Who Wins the Battle of Tablet Computers – iPad Mini or Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

who wins the heated battle between tablet computers?

Tablet PC or tablet computer is the recent twiddle around the technology driven world today.  Tablet PCs are mobile personal computer with almost all functions of the PC.  It is obvious, presumptuously, that the public have assimilated the broad-spectrum advantage in owning a Tablet PC.  Given the handy, shrunken, glossy looking portable mobile computer, the public dazzles upon something when they are out in the market to buy them.  Because of the advancement in technology, several firms have emerged in manufacturing tablet computers and each one boast their versions of tablet releases with fine refinements aiding user community.  The trending competition is between Apple’s iPad Mini, Google Nexus and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The Battles of Tablets:

The buzz on the buyer’s mind starts from the tablet price. The famous and much luxurious Apple recently released iPad Mini that is slightly thinner than the larger iPad, yet offering the entire experience of its predecessor at around $330. On the other hand, the basic models of Kindle Fire and Google Nexus cost just around $200 a piece. Despite larger screen of iPad Mini, it loses to Nexus and Kindle Fire’s resolution (being 216 ppi).  iPad Mini is much thinner and lightweight than its competitors.  As it goes with tablet processor, Google Nexus with quad-core processors easily beats its counterpart having dual-core.  iPad Mini with both front and rear camera at HD resolutions wins over the competitors in tablet performance.  Tablet life of all the competitors is roughly same.  All rivals share one year limited tablet warranty.  Both Nexus and Kindle Fire are android tablets while Apple has its own touch to it with Apple iOS 6.  To be precise, Nexus comes with Android Jelly Bean whereas Kindle Fire presents with a custom Android OS.  iPad Mini stands a notch up supporting both Wi-Fi and cellular services with 4G LTE connectivity.  Bear in mind, tablet life of all rivals are at par, given their brands popularity.

which is the best tablet computer?

The Verdict:

It will be quite difficult to conclude claiming one as ‘best tablet’ over the other.  Each of the competitors has something more to offer to their counterpart.  The most famous Apple’s iPad Mini has de-escalated processor and screen resolution compared to its previous release iPad.  Yet, it has two means of connectivity, namely cellular and Wi-Fi.  Besides, the adage of Apple’s products is something worth considering.  However, Google Nexus and Kindle Fire have captured its own audiences.  For example, enthusiastic Android users seek Google Nexus, for it now comes with the Android Jelly Bean.  Google Nexus features among gamers luring them with HD gaming experience.  Kindle Fire HD, as it is an Amazon product, is the right-on tablet to use among the Amazon members maximizing their interaction with Amazon products.  Moreover, kindle Fire tablet gives the best service for a common user with lower cost and high memory design.  Apple’s iPad Mini are costly compared to others.  The choice to conclude the ‘best tablet’ is in the hands of the buyer as he/she picks the best-suited tablet meeting their parameters of consideration.

which tablet computer is worth the money?

It is Time to Get Back to Tablet Stylus!

stylus pad is making a comeback

Stylus Pad and other Stylus hardware devices are now gaining attention again! It is a usual thing that every trend and fashion completes a cycle and begins again, from where it starts, but in a different form. This fact applies to everything. Right from the music that we listen to the clothes that we wear, we get back to the old trends at some point of time. Now, it is time for the stylus pads again, after a long time when the technology of touching with fingers got popular and killed the stylus usage. Recently, Samsung too has announced that its tablet products may release along with a stylus pen, most probably the Samsung Galaxy Note’s S Pen!

Stylus and Its History

We can date back to the late 1980s or the early 1990s when the stylus pad attracted many takers. Many tech companies released many supportive tools for the stylus technology. Even Microsoft launched special windows for the stylus computing some twenty years ago. Many companies like the Toshiba, IBM and Fujitsu released many ranges of tablet PCs that created a new wave in computing. The entire tablet PCs released at those times used stylus pads as the only mode of input. Hence, Stylus became a very important tool then. The real reason was that, stylus tablets were using the resistive type of touch pads, which cannot function without stylus hardware.

stylus pad is an awesome tool for digital drawing

The Change

Even though the stylus tablets used the resistive touch pads in 1990s, the mid 2000s witnessed a major change in the tablet PC technologies. Many tablet manufacturers ignored the resistive touch pads and the stylus hardware and started using the capacitive touch pads. This major shift accounted for the death of stylus pads. Human hands were just enough to use a capacitive touch pad. In the year of 2010, Apple released the epic iPad tablet with a capacitive touch pad, which set the benchmark for rest of the tablet PC manufacturers. Late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, even went to an extent of joining a stylus pad to the list of failed tech products.

Samsung Galaxy Note is an awesome stylus device

The Comeback

After the inception of capacitive touch pads, only very few devices still stick to the stylus hardware. Mostly, these devices are for the gaming stuff and not the regular tablets. This is the reason why we do not see a tablet coming along with a stylus pad nowadays. However, Samsung has now initiated another shift in the tablet touch pads. Even though Samsung tablets do not come with a stylus pad, Samsung Galaxy Note, a smart phone, has hit the markets with a stylus. The Galaxy Note has also earned many positive reviews, as it can allow the user to do any drawing or painting on the go with the use of the stylus. Adding support to this move by Samsung, many application developers have also created a good number of applications, which needs an input through a stylus.

Stylus pad has got better over time

Stylus has got better

Twenty years back, the stylus pad technology did not reach any great heights, even though it was a new form of input. Many limitations in the technology prevented accuracy of computing when people used the stylus hardware. However, Samsung’s S Pen is awesome and has done away many limitations, which promises a comeback of stylus pad or other stylus hardware!

Is Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 better than iPad 2?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 faces a tough challenge from iPad 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the new tablet from Samsung, is the bet for all Android lovers against Apple’s iPad 2. As both the leading computing and mobile companies gear up to battle out each other with their new gadgets, the war intensifies every day. Tablet, or, for a common person, the mobile form of a computer, is the hottest electronic gadget in today’s world. The widespread success of Apple’s iPad has kindled every other electronic company to produce their own range of tablets to keep up to the pace of the electronic gadgets’ market. Here is the interesting story that tells you whether Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 has the things really to beat iPad 2 in the tablet market.

Processor and Performance

Processor and performance analysis is the primary thing to check out the efficiency and performance of any gadget. Considering iPad2, it comes with 1 GHz Dual Core Apple A5 processor. The device runs on iOS 4.3 operating system. The dual core factor in the processor of iPad 2 tells us clearly that the device guarantees awesome speed without sacrificing the performance. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a processor that can match up the Apple’s product easily. The Samsung tablet has a 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor. It means that this device also features the Dual Core technology, which can promise the user stunning speed without compromising an efficient performance. Thus, both the tablets almost stand equal in the processor and performance arena although Galaxy Tab has a slight edge over its competitor.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 equals iPad 2 in performance

Display and Design

In the section of display, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 clearly wins over the Apple’s product with ease. This is because of the fact that Apple’s iPad 2 consists of a 9.7 LED-backlit display, whereas, Galaxy Tab features a 10.1 inch LED display, which is marginally greater than the iPad 2. In addition to this, the Galaxy Tab has a stunning resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which is again higher than the iPad 2, which has a slightly less resolution of just 1024 x 768 pixels.  Thus, Samsung’s tablet clearly goes ahead of Apple’s in the consideration of display. However, iPad 2 wins over the Samsung Galaxy Tab in design with its stupendous stylish and sleek look.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a better display than iPad 2

Features

Even though both the devices stand at the same place when we consider the features like GPRS, GPS, EDGE and Micro USB Support, Samsung’s product races ahead of the Apple’s, in the section of camera specifications. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a rear camera of 3 MP with Auto Flash LED of 720 Pixels and a front camera of 2 Mega Pixel. The iPad 2 features a rear camera of Fixed Focus 720 Pixels specification, but just with 0.3 Mega Pixels. Even the front camera too has just 0.2 Mega Pixels, which is well short of Samsung Tab’s specification number.

iPad 2 has rich applications than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Applications

Application is purely the thing in which Apple dominates over Samsung. The users of iPad 2 can find it easy to get more useful applications than the users of Galaxy Tab. Thus, it is clear that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 edges over the Apple’s product in performance and efficiency, but fails to match up with it in design and availability of applications!