So you are looking to buy a new tablet computer, but you do not fancy an Apple iPad. Android tablet PC’s are a popular alternative to the iPad, but with many tablets by different manufacturers, what are the best ones to go for?

Check out these top 5 Android tablets to buy in 2013:

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has a nice 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen display (bigger than the iPad’s 9.7-inch touchscreen display) that runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and comes with a stylus pen which has many levels of pressure – perfect for using the tablet for handwriting, illustrating or designing.

A 1.4 GHz quad-core processor powers everything up, 16-64 GB of internal memory depending on which model you opt for, with the ability to expand the memory even further with an SD memory card. There are two camera – a rear 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and a front-facing 1.9 megapixel camera.

4. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

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Although it has a higher price point that a lot of people may not wish to pay, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is actually quite a good spec for a tablet! Powered by a 1.6 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, it boasts a 10.1-inch WUXGA HD touchscreen display capable of a resolution of 1920×1200, and is available in 32 GB or 64 GB configurations.

The cool thing about this tablet is that it comes with a dock that has a keyboard and mouse pad, so you can also use it like a laptop!

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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The smaller brother to the other Note featured earlier is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. A firm contender for the iPad Mini, this tablet features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8-inch WXGA touchscreen display, a rear 5 megapixel camera with a 1.3 megapixel forward-facing camera, and is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB storage capacities (with the option of course to add extra storage – up to 64 GB – with an SD memory card).

2. Google Nexus 10

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Developed jointly with Korean electronics firm Samsung, the Google Nexus 10 offers an impressive screen resolution of 2560×1600 on its 10-inch WQXGA touchscreen display – a resolution that is actually better than the ‘Retina’ display on the latest generation iPad.

It is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM processor, and is available in either a 16 GB or 32 GB storage capacity configuration. There are two cameras on this tablet – a 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.9 megapixel forward-facing camera.

1. Google Nexus 7

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The number one Android tablet that money can buy today is the Google Nexus 7, the smaller brother to the 10. Featuring a 7-inch WXGA touchscreen display capable of a resolution of 1280 x 800, this Asus-built tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and is available in 16 GB or 32 GB capacities.

It is competitively priced to take on the likes of the iPad Mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.