6 Hi-Tech Rectangles that aren’t an iPad

Apple iPadWe know not everyone likes Apple products. Some people even go out of way to boycott them. Personally I am a big fan of Apple. But there’s something about large, interactive rectangles that catches our eye. Rather than shelling-out a fat stack of cash for an Apple iPad, you may want to consider an alternative. There are plenty of options out there that are just as good, and maybe some that you would prefer over the iPad. Here are a some of great alternatives for those not wanting to purchase any products from Apple.

1. Microsoft Surface

Microsoft SurfaceOf course Microsoft has their own tablet to offer to their loyal consumers. Surface is not just a tablet – it’s essentially a laptop, too. The Surface comes with an innovative touch cover keyboard that offers screen protection when it’s up, and a nice, thin keyboard when it’s down. It also has a very sturdy design and a built-in kickstand to let you park this baby wherever you want. You’ll surely get plenty of work done wherever you are with Office 2013 bundled into this tablet for you.

2. Google Nexus 10

Google Nexus 10This pretty piece of technology offers a screen with 2560 x 1600pixel resolution, which is higher than the iPad’s retina display. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry – just know that the screen is quite gorgeous. For added protection, the screen of Google Nexus 10 is sheathed by durable Corning Gorilla Glass. This device allows different profiles to be created for multiple users and has a 1.9-megapixel camera to make video chatting that much more fun.

3. Asus transformer Pad Infinity

Asus Transformer Pad InfinityUnfortunately, this will not transform into a giant battle robot to defend the earth. However, this tablet has a high-resolution display that will make your eyes melt with happiness. If you want to keep this display clean, don’t worry. This device comes with a keyboard dock to help you keep your greasy fingers away from the screen.

4. Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7This handheld 7-inch screened device brings you a beastly quad-core processor. The Nexus 7 is responsive, easy to use and has good graphics and sound capabilities, which make it a desirable and cost effective all-rounder. It can be yours for about half the price of an iPad and has enough power surging through it to power your home. If you’re looking for a tablet that won’t break the bank, but keeps you happy, check this baby out.

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1This comes with a built-in pressure sensitive pen and allows plenty of multitasking, which surprisingly, many tablets do not offer. Galaxy Note 10.1 features a Wacom digitizing tablet interface and stylus. It has loud front-facing speakers, which are great for entertainment apps. Other notable feature includes Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas and a bunch of S-Pen Samsung apps.

6. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HDThis 7-inch tablet has a beautiful 1280 x 800pixel resolution HD screen. For you audiophiles, this device also comes with Dolby-enhanced speakers for your enjoyment. Even with this being Amazon’s second generation tablet, they were able to keep the price hovering around $199. It has taken its own share of the market, particularly those who are avid readers of e-books, and most especially, those who are more conscious of their budget.