The era of the tablet is upon us, but frankly, our initial enthusiasm is reserved for just two of these new machines. The first is the Apple iPad, but the date for its launch in the subcontinent is as yet undecided. The other machine has just stepped in-and it is beautiful. We may be overreacting, but we think we will still go ahead and call this 5-inch wonder the Adonis of all gadgets.
Dell's Streak might sport a screen that is a couple of inches smaller than that of other tablets but it works in the device's favour. The combination of the haptic touch panel and the click volume and power keys gets the thumbs up. Being half the size of most tablets, the Streak is a very portable option. It fits perfectly in the jacket's inner pocket but will peep out from the back pocket of denims.
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This tablet packs in a powerful 1 GHz ARM processor that most new smartphones are, or will be, carrying. The 5-inch touch display is bright and very responsive. The sweep, pinch and flick work very well on the display, especially when dealing with pictures.
|Dell streak 5-inch tablet|
Specs: 5-inch touch screen; 800 x 480 pixels resolution; 1 GHz ARM processor; 0.4-inch slim; 16 GB memory card; 5 MP camera; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; Android OS
Why we fell for it
A good looking 5-inch tablet that combine the modern day essentials of a laptop, media player and smartphone