Monday, April 11, 2011

Comparison Tablets Computer

Tablets, Compared

2010 was supposed to be the Year of the Tablet. That did not really happen — the flood of product was reduced to a trickle, as many manufacturers awaited a more tablet-friendly operating system from Google. So, once more, with feeling: 2011 will be the Year of the Tablet. Several new models have either been released, or are in a very advanced state of preview. This interactive guide can help sort through the latest offerings. Use the checkbox at the top of each listing to select it for comparison. And check back frequently — this page will be updated as new information or models are released.

Apple iPad


Apple introduced the second version of its iPad on March 2. The newer version is slimmer, lighter and has both front and rear-facing cameras. The devices can be bought to operate on either AT&T or Verizon's 3G networks. Competitors are cropping up with increasing frequency, but the iPad remains the dominant tablet on the market.

DeviceApple iPad
Operating SystemiOS
Apps40,000+ iPad apps through the Apple App Store; 300,000+ compatible iPhone apps
Flash SupportNo
MultitaskingYes, with the newest iOS upgrade
Screen9.7'' 4:3 IPS screen
Screen Resolution1024 x 768
CameraFront and rear-facing cameras.
PortsApple dock connection, HDMI
NavigationCompass, assisted GPS (3G version only)
Storage16, 32 or 64 GB
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G (some models)
Estimated Battery Life10 hours,
Dimensions9.5" x 7.3" x 0.34"
Weight1.33 pounds
Wireless Plan$15 or $25 a month via AT&T (No contract); $20 to $50 a month via Verizon
Price$500-$830

Motorola Xoom


Motorola introduced its tablet, the Xoom, at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tablet is the first to run the newest version of Google's Android operating system, known as Honeycomb. It was named the best gadget by the show's official awards. Motorola said that the tablet will be available in the first quarter of 2011, but has not given any details about its cost.

DeviceMotorola Xoom
Operating SystemAndroid
AppsMore than 100,000 Android apps
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes
Screen10.1-inch widescreen
Screen Resolution1280x800
Camera5 MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
Portsmicro U.S.B., HDMI for video out
Navigationcompass, GPS
Storage32 GB, with SD support after software update
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G upgradeable. Can be used as personal hotspot.
Estimated Battery Life10 hours video playback
Dimensions9.8'' x 6.6" x 0.5"
Weight1.6 lbs

H.P. Slate

The on-again, off-again Slate was in the works for some time. In October Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, introduced the Slate, its first tablet. Running a touch-optimized version of Microsoft Windows 7, the Slate is initially being targeted at business users. That would explain its enterprise-level price: $800.

DeviceH.P. Slate
Operating SystemWindows 7
AppsMost Windows programs
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes, it runs Windows
Screen8.9'' wide screen
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
CameraVGA webcam for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
PortsU.S.B.
NavigationNone
Storage64 GB
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Estimated Battery Life5 hours
Dimensions5.91" x 9.21" x 0.58"
Weight1.5 pounds
Price$800

Dell Streak


Dell was one of the first computer makers to respond to the iPad, releasing the Streak in August. The Streak has a five-inch screen, smaller than the eight- to 10-inch screens common in tablets. With dimensions like that, the Streak occupies the space between the smartphone and the tablet.


DeviceDell Streak
Operating SystemAndroid
AppsMore than 100,000 Android apps
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes
Screen5" TFT LCD
Screen Resolution800 x 480
CameraVGA camera for videoconferencing; 5MP camera on reverse side
PortsU.S.B.
NavigationCompass, GPS
StorageMicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life10 hours talk time, 400 hours standby
Dimensions6" x 3.1" x 0.4"
Weight0.48 pound
Wireless Plan2-year AT&T contract or buy unlocked at full price
Price$550 ($300 with 2-year contract)

BlackBerry PlayBook

Refusing to cede tablet ground to the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft, smartphone maker Research In Motion has been developing the PlayBook, part of its BlackBerry line of devices. The PlayBook will be available in 2011, though R.I.M. has shown prototypes already. Expect full Flash support for the Web, compatibility with corporate servers and enhanced security features.


DeviceBlackBerry PlayBook
Operating SystemBlackBerry Tablet OS
AppsPlayBook-specific apps via BlackBerry App World
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes
Screen7" wide screen LCD
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Camera3MP camera for videoconferencing, 5MP camera on reverse side
PortsU.S.B., HDMI for video out
NavigationNone
Storage16, 32 or 64 GB
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth (3G via BlackBerry phone tether)
Estimated Battery LifeUnknown
Dimensions5.1" x 7.6" x 0.4"
Weight0.9 pound
Price$499-$699

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab from Samsung is one of the few real competitors to Apple’s iPad. Available through all four major cellphone carriers, the Galaxy runs on Google’s Android 2.2 operating system, which means it comes with some features — turn-by-turn navigation, voice dictation, Flash support — that either cost extra on the iPad or are not available at all. Prices vary depending on the carrier, but expect to pay between $400 and $600. The original tablet had a 7-inch screen, but Samsung has since introduced versions with 8.9 and 10.1-inch screens as well.

DeviceSamsung Galaxy Tab
Operating SystemAndroid
AppsMore than 100,000 Android apps
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes
Screen7" wide screen TFT LCD (also available with 8.9" and 10.1" screens)
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Camera1.3MP camera for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
PortsU.S.B.
NavigationCompass, GPS
StorageMicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life7 hours
Dimensions7.48" x 4.74" x 0.47"
Weight0.8 pounds (10.1" version weighs 1.5 pounds; 8.9" version weighs 1 pound)
Wireless PlanVaries by carrier
Price$600 ($400 with contract)

Toshiba Tablet


Toshiba’s tablet, which will run on Google’s Android operating system, resembles an iPad with a grippy rubberized backing. The company has incorporated features it has developed for its laptops, like stereo speakers and a screen that adjusts in contrast and brightness depending on the lighting. Both of those features are intended to make it more comfortable for consumers to watch video. Some of the details, like exact weight and exact price, are still being worked out.

DeviceToshiba Tablet
Operating SystemAndroid
AppsMore than 100,000 Android apps
Flash SupportYes
MultitaskingYes
Screen10.1-inch wide screen
Screen Resolution1280x800
Camera5 MP rear-facing camera, 2 MP front-facing camera
PortsU.S.B., mini-U.S.B., HDMI for video out, SD slot
NavigationCompass, GPS
Storage16GB and 32 GB, plus SD card slot
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Estimated Battery LifeSeven hours continuous video playback (target)
Dimensions10.7" x 6.9" x 0.6" (target)
Weight<1.7 lbs (target)
Wireless PlanWi-Fi only
PriceTBA 

source : www.nytimes.com

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