Readers’ Choice: Pick the Top Tablet of 2011, Voting Ends 12/27 at 3 p.m. EST [Poll Closed]

After dozens of reviews, countless hours of testing, and endless nights spent poking and prodding at the latest tablets, we finally made our picks for the Best Tablets of 2011. And while we believe these are the best tablets available today, we want to hear from you to determine an ultimate winner.

While there were still a fair share of craptablets around this year, the iPad 2 forced other tablet makers to up their game. First, there was the budget-friendly Kindle Fire, which provides a solid multimedia experience for just $199. Lenovo proved that Android tablets could be business-friendly with its ThinkPad Tablet, which included a stylus for quickly jotting down notes and encryption software. Samsung released Galaxy Tabs in an array of sizes, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Wi-Fi stood out from the pack due to its light weight and snappy performance. Finally, ASUS’s Eee Pad Transformer Prime straddles the line between notebook and tablet thanks to its attachable keyboard. 

The tablet category certainly wasn’t lacking innovation this year, but which one of these deserves the crown for Best Tablet of 2011? You tell us. This poll will be open till next week, ending on Tuesday, December 27th at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Update: Thanks for your participation, everyone! The poll is now closed. Check back tomorrow for results.

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  1. Jon Fingas Says:

    Surprise: the Android contingent just looks at theoretical specs and pumps up a tablet that virtually none of them have used yet.

    Can’t really call a tablet the best of 2011 if no one will have even owned it for more than two weeks. Especially when it still has a poor app selection and doesn’t fundamentally change an interface that led Android 3 tablets to sell poorly for much of the year.

  2. toshiba friend Says:

    hey ya all whats up with the toshiba thrive did it do that bad or does it not come into the option because it has no 3g

  3. Albatorak Says:

    Jon is correct, the PRIME should not be on the list, nor should the Kindle Fire (because it’s not really a tablet). It is the ASUS TF101 that should be listed above, but it should make no diffence in the end. ASUS still offered the best tablet *ANDROID* of 2011!

  4. twospirits Says:

    While I agree that the Transformer prime should not be on the list as well as the Kindle, the Prime has (at least in test previews) seems to be the top player. But if you take it off the list, then the best of 2011, then the original Transformer would still be top gun. Although myself i am partial to another one on that list.

  5. Keith Says:

    Lopsided because most people who buy a Ipad2 don’t or won’t read P.C. Magazine for one. Not to mention None of the people voting for the Transformer Prime have even used it. Its not even out yet. delayed for the second time and amazon ship date is still 4-6 Weeks. I didn’t even mention the Injunction filed against it for using the name transformer Prime. (Hello blockbuster Movie) And really? Asus TF101? So how come the iPad2 outsold it more than 10-1. Last time I checked the proof is in the Pudding. Lol…. Even then at least with the Asus TF101 they are voting for a product that actually exists already…. pretty fishy to vote for something not even used yet…. Just saying

  6. rogsim Says:

    Throwing the Transformer Prime out, the strongest contender from the given choices seems pretty obvious. I have a Prime pre-ordered myself, but even I wouldn’t include it here for this.

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