iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM vs Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Dell Streak vs BlackBerry PlayBook

Well, you all know this is the era of Tablet PCs. iPad sales in the first year of its release proves the same. Since the trend is changing for each and every generation, few years back it was a personal computer den, there was a laptop and now it is for Tablet and what’s next in the queue. I think next generation gonna enjoy the privilege of having monitor less computers which even saves the less space occupied by present day tablet PCs. Last Year that is 2010s statistics say that almost 38 Tablet Pcs are sold in every min, this shows how tablet PCs are deep rooted into present generation people. Now I’d like to compare different tablets available in the market till date, namely iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM vs Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Dell Streak vs BlackBerry PlayBook.

First we start with the recently announced Tablet PC that is Apple’s New iPad 2.

iPad 2:

Apple’s latest worst-kept secret is out – it’s released the 2nd version of its Tablet PC “iPad 2”. It was described as the thinner,lighter and faster than its previous version. Here comes its technical specs including price details.

  • Dimensions 9.50” x 7.31” x 0.34” .
  • Weighs 603 g.
  • 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed.
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi).
  • Front and Back cameras .
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second.
  • Has Wi-Fi ,Digital compass ,Assisted GPS ,Cellular,3G .
  • Battery life up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
  • Has built in speaker,3.5mm jack,memory card reader, Bluetooth 2.1 .
  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom.
  • Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera .
  • Available with 16 GB ,32GB, 48 GB memory sizes.
  • Price starts from $699(with 3G) $499 (with out 3G).
  • Ships with iOS 4.3 preinstalled.
  • Had an HDMI out and HSUPA support.

A kind of bad news for all Indian users is that it is not releasing iPad 2 in India on Mar 25th. Except that things iPad 2 is one of the best tablet which every one must use atleast once.

Motorola Xoom:

Motorola and Verizon recently announced the Motorola Xoom tablet, a 10.1-inch device with a dual-core processor and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb.This tablet offers 1080p HD video support and is one of the splashier entrants in this year’s tablet race.

Technical specs goes like this:

  • Measuring 249.1mm x 167.8mm x 12.9mm .
  • weighs 730 g.
  • 2GHz dual-core processor
  • 10.1-inch widescreen with HD (1280×800) display
  • 4G LTE upgradeable
  • 1080p HD video support
  • HDMI output
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE
  • Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
  • Battery life of 10 hrs if played videos continuously.
  • “Console-like gaming performance”
  • Built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting
  • Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction
  • Mobile hotspot capability for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
  • Has a price of $799 .

Motorola’s Xoom will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2.

Samsung Galaxy Tab:

Thinking am not less Samsung also introduces its new Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet .The Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch slate built to compete with its tablet counterparts.

Here are the specs look like:

  • Dimensions 7.48” x 4.74” x 0.47” .
  • Weighs 599 g.
  • 1 GHz Cortex A8 Processor.
  • 7-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD widescreen display with touch enabled.
  • Has a screen resolution of 1024-by-600 –pixels .
  • 3.2 MP rear facing camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera .
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second.
  • Has  Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n ,USB 2.0 ,Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Battery life up to 7 hours of video playback.
  • Has built in speaker,3.5mm jack,memory card reader, Bluetooth 2.1 .
  • 2GB (User Memory) + 16GB (Internal Memory) + Up to 32GB with optional micro SD card (External Memory).
  • Price starts from $249.99.
  • Ships with Android(Froyo) preinstalled.
  • No HDMI port.

Dell Streak :

Its size makes it appear like a smart phone rather than a tablet pc.we can say it as the product which created the maximum buzz when compared with any other dell product.We can say this a tablet for our pocket.

Specs are as follows

  • Physical dimensions 6”x 3.1” x .4”
  • Sharp 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) display for a great full-screen experience watching video or browsing the web .
  • Weighs 218 g.
  • Equipped with 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm.
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash that offers easy point & shoot capability.
  • VGA front-facing camera enables video chat functionality down the road
  • Battery is rated for up to 9.8hrs talk time or 400hrs standby.
  • A 3.5mm headphone jack means many of you can use the Dell Streak as the music source (and more) in your car
  • Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1 (think headsets, external keyboards, stereo headsets, etc.)
  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA
  • A user-accessible Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB. That means you can store  lots of movies, music, photos or other kinds of files.
  • No HDMI port.
  • Costs around $550.

BlackBerry PlayBook:

  • Has a dimensions of   5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ .
  • Weighs   around  425g.
  • 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution Multi-touch capacitive screen .
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Full Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled and Built-in support for HTML 5.
  • 3 MP high-definition forward-facing camera and 5 MP high-definition rear-facing camera.
  • 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output.
  • Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports.
  • Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology.
  • Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, Web Kit, Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Mobile AIR .
  • 16 GB memory space to store files.
  • Costs $499.


Finally I conclude that the better one among all the tablets the better tablet pc considering the price and features is Ipad 2 without 3G option which you can get by just paying $499.This is my opinion and your opinion may be different.Feel free to express it in comments.

4 thoughts on “iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM vs Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Dell Streak vs BlackBerry PlayBook

  • September 27, 2011 at 5:25 am

    when ipad1,2,3,4… i sold on a proper price (less than 250-300 dollars) then i might think to get one. maybe. same with xoom. i have a laptop and a smartphone. no time to “play” with ipad and why pay that much? maybe i am not apple’s favorite target group…

  • March 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Motorola Xoom Android Tablet is available in India on 20north


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