kindle Fire is Still the Best iPad Alternative

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire is a strong contender for people wanting a good alternative to iPad. Like its competitor, the Fire devices have a smaller and larger version, with the latest releases including a crisp HD screen and Dolby Audio. Each has Wi-Fi, but the ones with HD also have dual antennas for a better reception.

With the 7″ displays, you have a choice of 8 GB and 16 GB storage. With the 8.9″ tablets, you have a choice of 16 GB (which is plenty for most basic users), 32 GB, or 64 GB. The 32 GB and 64 GB will obviously cost a little more, but depending on your needs, you might prefer the added space.

There is a reason Kindle Fire is the number one iPad alternative. It does almost everything an iPad can do – surf the Internet, check email, watch movies and more – but at a cheaper price.

Find out more about Kindle Fire.

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab is a Closer Runner-up

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab also has a 7-inch touchscreen, as well as a 10.1-inch display, and can connect to any wireless hotspot to browse the web, check email, and all of the other fun things computer tablets are known for. Where it differs is in available apps and a few extras. Kindle Fire is limited to Amazon’s list of apps, which admittedly is growing more and more everyday, while Galaxy has access to more than 450,000 apps.

Galaxy Tab also has dual cameras, an expandable micro SD memory card slot, and a TV remote control functionality. Kindle Fire is probably still the best choice as far as looks and ease of use, but Samsung Galaxy Tab is a close second.

Find out more about Samsung Galaxy Tab.

3. Google Nexus 7 Tablet Comes in 3rd

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

As you can see from the photos, most of the iPad alternatives look very similar to the iPad, only smaller. Google Nexus 7 follows this same pattern. Nice color and graphics with the capability to do everything the other tablets can do. The Nexus 7 is an Android tablet manufactured by ASUS, giving it a good name to boot.

Nexus 7, like most computer tablets, doesn’t include a memory card slot, but with all of the available cloud services, it really isn’t needed. The device can be purchased with a choice of 16 GB or 32 GB of space. As mentioned above, the extra space costs a little more, but it might be worth it for those who want to do more than just the basics.

Find out more about Google Nexus 7.

4. ASUS Tablets are Also Great Alternatives

Asus Tablet

Similar in size and looks, the ASUS Tablets (MemoPad and Transformer) are more great iPad alternatives, depending on one’s choice of brands. ASUS, who also built the Google Nexus 7, is a good name, although not as familiar as some of the others.

The ASUS Tablets are Android devices with lots of apps available in the Android Market.

Find out more about ASUS Tablets.

5. Dell Venue is Last But Not Least

Dell Venue

Dell Venue Pro, like Microsoft Surface, is a Windows tablet for those who prefer devices more similar to their home PC. They are available in 16 and 32 GB, and can do much of what your computer at home can do, although more compact and easier to carry around.

In addition to the smaller size, it also has front and rear cameras, as well as “room to grow” with storage slots for MicroSD, SDHC and SDXC.

Find out more about Dell Venue.

In today’s time, there are many computer tablet options for people on the go. Whether you would rather an iPad or one of the many alternatives, there is bound to be something out there for everyone.

As a side note, for those who would still like an iPad, the original and latest versions of the iPad Mini are still out there, not to mention the growing list of like new iPads currently for sale. You can buy a like new iPad 2 16GB, Wi-Fi Only under $300 these days. It lacks the popular retina display, but is still a decent computer tablet.