The official Apple iPad release is just a few weeks away, and pre-orders for the Apple tablet have already kicked off.
But before you plunk down $500 (minimum) on what Apple claims is a 'revolutionary' and 'magical' device, why not take a look at the competition?
Here are 9 alternatives to the iPad--and what they offer. Do you think these could these be iPad killers? Let us know in the comments below.
Want to learn more about the Apple iPad? The Huffington Post has a guide to '13 Things You Need To Know About The iPad,' as well as rundown of the '9 Worst Things About The iPad.' Also check out pictures and video of the iPad.