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Tablet Review of iPad 2, BlackBerry Playbook, Acer Iconia Tab and Samsung Galaxy Tab

Out of the four considered for the tablet review, the most popular one without a doubt is iPad 2. Compared to iPad, its predecessor, iPad 2 is relatively faster, thinner and lighter. The updated screen resolution, called the Retina Display, is 132 pixels per inch and the screen size is 9.7 inches wide. The direct competitor in regards to the screen size is the Galaxy Tab which has a capacitive touch-screen resolution of 1280x800. Two important flaws worth mentioning shared by both products is the fact that the screen is impossible to view in sunlight and after the first few uses, the screen is left with messy finger prints. Comparatively, the remaining two products considered in this review, the Blackberry Playbook, with a slightly smaller screen size of 7 in, and the Acer Iconia, with 10.1 inches screen, have better screen display when used in sunlight.

Another important factor worth discussing in this tablet review is the availability of application and the user-friendliness of the operating system. Avoiding all possible complex explanations in this review, the applications for iPad 2 which is compatible with its iOS are only available from Apple's online store. This drawback was discussed in almost every tablet review of the original iPad and iPad 2. Regardless, the user-friendliness of the operating system is something no other tablet has yet challenged. The most commonly mentioned fact of the BlackBerry Playbook is the lack of user-friendliness, with a platform much like most BlackBerry phones. Despite the fact, the Playbook supports Java and Adobe applications and POSIX OS. Acer Iconia, one of the few tablets to support Windows 7 platform, compared to the rest of the tablets discussed in this tablet review, falls behind the rest. Among the four products in this tablet review, the winner in the aspect of user-friendliness and application compatibility and availability would be Samsung Galaxy Tab with its Google Android platform specifically designed for tablets. ...

Android Tablet Buyers Guide

The casual user is someone who is not necessarily tech savvy. They enjoy the basic features of a tablet, but don't always bother to learn ever function of the tablet. I would recommend the Colby Kyros 7" Tablet (MID7015) to the casual user. This tablet has all the basic features you would want in a tablet such as: eBooks, web browsing, app market, e-mail, and YouTube. The tablet is 1/2" thick and weighs under a pound allowing you to take this anywhere. It is also 4G capable allowing for on-the-go fast video streaming. All this at a price under $200 is great for the casual user.

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