Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom

X

Apple’s 2nd slate came out tops in consumer reports – beating off rivals Samsung and even Motorola’s Xoom.

2011040609295404e20 200x200 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Click to enlarge

The iPad 2 even beat the original model, although many have found the difference between the first and second installation to be lacking. According to several web sites and an unnamed Apple employee, the iPad 2 was a bit of a rush job, to say the least.

However, at a close second came the highly anticipated Motorola Xoom on Honeycomb, and although rated second best it failed to beat the consumer favourite iPad 2.

This was in spite of the extra features it sports including built-in memory card reader and support for Adobe Flash.

The independent US report, conducted by consumer reports.org, the equivilant of Choice in Australia, assessed ten competing tablets on 17 criteria including colour, brightness, viewing angle of the display as well as touch responsiveness, video and battery life.

Other devices tested included the Samsung Galaxy Tab, ViewSonic tablets and even the original iPad.

20110406093058d0452 200x200 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Click to enlarge

The 32GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G topped the ratings, scoring “Excellent” in nearly every category. One of its greatest advantages was its battery life, which lasted 12.2 hours. Dell’s Streak 7 tab, although cheaper in price, had a flimsy 3.8 hour lifespan.

Motorola Xoom, the first tablet to run on Google’s Android 3.0 OS, is due to hit here later this year and looks set to be a market favourite, already receiving rave reviews in the industry.

Specs-wise it boasts 1080p HD video support and Adobe Flash support for browsing and gaming, packing a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 32GB of space.

 

The same consumer body it refused to give the iPhone 4 the thumbs up last year due to poor reception issues.

728x90 1 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Nextbase Hero 728x90px 2 1 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
PAN1992 MWO Banners LB 728x90px V2 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
COVR X1870 728x902 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
BW Trade In 728x90 1 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
HAR0468 PBOXGO 728x90 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Wave 728x90px Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
ARL0332 Arlo Ultra 2 Banner 2 728x90 FA scaled Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Incase LeaderBoard 728x90 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom
Frame 728x90 Consumers: iPad 2 Top Tab & Ahead of Xoom


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE