For those who like the portability of tablets but prefer to do their typing on a real keyboard, the Transformer is the answer. By itself, this attractive 10-inch Android 3.1 slate powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor costs $399—the cheapest on the block. But when you add the $199 keyboard dock, you’ve got an even more powerful combo that weighs just 2.8 pounds. The tablet comes with two USB ports for connecting peripherals and mini HDMI for connecting it to a larger screen. The 1280 x 800 IPS panel delivers crisp visuals, and a battery in the dock means you’ll see up to 16 hours of battery life.
$399 for tablet, $149 for dock
Read our review of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.