Indian market recently saw the arrival of three new Tablet PC’s in a gap of 15 days or so. This has increased the number of Tablets available in the market and thus increased the number of Options users have to go through before buying a tablet that would suit their requirements. Currently, there are some 8 to 10 Tablet PC’s available in Indian market and hence it is pretty much understandable that it will be a difficult job to get the best choice of Tablet PC.
In the following article we will provide you with brief specifications, Price and features of best five tablet PC’s that are currently available and the one you can go for if it falls within your required specifications and budget limits.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first tablet PC to hit the Indian market that comes packed with the combined features of a Netbook and a Smartphone. It is a 7 inch touchscreen table PC that comes shipped with the Android 2.2 Froyo Operating system and the display supporting a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. The Tablet is powered by a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and comes shipped with a 592 MB RAM.
The tablet sports a 5 MP Primary camera at the rear side and it is capable of recording HD videos of resolution 720×480 pixels at 30fps and plays HD videos of 1080p. The tablet has an internal memory storage space of 16 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of Micros SD cards.
The tablet is powered by a 4000MAh Li-Po battery that can offer a talk time of about 1000 minutes and a standby time of about 1500 hours when used in 3G modes. Samsung Galaxy Tab is offered a warranty period of 1 year and a warranty period of 6 months for the accessories.
Price: – 25,590
Apple iPad2 was launched in India pretty soon when compared to its predecessor Apple iPad. It created a buzz during its launch and everyone was excited to get their hands on the tablet. The iPad2 sports a 9.7 (diagonal) inch display supporting a resolution of 1024×768. It is a LED backlit widescreen multi touch display with the latest IPS technology. The tablet comes shipped with the Apple’s iOS 4 which is considered as the most advanced Mobile operating system and it is powered by a 1 GHz dual core A5 processor.
IPad 2 has a primary HD Video recording camera capable of 5x digital zoom and a secondary VGA camera at the front end also capable of HD video recording. The details regarding the Megapixels of both the cameras are not specified by Apple and it would be similar to that of iPOd touch 4G.
The Ipad2 is available in three versions namely the Ipad2 16GB, iPad2 32 GB and iPad2 64 GB. It comes with a manufacture warranty period of 1 year and all the versions prices mentioned below are for Wi-Fi only versions and not 3G.
iPad2 16GB: – 29,500
iPad2 32GB: – 34,500
iPad2 64GB: – 39,500
Playbook is the first ever Tablet PC from Blackberry and it made its debut in the Indian market only a week back. It is a 7 inch multi-touch tablet with WSVGA LCD display supporting a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It is powered by 1 GHz dual core processor and consists of a 1 GB RAM.
The tablet runs on the Blackberry Tablet OS which is an OS specially developed by Blackberry for its Tablet PC’s and it is powered by the QNX Technology. It sports a 5 Megapixels primary camera at the rear side which is capable of recording HD videos of 1080P and a 3 Megapixels secondary camera at the front end for video calling purposes.
The tablet comes with a virtual QWERTY keyboard and an HTML enabled browser with Adobe Flash for browsing the Internet. The tablet comes with a new technology called Blackberry Bridge that allows you to connect your Blackberry Smartphones to the Playbook tablet wirelessly.
The tablet is powered by a powerful 5300MAh Li-Po battery and it comes with a warranty period of 1 year and for accessories a warranty period of 6 months.
Price: – 27,990(16GB), 32,990(32GB) and 37,990(64GB)
Flyer is a 7 inch tablet PC from HTC that comes shipped with the Androidv2.4 Gingerbread OS. It has a LCD capacitive touchscreen display supporting a resolution of 600×1024 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and includes a 1GB RAM. The internal memory has a storage space of 32 GB which can be expanded with the use if Micro SD cards.
The tablet sports a primary 5 Megapixels Autofocus camera which is capable of recording HD videos at 720p and a secondary 1.3 Megapixels camera at the front end for video calling purposes. It has an HDMI port, Virtual QWERTY keyboard and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G technologies.
The Flyer is powered by a 4000MAh battery that offers 4 hours of talk time and 1000 hours of standby time. It comes with a one year warranty period and 6 months warrant period for accessories.
Price: – 37,499
Motorola Xoom was the latest tablet to hit Indian market. It comes with a 10.1 inch widescreen HD display that can support a resolution of 1290×800 pixels. It is the first ever tablet to be run on the latest Android v3.2 Honeycomb OS.
The Xoom tablet is powered by a NVIDIA 1 GHz dual core Tegra processor and it includes a 1 GB RAM. The internal memory storage space is 32 GB and it can be expanded with the help of Micro SD cards. It sports a 5 Megapixels Dual LED flash, Autofocus, digital zoom camera that can playback and record videos of 720p and a 2 Megapixels front camera for video calling purposes.
The tablet comes with a virtual QWERTY keyboard that can be used both in Portrait and Landscape modes and an Android HTML browser for browsing the web. It is powered by a 24 W-hr battery that can give a continuous video playback for up to 10 hours and a standby time of up to 14 days. The tablet comes with a warranty period of 12 months and 6 months for accessories.
Price: – 31,999 (Wi-Fi) and 38,999 (for Wi-Fi+3G)
So, above mentioned are the Tablet PC’s that you have to take a look at when you are about to buy one from the market. according to me, you can go for Samsung Galaxy tab which is the older one and the tested one and it is offered at a decent price (though a little on the expensive side for budget-constrained people).
If you want to go for other tablet PC’s, then it is better to wait for some period of time so that the prices could come down. Recently we saw some Smartphone prices coming down like the iPhone 3Gs which was reduced by almost Rs 10,000 and LG Optmius Black which was reduced by almost 6,000 Rs.
If you can’t resist from getting one for yourself, then you can go for the tablet which suits your needs perfectly. But make sure that the one you are getting is really worth the money you spend. Regarding iPad2, one of my friends got it from Dubai at a price of Rs 35,000 for the 64 GB Wi-Fi only version. The same version in the Indian market will cost you around Rs 39,500. So, just ask any of your relatives or friends who are staying in Dubai to get one for you. The prices seems to be cheaper over there.
India’s $35 tablet codenamed Sakshat is due for launch in the month of September and we all are very excited and eagerly waiting for its launch.
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