Apple iPad Specifications and information
Apple iPad alternatives
|at 680gm (1.5lbs) the iPad comes in at a larger-than-expected weight which could limit its use as a mobile device but the entry-level, no-contract price of $499 is groundbreaking for Apple. Ebooks, Maps, Video, Music and a high-quality web experience through a fun and friendly user interface will qualify it for many. Limitations and 'showstoppers' exist (no SD slot, no Flash support, no multi-tasking.) One of the first 'good value' products from Apple.|
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Apple iPad Specifications
|CPU speed||1024 Mhz|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX specs|
|Display Size||9.7" 1024 X 768|
|Battery capacity||24.8 Wh|
|Weight (Minimum)||680gm / 1.5 pounds|
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
Ambient light sensor
A-GPS (Internet Assisted)
|*Specifications can vary|
|Apple iPad prices|
|USA||$499||30 Oct 12|
|Apple iPad popularity (12 months)|
|Apple iPad news and review links.||Date|
|Engadget hands on with iPad||23/02/19|
|Apple iPad official video||23/02/19|
|iPad hands on at Gizmodo||23/02/19|
|Laptopmag hands-on with the iPad.||23/02/19|
|PCWorld hands on with the Apple iPad||23/02/19|
|Slashgear hands-on with the iPad.||23/02/19|
|Carrypad iPad unboxing.||23/02/19|
|iPad browsing speed tests by Anandtech||23/02/19|
|Breakdown of components in the iPad.||23/02/19|
|Times Review of the iPad||23/02/19|
|Slashgear review of the Apple iPad||23/02/19|
|PC World Early Review of the IPad.||23/02/19|
|Boing Boing Early Review of the IPad.||23/02/19|
|New York Times Early Review of the iPad.||23/02/19|
|Dwight Silverman Review of the iPad.||23/02/19|
Apple iPad alternatives
|Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, 9.7 inch, 580 grams (1.28 lbs)|
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is an Android 4.0 tablet with a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display. Unlike some other relatively cheap tablets, the IdeaTab S2109 includes Bluetooth 3.0, a micro HDMI output, and a microSDHC card for expansion. It also has a front-facing 1.3MP camera.
|Coby Kyros MID 9742-8, 9.7 inch, 560 grams (1.23 lbs)|
The Coby Kyros MID9742-8 is an 9.7" Android 4.0 Tablet with an 1GHz single core processor and 1GB of RAM. It does not have Google Play Store access but has Getjar store pre installed. It does playback 1080p videos and has an integrated miniHDMI out. Its 8GB of internal storage can be easily expanded with an up to 32GB microSD Card.
|ASUS Transformer Pad ( TF300T), 10.1 inch, 586 grams (1.29 lbs)|
A good upgrade from the original Transformer. The Transformer Pad TF300T is the first device to use Nvidia's Tegra 3 platform. The optional keyboard has an additional battery which will allow the Transformer to run up to 18 hours, according to Asus. The add-on nature of this keyboard makes the Transformer Prime a versatile device; able to function as a standalone tablet, or as a laptop-style productivity device. Unfortunately the tablet itself is somewhat lacking in the port department, with only Micro HDMI, MicroSD, and a proprietary dock connector on the tablet itself. Adding the keyboard will also bring along with it a full-sized SD card reader and full-sized USB 2.0 port, though it would have been nice to see one full-sized USB port on the tablet itself along with another on the keyboard for adding a mouse and an external storage device.
|Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, 10.1 inch, 715 grams (1.58 lbs)|
The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is a standard Tegra 2 device with 3G options and up to 64GB Storage. It does feature an IPS display with Gorilla Glass. With its full size USB slot and its SD Card Slot it provides good connectivity for file exchange on the go.
|Motorola XOOM 2, 10.1 inch, 590 grams (1.3 lbs)|
The Motorola XOOM 2 is a Tegra 2 based Tablet with 1GB RAM. There are Wi-Fi only and 3G versions available with either 16 or 32GB Storage. With its 1.3MP front-facing camera it is well suited for VOIP calling or video calls.
|HP Slate 2, 8.9 inch, 690 grams (1.52 lbs)|
The HP Slate 2 is a Windows 7 Tablet powered by an Intel Atom Z670 clocked at 1.5 GHz. It has up to 64GB mSATA Storage and should last with its 2-cell (30WHr) battery up to 7.5 hours. With the possibility to add the Tablet to the optional dock one can have 2 more USB 2.0 ports plus the ability to extend the screen via HDMI to another device.
|Lenovo IdeaPad K1, 10.1 inch, 750 grams (1.65 lbs)|
The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is an Tegra 2 powered 10.1" Android Tablet. It comes with Android 3.0 and should get Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) in Q2 2012. At its pricepoint and its still powerful Tegra 2 chipset it offers a good starting point for Tablet starter.
|Acer Iconia Tab A200, 10.1 inch, 704 grams (1.55 lbs)|
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a new Tablet featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It is a fairly regular Tegra 2 based device with an 10.1 inch display at a resolution of 1280x800. It's battery lasts for about 7 hours at video playback. At it's price of 350€ it can be a good competitor agains the iPad.
|Apple iPad 2012, 9.7 inch, 662 grams (1.46 lbs)|
The new 2012 Apple iPad with its crisp display with a resolution of 2048x1536 features a dual core Apple A5X processor. It comes with a 5MP Camera on its back and comes with Bluetooth 4.0. There is a Wifi version and a 4G/LTE Version like on previous generations with either 16, 32 or 64 GB of Memory.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 10.1 inch, 583 grams (1.29 lbs)|
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the Tablet brother of the smaller smartlet Galaxy Note. It does feature a stylus for handwritten input and easier drawing capabilities. With the device itself comes Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas pre-installed which go hand in hand with the stylus. The capacity of the battery is 7000mAh.
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