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Jun 12

Five Top-Rated Tablets for Father’s Day


Is this what you want your Dad to look like, with his face blacked out for dignity? Image by Ann-Dabney, used under Creative Commons

For as long as there’s been a Father’s Day, there’s been the cliche’s of the ugly tie, or odorous soap on a rope. And you think these things are only cliches, until you watch your brother (age 37) give your Dad a crocheted tie as a “gag gift”, and you say, we have got to do better than this. And we can. And we will. Let’s make Father’s Day work for Dad, and get him something that he really wants to be seen using.

Thde only thing better than a tablet in a hammock. Image by Mark and Marie Finnern, used under Creative Commons

Tablets are incredibly convenient tools, for work and for fun. Perfect for quick notes on a job site or quick research during a meeting, tablets also let you surf the net while hanging in your hammock, or ignore what the kid’s are watching while streaming Season Six of the Simpson’s to your own personal TV. They’re lighter and smaller than a lap-top, so they’re easy to carry, and easier still to just pull out and start using. The larger full screen allows better surfing and better graphics than a smartphone, and makes typing a whole lot easier as well. So get Dad something he’ll remember, and not for negative reasons.  Here’s our recommendations for five top-rated tablets that Dad’s will love.

 Acer Iconia 16G Tablet

Acer Iconia 16G Tablet

You can run multiple apps with Acer’s Touch screen with Smart Division, so you can multi-task at work or  play

Sony S1 16G Tablet S

Sony S1 16G Tablet S

The 9.4″ screen is powered by Android’s Honeycomb OS, with playstation gaming certification and a deep black multi-touch screen that makes graphics come alive.

 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime 32G

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime 32G

The 10.1″ IPS-screen, with 32GB and a quad-core NVIDIA processor, lets you multi-task in ways other tablets can’t. Plus, the optional keyboard dock your tablet lets you get more done, faster.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 32GB

The 32GB Galaxy Tab, with it’s 10.1″ touch screen and Android Honeycomb OS, provides 720p HD graphics, and multiple media hubs for organization. The processing power will keep you ahead of the game all day.

 Apple New 32GB iPad

Apple New 32GB iPad

The breakthrough Retina display changes your view on everything, while retaining the multi-touch screen function. The Dual-core A5X chip with quad-core graphics make this 32GB tablet move like a rocketship.



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