Apple iPad 2 MC984LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi + AT&T 3G, White) 2nd Generation
- Apple's iOS 4 , 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed processor
- 64GB integrated
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
- WiFi 802.11n
Nothing I can say bad about the Ipad 2. I have pretty much quit using my pc since getting the Ipad2. I know a lot of people have said the Ipad2 wasnt meant to take the place of a laptop or pc but thats relative to what you use a pc for. For me its easily taken the place of my laptop. If what you do is surf the web and use Itunes then the Ipad will be what you need and its so much more convienent than having to go to my computer everytime I want to look up a score of a game or see a movie review. I would recommend the Ipad2 to anyone.
I also read lots of books and I must say reading books on the Ipad vs. The Kindle is no comparison either. The Ipad's ibooks look so much better and I like the feel a lot better than the Kindle. Kindle also makes a big deal about being able to locate a book and be reading it within 60 seconds.....so can I on the Ipad. So I dont know why they are trying to use that as a great feature.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi)
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
- 10.1-inch Multitouch 720p HD Screen (1280 x 800)
- 16GB Internal Memory; microSD expansion up to 32GB
- Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0,GPS Enabled with Latitude, Google Maps
- 1GHz Dual-Core Processor; 1GB RAM
I just got the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab last weekend, but in the few days I've had it, I can say it's a wonderful device. About a year ago I was looking at netbooks to save weight and space when I travel. Then as tablets made more inroads to the market, I decided this would be the way to go. I'm very hapy with my purchase. The Galaxy is super quick to shift between pages, website, apps, etc. It loads pages quicker than any laptop, desktop, or phone I've worked with. I have an Android phone and through your gmail account, all your preferences and apps will synch up on your tablet too. If you want entertainment on a plane or in your hotel room, you can use netflix or the Samsung media hub to download shows and movies very easily. I like the OS, and the ICS seems to be great. Plus, you don't have to worry about what the folks at Apple like and dislike about IT technology. The 10.1" screen also seems to have a better aspect ratio than the Ipad, which means websites look good in native resolution. You don't need to view things in their "app" form unless you want to. Battery life seems very healthy, I can run about a day and a half of fairly intense use between charges. Which leads to my biggest complaint: the power cord for the charger is only about 36" long, so you have to find a really close outlet. Overall, I'm very happy with this, and will get a lot of use from this. If you are already an android or google user, you will too!
ASUS TF700T-C1-CG 10.1-Inch Tablet (Champagne)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 10.1 inches Display
- NVIDIA Tegra 3.0 1.6 GHz
- 1 GB RAM Memory
- 802_11_BGN wireless
Coming from xoom and iPad this tablet really done it for me. Its not only beautifull and super powerful .it is replacing my laptop for school . It has cool preloaded apps like Polaris office which I was not able to find available in app store. Its better than the $14 office app I bought for school . What I truly love about the tablet is the android experience . It kills the experience I had with the iPad . The os is better and I found it to be more effective to use than the iPad. I also love the live wall papers and the widgets that make my life easier . I recommend this to anyone that likes to game and wants something for school. Definitely best tablet currently around . My friend that has an iPad wants to sell it just so he can get the infinity . The tablet speaks for itself it sure did when my friend picked it up for the first time .
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, Deep Grey)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 10.1 inch Display,S Pen included
- Samsung Tablet 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- 2 GB RAM Memory, 32GB On-Board Memory
- Camera Front: 1.9 MP, Back: 5 MP
I have had my tablet for about a week now and in that time have taken it on a very long road trip where I still needed to be able to take an exam for my grad school. I am a grad student, pre-medical, and have my own business as a private tutor and this tablet is the answer to my needs. My students love how easy it is for me to share concepts with them by drawing with the S pen. At first I didn't love the browser, but after downloading a fully functional Google chrome app my speed was 10 times better and it works great. The stylus is very handy and it's great that putting your hand down on the tablet does not interfere with your writing. I've been using the formula to text option on the S note app where I write out the algebra 2 formulas I need to show them and they are instantly and accurately translated to text.
Small things that have made the difference for me: when I try to click on something in a web browser it will enlarge the section I was clicking if there were multiple links, allowing me to select the correct one. The battery life has been great and switching from screen to screen or zooming is very fast.
Definitely the right choice for students and android users- my students that I tutor who have ipads are jealous.
Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 32 GB Android Tablet AT105-T1032 Black
- 10.1-inch multi-touch widescreen display with Adaptive Display Technology, supporting 720p
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor; Android operating system
- 5.0 MP rear camera with autofocus and 2.0MP front-facing webcam; stereo speakers with Toshiba sound enhancements
- 32 GB internal memory; USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports and full-sized SD card reader; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity supporting Adobe Flash
- Easy Grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, available in Black; user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery
I've had my Thrive for about a month now and wanted to share my experience with others.
I absolutely love my Thrive. The extra weight is nothing when you have a true USB port, HDMI out and full size SD card. With the appropriate adjustments, Netflix, Skype, Amazon Prime Movies, Flash content (11.0!) work seemlessly. On the road I tether it to my Android phone and it becomes a great GPS device, music player and for most things, a replacement for my laptop. Granted, if you are technically challened, there are things that I have done to improve my Thrive's performance that you might not be comfortable with. For me, the ability to customize my Thrive is a true selling point and the reason I purchased it. The tremendous amount of online help in forums and blogs is great. I will admit that the IPAD is a wonderful device...but for me, the ability to customize is paramount and the what you see is what you get IPAD just doesn't work for me.
The speed, touchscreen, audio and video performance are great. You Tube works perfectly and Netflix runs like a charm.
People that compare Android devices to Apple are missing the point. The Thrive is not an Ipad replacement, it has its own demographics and for them it works... For me, I'll take my Thrive and have just as much fun customizing it as I do running apps!
Acer Iconia A510-10k32u 10.1-Inch Tablet
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1 GB SDRAM
- 10.1-inch screen
- 13 hour battery life
- 802.11bgn wireless
As far as the battery not charging, I am realizing that when you plug the charger in it clicks and you think it is all the way in, but in reality, you really have to shove the charger in until it seats completely flush against the housing. Either way, it is working good so far, and it is extremely smooth, not a lot of bloatware. I had it kind of force restart a couple of times, but it doesn't fully shut down, it just displays the acer logo and then comes back on after at most 5 seconds. It has happened after I changed some settings.
So the Full Polaris office software being included is very good, I haven't used any other software that allows you to so easily open and edit Microsoft Office files including Powerpoint, Excel, and Word.
As far as the temperature, it gets warm, but not uncomfortably hot.
MOTOROLA XOOM Android Tablet (10.1-Inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi)
- Linux 1 GHz Motorola ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4
- 1 GB DRAM
- Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).
- It also consists of 802.11b/g/n, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing web cam.
I have had my Xoom for two days now and I am absolutely thrilled with it. I'm very impressed with the design of Honeycomb. Having an OS that is designed specifically for a tablet, rather than a phone, makes for a wonderful experience. It feels more like I'm using a desktop than a phone. I can't wait for more tablet optimized apps to be released.
The Chrome browser on the device is great. It offers true tabbed browsing and syncs your bookmarks with your Google account. Some sites detect it as a mobile browser, but it's pretty easy to change the user agent so that it appears to be a desktop browser.
The Xoom is very fast and multitasks like a champ. Video, music, browsing, games.., it all works perfectly.
I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend the Xoom to anyone looking for a tablet.
Toshiba Excite LE AT205T32I 10.1-Inch LED 32 GB Tablet Computer - Wi-Fi
- Texas Instruments xscale_pxa270 Processor 1.2GHz (1MB Cache)
- 1 GB DRAM RAM
- 32GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
- 10.1-Inch Screen
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
I just received my tablet yesterday. I was very suprised that it functioned much like my Toshiba laptop in the way of browsing. If I didn't need my laptop to do WORD documents, I would have no need for it. This tablet is truly state of the art.
I am glad I decided on this one after careful reviewing of several other tablets
Lenovo Idea Tablet 59331887 9-Inch 16 GB Tablet
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 9 inches Display
- NVIDIA A5 1.2 GHz
- 16 GB, 1GB
- 802_11_BGN wireless
This tablet has a lot of the same specs as the Nexus 7 - NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB. 9-inch 1280 x 800 resolution. HD display isn't as good as the Nexus 7, but works just fine for me. It also has a microSD card slot, microHDMI, 2 srs speakers, front and back cameras. It has ICS only, but there may be an update to Jelly Bean in the future. It's very fast and has a battery life around 7 to 8 hours. I would recommend this product to anybody.
Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (16GB)
- Android Honeycomb Operating System (Upgradeable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
- NVIDIA Tegra2 Processor; 9.4-inch Display
- Front and Rear Camera. Front 0.3 Megapixel. Rear 5.0 Megapixel
- Bluetooth Integrated Stereo
- Full-size SD Card slot
If any company could build a consumer tablet and do it right, that company is Sony. The S1 is an Android tablet done right. Build quality is first-rate. The angled (book-like) design of the S1 is cleaver and functional. The screen (with its deep blacks) is outstanding. The tablet is very comfortable to hold and carry. I've only had the tablet for a few hours, but I am very impressed. Setup out of the box was simple. After an initial charge, I was up and running in no time at all. I was a little surprised that Sony didn't include any documentation (other than a Quick Start sheet, and the usual warranty and end-user license agreement), but documentation wasn't really needed... and it is available on-line if necessary. Amazon -- thank you. You promised quick delivery and, as usual, you came through. I'll update this review as I continue to explore the device, but if you are looking for a first-rate Android tablet, consider the Sony S1 -- you won't be disappointed