Apple iPad (16GB)
The Apple iPad is the best tablet out there, and arguably the most exciting product of the year. The 16GB model with Wi-Fi is the most affordable of the bunch, and it still leaves plenty of room for apps, games, photos, music, and video.
$499 - $554
Apple iPad (16GB, 3G)
The 3G version of the iPad deserves its own spotlight. You pay a premium for the integrated cellular connection, but the added mobility may be worth it. No-contract, pay-as-you-go data plans from AT&T take the sting out of cellular service.
$629 - $685
Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Galaxy Tab from Samsung is a powerful, Android-based tablet that distinguishes itself from the iPad with its smaller form, dual cameras, and Adobe Flash compatibility. A great buy for fans of Google's Android OS.
Versions of the Tab are available on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.
Archos 7 Home Tablet (Android, 8GB, black)
As an Android tablet priced less than $200, there's plenty to love about the Archos 7 Home Tablet. Android fans who aren't afraid to tinker with the OS can get a lot of mileage out of this budget tablet.
$177 - $189
The Dell Streak has been promised an update to Android 2.2 by the end of the year, bringing new features and capabilities. As a tablet, it has the unique advantage of fitting in your pocket.