Tuesday, 13 April 2010

iPad vs WePad

So... What's it all about? (I may regret putting text in between these 2 images. We'll see)

Everyone has heard about the new Apple iPad. It looks great/like a big ipod. I would consider buying one.


I came across a German tablet PC news article (sadly, a FOX news article) and I've got to say, it looks like a definite contender. Rather than go on about it, let's look at a comparison:

Technology WePad Apple iPad
Display 11.6″ mit 1366×768 pixels 9.7″ mit 1024×768
Processor 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M 1.0GHz Apple A4
Memory 16GB NAND Flash (optional 32GB intern/32GB SD card) 16 / 32 / 64GB
Webcam Yes (1.3 megapixels) No
Peripherals 2 USB integrated, Card reader, Audio outout, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector Adapter for Camera and Card Reader
Flash/Adobe AIR Yes/Yes No/No
Applications WePad Apps and Android Apps iTunes App Store
Multitasking Yes Limited (only Apple Apps)
Battery Life Lithium-Ion Polymer (running time ca. 6 hours) ca. 10 hours
Supported eBook Formats All open formats, additionally premium formats (WeBook). Start at Q4/10 Proprietary Apple format for iBooks Store, Launch ???
Connections Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, optional 3G Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi, optional 3G
GPS Yes (optional) Yes (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Case Magnesium-Aluminium Aluminium
Dimensions 288 x 190 x 13 mm 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm
Weight 800 g (850 g with 3G) 680 g
Further Details Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal
Price €449-€569 ($611-$774 USD) $499-$829
Availability July 2010 April/May 2010

(Thank you androidtapp.com) The WePad also has a HDMI output!

As you can see, it is a cool piece of kit.


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