iPAD 2 Specifications:
- 1GHz dual-core A5 CPU
- 512MB RAM
- 16GB, 32GB, 64GB storage options
- Front & Rear Cameras, front is VGA, rear is 720p
- 9.7″ LED display with 1024×768 screen resolution at 132ppi
- GPU said to be 9x faster
- Video output supports up to 1080p
- Runs iOS 4.3
- 10 hour battery life
- White & Black color options
- 3G models are AT&T and Verizon compatible
- 1.3 lbs
- Thinner build
To say Apple's iPad 2 is an easy tablet to review is somewhat of an understatement. The device, a follow up to last year's wildly successful (and currently market-defining) iPad, is nearly identical when it comes to software, and though improved, closely related on the hardware side as well. With a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 display, the general size and shape of the device has remained the same, and though inside there's a new dual core A5 CPU, more memory, and a pair of new cameras, most of the iPad 2's changes are cosmetic. Still, the previous tablet soared far above most of its competitors when it came to the quality of both the hardware (if not its raw specs) and its software selection -- something Apple still stands head and shoulders over its adversaries on. So this new model, a thinner, sleeker, faster variant of the original may not be breaking lots of new ground, but it's already at the front of the pack. But is the iPad 2 worth an upgrade for those that took the plunge on the first generation? More importantly, does the device have what it takes to bring new owners into the fold? Those questions -- and more -- are all about to be answered in the full Engadget review, so read on!
Acer Iconia Tab Specifications:
Acer Iconia Tab A500 runs with Android 3.0 Honeycomb flavoured with Acer UI 4.5, sporting a 10 inches LCD capacitive full touch display with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution that uses a viewing angle of 80 degrees, processing on a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash 10.1 support for a complete Web browsing experience, equipped with 5 megapixels camera, Megapixels front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, micro-SD card slot for up to 32GB internal memory, 1080p video output over the built-in HDMI port, Dolby Mobile sound, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi connectivity, mini-USB and full-sized USB port.
The tablet’s home screen is divided into four sections: Videos and Photos, Games, E-books and Magazines, Music. It comes pre-loaded with Social Jogger app, ‘clear.fi’, app – lets you share photos, videos and music across your networks and with other Android devices.