Not everyone wants an iPad. In fact, many Apple haters would argue no one needs an iDevice, when there are so many other great options. Happily, if you’re looking for an alternative there truly are plenty of compelling options — many that cost less than Apple’s slates. Google and Amazon offer full-featured slates for $199. Newcomer Hisense even comes in at a very compelling $149. Those willing to spend more will find a host of versatile tablets, from models with detachable keyboards to those that offer pen input. There are even kid-friendly specific options for parents who want to raise a tech-savvy child. And while all of those options are Android options, there are Windows 8 tablets hitting the shelves that might worth a second look. Here are our top 10 iPad alternatives.
Hisense Sero 7 Pro
Hisense Sero 7 Pro features a rear-facing 5-MP camera with a flash and a front-facing 2-MP camera, plus it comes with a microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 32GB. In addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, this 7-inch slate features NFC support, meaning users can share playlists, Web pages and clips with other NFC-supported devices simply by bumping the backs together.