Google Nexus 7 Tablet by Asus

If you prefer apple in your pie and only in your pie, the Google Nexus 7 from Asus is the tablet for you. The 7-inch slate will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the 8GB version will only set you back a modest $199. The guts of the device – quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1.2-megapixel camera, and 1GB of RAM – are more than sufficient for your needs–as long as your needs don’t include seeing a once-bitten apple on the backside.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (price TBA) knows you’re prone to Apple’s alluring ways, and that’s why when it soon ships, it’ll be armed with an arsenal of tantalizing tablet tech. The screen is the thing here, with a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ 1920 x 1200 display that when coupled with the ASUS SonicMaster Sound technology is expected to deliver more of a movie theater experience than you should really expect without sticky floors. Factor in Wi-Fi or LTE, two cameras (2 MP front, 8MP in the back), and those sexy aesthetics, and you’ve got a winner. The “transformation” occurs when you whip out the keyboard, which you can then use to fire off a stern but polite letter to your local theater, suggesting they do something about those floors.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus just announced the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the first Tegra 3 powered quad-core tablet. Considering the popularity of its predecessor (Asus Eee Pad Transformer), there is sure to be some serious intrigue about this new 8.3 mm thick pad. The tablet will feature a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and a brightness of 600 nits, and the 10-finger multi-touch screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. But what will really turn Android fans on is the “Kal El” Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, packing in quad cores, which comes with an Nvidia GeForce GPU with 5th companion core for low power. It boasts a 1GB RAM, and you can choose from 32 or 64GB of memory, along with a microSD card slot.

What about the Prime’s looks? It’s sleek, skinny, and lightweight (1.29 lbs), and its protected with a hydro-oleophobic coating that makes it more fingerprint-resistant.

So when can you get your grubby hands on it? Just in time for the holidays, the tablet will go on sale in December, starting at $499. But get in line now kids, because the new Asus will stay on shelves for less time than its 12-hour battery life.