Cost: $499 to $699
Dimensions and weight: 7½ by 5 by ½ inches; 0.9 pound
Battery life: About 7 hours
Pros: Runs BlackBerry PlayBook apps; well-designed word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps included.
Cons: Shorter battery life than others; smaller screen not as suitable for watching videos or reading.
RS verdict: Ideal for dedicated BlackBerry users or people who need access to high-quality business apps.