It’s no secret that every computer-maker and its motherboard wants to sell you a slate, but with so many choices, finding the perfect tablet gift can be a challenge. From the pen-enabled ThinkPad Tablet, to the reading-oriented Kindle Fire and the ever-popular iPad 2, we’ve found the hottest tablets this holiday season.
The iPad 2 continues to assert its dominance. The ultra slim (0.3 inches thick) and light (1.3 pounds) design literally sent other tablet makers back to the drawing board, and Apple managed to cram in a zippy dual-core A5 processor along with two cameras. Now the slate runs iOS 5, which includes a new Notification Center, iCloud, and Twitter integration. iPad 2 owners also have the largest selection of tablet apps at their disposal. Add it all up and it’s easy to see why everyone else continues to play catch-up.