IPad2 was released in March 2011 but who is the real competition for this product? Basically iPad2 is the updated version of the original iPad.
IPad 2 has more features than its predecessor. The main ones being:
- The size, it’s slimmer and looks more sophisticated.
- Dual cameras which allow you to talk face to face from your iPad.
- A port which enables you to connect your iPad 2 direct to your TV. See our iPad beginners tutorial to see more.
If talking about its competitors you can hardly name the original iPad as they both are pretty much the same apart from updates.
Some people think the closest competitor of iPad 2 is the iPhone but I think they are wrong for one reason. Both devices were created with different purposes in minds. The IPhone is a device to entertain you, and the iPad is more for work and studying due to its well thought out organizational features.
Who are its competitors then?
Overall there are three devices which might be in competition with the iPad 2. These are T-Mobile LG G-Slate, Motorola XOOM Tablet PC and ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Tablet PC.
T-Mobile LG G-Slate which features three cameras, there are two cameras facing the rear (one for videos, the second one for stills and LED flash available for both) and the third one is a front facing camera. The touchscreen display is only 8.9-inch, however this is more than compensated for with the 3D feature. And one more thing that the iPad 2 still doesn’t have is a 1080p compatible video natively. The tablets are available in two versions, of 32 GB or 64 GB and are running on a dual core Tegra 2 processor. The device provides some Google Mobile apps such as Google Maps, Talk, and Video.
The next competitor is Motorola XOOM Tablet PC which features a 16:9 widescreen HD display , a 10.1-inch screen and 1200-pixel by 800-pixel resolution, which is a little bit more than what the iPad offers with a 9.7-inch screen and 1024-pixel by 768-pixel resolution. It’s a genuine multitasker. For instance iPad 2 only permits limited multitasking in the background and its resolution equates to a ratio of 4:3. As for batteries this Motorola device’s battery can last as long as the iPad’s, namely up to 10 hours (we are talking about devices of similar size to the iPad 2). Other aspects of Motorola XOOM Tablet PC are two cameras, a Micro USB port and an HDMI out connector. Like in the case of the T-Mobile LG G-Slate the device is powered by a Tegra 2 Dual Core CPU. In general the XOOM will cost approximately the same price as the iPad 2 but will offer only half of the features.
ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Tablet PC is a strong competitor too as it presents more options than the iPad 2. An Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel-based HD graphics system powers this processor. The display is really impressive (12.1-inch, 1280-pixel by 800-pixel resolution). The device is complete with two built-in USB ports, a Bluetooth Keyboard, a Pen Stylus, a mini HDMI out port and dual card reader. To get this device you will have to pay much more than the iPad2.
You can check out the iPad 2 for yourself at Amazon.com.
Apple iPad 2 NEWEST MODEL
Notice that we did not menation the Kindle fire as a competitor? Well we did finally compare the Kindle fire to the Ipad on Tips4pc as Kindle has come a long way.
IPad 2 misses some features which can be offered by its competitors (even if people will have to pay a bit more for them). Hopefully iPad 3 which is expected to be released in autumn 2011 will make up for this!
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