Apple has released their newwhich boasts a few improvements, like it’s got a Retina display with double the pixels of the current generation, a quad core processor and LTE. We know that many consumers are going to open up their pockets book and buy the new tablet and there is no question that is a fantastic bit of hardware, but the big question for me is, are there better alternatives? We can actually come up with 5.
Reason One – ASUS TransformerInfinity
The ASUSInfinity is the new flagship hybrid table with detachable keyboard from ASUS and it comes in an LTE version. An has a Super IPS+ display with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 with the new dual-core Snapdragon S4 running at 1.5Ghz. It is thinner and lighter and has a touted battery life of 12 hours beating the iPad’s 10. The also has the ability to take it to the next level as it has a detachable keyboard with an extra battery that will give you a total of 18 hours!
Reason Two – The ASUS
ASUS is burring the lines between phone and tablet just like they pushed the limits between netbook and tablet. The ASUS Padfone is a smartphone that comes with a tablet docking station, it’s innovative and takes the concept of theto the next level by allowing your device to be modular. It’s a highly customized device that could be perfect for your needs. Performance wise it’s also running the Snapdragon S4 so it will have the same performance as their flagship Transformer Pad Infinity.
Reason Three – Huawei10HD
Huawei is entering the market this year with a clear vision of carving out place for themselves in the high end space. The MediaPad 10HD is thinner than the new iPad and when it’s in your hands it feels like a cross between two great tablets, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. It’s got a resolution of 1920 x 1200 has an 8MP camera on the rear and also comes with Huawei’s own quad core processor running at 1.5GHz. We got to have a sneak peak at the tablet at Mobile World Congress last week and it’s clear that you should keep an eye out for this one.
Reason Four –
The iPad is targeted at media creators, another tablet that has the same demographic. Here are two good reasons to take a harder look at the the Galaxy Note 10.1, it can view and work with two apps at the same time, and the new iPad can’t. The Galaxy Note also is designed with precision writing and drawing with natural pen-based input, and the iPad isn’t.
Reason Five –
I don’t know about you but 10 inches is just too big for me, I’ve been finding my self leaning towards smaller form factor tablets like the Samsung 8.or 7.7. This small portable tablet is the first 7 inch to have a Super AMOLED Plus display that also impresses with its true blacks and brilliant colors. The battery life is also 12 hours which is phenomenal for a 7 inch device that is so thin and running a dual core.
So if you’re thinking that there aren’t any good reasons to not to pick up an iPad, think again!