NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's new iPad is a tablet winner. This iPad is the most appealing slate yet to both consumers and enterprise users and has a lot of advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
In the tablet market,
deciding on products in the higher range of the industry requires consumers and
enterprise users to choose between Apple's new iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab
2 10.1. Not only are both devices vying for the same customer dollars, but they're
also trying to win in a bitter legal dispute being waged worldwide over alleged
infringement on the part of both companies. So far, however, it appears Apple
is gaining the upper hand.
still have the choice of deciding between Apple's new iPad or the Galaxy Tab.
And although fans in either camp might say the choice is easy, it might not be
as simple as some think. Apple's new iPad is a stellar product, but so is
Samsung's tablet. Making an impulsive decision for either device just isn't a
Realizing that this is a
hard task, there are several factors to help consumers and enterprise users
make an informed decision that will ultimately lead them to the arms of Apple's new iPad
. Yes, the Galaxy Tab is nice, but when it's
all said and done, it's the new iPad that deserves the hard-earned cash of
consumers and business users.
1. The Retina display
Apple's Retina display matters greatly in the world of tablet displays
. The screen is widely viewed as the best
on the market, and its high-quality visuals go above and beyond anything
customers will find in other tablets. Until Samsung and every other tablet
maker can change that, Apple's slate will win out.
2. Design, design,
Apple has always been
keen on design. The company knows that customers want products that reflect
well upon them, and it has been able to deliver that. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2
design isn't bad, but it's not on the same level as the iPad.
3. Android 4.0 won't cut
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2
ships with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). And although that operating system
is nice in its own right, it can't quite hold up to iOS 5. What's worse, Apple's
new iPad will support iOS 6 this fall. Samsung better get ready for a real (and
difficult) software fight when that happens.
4. What sets Galaxy Tab
Looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
, it's hard to find anything that can actually
set apart that device from the new iPad. Samsung's tablet has the same, basic
look as Apple's, with its prominent screen. And from a mobility perspective, it
doesn't do anything unique that would attract customers. The only unique tablet
is Microsoft's Surface. Other than that, pretty much all tablets are about the
same. And that favors Apple's stronger design.