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Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy 10.1


The truth is that Apple iPad 2 has been the market leader for a while. However, Samsung has just emerged with its new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. This move by Samsung has made Apple sit up and take note as their competitors have produced a tablet pc which many consider to be superior to the famous iPad. But is the Galaxy really better? Let’s take a look further at both of these tablets and see which really is THE best tablet pc.

Apple iPad 2 comes with the following: Apple iOS4 operating system, 9.7” display size, a ten hour battery life, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, 512MB RAM, Apple A5 dual-core 1GHz processor, Apple App store, three options of internal memory i.e. 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, GPS, 720p HD video recording, 0.7 megapixels camera, VGA front camera, multi-touch screen, 1024×768 pixels display resolution, and capacitive LED-backlit IPS display technology.

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet comes with: Google Android 3.1 operating system, 10.1” display size, Capacitive PLS TFT display technology, 1280×800 pixels display resolution, multi-touch screen, 2 megapixels front camera, 3 megapixels accompanied by LED flash camera, 720p HD video recording, GPS, two models of 16GB or 32GB, Google Android market as the application store, ARM cortex A9 dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 3.0 with A2DP Bluetooth application, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, and a battery life of up to 9 hours.

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Comparing the designs of the two tablets, you will find out that the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the one of the world’s thinnest tablets in the current market. It is also thinner than the Apple iPad 2. Samsung Galaxy presents a more user-friendly lightweight design than the Apple iPad 2, since it is easier to handle for longer periods as compared to its counterpart. On the other hand, the iPad 2 works really well use in landscape layouts.

The two tablets range provide all the multipedia capabilities that you would expect from the top of the range slates. Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the best choice for everyday usage like handling multiple applications and storing media. Regarding the operating systems, you will find out that the Galaxy also has the superior computing performance performance as compared to Samsung Galaxy 10.1. The iPad 2 has a single speaker located on its back corner, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 provides stereo support with its left and right speakers giving the desirable output. The prices of the two tablets do not differ by much.

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 here.

Read more about the Apple iPad 2 here.

Apple iPad 2


With over 70,000 apps available, Apple continue to close their grip on the Tablet PC market. Their latest offering, the iPad 2 (9.7 inches and 600g) is thinner and slightly lighter than the previous version, the groundbreaking Apple iPad.

The iPad 2 comes with its own dual core processor – the A5 bringing double the performance speed and vastly superior graphics to its predecessor. This provides superior performance to any of its android rivals making it one of the best tablets pcs around. Games on this device look superb, almost up to the standard of any home console.

Apple iPad 2 – 16gb WiFi

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The other noticeable changes on this upgraded version are the two cameras – One on the front and one on the back. The FaceTime app allows for video calling and the back camera provides the ability to take high resolution photos. Unfortunately the cameras could be better, the photos are grainy and video calls prove to be sluggish.

The major upgrade we were shocked by was the battery life. The Apple iPad 2 easily manages over 10 hours of usage. Another useful addition is the HDMI capability, allowing you to connect your iPad to your television with ease.

There are plans for a white version to accompany the black version and the stylish design really compliment both colours. Also available is a must have accessory, the Smart Cover which proves to a practical protector, clicking on to the side for protection as well as a sleek look. It also doubles up as a stand – perfect for watching movies and typing.apple ipad 2

SPECIFICATION
Processor: 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed processor.
Forward facing and rear facing cameras.
Platform: Apple’s iOS 4 and access to Apple’s app store.
Hard Drive:  64 GB (32GB and 16GB option also available)

Graphics and Display
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
LCD Native Resolution: 1024×768

Ports and Connectivity
Modem: Wireless cellular modem
Wireless Type: 802.11abg

Dimensions
Size (LWH): 7.31 inches, 9.5 inches, 0.34 inches
Weight: 0.66g
Battery Life: Over 10 hours

 

VERDICT
The original Apple iPad was the pioneer of the market and Apple iPad 2 is debatably the best all round tablet pc on the market today. Buying an Apple device comes with a premium but the abundance of apps available, this tablet pc really is in a league of it’s own.