Apple iPad specs, prices, info

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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

Manufacturer Apple
Model name iPad
CPU Apple A4
CPU speed 1024 Mhz
Graphics PowerVR SGX
OS Apple iOS
Display Size
9.7" 1024 X 768
Display Type
LED b/l,
SSD 16.1 GB
Battery capacity 24.8 Wh
Weight (Minimum) 680gm / 1.5 pounds
Size 190/243/13.0 mm
Size 7.5/9.6/0.5 inches
Physical Interfaces Docking connector
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
Wireless Interfaces802.11a
802.11 b/g/n
BT 2.1
3G option
AdditionalMono speaker
Microphone
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass (Digital)
A-GPS (Internet Assisted)
*Specifications can vary

Apple iPad information

Launched 27th Jan 2010. Availability - End of March 2010. Base pricing $499 (16GB without 3G) 32 and 64GB options available ($100 premium for each) and 3G available for $130 premium. High end total cost $829. Docking port supports USB out, VGA out, composite out. Note: GPS only appears in 3g version.

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.
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.
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.
Dell Latitude ST, 10.1 inch, 816 grams (1.8 lbs)
With a focus on business, the Latitude ST offers a hi-resolution screen and long battery life along with basic connectivity options with full-size ports. The casing is rubberised for grip. Capcative and Digitiser inpout layers are included. The optional docking station adds Gigabit Ethernet and comes with a keyboard. The 'Oaktrail' Z670 isn't a powerful CPU so multi-tasking will be limited. If the SSD is fast, it will help improve Windows 7 performance, otherwise it could feel quite sluggish.
Viewsonic Viewpad 10pro, 10.1 inch, 800 grams (1.76 lbs)
Pioneer Dreambook ePad F10, 10.0 inch, 700 grams (1.54 lbs)
Tegatech Tega V2, 10.0 inch, 800 grams (1.76 lbs)
Viewsonic Viewpad 10, 10.0 inch, 800 grams (1.76 lbs)
Viliv X10 (Windows), 10.1 inch, 720 grams (1.59 lbs)
MSI Windpad (100W), 10.1 inch, 800 grams (1.76 lbs)
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