In the present era, tablets have become a hot topic to debate on. Day by day, we hear of a new company launching tablets even more competitive than the other companies. Besides the Apple’s iPad, the HP slate has brought more competition in the industry. People now wonder: iPad vs. Slate?
Basic features of iPad
iPad designed and marketed by Apple Inc., equipped with 1 GHz processor and 256MB RAM covering up to a maximum storage of 64GB, using the same operating system as the Apple iPhones, the iPad also has the capability of Wi-Fi and 3G service. The iPad only can run applications from the official Apple App Store and covers over thousands of apps such as a dictionary, music-making, writing, reading and games, etc.
Basic features of Slate
The HP slate brings along more competition in the market. Comparatively lighter and easier to carry around, it is equipped with 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM memory, Windows interface and HD display. Along with an SD card reader, Wi-Fi, dual cameras, USB ports, it proves to be a cutting-edge technology. It comes fully equipped with adobe supports like adobe flash and adobe AIR application. The HP slate also comes with a stylus pen/digitizer support enabling freehand writing and drawing.
iPad vs. Slate: Comparison
• Design: The slate is comparatively smaller than the iPad, and the touch interface does not prove to be as responsive as that of an iPad.
• Screen Size and Resolution: Slate has a 8.9-inch screen with a 1024×600 display. iPad, on the other hand, has a 9.7-inch screen with a 1024×764 display. Therefore, making it bigger and better than the slate.Sponsored Links:
• Performance: The HP Slate uses Windows 7 as its OS and runs on a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor and hence the processor is targeted to give good battery time rather than the performance. On the other hand, the iOS 5 of the iPad gives a blazing fast performance comparative to the HP slate.
• Online Browsing: The iPad provides a good web browser and decent email browsers, although it does not have the Adobe Flash support which in some cases might be a standout. On the other hand, the HP slate runs on Windows 7 and therefore has the privilege of assisting and running any browser or software and in this way, it offers a user much more options for productivity of the tablet.
• Battery Life: The battery life of an iPad exceeds that of many tablets, running a straight 8-10 hours a day. HP slate, on the other hand, almost covers around 5 hours, and hence it falls short in this category too.
• Price: The iPad starts at $500 (16GB storage) and the price increase according to the storage, i.e. $850 (64GB storage). The HP slate initial cost is $800 (64GB of storage) and when compared with the iPad, it falls short as it does not provide a 3G service.
Although HP slate brings some competition in the market, clearly by some categories, it falls short in the tablet wars. Some people may still prefer a Windows interface rather than the iPad and so Slate does offer some competition but less compared to the other tablets. The iPad vs. Slate topic remains to be yet again the user’s choice, but considering the above comparison, the iPad proves to be a better device than the HP slate.