Top Best Tablets - iPad, Kindle Fire & Samsung Galaxy Tab Most Satisfied

Top Tablet StudyJ D Power announced the findings of its first tablet study Apple ranked highest, followed by the Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Acer, Barnes and Noble and the HP TouchPad! Many of the tablets appeared in WiMo News' top coolest tablets of 2011.

Here are the latest rankings by ratings.  The Kindle Fire was only six points lower than the iPad. The new Kindle Fire HD  now ranks as the top best seller on Here's how the surveyed customers ranked their tablets:

  • Apple iPad ranked 848
  • Amazon ranked  842.
  • Average  832.
  • Samsung 827.
  • Acer 811.
  • Barnes & Noble 803.
  • HP 790.
It will be interesting to see what happens after the Nexus 7 tablet and new Kindle Fire HD tablet figure into the mix.

The inaugural Tablet Satisfaction Study studied those who owned a tablet for less than two years:

  • Owners spend 7.5 hours per week using tablets.
  • Those who also used a smartphone spent more time browsing and playing games.
  • Overall satisfaction was higher for those who watched video.
  • Heavy users were more likely to buy a tablet in the future.
  • Factors of  importance to owners were performance (26%), ease of operation (22%), styling and design (19%), features (17%), and price (16%).
  • Three-fourths (75%) of tablet owners indicate they were the sole decision-maker in purchasing their device.
  • More than one-half (61%) of owners share their device with at least one other person.

The 2012 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study is based on experiences reported by 1,985 tablet owners. The study was fielded in July 2012.