Enterprise Mobility: 10 Laptop and Netbook Alternatives to the Apple iPad

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-06-17 Print this article Print
10 Laptop and Netbook Alternatives to the Apple iPad

10 Laptop and Netbook Alternatives to the Apple iPad

by Don Reisinger
Apple's iPad might be the most popular tablet on store shelves, but for some users, it just doesn't offer the kind of functionality they're looking for in a mobile product. Rather than look at upcoming tablets, perhaps it's time to take a step back and start evaluating whether or not lightweight laptops or, in some cases, netbooks, can adequately replace the iPad for those consumers that want more than a big iPod Touch. Whether the devices come from HP, Dell or Acer, they all deliver a slightly different, but more recognizable function than the iPad. They also come in at a price that can compete quite well against Apple's tablet. Simply put, there is more out there than the iPad for those that want to be productive while on-the-go. This eWEEK slide show presents just a few of the alternatives.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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