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Round 2: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. iPad 2 (Specs)

Specs are important—but they aren’t everything. The most important thing is that the hardware and software work well together. One can’t survive without the other. Still, this round is purely about which tablet has the better specs. I’ll get into the iOS vs. Honeycomb tomorrow.

Here are the most important iPad 2 Specs:

Screen – 1024 x 768 IPS Display

Chip – 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed

Ram – 512 MB

Cameras – Back camera: Less than 1 megapixel capable of recording HD (720p) Front camera: VGA

Here are the most important Tab 10.1 Specs:

Screen – 1280 x 800 IPS Display

Chip – NVidia Tegra 2 1 GHz

Ram – 1 GB

Cameras – Back camera: 3-megapixel capable of recording HD (720p) Front camera 2-megapixel

The iPad 2 has a better chip with the A5—but in my opinion it isn’t much faster than the Tegra 2 (for normal tasks). Overall I’d give this round to the Tab 10.1 one because the better screen, more ram, and better cameras. Also, it has better speakers; they make the iPad 2 sound inadequate. Come back tomorrow for  “Round 3, iOS vs. Honeycomb”.

Score: Tab 10.1 (1) iPad 2 (1)

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  • You have no idea how jealous I am of that Galaxy Tab 10.1. I would LOVE to get my hands on one. I may have an iPhone, but when it comes to tablets, I am Android at heart. Feeds my inner geek. xD

    • It’s a great tablet and I think Honeycomb is better for tablets than iOS too 🙂