Friday, 10 January 2014

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 vs HP TouchPad vs Apple iPad 4;First choice is...............

W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10                                                                                                                               The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10’s superslim, unique design makes it easy to hold.The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 hardware is actually not bad for its price, and the faux-metal finish makes it feel even nicer. The glass display and body give it a halfway decent feel.The Yoga Tablet is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a few modifications.The general style of Android has been changed including fonts, buttons etc and while the default looks a bit on the childish side, there are a couple of better themes to choose from.The opposite side of the power button is the 3.5mm headset jack, and above that is the volume button and a small microphone.When the device is facing you in landscape orientation, you'll also notice there are two front-facing speakers. If you purchase the tablet, you will have already noticed the Dolby logo on the box.In Lenovo's own words, the Yoga Tablet 10 has "epic battery life" and at a quoted 18 hours, it sounds like this may be the case. This figure is gained with a pretty varied usage though, rather than a more traditional video playback test – 12 hours are spent reading an eBook.It’s also only $300.
But, The tablet’s low-resolution screen looks fuzzy and oversaturated, and the heavily modified operating system is downright ugly.
The bottom line: Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even the low cost.                                                                   Specifications
Release date10/30/13
Display type10.1 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
RAM1 GB
Processor1.2 GHz
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)10.3 in x 0.3 in x 7.1 in
Weight1.33 lbs                                                                                                                                            VS                                  
 HP TouchPad                                                                                                                                           HP webOS is a genuinely impressive operating system. Although some tout it as being intuitive, we're not sure that's really its strength.The HP TouchPad uses Palm's unique WebOS interface and delivers Adobe Flash-enabled Web browsing, Beats audio enhancement, and impressive compatibility with third-party calendar, messaging, and e-mail servicesThe screen is one of this tablet's stand out features, though. It's the same size (9.7in) and resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) as the iPad 2 and is as within a gnat's whisker of being as good quality with great viewing angles, bright colours, and good contrast. .Battery life according to HP is 9 hours for continuous video playback, and in our test (WiFi on, Bluetooth off, video looping) we came close to that: just over eight and a half hours. That puts it slightly ahead of the Motorola Xoom but again behind the Tab and iPad 2.
But, The TouchPad has a thick, smudgy design, offers no rear camera or HD video capture, includes a limited app selection, and its unique cards system of multitasking isn't as fully utilized as it could be.
The bottom line: The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features, and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet heavyweights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Specifications
Display type9.7 in TFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
OSHP webOS 3.0
RAM1 GB
ProcessorQUALCOMM Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bBluetooth 2.1 EDRIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.5 in x 0.6 in x 9.4 in
Weight1.6 lbs                                                                                                                                            Price;$257.49 to $265.99                                                                                                                          VS                                                                                                                                                          Apple iPad 4                                                                                                                                             The newest iPad's faster A6X processor adds extra system speed and graphics power.It's clear, it's bright, it's crisp; essentially it properly expands the smartphone experience onto a larger tablet and takes us into a new generation of displays. Improved worldwide cellular compatibility makes the LTE model a more appealing proposition. And the iOS App Store remains best in class, with the widest selection.The iPad range remains among the best in class for battery life considering their size and weight, providing a genuine 10hrs use between charges and lasting for weeks in standby.Gaming tends to cause the biggest drain on battery life but you’ll still get 6-7 hours solid play from even the most demanding 3D titles.
But, The fourth-gen iPad is otherwise identical to its recent predecessor -- same size, weight, and Retina screen. It's heavy to hold in one hand, and most older accessories won't work without investing in a pricey Lightning adapter.
The bottom line: The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Specifications
Display type9.7 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
OSApple iOS
ProcessorApple A6X
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11gBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.31 in x 0.37 in x 9.5 in
Weight1.44 lbs                                                                                                                                         Price;$499.00 to $509.49 

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