On March 2 when Steve Jobs announced the release of iPad 2, he is so overconfident to say that the year 2011 will be marked as “the year of iPad 2“. Yes, Apple has gained great success on iPad in 2010, which is even a surprise to themselves. But the other manufactures won’t agree with this. Motorola launched Xoom, Samsung will release the second generation Galaxy Tab 8.9, also HP, ASUS, and Lenovo will release their own tablet personal computers soon.
For now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 may be the biggest threat to Apple iPad 2, for it is thinner, lighter and cheaper.
As we all know, the most significant feature of Apple products is its thin body, like Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad. Even though iPad 2 has improved a lot to be thinner than iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is only 8.6mm thin, 0.2mm thinner than iPad 2. So these days instead of asking how thin these devices are, you should start to consider how much thinner they can possibly go.
With a thinner body, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is much lighter, 467g compare to 600g of iPad 2. A thinner and lighter body will greatly benefit the consumers for using it on hand and carrying it in their pocket. With a graphic resolution of 1280×800 for the 8.9inch screen size, it is perfect for watching videos, playing games, or reading E-books. And just like most tablet computers, if you want to view PowerPoint on it for study or business, you need to convert the PowerPoint to video first. Anyway, it is a great device for learning and entertaining.
Besides the functions and appearances, the most concerned to consumers is the price. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is $30 cheaper than iPad 2 with the same configuration of hardware, for example, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi (16G) is $469, while iPad 2 Wi-Fi (16G) is $499. Also Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will begin to sell on US market, and that obviously removes the doubt that it is aimed at iPad 2.
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