Lenovo 10 Vs Apple iPad 4- Which One Is Worth Spending Your Money On?

There is always a tussle between different brands and models of tablets. Many people often cannot decide, whether to buy an iPad 4 or a Lenovo 10 and that is why, experts have made a comparison of both the tablets to offer a guided solution. Lenovo tabs are known for their lightness and Lenovo 10 is also no exception with 1.36 pounds weight. The device is also quite thin with the frames measuring 10.1×7.0x0.35 inches. Apple iPad 4 is quite heavy with 652gm weight and 185.7mm size.

 Lenovo 10 Vs Apple iPad 4- A ComparisonApple iPad 4 is powered with iOS6, making it much more faster and powerful than the previous models. Now, users can install multiple apps on the home screen without slowing down the speed of the tablet.

The device also features one dock at the bottom with an ability to support around six frequently used apps. Lenovo 10 is packed with an unique WRITEit software that allows the user to pen down any note in a hurry, making it a good choice for the professionals.

Lenovo Thinkpad 10 is also reported to feature Cherry Trail Intel Atom Z8500 as well as Z8700 chip sets for better performance. Yet, the memory feature is bit disappointing with 2GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage. However, the battery is more powerful than previous models and is expected to last 10 hours. Apple iPad 4 also has not made any significant improvement on the storage or memory feature. Yet, it has a stronger battery compared to Lenovo 10. While Lenovo 10 is a good buy for people interested to get a faster performing Windows tab, iPad 4 is a good choice for those, who are looking for big tablets.… Read the rest

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One Week Down: Apple iPad 2 Discontinued, iPad 4 Re-Launched With 16GB Storage

Now that the Apple iPad 2 has been discontinued, those who want to pick this tablet are opting for the iPad 4 that was re-launched last week. They have as of now cancelled the release of iPad 2 and will offer the iPad 4 for the sake of replacing the earlier tablet. The iPad 4 is now known to be available at a rate of $399 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and a rate of $529 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi + cellular model. Apple had actually cancelled the release of iPad 4 last year when there was a launch of iPad Air. They have later reduced the price of the iPad 2 to $399 in the year 2012. This is possibly a way to get rid of their old stock, especially considering that iPad Air 2014 launch is also expected in the coming months.

Apple is expected to launch the iPad Air, iPhone 6 and iWatch this year. However, the launch of iPad Mini 3 will not happen th. Apple has not yet disclosed the features of the iPad 2. However, it is likely to follow the features of the predecessor along with a little improvement. So, the gadget freaks will have to wait for a considerable time for the release of the iPad 2.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Vs Apple iPad 5 –Its Haswell Vs A7 Quad Core Processor

 

 

So far Apple has most certainly ruled the tablet world. The iPad 4 has been hugely successful and so has the smaller iPad Mini. Apple is now gearing up to release the new iPad 5 which is said to be even more like the hugely successful iPad Mini. So we can expect it to be lighter and sleeker than the iPad 4 and it will certainly have the retina display. Microsoft has been going through a time of many changes and not all of them have been good. But the Windows 8 operating system is brilliant and has helped Microsoft make major in-roads into the smartphone and tablet market. And Microsoft is gearing up to release the Surface Pro 2 tablet later this year.

Expect both tablets to be fast – the Surface Pro 2 will probably have the latest Haswell processor and the iPad 5 is likely to run the A7 quad core processor. Interestingly, Microsoft is one of the first makers to use the 802.11ac wireless system – it is fast and yet uses minimal power.

The Surface Pro 2 and the iPad 5 are all set to take the tablet to a new level of speed and convenience.

 

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Google Nexus 7 Vs HP ENVY Touch 14 Vs Apple iPad 4: HP To Break The Nexus Spell?

HP recently unveiled its latest ENVY Touch 14 Ultrabook, plunging into the competitive tech market that already has big devices such as Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad 4 in the league. Let’s take a quick look at the specifications of these devices to see where they stand against each other.

Specifications

HP ENVY Touch 14

Google Nexus 7

Apple iPad 4

Display size

14-inch TouchScreen         

7-inch TouchScreen

9.7-inch TouchScreen

Resolution

1,366 x 768 pixels

1,280 x 800 pixels

2,048 x 1,536 pixels

Memory

4GB of RAM

1GB of RAM

1GB of RAM

Processor

3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core

Apple Swift AX6 1400 MHz dual-core

Processor Speed

1.7GHz

1200MHz

1.4-1.7GHz

USB

2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port

1 USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Wireless technology

LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/m 5GHz

Bluetooth

Yes

3.0

4.0

Battery

4-cell lithium-ion polymer

4,325mAh

Li-Po 11.560 mAh

Operating system

Windows 8

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

iOS 6

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.9 x 13.5 x 9.3 inches

198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inchces

Weight

4.7 pounds

340 grams

662 grams

Camera

Built-in webcam  

1.2-MP front

5-MP rear, 1.2-MP front

Storage choices

500GB hard drive size

8GB, 16GB or 32GB

16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB

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Microsoft Surface RT Vs Apple iPad : Which if Them is Sinking?

We know that Apple still maintains the top spot when it comes to all things tablets, but if you’re looking around in the market for a new tablet, should you go with the trusty iPad 4, or would the Microsoft Surface RT make a good choice to pick up?

First impressions: There’s nothing wrong with the way the iPad 4 looks, except there isn’t really anything so eye-catching about it either. But the Microsoft Surface RT looks quite attractive with its colorful exterior. In terms of screen size too, it’s a tad bigger with its 10.1-inch screen in comparison with the iPad 4’s 9.7-inch offering.

Processing power: Apple has put in a dual-core 1.4 GHz A6X processor to power the iPad 4. But if you’re more into multitasking and running heavier apps, then the Microsoft Surface RT’s quad-core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 processor makes more sense for you.

Camera: This isn’t really too much of a deal-breaker, if you ask us, but if you plan on depending on your tablet for your photography needs, the iPad 4’s 5 MP camera sounds more exciting than the Surface RT’s 1.2 MP one.

Storage space: What we hate and have always hated about the iPad is its storage limitations. Sure, you’ve got options ranging from 16 GB all the way up to 128 GB, but there’s no way you can add to it using a microSD card or a USB port. The Surface RT, on the other hand, comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot.

Battery life: If you’re going to be on the move for a long time without access to a charging point, you might be disappointed with the Surface RT for its 360 hours of standby time. It can work for up to 8 hours on a single charge, while the iPad 4 offers up to 10 hours of talk time.

Price: The Surface RT costs $499 for the 32 GB version and $599 for the 64 GB version, making it more value for money than the respective iPad 4 versions which cost $599 and $699 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Beats Apple iPad 4 To Lead The Tablet War Movie, Microsoft Surface Pro, Kindle Fire Add Spunk As Supporting Cast

Turning the clock back by few hands, I remember being left with the Apple iPad  as a feasible choice for a sleek sexy tablet to garb. Coming back to the present– I am almost flooded with choices as diverse as the colors on earth. Samsung is oozing glamour with its Galaxy Note 8.0 while Microsoft Surface Pro has hit bull’s eye in the niche laptop consumer market. Before I forget, the Google Nexus 10 has become my next-best friend set to match shoulders with my BFF Samsung Galaxy.

  • Bite into the Apple Ipad 4- With rich legacy thronging its name, the iPad 4 boasts of rippling resolution that matches head with an uber cool  iOS interface.  While I find the iPad 4 too heavy to slip into my handbag, the functionality woos me back into a date with this Apple offering.
  • My prayers for a tab fitting into my handbag meet the right match with the Google Nexus 7. The Jelly Bean cooks up a taste that is yummy for Android fans. With a pocket-able price, the tablet is light both ways.  Just that, the app story could be worked upon to a fair bit on the Nexus.
  • Shopping for a compact tablet that comes between the Apple iPad 4 and the Google Nexus, I got hands on the Kindle Fire HD.  With high definition at the forefront on its 8.9-inch screen, the Amazon baby is a delight for flicking between Reader books or catching up a latest movie.
  • Come over all average tablets into a world that is called Galaxy. Samsung has played its cards too right and the Galaxy Note 8 barely disappoints. The seductive screen, the swipe-worthy S-stylus, the Airview-phew– variety indeed is the spice of life with the Note 8.
  • Microsoft was king and perhaps is yet to lose the battle of the latest to giants such as Samsung! With the Surface Pro, I was happy that Microsoft is back on war field. Despite hiccups with the bank breaking tag, the laptop grabbed buyers from the high-end consumer markets. With Windows 8 and its promise to take you across multitasking in a jiffy, the Surface is worth a buy if you rarely care for price tags.

For skeptics—here is a blow—these are no cons or inspired from Apple avatars. Each of the tab outing from the giants are fed with specs that kill and looks that amaze.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Vs Microsoft Surface Pro Vs Apple iPad 4: It’s The Stylus Stamp Making The World Difficult For Microsoft And Apple

Even though it’s the 7-inch segment in the world of tablets that’s seeing tons of competition, there’s a lot happening in the 10-inch space as well. What once used to be the exclusive forte of the iPad is now witnessing many new entrants, including Microsoft’s very own Windows-based Surface tablets. Samsung has recently upgraded its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet by putting in the S Pen functionality, making it a lot more alluring. But would this emerge a winner over the Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad 4?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: With an all-plastic body and a 10.1-inch screen having a resolution of 800X1280 pixels, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a sleek and attractive tablet. It is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 processor and 2 GB of RAM. Available in 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB variants, there’s a microSD card slot included as well. A 5 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera give this tablet quite a bit of photo-power too. But the newest upgrade gives the Galaxy Note 10.1 an S Pen. The S Pen has found a lot of takers ever since Samsung started off the Galaxy Note phablet with this feature. Its precision makes it a perfect assistant to let you literally take notes on the tablet. The floating touch capabilities also give an enhanced user experience. And the world follows suit – with every passing day, new apps exclusively for S Pen devices are also rolling out, so users can do more with their S Pens.

Microsoft Surface Pro: The Surface Pro runs on the full fledged version of Windows 8 Pro, making it just as effective as a regular laptop, only with a much more portable form factor. Sporting a 10.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels, it’s definitely got better viewing capabilities than the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Surface Pro is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 1.7 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM, so you can multitask as much as you want. With 64 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, it offers ample storage space to users as well. There’s a 1 MP front-facing camera but no rear camera in this tablet. But even though it lacks the Galaxy Note 10.1’s USP of the S Pen, it does run Windows 8, so you can use Office and many other Windows applications even when on the move.

Apple iPad 4: This one occupies the top slot as the most popular full-sized tablet, but we think its position is slowly slipping. Its 9.7-inch screen boasts of the highest resolution of 1536X2048 pixels among these 3 tablets. The iPad 4 is powered by an Apple A6X dual-core 1.4 GHz processor but just 1 GB of RAM. Running on iOS 6, it is fitted with a 5 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front-facing camera. But there’s no S Pen here, nor is there Office – however, it does have the distinct advantage of having the most number of apps on offer.… Read the rest

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Apple Samsung Drama Doesn’t Seem To Reach Its Ultimatum, With Sharp Screens Its Gets Bitter

Former Japanese leader in electronics, Sharp, was facing a tough time until recently on account of slowing demand for TVs. But we’ve heard that Apple put in $1 billion for Sharp’s IGZO screens for its iPad 4. But with the iPad Mini catching everyone’s fancy, the company experienced a slowdown in demand for the screens again.

However, things seem to be looking up for Sharp with Apple’s archrival Samsung now planning to buy up 3 percent of the company for $110 million. While the partnership between the two companies is more for the large screen TVs, we wonder if Samsung’s ploy will give it some form of control over the supply of IGZO screens to its own gadgets as well.

Sharp’s IGZO screens are known to be extremely thin, high resolution and power efficient, making it the ideal technology to include on mobile devices. But Samsung’s not the only tech company looking to help Sharp out. Last year also saw the company receive $120 million from Qualcomm towards jointly developing these screens.… Read the rest

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Apple iPhone 5 And Apple iPad 4 Unimaginative: Is CEO Tim Cook To Be Blamed?

These sure are tough times for Apple, and it’s only looking to get worse. First it was the less than expected performance of the iPad 4 and iPhone 5 in Q4, and now it’s a lawsuit filed by a rebellious investor just before it held its annual shareholder conference. And to make matters worse, the CEO Tim Cook has decided to criticize the lawsuit by calling it a “silly slideshow”. Wonder how the investor’s going to take that.

Cook stated the above during an interview at a Goldman Sachs technology conference yesterday. He also shared his opinion on other issues related to Apple, including whether Apple’s power to innovate is going down, the ongoing expansion of its stores, as well as the shareholder dispute.

However, Cook stayed cool throughout the uncomfortable questions he was subjected to and didn’t reveal any unease caused due to the dip in Apple’s stock prices or increasing dissatisfaction among its shareholders. What did come through, however, was Cook’s passion for Apple, especially since he is known more for his subdued and modest nature.

During the interview, Cook talked about how innovation is deeply embedded within the company’s culture, and continues to drive its employees to make the best products in the world. In Cook’s words, “It’s as strong as ever. It’s in the values and DNA of the company. I feel fantastic about it. There’s not a better place for innovation”.

However, when asked about the issue pertaining to David Einhorn and how he made a public request for Apple to issue a special class of stock to its shareholders, Cook reacted strongly. Einhorn and some more shareholders want Apple to use the $120 billion cash it has shown in its balance sheet, in addition to issuing the special class of stock. He has also filed a lawsuit to block Apple’s proposition of requiring a shareholder vote before issuing such a stock.

Cook stated that Apple’s pro-shareholder attitude should be evident to the investors and the company doesn’t plan to launch a campaign to get this proposition passed. Apple intends to file a response to the lawsuit by today and the case will be heard in a New York District Court next week.… Read the rest

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128 GB Apple iPad 4 Vs Mac Book Air Vs Microsoft Surface Pro: Bubbling With Refreshing Energy Is iPad 4 Going To Murder Macbook?

We’ve all been saying how Apple’s run of luck may be dwindling rather fast. If it was the iPhone 5 last year that failed to make as big a mark as Apple had hoped, this year, we thought the iPad 4 would be losing some of its sheen, thanks to a slew of new Android tablets in the 10-inch market, in addition to the Microsoft Surface Pro. And so we thought Apple was busy making a spectacular iPad 5 to combat the growing competition.

Instead, the latest news suggests that Apple’s coming out with a 128 GB iPad 4. But is that really what the consumer wants? The new iPad model comes with a price tag of $799, significantly higher than the average tablet, and in the range of a laptop. Tech enthusiasts are saying that this move from Apple could be a defensive strategy, after sliding sales of the iPad 4.

If experts are to be believed, then this new iPad model is designed to fend off competition from upcoming tablets and hybrid devices running on Windows 8 which will soon enter the market, including Microsoft’s very own Surface Pro. The 128 GB Surface Pro is available with a keyboard cover at a price of $999, and has enough power to perform like a regular laptop.

Also expected in the coming months are laptop-tablet hybrid devices powered by Intel’s new Haswell chip – a far more power efficient processor. This could very well increase the competition in the tablet space as well, given that these devices can function like regular laptops, but be as portable as tablets.

There’s also speculation that Apple’s move to introduce an iPad with so much storage space could potentially indicate the company’s desire to discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air with its 64 GB SSD hard drive. It doesn’t sound too far-fetched when you consider the fact that it’s the only MacBook device which costs less than $1000. But at $799, the 128 GB iPad is $200 less than this model, and hence, a more optimum choice for consumers looking for more storage and an ultra-portable form factor.

But really, is an extra addition of storage space sufficient for the iPad to regain some sales in the coming months? Or is this is just a temporary fix from Apple, until they bring out a more powerful, more exciting iPad 5? We can only hope.… Read the rest

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