How do the iPad 2 Specs compare to a Windows 7 Slate?
Are you looking for a personal tablet and wondering how the newest Windows 7 Slate compares to the iPad 2 Specs, feature for feature? Let’s face it: When it comes to hand held consumer devices like cell phones, MP3 Players and computer tablets, Apple has consistently beat the competition with the coolest, innovative and most highly desired products. Besides the slick, attractive interface of Apple products, there is that great feeling of liberation when you feel when you realize that you are no longer tied down a windows operating system. You can become amazing productive with an iPhone or iPad for doing just about anything you need to do including emailing, facebooking, facetime, twittering, surfing, photography, tasking, organizing, gaming, etc, etc. – you name it, and it can probably be done on the latest iPad model. The latest iPad 2 Specs and features have made Apple’s latest tablet so strong that one wonders if a Windows will ever be necessary again. Yet, the business world is not quite ready to get away from Windows. Now, that the new Windows 7 Slate products have arrived, how do they compare to the Apple iPad 2. Before we can answer that question, let’s compare the specs of both products.
But before we do, let’s keep one thing in mind: Looking at a web page or sheet of paper listing the specs of the iPad is not likely to get a whole lot of people too excited about the product. Apple products are something you have to see, hold in your hands and play with, before you can truly appreciate their power, simplicity and productive capabilities. The iPad 2 is no exception. Though they are nothing to be ashamed of, they are not what sets the product apart from competitive netbooks, slates and windows 7 slate and/or PC tablet products. With that said, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Here is what is on the inside and outside of an Apple iPad 2:
Apple iPad 2 Specs
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and 3G
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 Low Power Chip
- 16/32/64 GB SSD Drive Options
- Camera and HD Video of up to 720P with 30 FPS
- Built-in Speaker, Mic Connector and Dock
- Weighs only 1.3 lbs and is just over 1/3rd of an Inch Thick
- 9.7 Inch Screen with 1024 x 768 Resolution
- Up to 10 hours Battery Life
- Thee-Axis Gyro, Digital Compass and Ambient Light Sensors
Impressive – so, how does a Windows 7 Slate compare?
Windows 7 Slate Specs
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- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)11.6″ LCD Touchscreen1366 x 768 ResolutionAtom N450 1.6
- 2GB Memory
- 32GB SSD Drive
- 1.3MP Camera
- Weighs 2.2lbs and is a little more than 1/2″ thick
- Up to 4 Hours Battery Life
- SDHC Port
- 2 USB Ports / Docking Station Option
- G-sensor built-in for automatic display orientation (3-axis sensing)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Technology
- Windows 7 Premium, Pro or Ultimate Operating System
- Built-in Speaker (1.5W) x2 , Mic x1
Less is More than the Windows 7 Slate?
From a hardware and processing standpoint, the iPad 2 Specs might not seem overly impressive. In fact, the Apple iPad 2 has a slower processor, lower memory, lower screen resolution and is incapable of running windows applications. One of the big complaints from Windows users about Apple mobile devices is that they are incapable of playing flash player videos. On the other hand, the iPad 2 doesn’t need to be as fast as a Windows-7 Slate. Why? Well, because it doesn’t run windows. Windows has gotten bigger and bloatier with every new release, requiring more horsepower from the computers, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and slates people use to run them on these days. A windows-based computer device that has to be small, portable, light and energy efficient is at a disadvantage by virtue of the fact it has to run a very memory and processor intensive operating system. On the other hand, if all of your applications and needs are on windows-based desktops and laptops, the latest Windows 7 Slate will likely serve more useful to you than the latest iPad 2 specs and features.
iPad Apps vs Windows Apps
If you don’t need Windows, the iPad 2 will save you a fortune on apps. And who can deny that there are some incredible, fun and useful iPhone and iPad applications. While no one can doubt, the iPad 2 tops the list of all slates for it’s ultra-thin, high-tech sleek design, this latest Windows 7 Slate, is no slouch when it comes to the cool-factor. The iPad 2 specs go beyond what’s required of your typical windows user, but lacks Windows. The Windows 7 slate not only runs windows, but is plenty powerful enough to run all of the applications that go with it; Office 2010, Adobe Illustrator, PDF Writer, Flashplayer, etc. If all you need is a book reader, internet surf, play games, banking, utilities, etc., you’ll be happy with the iPad 2 Specs. If you need to the productivity of Windows Applications, then the new Windows 7 Slate is for you. If you’re an iPhone 4 user and you want something thinner, lighter in an Apple Tablet for roughly the same price or less than an Android, then the specs of the iPad 2 are virtually meaningless.