Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Dell along with any tablet or mobile manufacturing company, the one thing that is common among all of them is Gorilla Glass. The touch screen glass is made up of Gorilla glass. These days, we have taken the scratch-proof touch screen for granted, due to their ubiquitous nature precisely because they are ‘EVERYWHERE’. Every electronic device, worth its salt, slaps a slab of the heavy-duty glass on its surface. From iPhones to new generation Android devices to various mainstream tablets, everyone shines because of that slick piece of glass.
When we are talking about tablets, it is the operating system that will decide what tablet we should go with. But it’s not just operating system, but a group of features packed into one component that will do the judgement. While, Windows 8 is supposed to be the new kid on the block, ready to challenge the neighbourhood’s old bully. On the other hand, Google’s Android OS has been into market since many years, gaining popularity. Let’s see the comparison between the two and which tablet beats the other:
Sony, “The electronics king”, has launched its tab model named Tablet S. The tablet made its way exceptionally into lucrative market by not following the traditional industry norms. Thus making its entry unique among the crowd. Its excellent features and great apps left us spellbound. Let us see what this golden fish has in tank for us…
Powered by 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor & low power GeForce series graphics chip, Tablet S is well-built, sturdy and lightweight device. The tab comes in 16 GB and 32 GB memory sizes, priced at $499 and $599 respectively. 1 GB RAM has been provided for uninterrupted usage at high speeds. Android 4.0.3 System update is already available that will bring more features and enhancements to the tablet.
Being the first of its kind, Sony tablet S can be comfortably held in one hand for longer duration whereas other tabs rely on accessories and cases to hold them. All thanks to Sony’s ideology of ‘Shifted Center of Gravity’. If comfort is what you look for, then, trust me you should blindly go with Sony S tab.
The iPad 2 had a 1GHz dual core processor named A5 and 512MB RAM. The iPad 3 went with an even faster processor and larger RAM, each at 1.2 GHz and 1GB respectively, the processor named as A5X. But these figures are just figures and the true utilization of resources lies in the heart of iPad’s iOS. All the iPads are smooth to operate and only the first generation of iPad felt sluggish while using, the other two have no noticeable lag to the everyday user. It is a complete end-to-end device with almost no hassles from internet surfing to playing hardcore games, everything feels buttery smooth to execute.
True to their claims, every iPad has proved its mettle in terms of longevity and survive the day. Heck, it even goes a mile ahead and homes a peace in your mind that you still have that little battery left to shoot an important mail. iPad, iPad 2 and the iPad 3 all have exceptional battery life which outlast even Apple’s claims of lasting upto 10 hours. The iPad 2 and iPad 3 both survive for 10 hours 30 minutes before they need to be docked to the wall socket. The life can be increased even more with the Wi-Fi turned off. That’s the beauty of integration of hardware and software. The software knows what and when to use and how to bring out the maximum of the available resources.
All the iPads are still the benchmarks of industrial design language they have created for the other players of the tablet business. Nobody even reaches close to the design philosophy that Apple gives to their products, and iPad is another truth added to their collars. Though iPad was a revolutionary product, it was bulky none the less. Apple learnt the lesson as they themselves claimed and tried to better the device in terms of usability being lighter than before.
They achieved this with iPad 2, which was even thinner than their own iPhone 4 (0.34-inches compared to 0.37-inches). Although the iPad 3 is a little thicker and tiny bit heavier than iPad 2, it was done in order to make space for a bigger battery to keep their promise of 10 hours of battery life for us. Still, the design cues don’t miss the premium feel and feels amazingly sleek to hold, even with one hand.
The iPad runs over a customized version of OS X that is similar to the interface as of an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It has a 9.7-inch IPS screen (measured diagonally) which provides wide angles of viewing. iPad and iPad 2 had a screen resolution of 1024 X 768, which was changed forever the way we used to see things on a tablet, with a 2048 X 1536 pixel display on iPad 3, which is a million more than your brand new clinging high definition LCD/LED TV in your hall. That much pixels in your hand. Most of the HDTVs have a resolution of 1920 X 1080 (2.073 million pixels). iPad 3 on the other hand, has 3.1 million pixels in the same area of display! This results in fine texts and splendid photos and videos to look at! Read More “iPad Display..What’s Special”