New iPad versus the competition

Published Date
09 - Mar - 2012
| Last Updated
09 - Mar - 2012
 
New iPad versus the competition

Apple has just announced a successor to the iPad2, the “New iPad”. Apple claims that over a 100 tablets were launched in 2011. So, if you are in the market to pick up a tablet, you are undoubtedly spoiled for choices.

To narrow things down for you, we take a look at how the New iPad and the iPad 2 stand against the competition that isn’t backing down. We are taking a look at the iPad’s vs the Asus Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

Even though Windows 8 looks promising as a tablet OS, there aren’t any devices that have hit the streets. Windows 8 tablets are expected to launch towards the end of 2012.

This comparison is more of a 2 Apple devices vs 2 Android devices, but we will update the sheet as soon as we have some Windows devices amongst us.

So, if you think the first half of 2012 is the right time to pick up a tablet here is the best device to choose from.
 

 

Particulars
New iPad
iPad
Asus Transformer Prime
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
     
Dimensions
9.5x7.31x0.37-inches
9.5x7.31x0.34-inches
7.12x10.35x0.33-inches
6.9x10.11x0.35-inches
Weight

652gms (662gms for the 4G version)

601gms (613gms for the 3G version)

558gms
558gms
Display Size
9.7-inch
9.7-inch
10.1-inch
10.1-inch

Display Resolution

2048x1536-pixels
1024x768-pixels
1920x1200-pixels
1280x800-pixels

Display Technology

IPS
IPS
IPS
Super PLS
OS
iOS
iOS

Android 4.0 ICS

Android 4.0 ICS

Processor

A5X (Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics)

A5 (Dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip)

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz

Dual core 1.4 GHz Processor

RAM
1GB
512MB
1GB
1GB
Storage

16GB/32GB/64GB (Not expandable)

16GB/32GB/64GB (Not expandable)

64GB (Expandable via MicroSD card)

16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB (Expandable via MicroSD)

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

4G/3G
Yes

3G

Not available in India

 
Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Bluetooth 2.1 EDR technology

Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Bluetooth 3.0 technology

Front Camera

FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second.

Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera.

2MP
2MP
Rear Camera

5-megapixel with video recording in HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second

Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second

8MP with an LED flash with. Video recording at 1080p

3MP with an LED flash. Video at 1080p HD at 30frames per second

Price

Wi-Fi
16GB Wi-Fi only- $499 (Rs. 25,000 Approx.)
32GB Wi-Fi only- $599 (Rs. 30,100 Approx.)
64GB Wi-Fi only- $699 (Rs. 35,150 Approx.)
Wi-Fi 4G
16GB Wi-Fi 4G- $629 (Rs. 31,600 Approx.)
32GB Wi-Fi 4G- $729 (Rs. 37,000 Approx.)
64GB Wi-Fi 4G- $829 (Rs. 42,000 Approx.)

Wi-Fi: $399.00 16GB

Wi-Fi 3G: $529.00 16GB

(Price in India: Starting at Rs. 24,500 for 16GB Wi-Fi model and Rs. 32,900 for 16GB Wi-Fi 3G model)

64GB Wi-Fi Only withthe Keyboard Dock bundled - Rs. 49,999/-

TBA

Available in India

No
Yes
Yes
No

 

 

Sameer MithaSameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.