iPad versus Galaxy Tab comparison

iGamer

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laptops are often under-used.
They are but clunky form factors (not all of them) and boot up times are sometimes a little embarrasing in meetings. A device that's always on and [alomst] always conntected is better for that situation.
 

tehtorq

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I'm interested to see what tablet hardware HP reveals on the 9th. They bought webOS last year and it is beautiful.. Just needs the right hardware. The Blackberry Playbook also looks awesome. Dunno... Android is definitely quantity over quality.
 

DominionZA

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I have not noticed any sluggishness on my HTC Desire, but maybe I have just been lucky with Android.

I am running Gingerbread on my HTC HD2. No sluggishness here either. Smooth as anything and very very responsive.

Also got an 8" Cortex A8 pad (1Ghz proc and 512MB RAM). Also very smooth and responsive. Only downer here is the resistive touchscreen. Got the new capacitive version sitting at customs right now (same specs). Looking forward to that one.
 

DominionZA

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What you really should be doing is comparing these 2 tablets with the Win7 tablet from: http://www.tabletrevolution.org/ - now that would be interesting. :D

I also have one of these Win 7 tablets. Hardware wise - they rock. Win 7 - not good on a tablet. Win 7 does NOT have a touch friendly interface. Particularly when you come from the world of Android.
It does however have it's uses. When I don't feel like going to my desktop or pulling out my notebook - the pad wins. But it seriously needs work to provide a decent alternative as a tablet OS.
 

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Don't be swayed by hardware; either way...

Software makes the difference -- and very importantly not just the OS, but the availability of applications for your needs.
Honeycomb looks good and so does Playbook -- hopefully they follow through with all the promises (both in the OS and the applications).
Galaxy tab for now is what I would call a "bad investment choice" (Samsung has a bad reputation with upgrades; no guarantee the tab will get Honeycomb).
Similarly people should be swayed away from buying an iPad as the current product is nearing replacement -- March estimate for new pad.
 

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OK.. 2 things .. people say windows 7 doesnt have a touch friendly interface ... what exactly does that mean .. I can happily navigate windows 7 on a laptop touchpad .. how is that different to a whole touchscreen ?? really . if its optimised for a mouse, its probably optimised for a touch screen ...

Secondly .. theres a very competitively priced tablet missing from the mix here .. The Archos 7 (R2500) and Archos 10 (R3500) 16GB variants both with capacitive screens, but without 3G .. IMHO my phone acting as a wireless AP solves this problem perfectly, and it comes in at 30% of the price .. a no brainer for me ...

Really .. im so over the whole "tablets are such new tech" rubbish, cause they've been around for years .. can anyone say "XP tablet edition" .. but somewhere in amongst the hardware wars .. manufacturers have lost the plot .. what about a BASIC tablet .. without the cameras, and GPS and bla bla bla ... all I want is capacitive screen (7 inches or larger) with a wifi connection, a browser and an app store .. really .. rather chop the price and give me SIMPLE ....

On a side note,does anyone know how Acer can make an entire netbook and retail it for 2000 rand .. and no-one can make a piece of tech with less hardware (no keyboard, smaller screen, no touchpad etc) for a comparitive price .. it really boggles the mind ?? is it the CPU price (hummingbird) or the small space they have to pack the stuff that blows the price to pieces ??

OK .. enough rambling now
 

Synaesthesia

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Well a R2000 netbook has a plasticky cheap design, a tiny battery and a non-IPS, non-touch screen. Although my dad loves his aspire one.
 

iGamer

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On a side note,does anyone know how Acer can make an entire netbook and retail it for 2000 rand .. and no-one can make a piece of tech with less hardware (no keyboard, smaller screen, no touchpad etc) for a comparitive price .. it really boggles the mind ?? is it the CPU price (hummingbird) or the small space they have to pack the stuff that blows the price to pieces ??
It has a lot more to do than oranges to oranges. Netbooks are made cheapily with Atom CPUs, keyboard and TFT LCD screens. Tablets on the otherhand use touch screens, developers to have the OS work with their system and batteries that can last hours on end. Tablet hardware is also a lot more specialised and compacted to either make them as small or flat as possible.
 

CrazYmonkeY159

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not an apple fanboy but the iPads price was dropped. whoever wrote the article, i think the 16gb wifi model goes for R4k
 
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