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