Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I just gave the new iPad an Editors' Choice award for large tablets, but frankly it was a foregone conclusion. The iPad doesn't get the award because of its hardware, lovely as the hardware is. It gets the award because its apps are generally better than the apps available for Android tablets." The laptop gap may have been closed, but the tablet gap sure hasn't.
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RE[2]: Subjective
by karunko on Wed 28th Mar 2012 14:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Subjective"
karunko
Member since:
2008-10-28

Sorry but when Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs 100USD/EUR more than iPad2 I just can't rationalize the Galaxy Tab price under any circumstance.

Close, but no cigar. Current prices here are as follows:

iPad 2, 16 GB, Wi-Fi only: 399,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 16 GB, Wi-Fi only: 419,00 EUR

You may like the iPad better, and it's slightly cheaper, but let's check the Wi-Fi + 3G combination:

iPad 2, 16 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 519,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 16 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 469,00 EUR

But, in all fairness, 16 GB is nearly not enough and, since you can't get a bigger iPad 2 for that price, the comparison is a little unfair. Let's try something more fair:

New iPad, 64 GB, Wi-Fi + 4G (where available): 799,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 64 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 589,00 EUR

Also, there's no technical reason for the 64 GB version to cost 100,00 EUR more than the 32 GB version which, in turn, is 100,00 more than the 16 GB variant -- but that's Apple for you, I suppose. ;-)

That said, there are plenty of reasons for the iPad being the more attractive option (software for instance), but for sure being cheaper than the competition is not one of them.


RT.

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RE[3]: Subjective
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Mar 2012 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Subjective"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

In short, iPad2 is still cheaper and is a better option.

I would compare iPad2 to Transformer Prime, not Galaxy Tab.

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RE[4]: Subjective
by karunko on Thu 29th Mar 2012 07:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Subjective"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

In short, iPad2 is still cheaper and is a better option.

Better option? Probably, but of course that's subjective.

Cheaper? Depends on the configuration: I offered three comparisons and the iPad is cheaper only if you go for the Wi-Fi only, 16 GB model -- and I didn't hunt for the cheapest Galaxy Tab either.

I would compare iPad2 to Transformer Prime, not Galaxy Tab.

This, on the other hand, makes little sense. Weren't we talking about the iPad vs. the Galaxy Tab? It was you that came up with prices made out of thin air, wasn't it? ;-)


RT.

Edited 2012-03-29 07:50 UTC

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