Senin, 29 Oktober 2012

Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini

The new iPad Mini has just been out a couple of days ago and many have already expected that there would be lots of orders coming in to purchase this new device from Apple. While it may offer a smaller option for the existing iPad which currently costs around $499, others are anticipating that it may offer something else new or better. For $329, which is a bit cheaper than the full-sized iPad 2 without GSM, there may be a lot more in store than what meets the eye. If you think that it may not be worth the cost, or you may consider other competitors, you may take a look at the top 10 alternatives to iPad Mini.





10. Coby Kyros
10. Coby Kyros Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
The Coby Kyros can be considered as a cheaper choice for those who would like to have a tablet experience without the overwhelming cost being slapped by more expensive names and products. For $250, you can take this tablet as something that your kids can get, in case they are not too picky with quality and graphics. Everything else can be tolerable but incomparable with costly high-end tabs in the market.

Operating System: Android 2.3.4
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Storage Memory: 4 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: 3,600 mAh Li Polymer Battery, HDMI, WiFi


9. Archos Arnova 7FG3
9. Archos Arnova 7FG3 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
For something that costs less than $300, you could now hold a Google Ice Cream Sandwich in your hands, which can be next to impossible if you are eyeing for brands that are more known such as Samsung, Apple, or Google. Specs can be considered as average, although there are some users stating that there are occasions when the response of the touchscreen is not 100% consistent. Despite of that however, you can play games with this, and you can also do other things that an average tablet can accommodate.
Operating System: Android 4.0
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Storage Memory: 4 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: Li Polymer Battery, G-sensor, Flash Support Capable, WiFi


8. Acer Iconia Tab A110
8. Acer Iconia Tab A110 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Acer is indeed making its way in the tablet market with the offering of the Tab A110, which is bound to be sold by the end of October. Although the iPad Mini came in a lot earlier than Acer’s tablet did, this little baby would still sell great, knowing that it has the latest Jellybean OS from Android, and wearing the $230 price tag. It may be a bit more expensive than the Google Nexus 7 due to some features that may not be available in the best iPad alternative.
Operating System: Android 4.1
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: 2 MP Front-facing
Others: Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, micro HDMI Port, 7.5-hour  battery life


7. Blackberry Playbook
7. Blackberry Playbook Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
The Blackberry Playbook is just as powerful and as dependable like its smartphones that are taking place in the market.  In fact, its specs are beyond standard that you can do multitasking and even watching movies or playing games with ease; without that much of lagging and slowdowns. It also comes with full features such as Flash support, Adobe Mobile AIR, and other graphics-rich upgrades that gives this tablet a choice of being eye candy.
Operating System: BlackBerry Tablet OS
Processor: 1 GHz ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB SATA
System Memory: 1 GB DDR2 RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: 5MP Rear-faced
Others: WiFi, 10-hour battery life, Li-Ion Battery


6. Amazon Kindle Fire
6. Amazon Kindle Fire Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Amazon started in the eBook reading industry with a tablet that offers electronic ink that gives something special to eBook readers everywhere. However, as markets have changed and the same tablet is now viewed as a smaller and more portable version of the laptop, Amazon has shifted its market from being solo to becoming competitive in the tablet market. Kindle Fire is their first, but the said device can be at par with some devices produced long-before.
Operating System: Android 2.3 Custom
Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB non-expandable
System Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: None Included
Others: WiFi, Accelerometer


5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Samsung has been well known to be one of the companies that have taken the Android operating system into fame in the market, whether it is in the smartphone or tablet PC platform. And with the presentation of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, many users found this device to be powerful in its generation. At the time that Honeycomb 3.2 was standard, there were not so many companies that are giving out dual-core processor speeds for the device as a solo-core is more than satisfactory when it comes to performance. However, knowing that Samsung being a game-changer and all makes this tablet a remarkable success.
Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Processor: Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Screen Size: 7.7 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB at minimum
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Mali-400MP
Webcam: 3.2 MP rear with LED Flash, 2.0 front-facing
Others: HDMI TV-out, WiFi, 5100 mAh Li-Po battery


4. Barnes & Noble Nook HD
4. Barnes Noble Nook HD Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Just like Amazon, Barnes & Noble has been famous for providing online readers a place where they could purchase eBooks and have it read whatever method is available. Understanding the eBook reading has become rampant, they have resorted into following what Amazon has done: creating their own tablet for reading. Their products shifted from simple monochromatic eBook reading tablets to HD ones that stands at par with iPads and other tablets out there. The $199 price tag is also not so bad of an offer with such nice features.
Operating System: Android 4.0
Processor: Texas Instruments 1.3 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: WiFi, HDMI


3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Being touted as a great travel buddy by Samsung’s own ads, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 provides everything that a full-sized tablet would offer; at speeds that are as decent and performance as powerful. Whether you use it for finding directions, listening to music, browsing for images, taking pictures, or reading eBooks, this new Galaxy tab does it all with ease.
Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Processor: TI OMAP 4430 Dual-core 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: 3.15 MP rear and VGA front-faced
Others: WiFi, HD Video, Bluetooth 3.0

2. Amazon Kindle Fire HD
2. Amazon Kindle Fire HD Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Being a bit pricier than its predecessor, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD didn’t just cost more because it’s new, but the minor price increase provide many things that you cannot imagine. For one, having the HD screen makes you enjoy movies with crisp details, magazine covers with stunning colors, and games that are just dandy to see and play with.
Operating System: Custom Android OS
Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP4460
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1280×800 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: front-facing HD camera
Others: Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna WiFi, Bluetooth, 4,400 mAh battery


1. Asus Google Nexus 7
1. Google Nexus 7 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Standing as the greatest contender against the iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 by Asus has specs that can make the latest Apple device bleed. The processor alone should be more than enough statement that the new mini iPad, although it claims that it’s as fast as it can be, with an A5 processer in a smaller frame. Graphics is also nothing when compared to the smaller iPad as many are claiming that display quality was totally unexpected to be less than expectations. Everything else is just nailed when comparing iPad Mini with this new Nexus tablet for Google. The worst part is that the Nexus 7 costs way cheaper than Apple…
Operating System: Android 4.1
Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra 3
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1280×800 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: ULP GeForce
Webcam: 1.2 MP rear Camera
Others: WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Li-Ion 4325 mAh Battery, HD Video Recording, Corning Gorilla Glass

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