Tablet Comparisons

June 30th, 2011 by admin.

Just as a fun little aside, I thought I’d publish a comparison of several of the Tablet devices on the market today, or shortly to be released:

DEVICE HARDWARE SOFTWARE/

CONNECTIVITY

PERFORMANCE
HP TouchPad – $500-600

Processor:1.2-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon

Storage: 16 or 32 GB

RAM: 1GB

Cameras: 1.3-megapixel front-facing, no rear camera

Dimensions: 9.45 by 7.48 by 0.54 inches

Weight: 1.6 pounds

OS: webOS 3.0

DLNA: No

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi only, AT&T version coming soon

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: micro USB, no SD card slot

Battery Life: Approximately 8 hours under heavy use; closer to 9 or 10 hours under casual use conditions.

Javascript Test Results Average: 4128.47 ms

Motorola Xoom – $600-800


Processor: 1-GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2

Storage: 32GB

RAM: 1GB

Cameras: 2-megapixel front-facing; 5-megapixel back-facing camera

Dimensions: 9.8 by 6.61 by 0.51 inches

Weight: 1.56 to 1.6 pounds (depending on version)

OS: Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)

DLNA: No

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi, Verizon 4G (eventually)

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: micro USB, HDMI-out, microSD

  • Battery Life: Approx. 8 to 8.5 hours
    Javascript Test Results Average: 2170.6 ms
Apple iPad – $400-$730 (where available)


Processor: 1-GHz Apple A4

Storage: 16, 32 or 64GB

RAM: 256MB

Cameras: None

Dimensions: 9.56 by 7.47 by 0.5 inches

Weight: 1.5 to 1.6 pounds

OS: iOS 4.3

DLNA: No

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi, 3G (AT&T)

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: Proprietary

Battery Life: Approx. 10 hours

Javascript Test Results Average: 3305.9 ms

Apple iPad 2 – $500-830


Processor: 1-GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed

Storage: 16, 32 and 64GB

RAM: 512MB RAM

Cameras: front and back-facing

Dimensions: 9.5 by 7.34 by 0.34 inches

Weight: 1.33 to 1.35 pounds (depending on model)

OS: iOS 4.3 (iOS 5 coming fall 2011)

DLNA: No

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi, 3G (AT&T or Verizon)

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: Proprietary

Battery Life: Approx. 10 hours
Javascript Test Results Average: 2163.3 ms
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook – $500-700


Processor: 1-GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP

Storage: 16, 32 or 64GB

RAM: 1GB

Cameras: 3-megapixel front-facing, 5-megapixel back-facing

Dimensions: 7.6 by 5.1 by 0.4 inches

Weight: 0.9 pounds

OS: PlayBook OS (QNX)

DLNA: No (RIM claims it’s coming soon)

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi, 4G versions to come (though some carriers are backpedaling)

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: micro USB, HDMI

Battery Life: Approx 7.5 to 8 hours

Javascript Test Results Average: 2362.6 ms

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – $500-600


Processor: 1-GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2

Storage: 16, 32 and 64GB

RAM: 1GB

Cameras: 2-megapixel front-facing, 3-megapixel back-facing;

Dimensions: 10.1 by 6.9 by 0.338 inches

Weight: 1.25 lbs

OS: Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)

DLNA: Yes

Wi-Fi/3G/4G: Wi-Fi only (AT&T 3G coming soon)

Bluetooth: Yes

Ports: Proprietary; no SD card slot

Battery Life: Approx. 9-10 hours

Javascript Test Results Average: 2188.9 ms

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