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January 20, 2011

The Latest Tablets Compared by Feature and Specifications

Best Tablet For You
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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.  Here is latest  report from  Nytimes " Comparison of all  Tablets.

Motorola Zoom


Device    Motorola Xoom
Operating System    Android
Apps    More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support    Yes
Multitasking    Yes
Screen    10.1-inch widescreen
Screen Resolution    1280x800
Camera    5 MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
Ports    micro U.S.B., HDMI for video out
Navigation    compass, GPS
Storage    32 GB, with SD support after software update
Wireless    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G upgradeable. Can be used as personal hotspot.
Estimated Battery Life    10 hours video playback
Dimensions    9.8'' x 6.6" x 0.5"
Weight    1.6 lbs






Samsung Galaxy Tab


Operating System: Android
Apps    More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support    Yes
Multitasking    Yes
Screen    7" wide screen TFT LCD
Screen Resolution    1024 x 600
Camera    1.3MP camera for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
Ports    U.S.B.
Navigation    Compass, GPS
Storage    MicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
Wireless    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life    7 hours
Dimensions    7.48" x 4.74" x 0.47"
Weight    0.8 pounds
Wireless Plan    Varies by carrier
Price    $600 ($400 with contract)
 




BlackBerry PlayBook





Operating System    BlackBerry Tablet OS
Apps    PlayBook-specific apps via BlackBerry App World
Flash Support    Yes
Multitasking    Yes
Screen    7" wide screen LCD
Screen Resolution    1024 x 600
Camera    3MP camera for videoconferencing, 5MP camera on reverse side
Ports    U.S.B., HDMI for video out
Navigation    None
Storage    16, 32 or 64 GB
Wireless    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (3G via BlackBerry phone tether)
Estimated Battery Life    Unknown
Dimensions    5.1" x 7.6" x 0.4"
Weight    0.9 pound
Price    Unknown


Dell Streak
Operating System    Android
Apps    More than 100,000 Android apps
Flash Support    Yes
Multitasking    Yes
Screen    5" TFT LCD
Screen Resolution    800 x 480
Camera    VGA camera for videoconferencing; 5MP camera on reverse side
Ports    U.S.B.
Navigation    Compass, GPS
Storage    MicroSD card slot (16GB pre-installed)
Wireless    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Estimated Battery Life    10 hours talk time, 400 hours standby
Dimensions    6" x 3.1" x 0.4"
Weight    0.48 pound
Wireless Plan    2-year AT&T contract or buy unlocked at full price
Price    $550 ($300 with 2-year contract)


HpSlate
Operating System    Windows 7
Apps    Most Windows programs
Flash Support    Yes
Multitasking    Yes, it runs Windows
Screen    8.9'' wide screen
Screen Resolution    1024 x 600
Camera    VGA webcam for videoconferencing, 3MP camera on reverse side
Ports    U.S.B.
Navigation    None
Storage    64 GB
Wireless    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Estimated Battery Life    5 hours
Dimensions    5.91" x 9.21" x 0.58"
Weight    1.5 pounds
Price    $800


Apple IPad

Operating System iOS
Apps 40,000+ iPad apps through the Apple App Store; 300,000+ compatible iPhone apps
Flash Support No
Multitasking Yes, with the newest iOS upgrade
Screen 9.7'' 4:3 IPS screen
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Camera None
Ports Apple dock connection
Navigation Compass, assisted GPS (3G version only)
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G (some models)
Estimated Battery Life 10 hours, 1 month standby
Dimensions 9.56" x 7.47" x 0.5"
Weight 1.5 pounds
Wireless Plan $15 or $25 a month via ATT (No contract)



The term was made popular as a concept presented by Microsoft in 2001, but tablet PCs now refer to any tablet-sized personal computer, even if its not using Windows but another PC operating system. Tablets may use virtual keyboards and handwriting recognition for text input through the touchscreen.

All tablet personal computers have a wireless adapter for Internet and local network connection. Software applications for tablet PCs include office suites,web browsers,games and a variety of applications. However, since portable computer hardware components are low powered, demanding PC applications may not provide an ideal experience to the use
Price $500-$830

Many tablet PC makers have standardized on a 12" widescreen format, with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The Fujitsu T5010 has a larger 13.3" display, but still runs at the 1280x800 pixel resolution. The Acer TravelMate C300 has a 14.1" screen at 1024x768.

The 12" form factor is optimal for the power, size and weight considerations required for portability. Although there is some demand for larger Tablet PC screen sizes from consumers, larger screens add significant weight and bulk to Tablet PCs. They also require more power, therefore larger, heavier batteries or shorter battery life.

For current tablet computers, (non tablet PCs) the general size is 10" (Used by the iPad) or 7" (Used by many Android tablets