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iPad Competition: A Look at Tablets Competing With the iPad

From the Amazon Kindle Fire, which helped ignite the 7-inch tablet wars, to the Microsoft Surface, which hopes to bring Microsoft into the tablet market, the iPad has had increasing competition since its debut. But which competing tablets are the best and which are just trying to grab a cheap slice of the pie? Here we look at the best and worst of the iPad's competition.

What Tablet Should You Buy?
There is a growing number of tablets including the iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire and Surface. But which tablet should you buy? We take a look at the different reasons for buying a tablet to match them with the best tablet for each category of consumer.

Is the Microsoft Surface Right For You?
The Microsoft Surface is Microsoft's bid to enter the tablet arena, with the newest version of their Windows operating system designed for touch-enabled devices and two different versions of the Surface computer available. But is it right for you?

Is the Google Nexus Right For You?
The Google Nexus tops the list of the best Android-based tablets, but is the cheaper price worth going with a non-iPad?

Is an iPad Right For You?
The iPad may be the most popular tablet on the planet, but it's not right for everyone.

Amazon Kindle Fire Review
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been labeled an iPad killer since before it was even announced, but how does it really stack up to the competition? Is it worth the rather attractive asking price, and will it cure your iPad cravings?

The Amazon Kindle Fire vs the Apple iPad
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been called an iPad-killer, but does it really deserve the title? We look at both devices, compare the features and (most importantly) help you decide which one may be the right device for you.

What is the Microsoft Surface?
Microsoft put an end to speculation when it announced the Microsoft Surface, a Microsoft-branded tablet computer running variants of their Windows operating system.

Microsoft Surface vs the iPad
Microsoft's decision to release its own tablet puts it in competition with Apple. But how does the Microsoft Surface compare to the iPad? Will it match up?

Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD heats up the 7-inch tablet wars, but with the Google Nexus 7 and the soon-to-be-announced iPad Mini, which is the best 7-inch tablet for the price?

Microsoft Surface Pro vs iPad 4: Comparison Chart
The Surface Pro will draw the inevitable comparison to the iPad, but how do they stack up? This chart will break down the specifications between the two tablets.

6 Features the iPad Needs to Replace the PC
The iPad becomes more functional and closer to a PC with each release, but it still needs a few features if it is to truly compete with the laptop or desktop.

iPad vs. Android: Which Tablet Should You Buy?
The first choice in buying a tablet computer is deciding between the iPad and an Android-based tablet like the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The iPad Mini vs Galaxy Note 8
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 may have favorable specs compared to the iPad Mini, but it is also more expensive. Is it worth the price? Or will it be a dud?

The Best iPad Alternatives
If you want a tablet but would rather not go with the iPad, there are several really great alternatives that can provide a similar experience, including tablets that can run all of your Windows software.

The iPad Mini vs the Galaxy Tab 3
The Samsung Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets is among the best-selling iPad alternatives, but how do they compare to the iPad Mini?

17 Things Android Can Do That iPad Can't
Android has come a long way in the past few years, with tablets from Google, Amazon and Samsung eating into the iPad's market share. So what are the bonuses of an Android tablet?

The iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro makes a big leap forward in technical specifications, but is it enough to unseat the iPad Air? This article takes a detailed look at the Tab Pro and compares it to Apple's flagship tablet.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs the iPad Air
The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet has a fast processor, a thin look and a great back-facing camera, but is it a match for the iPad Air?

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