The tablet market will see an upheaval of sorts with the launch of the New iPad. What does this mean for Android tablets currently in the market? Who are the potential challengers to this new Apple baby? In this article we are pitting the New iPad against two heavyweights of Android – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Asus Transformer Pad. Let’s have a look and find out if these two Android behemoths stand a chance against the new and improved iPad.
The new iPad comes with retina display providing a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi. It is about 4 times the resolution of the iPad2.
At 10.1 inch Galaxy tab 2 offers slightly bigger screen than iPad but with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels at 149ppi.
The Asus transformer pad offers a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and at 224 ppi.
Samsung Galaxy has a 1 GHz dual core processor.
Transformer pad offers Nvidia tegra 3 quad core processor.
The iPad hasn’t experienced much change in the design. Rather it seems heavier and thicker than the iPad 2.
The Galaxy tab offers silvery strips down the side making it easier to hold, but the back is boring plane.
The transformer pad comes in all metal box and attractive finish. It is not the slimmest tab around but if you want to use it with dock you need a bag to carry it.
The new photo app and its improved camera is something really new.
The Galaxy comes with galaxy tab which offers Samsung’s various hubs for music, video and social networking.
The transformer’s main feature is its keyboard dock.
Price of the New iPad will start from 399 pounds for the 16 GB model. Apple has kept the price structure of the New iPad same as that of the iPad 2. On the other hand, the Asus Transformer Prime costs 500 pounds which is way higher than the New iPad. Nothing is known yet as far as the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 price is concerned. But it is believed that it will have a price structure similar to that of the New iPad. So here, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will match the New iPad toe to toe.
It is difficult to judge which of these tablets will have the last laugh, but given the track record in the past it seems Apple definitely holds an edge in terms of performance and brand reputation. Combined with excellent marketing strategy, Apple might easily outmaneuver its competitors and retain its crown of being the largest manufacturer of tablet in the world. But Asus and Samsung will definitely give it a tough fight in achieving that mark.