- The HP Slate 500 running Windows 7?
- The Motorola Xoom running Android?
- The HP TouchPad running webOS?
- The BlackBerry PlayBook?
- Or, the Apple iPad?
I'm definitely a fan of the 9 or 10" screen. Those devices with 7" screens (like the Samsung Galaxy Tab) are nice and pocketable, but they're not going to give you the level of productivity as slates that have a larger screen. This is especially true when you're using the on-screen keyboard for two-hand finger typing. On the other hand, if you're a huge fan of thumb typing, you'll have a better experience using a 7" tablet in portrait mode.
When it comes down to apps, the Apple iPad is way ahead of all the rest. If you simply need a device for web access, email, and remote desktop connections, then any of these devices will do. I've been impressed by the battery life on the iPad and I hope that the new iPad 2 has similar (if not better) battery life.