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The new iPad VS. the Galaxy Tablet

The new iPad VS. the Galaxy Tablet
Which is better; the new iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tablet?

Apple has always been the market leader when it comes to the latest technology. From the first 'classic' iPod to the new iPad 3, Apple always seems to exist at the forefront of innovation. But there is a price to pay for being the first at almost everything. Ever since January 27th 2010, when iPads were first released, competing companies have had their goals set at creating something better. But can you really beat an iPad?

Samsung seems to think so, releasing The Galaxy Tab  in September 2010, with uncanny similarities of the iPad. To anyone who doesn't know the technicalities of an iPad or Galaxy Tablet; entirely touch screen with the exception of one or two 'home' buttons, being able to download apps and the ability to watch videos and listen to music portably on a large screen, they do seem rather similar when based on visual and basic technicalities. But if you compare the different range of technology used in both products, you begin to see the very small but important differences between the two.

ipad        sgt


The new iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab





Dual-core Apple A5XSOC with quad-core graphics

1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2


9.7inch LED

10.1inch LED





16/31/64 GB

16/32 GB


Rear:5MP (BSI) + 1080p

Video recording:Front:VGA


Max Battery Life

10 hours

9 hours


WiFi, 4G

WiFi, 3G

Size and Weight

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm ; 652g

256.7 x 175.3 x 9.7mm ; 588g














By looking in-depth at the technology used in both products there are still a few minor similarities that connect the new iPad and the Galaxy Tab, but Samsung have attempted to go one better, increasing the display screen by 0.4 inches and bringing down the weight from 652g to a mere 588g, knocking off 64g in comparison to the iPad! But, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet couldn't quite tick all the boxes when competing against the world's market leader for technical products. Apple manufactured the new iPad to have a maximum of 10 hours of battery life, whereas the Galaxy Tab makes do with nine. As well as less battery life, Samsung has only created two different storage choices, 16GB and 32GB for the Galaxy Tab, where once again, Apple stays ahead with a range of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage.

Which one you prefer really depends on what you are using your tablet for. If you love watching films, listening to music, reading books and downloading new apps, due to it's incredible screen display and ability to stay powered for so long portably  - then the iPad is the clear winner. But if you're looking for light handheld device for displaying projects or presentations whilst being able to connect to others through mobile settings, then the Galaxy Tab is your winner. As for whether the Samsung will be able to challenge the product leader, we will have to wait and see...


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