Seven inch tablets really took off in 2011, and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is the lightest of the bunch coming in at 345 grams. That's less than a pound, and most of the seven inch tablets out there are near the one pound mark which is also at the low end of the 10-inch tablet world. Additionally, we're not talking e-readers here because while they definitely lighter, they can't do many of the things a true tablet can do. In the case of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, they both were included in this comparison, but the Kindle Fire did not make the list because it was edged out ever so slightly by the Acer Iconia Tab A100. Blackberry's PlayBook is also right near the 400 gram mark along with the Kindle Fire, so it got nudged out of the top five.

Neither the Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire may have the ability of the impressive Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, but they also don't have the $500 price tag either.

Weight of a tablet device is only one way to measure these handy devices, but if you plan on using it quite a bit, it could make a difference. Let us know in the comments if you think the weight is important or if price is the only real consideration for tablets.  

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