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IFA 2011: The 5 top TVs and tablets!

The Gadget Show  Thursday 01 September 2011

IFA 2011: The 5 top TVs and tablets!

This week has seen the start of IFA 2011 over in Germany, and we’ve seen some outstanding gadgets. Unsurprisingly, with 3D and tablets being the most exciting tech of the year, TVs and tablets lead the way. We’ve put a list together, with the most exciting TV and tablet products. Join us after the break to find out more.

Samsung Galaxy Note Out of all the products to be announced at IFA this year, the Galaxy Note stands out as one of the boldest. Dell already struggled to make a success of the 5-inch form factor, so it looks like the Galaxy Note faces an uphill struggle from the start. Still, if it’s anything like the Samsung Galaxy S II, it should be a great gadget either way.

Sony Tablet P One of the most innovative looking tablets we’ve seen yet, the Sony Tablet P looks more like a Nintendo DS than an iPad. It features a clamshell design, letting it fold into a form factor of just 5.5 inches, yet the dual screens offer viewing of up to 11 inches when it’s fully opened up. It looks amazing and should be perfect for web use, but what it’s like for watching films – with the screen edges through the centre of the display – remains to be seen.

LG LW980T LG’s latest SmartTV is incredibly thin, making it the ideal choice if you want a TV to mount on your wall. You’ll be able to browse the internet on demand, with social networking features like Facebook and Twitter also built in, and movies can also be played back in 3D. With Full HD on offer, these 47×55-inch TVs promise to grace any living room.

LG PenTouch TV With tablets proving ideal when it comes to movie playback or watching TV online, and TVs now offering full internet access and the ability to keep in touch with friends, tablets and TVs are getting surprisingly close in concept. This can be seen even more with the LG PenTouch TV, which lets you control, manipulate images and interact with the TV by using a stylus. Just like a big tablet!

Sony HMZ-T1 Although not strictly a TV, the Sony HMZ-T1 is a display, and one that mounts to your head. It could be one of the most impressive gadgets we’ve seen so far, offering 3D images, surround sound, a 1280×800 resolution and the ability to mimic a huge 750-inch movie screen. We want one!


Sony HMZ-T1, Sony Tablet P, LG LW980T, LG PenTouch TV, Samsung Galaxy Note, tablets, TVs

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