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Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

Description

The Transformer Pad Infinity is the Wi-Fi only version of Asus' new flagship tablet, with a super-high resolution 1920 x 1200 10.1-inch IPS display and a Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Whereas the original Galaxy Note was somewhere between a phone and tablet, its enlarged 10.1-inch sibling is clearly in the latter category. The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and features the same S-Pen stylus support and handwriting recognition found in the original Note.

The Kindle Fire has a multitouch-capable 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces, a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600. The battery is rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off).

The Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble features a low-glare ("fully laminated") 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display from LG, 16GB of internal storage, and 1GB of RAM. Its primary competition is Amazon's Kindle Fire, which costs $50 less.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: July 2012
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 16, 2012
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 17, 2011
  • Price at launch: $249.00
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 7.12 inches
  • Width: 10.35 inches
  • Thickness: 0.33 inches
  • Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Color: Red, Blue, White
  • Height: 7.1 inches
  • Width: 10.3 inches
  • Thickness: 0.35 inches
  • Weight: 1.31 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver, White / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 7.5 inches
  • Width: 4.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.91 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 8.1 inches
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Color: Gray
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1200 px
  • PPI: 224
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Dual-digitizer
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: Android 4.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA, AllShare
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Kindle
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.3
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook Color
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: Hulu Plus, Netflix
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • CPU model: T33
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Cores: 4
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Cores: 4
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2

GPU

  • Brand: Nvidia
  • Model: ULP GeForce
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 1.9 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary, Micro HDMI
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 7000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 7.5 hr
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 9 hr
  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2011
  • SunSpider: 2541.9 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hour 47 minutes
  • Quadrant: 2302
  • SunSpider: 4169.1 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 6 hours 57 minutes
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