Two great iPad alternatives are the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 because they both have a great combination of performance and features. While the Galaxy Note 10.1 isn't out yet, we already know the Prime is one of the best tablets out there. That's in part because of its quality build, and also because it is something of a legend already. As the first tablet to get updated to the Android 4.0 operating system, the Prime quickly became beloved by Android enthusiasts. 

Galaxy Note 10.1 is following in the footsteps of another device that is becoming quite popular. The Galaxy Note smartphone is known for its large size, LTE speeds and stylus. The Note 10.1 takes the stylus, anyway, and keeps the Samsung tradition of high-quality mobile devices going for the rest of 2012. We don't have a price for it yet, but it debuted at the Mobile World Congress in February, and we're guessing it will go for $600 on release. Samsung tablets aren't usually inexpensive. Begin the slideshow to check out how similar and yet different these tablets are.

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