As the holidays approach the biggest question arises as to what should be that grand pick? Is it a Samsung Tab or a Google Nexus? Let us have a quick glance at the specifications of these brilliant devices offered by the two tech giants.
Google Nexus 10 2: The market is witnesses a never-ending wait towards the release of the second generation Google Nexus 10. It is supposed to sport a 10.1 inches screen, a superb Plane-to-Line Switching TFT touch-screen. It will have an upgraded Gorilla Glass coating. It will have a pixel density of 299 ppi offering 16 million colors.
Google will most probably use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 2.3GHz quad core Krait 400 processor for its Nexus 10 2. Moreover it will have 330 GPU graphics. Google Nexus 10 2 is expected to have a 3GB RAM and will mostly feature Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1: Being lightweight this tablet brings grand success to Samsung. With a 64GB of storage expansion it definitely allows you to store anything and everything. It works on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s TouchWiz Ul skin. The useful feature named Smart Stay switches the tablet to sleep when the user is looking away from it.
The notification panel can be customized depending on your usage pattern. The device has a TFT touchscreen, 16 million colors with 1280×800 pixels and 149 ppi pixel density.
The existing Google Nexus 10 is considered to have better resolution than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Hence Google’s Nexus 10 2 is expected to be an improvement over the Nexus 10, which in turn will prove to be a better buy than Samsung Tab 3 10.1. But for a mid-range table the latter offers good qualities.
Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display has finally hit the stores. The Apple’s new 7-inch offering sports a 324 ppi retina display and comes in space grey and silver color. Apple iPad Mini 2 will come in 16 Gb to 128 Gb version. After ordering the 16GB and 32 GB version slate will take 1 to 3 days to ship while the 64 Gb and 128 Gb version will take more than 6 days to ship.
According to GSMarena Apple iPad Mini 2 is cheapest in USA. The price list for all the other countries according to the website is this:
“In Japan the only available Wi-Fi version costs around $422, compared to the $399 in the US store. Germany, Netherlands and Italy have the slate for the equivalent of around $522 for the Wi-Fi iPad mini 2 and $682 for the Cellular one compared to $399/$529 in the US. France seems to get it the worst with a pricing of $536/$695 respectively. All above-mentioned prices are for the 16 GB version of the iPad mini 2.”
Apple iPad Mini 2 has a better battery life than its predecessor and has a great interface. It is going to tough competition to Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.… Read the rest
If the reports are to be believed than Apple iPad Mini 2 release date will get delayed. The reason for Apple iPad Mini 2 release delay is the shortage of retina display screen. According to an insider there are some issues in the reproduction of Apple iPad Mini retina screens.
“Supposedly at fault are malfunctions relating to Sharp’s thin-film transistor, or TFT, implementation, which is causing burn-in on an unknown percentage of produced displays,” An Insider told ETOnline.
Apple iPad Mini 2 is rumored to be priced at £319 for the 16GB Wi-fi only model.The 128GB Wi-fi only model will costs £559.
Apple iPad Min 2 is going to be huge improvement on Apple iPad mini especially in terms of HD screen and price. It is going to have 2048 x1536 pixels HD screen and A7 chip and M7 motion
Apple iPad Mini 2 is going to come in silver, white, space grey and black.
According Mirror.co.uk, “ Three and Vodafone have confirmed that they will both have the new iPad mini on their books.EE has said that it will offer both tablets on its 4G LTE network, as well as on its 3G-only networks Orange and T-Mobile.”
With Apple Inc just dropping new products in the market, from smartphones to tablets to desktops, one product that definitely attracted the attention of Apple fans was the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. How does this face off viz-a-viz Apple iPad Air though? Following are some features and specs comparison to help shoppers make a decision:
DISPLAY: With Retina display features in both the gadgets, users would not be able to discern the individual pixels from a normal distance of viewing. They make the icons, texts and images appear that clearer and smoother.
Macbook Pro Retina: 2,560 x 1,600 13.3 inch display/ 227 pixels per inch
iPad Air: 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch display/ 264 pixels per inch
The HD resolution of Macbook Pro Retina is better than that of iPad Air, but the latter has
a higher pixel density.
PROCESSOR: Macbook 13-inch Pro with the latest Intel fourth generation Haswell Processor, with Intel’s brand new chipsets Iris and Iris Pro. iPad Air with A7 64-bit processor and M7 coprocessor makes every task look faster and easier. Both are incredibly fast, Macbook 13-inch Pro runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iPad Air uses the brand new much talked about iOS 7.
BATTERY LIFE: iPad Air promises approximately 10 hours battery life. There is considerable improvement in the battery standby time too. Similar 10 hours battery performance is expected out of Macbook 13-inch 2013 Pro.
DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS: iPad Air is very light in weight, highly portable and feels so comfortable to use. It has a width of 0.75 mm, and an amazing feature that the user almost forgets he is holding the device. Macbook Pro 2013 is very light for a notebook, weighing just over 3lbs and thicker than iPad Air.
iPad Air is priced at $499, while Macbook Pro 2013 at $1099. Both are portable, offer an incredible array of features and highly power packed. Let’s see who makes the cut in the market.
Great news for Apple aficionados. The latest Intel Haswell processor will come with the latest silicon update. Macbook Air gave an outstanding battery performance ; the same is expected out of the new generation Macbook Pros (up to nine hours). The lavish retina display Macbook Pro will offer OS Mavericks X.
As far as the design is concerned, the latest 13-inch retina display model is slimmer and much more lightweight. Also, the 802.11 ac support means Wi-fi browsing speed is tripled. The device includes 4GB RAM, and is priced at $1299. The 15-inch Mac Pro 2013 rocks a 2.0 GHz i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256 GB drive. The exact 802.11 ac support comes with 15-in Macbook Pro 2013. It hosts the processor with Iris Pro Graphics that boosts graphics intensive performance. 15-inch model battery lasts up to 8 hours, that is an impressive battery performance for any laptop. Expect up to sixty percent faster flash storage. Coupled with high quality quad core processors, the most stringent tasks can be done easily and efficiently.
Apple seems to have done away with non retina Macbook Pro models, with the retina display models ready to be shipped today.… Read the rest
There is great hype surrounding the unveiling of new devices by Apple Inc. The release of Macbook Retina Pro, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 is all set to take off during an event on October 22, 2013. Apple aficionados are eagerly waiting for the new updates in the newly launched devices.
The iPad 5 will be slightly slimmer in design, with more acute edges – as noticed in the iPhone 5S. The tech giant is sticking to A7 64-bit processor for all its new devices. The iPad 5 will have a 9.7-inch retina display as seen on the previous versions. It is expected that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be seen in iPad 5. The cycle of rumors regarding the second generation iPad mini suggest that the device will feature retina display. The A6 microprocessor chip will give a boost to the processor speeds. The black and space gray color combination is an addition to the current iPad mini.
Macbook Pro will feature Haswell intel microprocessor chip latest technology. The 13- and 15-inch Macbook Pro devices will have a larger battery life, HD camera for better video conferencing and retina display. Lots has been said about the new Mavericks OS X installed on the newer Macs.
Only time will tell how many of these rumors firming up are accurate.… Read the rest
Get ready for the release of Apple Macbook Pro 2013. There is great hype surrounding the Retina Macbook Pro by Apple Inc. This redesigned Macbook Pro which was revealed by a channel inventory, is well on its way on its release dated 22 October, 2013. Included in the inventory snapshots are revelations of new generation iPad mini, 9.7 inch iPad 5 and Apple TV release.
Expectations from the Macbook Pro are quite high considering the feature of retina display. The 13 inch and 15 inch Macbook Pros will not be bulky, include a Hasswell chip and have higher processor speeds. The report by Apple Insider also suggests that the product stock levels for the 16 and 32-GB iPad mini are still lofty. Maybe the tech conglomerate is contemplating the sale of non-retina iPad minis at discounted rates. On the other hand, the sale of retina iPad minis is now in the agenda of Apple Inc.
Another reason that validates the rumors of Macbook Pro release are the attractive sales deals found in many shops. So you can expect new Macs and second generation iPad minis, but there is still no news regarding the release of Apple TV.
Wait with bated breaths for the release of major new Apple products this Oct 22 at a media event in San Francisco. The rumors that Macbook Pro with the Intel Hasswell micro processor chip, faster processor speeds and the retina display will be released are true indeed. Expect better battery life on the newer Macs. Besides that, a full HD camera promises better video conferencing. The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 too will be launched on the same day. There are speculations about the release of the brand new Operating System OX 10.9 Mavericks.
Was this the original plan or the release date was changed to catch some of Google’s limelight with the latter’s smartphone and Android 4.4 Kitkat release slated on Tuesday. Whatever be the case, the 2013 Retina Macbook Pro will be sold from October 24 or 25 and will be available on the web immediately. The launch event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Let’s wait and see what the tech giant has to offer this time.… Read the rest
Ahead of Apple iPad 5 release, Nokia has leaked images of its 10-inch tablet, tentatively named as Lumia 2520. The tablet will be Nokia’s first Windows RT 8.1 tablet and is rumored to come with 1080p IPS display and a 6.7 megapixel camera. The industry experts are saying that the tablet would have an edge over Apple iPad 5 due to its LTE support features. Apple has still not revealed any details about Apple iPad 5 LTE support capabilities and lack of it could work in favor of other LTE powered 10-inch tablets.
It is also being speculated that to add novelty value to the tablet, Nokia will unveil it in array of colors, namely black, white, red and cyan.
Serial tipster, @evleaks has leaked an image of Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet in Cyan colour variant on his twitter account. The tweet reads, “Nokia Lumia 2520, in cyan, 2013.”
What is interesting to note here is that Nokia Lumia 2520 release is on the same date as of Apple iPad 5.
According to Gadgets.ndtv.com, “It has been rumored for a while that the Finnish handset maker is gearing up to launch six new devices at its October 22 event. While much of the speculations about the October 22 event have been centred on the Nokia’s long-rumoured Lumia 2520 phablet, the first Nokia branded tablet has also been on top of the rumour mill list.”
So with the release of same date, will Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet take an edge above Apple iPad 5?
Yesterday, Microsoft Surface 2 became available at the High Street retailer, Argos. Suppose to release on October 22, the online retailer put the tablet on their webpage for sale. However, the website owner soon deleted the product.
Microsoft Surface 2 would be priced at $899 and would come in three variations, namely 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB and 64 GB. The tablet would come loaded with Windows 8.1 version and is expected to be thinner and lighter as compared to its predecessor. As per the industry experts, the tablet would come in silver and black.
Apple iPad 5 release date would coincide with Microsoft Surface Pro release date and predicting from Microsoft Surface Pro previous year sales in all probability, Apple iPad 5 would eat it up.
Apple iPad 5 will come with a fingerprint scanner and just like Surface Pro 2 it may also have a keyboard. Apple iPad 5 would launch with Apple iPad Mini 2 which is suppose to come with retina display. It is also rumored that Apple iPad 5 and Apple iPad mini may come in a range colors.
According to telegraph.co.uk, “The iPad 5 itself is rumoured to be up to an inch narrower than the iPad 4 and to come in the silver, gold and space grey colours of the iPhone 5S. It is also expected to feature a faster processor, an upgraded rear camera, and have Touch ID built into the home button.”