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Sep 28, 2010

Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Slate

The iPad's finally got some competition; in the past few weeks, the HP Slate made a brief appearance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab debuted, and just BlackBerry unveiled its business-minded PlayBook today. Here's how they all measure up:
It should be noted that there are still some things we don't know about the PlayBook, and the HP Slate specs are taken from a leaked internal document that hasn't yet been officially confirmed.

Still, the battlefield's a lot more clearly defined than it was when we first compared tablets—both real and rumored—back in January. And as its rivals catch up, the iPad's looking increasingly outgunned.

That's just on the hardware side, though. Apple's still got three major advantages that opponents haven't made up much space on: iOS, the App Store, and a huge head start. It's going to take more than a pair of HD cameras to overcome that.

53 comments:

Muhunty said...

I am more for the HP tablet.

Michele said...

HP ftw!
Supp

Randy Weezner said...

its a price/use ratio thing

tonyman33 said...

damn....HP and blackberry are the real fighters now

Djoni Vejn said...

nice

la comédie said...

nice post

Stav88os said...

Cool Story Bro!;)

Sparrow said...

you left out the irobot and the apad

Blenderhead said...

I'm thinkin the Samsung one...just sayin.

razortek said...

Supp Bro :D
Cool post bro!

Naj said...

wow! the playbook specs is amazing! the samsung galaxy tab is expensive already... i wonder how much will be the playbook's cost.

la comédie said...

nice post

shirou said...

lifehackguy supports your blog..

modest crisis said...

Wow, HP have done an alright job with their tablet.

Barnacle said...

HP!

STINSENATOR said...

iPad is iGarbage

RoodNverse said...

Ipad is lol
hp usally make crap but looks good hopefully they dont put a big price tag on it

amidoinitrite? said...

awesome post here

Anon said...

Might have to get me one of these. You should check out my blog too. I just got it started.

momo said...

HP! Also im a fan of smaller internet tablets. Owning a nokia n800 myself. I hope that nokia makes a bigger tablet someday.

miecak said...

I really can't place tablets in my life. Desktop, laptop and smartphone is all I need.

Buff Gamer said...

Aside from a supposedly lower battery life, the HP tablet wins out (almost completely) on the hardware side.

ShredGuitar said...

Very nice!

Cris said...

Im for hp too

la comédie said...

nice post

Ishu said...

I love competence, makes things cheaper and better! may the best win!!!! xD

Drackar said...

The only thing the Ipad really has going for it is battery life.

Nigma said...

Fucking ipad and their trendyness

Janus Kane said...

Oh Bravo, mate! This is a superb post today, my friend. Very well done, great research on your part, and just incredibly helpful to most of us I'm guessing. I know I've been looking for an alternative to apple, and my girlfriend really wants the pad. You may have saved my 20 years of apple abstinence from being raped.

Thanks for the comment, mate
-JKane

superturbocharged said...

Good to see some real tablets at last.

Hotsaucer said...
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Hotsaucer said...

I think the Samsung one will be beast. They seem to make some decent products. I'm glad other companies will give apple a run for its money since all apple products are overpriced pieces of crap.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

I'm still down with the iPad (next gen)

iRetiv said...

the one with Windows 7

Unreal said...

The iPad is alright.. I prefer the Galaxy Tab

TeamBlog said...

Screw Apple. More power to HP/Blackberry :D

My internet explortion said...

the app store is the best thing apple has going on

Element said...

Great post. following

Totalitarian said...

Not apple :)

This Guy: said...

Wow, the specs for the ipad is fucking pathetic. It seems to me like they hold off SIMPLE additions like flash support, just so they can sell another version of the ipad later. When will people stop letting themselves get ripped off? The HP slate is KILLING in specs/features, and it's the same bloody price. RAGE.

kovalachi said...

the Blackberry one looks like it should be a good buy.

Trashcanman said...

well. atleast they all look diffrent

Jakeman-Jensen said...

Looks pretty interesting....I've been wanting an iPad lol Good choice?

Jakeman-Jensen said...

Looks pretty interesting....I've been wanting an iPad lol Good choice?

Jakeman-Jensen said...

Looks pretty interesting....I've been wanting an iPad lol Good choice?

David Davidson said...

At this point, I'm pretty sure I'd take the Slate or the Android.

Apple products make me uncomfortable.

Geek's Paradise said...

Want. Them. All.

OMGRAVE! said...

why would i need a pad thing?
o_O

Beavz0r said...

iPad has always sounded like a joke to me. A blown up iPod, worthless.

aComputerProgramer said...

The current iPad may not be the best one of the one listed, but the new one (Apple has released a new iPhone, iPod and Computer every year for a while now, so a new iPad will be coming) probably will. There even going to start supporting multi tasking in november with the software update.

Bicycle said...

I have an ipad mini truestory

A random 'feller said...

LOL @ Apple's single core. Good luck multitasking.

Finally some alternative options!

David said...

NIce man :d