2 APPLE IPAD 2
Apple, from $ 579, apple. com/ au THE iPad’s second coming created a yardstick that the tablet market is finding hard to beat. Apple’s updated slate computer comes with the same 9.7-inch screen as before, but it has lost a lot of weight ( 117g) and some girth for easy travel. It is also significantly faster, thanks to a dual-core A5 processor. Cameras also feature front and back with the rear snapper capable of capturing 720p high-definition video, and hidden magnets can be used to affix an added Apple Smart Cover to the face of this machine. On the downside, the iPad 2 is still incompatible with Adobe Flash and its rear camera has a resolution of less than one megapixel, giving competitors some breathing space.