The Apple iPad was the tablet of 2010, and despite more tablet options appearing on the market, the iPad 2 is still dominating the competition. The tablet is lighter—at 1.35 pounds—thinner, and faster than its predecessor. It has front and rear cameras, FaceTime video chat, a faster processor, and 3G options for both AT&T and Verizon. Buyers also have the choice of a white or black iPad 2."¨"¨ Add the iWork Suite and you can leave your laptop at home.

COST: Starts at $499 and runs as high as $829 for 64GBs, Wi-Fi, and 3G network capability.