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Thread: iPad 2 vs. The Competition
03-03-2011, 11:09 AM #21
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Granted there are not a lot of Tegra based HD apps out yet in the android market aimed directly for the tablets. But that is because until recently there were no Android tablets. Which if I remember correctly iPad had the same issue as well at launch with the iPad 1. People complained about there being no optimized ipad apps available in the app store and then eventually people began to make ipad optimized apps.
The truth of the matter is it comes down to the individuals taste. Do they prefer to have the option of a more customizable user interface such as what Android tablets offer or do they prefer to have the simple UI that iOS offers. You can't set someone free. You can't make someone like something that they don't already like.
03-03-2011, 11:11 AM #22
Comments like "its all about software" -> wrong
Comments like "its all about hardware" -> wrong
Comments like "its wtf/ololo my ars is better etc." -> wrong
It is about symbiosis of hardware that is powerful enough and apps that ppl want to use without hassle.
Optimization is what most of todays software lacks, so it does not uses HW resources at maximum efficiency, that what makes "less paper stats powerful" iOS devices work smoother, soft is optimized better than the competing one.
And from this point of view as of now competition are miles behind iOS devices (unfortunately).PRAETORIANNI NONNUMQUAM IN PROELIO NUMQUAM IN BELLO SUPERANTUR
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03-03-2011, 11:12 AM #23
Didn't you all know that crApple is a nickel and dime company.
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03-03-2011, 11:22 AM #24
I think apple missed it with the iPad 2. They're doing just enough to get by. I think it's time to implement flash. F what you think apple,what about the consumers? The iPad 2 is nice, but I think they could've done a little more to ensure that they smoked every other tablet in every category w/o leaving doubt.
03-03-2011, 11:28 AM #25
I would LOVE to buy the iPad2, my only issue is I need a tablet for work. 2 things that I really need is the ability to use an excel spreadsheet that includes data validation, which I couldn't get to work on the iPad.
Another plus would be the ability to load some Windows based photometric software. If the excel spreadsheet would work I would do without this one...
Only option I see would be to develop an app that does what my spreadsheet does. Which could be pretty time consuming.
I've been looking at the eee Slate as a solution to my issue, being windows based I could install office which would allow my spreadsheet to operate and even load my photometric software. But I would really like to have the iPad that weighs less, out sooner and has a MUCH better UI.
03-03-2011, 11:31 AM #26
Apple has survived and outsold practically everything since 2007 without Flash. Let that crap die. And pachi1972, if you don't like apple, what the hell are you doing on an apple related forum with an iPhone? GTFO troll. Bring on March 11. Niner--even with the other office type apps like DocumentsToGo?
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03-03-2011, 11:34 AM #27
The only flash you will see on an apple product is for the camera , which they failed to install on the ipad 2 . Along with not installing GPS which would have put it over the top IMO . They dont even offer an app to connect a bluetooth GPS that I know of.
Anyway the HDMI dongle is a cool feature , just wish it wasnt $40.
03-03-2011, 11:43 AM #28
03-03-2011, 11:53 AM #29
Ram matters, commonly known that more ram equals better performance although I agree that os optimization is as important it's foolhardy to say ram is meaningless
03-03-2011, 12:14 PM #30
All these stats mean very little once you start to compare how all these devices actualy WORK.
03-03-2011, 12:37 PM #31
03-03-2011, 12:43 PM #32
03-03-2011, 12:47 PM #33
iPad 2 killed the competition
03-03-2011, 12:48 PM #34
03-03-2011, 01:02 PM #35
This comparison is skewed in many ways. You need to pick a benchmark model and compare it in that aspect. You cant pick the best qualities of each price point and then stack them against others. Example... the ipad comes in 64 gig versions, however it offers no expansion slots of any kind. This is a big feature for those who are storage hungry.
Network is not a valid comparison point unless you are going to compare actual speeds the device is capable of. The iPad is behind some of the heavy hitting competitors in regards to network speed and there is no option to upgrade to 4G once the network is available on AT&T or Verizon.
Screen: Everyone is thinking it but half the people out there won't say it.. Why no retina display? This alone is a negative IMO.
Rear Camera: Why do you have the ipad rated at 720p for the rear camera but you only list the still megapixels specs of the other devices? Both the iPad and the Xoom for example record in 720p and next firmware update the Xoom is supposed to be able to record 1080i. This is a very important spec left out of all the devices.
Front camera: Seriously who the heck uses VGA quality anymore? Noone looks at a photo and says "Gee.. I wish this could be a little more grainy".
Video output: Don't forget to include that some of these devices do not require you buy an accessory to enable the use of HDMI. Noone likes having to carry a dongle around with them just for the sole use of HDMI output. Any company (not just apple) who does this is just doing it wrong.
Why is there no category for speaker output?
Like someone said previously. It all comes down to how they work. Although one problem is that being an Apple fanboy for so many years people are resistant to change. It's like trying to wipe your rear with your opposite hand, you just don't want to do it. The iPad to me has always felt like a big iphone and nothing more. Sure it allows you to do things with more room but it's still an iPhone at heart. Combine that with the fact that Apple has once again spoon fed us minor upgrades for yet another 800 bucks. Let's not fool ourselves, if you have the money you are getting the 64gig model. These products have right around a 12 month life cycle so myself.. I'll keep my original iPad and wait for the iPad 3 or go with a competitor who offers all the things that apple should have included this round.
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03-03-2011, 01:24 PM #36
True... But the Xoom is a overgrown mot handheld as well. Have fun with your xoom. I am sure it will work fine. My money for this one goes to the iPad... as far as screen res... really? I don't see too many people noticing a difference. My MBP has a lower res than my i7 sony. However, to the eye my MBP looks better.
People often worry about numbers and size. side by side comparison will be needed with regards to speed and resolution for visual appeal.
03-03-2011, 01:25 PM #37
03-03-2011, 01:45 PM #38
03-03-2011, 01:58 PM #39
That is EXACTLY why...you see, Apple does not ALWAYS have the best but they are clever when it comes to marketing. I've never used any of the tablets above...I owned an iPad 1st Gen...I've tested the Galaxy Tab but it was the 7" version. I believe the RAM is 512mb, the 1st iPad was 256. I don't really care about the camera's, as i won't use an iPad to take pics, only use it for Facetime. It's all about the OS as stated previously.
agreed...Apple should have taken the time to give us the Gig all other tablets have...hopefully we'll see a 4th quarter upgraded version. After all, it is the year of the handheld :]
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03-03-2011, 02:13 PM #40
**** apple. they still dont have flash support.
imo, id go for the galaxy tab 2 out of the rest.
if ipad had flash support, maybe the ipad, but they dont.. so fk it