By Anu Passary | Nov 02, 2012 10:25 AM EDT
The tablet market is getting crowded with a slew of tablets launched by tech giants like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google et al. Samsung and Apple are some of the most popular names in the industry with high-end tablets on offer.
Recently, Samsung won a lawsuit against Apple with the Judge ruling that the former did not infringe on the latter's patents, averring that the Samsung tablet was not as "cool" as the Apple offering, and were lacking in "extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design."
Here is a comparison of the Apple's Revamped iPad with Retina Display with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to see which is the cooler tablet.
Apple's own A6X processor which has doubles the speed of the A5 processor powers the fourth-generation iPad. A 1.4GHz Exynos Quad-Core Processor powers the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Both the tablets feature powerful processors.
The iPad sports a 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology with 2048 X 1536 pixels resolution . On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10.1 features 10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 800 pixels. The iPad easily trumps the Galaxy Note 10.1 when it comes to pixel density with 264 ppi vis-à-vis 149 ppi.
Dimensions And Weight
The iPad measures 9.5 x 7.3 x 0.37 inches and weighs 1.44 pounds (1.46 pounds for the cellular version). On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches, making it taller, less wide, and thinner than the iPad. The Samsung offering is also lighter at 1.32 pounds.
Both the iPad and the Galaxy Note 10.1 are available with 16/32/64 GB on-board storage options. However, the Galaxy Note 10.1 also has the option to expand the memory to a further 64GB using a microSD card.
Both the iPad and Galaxy Note 10.1 feature a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. However, Samsung offers a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera versus Apple's 1.2 megapixels one.
A 42.5 watt-hour battery powers the iPad, which Apple claims will provide 10 hours of usage. When compared to the iPad, the Galaxy Note 10.1 includes a powerful 7000mAh battery. The usage time for the Galaxy Note 10.1 has not been indicated by Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while the iPad runs on the latest iOS 6.
The iPad is on offer in either black or white colors. While the Galaxy Note 2 is available in white and gray variants.
A unique feature of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the S Pen stylus which makes the tablet stand out among other available tablets. The iPad does not have a stylus.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Revamped fourth-generation iPad both pack in features to impress potential tablet buyers. Time will tell who beats the competition in the long run.
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