Tablet Review

College is fast paced ” class to class, assignment to assignment and for some, work is mixed in between.

The recent uproar of the tablet has gotten California Baptist University students pondering if purchasing a tablet is worth the price and if so, which one?

“With my crazy hectic schedule, I have been looking into getting a tablet. The iPad seems expensive but I am just not sure about the quality of other brands because Apple is so reliable,” freshman Cesia Brown said.

Apple’s iPad starts at $499 with 16 gigabytes, a 9.7-inch screen and Wi-Fi capability. The more expensive versions come with 3G.

Some major plusses to owning an iPad would be the App store with very popular Apps such as Angry Birds and iBooks.

A couple of recent updates on the iPad include multitasking and folders to improve file management. These improved the workflow while using the iPad.

It also includes AirPrint, which allows users out print out documents away from home.

A couple of substandard qualities about the iPad include no flash content so users cannot watch videos online without Apps like Hulu or YouTube. It has a built-in battery so if the battery gets ruined, or worn out, then the iPad is no longer useful.

Apart from the iPad there are many other Apple competitors that have joined the game.

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy starts at $399 with a 7-inch screen, camera, memory slot, 3G and Wi-Fi.

It comes with access to the Android App Market. It has a Micro SD card slot which is handy while exchanging data back and forth tablet and computer.

The Nook Color is a specialty reader with a 7-inch touchscreen that is new to the Nook. This tablet has Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities.

Fusion Garage’s JooJoo features a 12.1-inch screen and Wi-Fi capabilities. However, for this device, there is a lack of any type of Application store.

“Why waste time with watered down apps when you can have the real thing? Enjoy the Internet to the fullest,” stated their website thejoojoo.com.

The newest Google Android Operating system, Honeycomb, comes on Motorola, Samsung, LG and other tablets, according to KNTV.

It has not been released yet but Google has unveiled the project. The operating system, or OS, will have the Android app store, including the new Google Body, which is essentially Google Maps of the human body.

There is much competition in the world of tablets and many new companies are coming out with their best to stand up to the prominent iPad.

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