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Tuesday 13 September 2011

i-Pad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab???

Official Apple iPad 2 Price In Malaysia

Below are the prices ranges for iPad 2 in Malaysia.

WiFi Only:
• iPad 2 16GB (RM 1499 or above)
iPad 2 32GB (RM 1799 or above)
iPad 2 64GB (RM 2099 or above)
WiFi + 3G:
• iPad 2 16GB (RM 1899 or above)
iPad 2 32GB (RM 2199 or above)
iPad 2 64GB (RM 2499 or above)
For more prices & details, please click here.


In term of design, the new iPad 2 looks very similar to iPad 1. Still using the same aluminum body but much thinner and lighter. iPad 2 is 33% thinner and up to 15% lighter, only 0.34″ thick and weight 1.33 pounds (601 gram).
Beside black color, new iPad 2 will be available in white color and shipping together from day one. No waiting for white iPad 2.

New A5 processor

Apple A5 processor
iPad 2 is now powered by new 1GHz A5 dual-core processor. Apple claims that the processor is 2x more processing power and 9x faster graphics performance than previous iPad 1′s A4 processor.
Better performance is great but will iPad 2 keeps the same long battery life? The answer is, YES.
While more powerful than iPad 1, iPad 2 still have the same 10-hour battery life for your whole day usage. That’s cool!

iPad 2 cameras

Beside new A5 processor, iPad 2 now build-in, not one, but two cameras – one on the front and one on the back. The back camera capable to take HD video (720p / 1280×720 pixels) and 5x digital zoom for photo shooting; the front camera takes VGA quality video and photos.
With the build-in cameras, iPad 2 now has 3 additional build-in camera apps: Camera, FaceTime and Photo Booth.
Camera app allows you to take photos and record videos. FaceTime for iPad can make video calls to other users’ iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac over WiFi connection. Like the Photo Booth for Mac OS X, Photo Booth for iPad takes snapshots and add special effects for fun.

iOS 4.3

iPad 2 will be shipped with iOS 4.3 which gives features like faster Safari web browser, setting to customize the switch above volume control to either mute or screen rotation lock, iTunes Home Sharing to play iTunes library content over WiFi network.

iPad 2 release date and prices and shipping

iPad 2 release date is 11 March 2011 and Malaysia release date should be 29-April-2011. The iPad 2 available in 3 different storage size: 16GB (USD$499), 32GB (USD$599), and 64GB (USD$699). Add USD$130 and you get the iPad 2 with WiFi + 3G model. Both black and white iPad models are the same price. Please refer above for official iPad 2 price in Malaysia.
iPad 2 will shipping in US at 11 March and start shipping from 25 March to 26 other countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and U.K.
Apple will ship all the iPads in 60 days—the end of March—to America, and just the Wi-Fi models internationally. It’ll be another 30 days beyond that for 3G models to be available outside our shores; Apple says they’re still working on carrier deals.

New iPad 2 accessories

Ipad smart cover
iPad 2 Smart Cover (USD$39, polyurethane; USD$69, leather) — a foldable screen protector with magnetic hinge for your iPad 2 without covering the aluminum back. You can fold it to make it becomes an iPad stand (horizontal) for video watching or comfortable typing angle. When you close smart cover, iPad 2 will automatically switch to sleep mode; when you open it, iPad 2 instantly wake up (no need to swipe to unlock).
Apple Digital AV Adapter (USD$39) — allows you to do video mirroring, output iPad display to TV, video projector, or other HDMI compatible display. Works on any app, no setup required. The adapter has a second connector for you to charge iPad while mirroring video. Digital AV Adapter support video out (no mirroring) for original iPad, iPhone 4, and 4th-generation iPod touch.

My two cents

iPad 2 is thinner, lighter, faster, and added camera. These are good improvement but I don’t feel any surprise from the gadget itself. Nvertheless, the iPad 2 Smart Cover is an amazing product, full of creativity and again it should leads the market to a new revolution of gadget's cover's design.

Technical Specifications

General General
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Dimensions 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight 607 g
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB storage
  • Card slot No
  • OS iOS 4
  • CPU Dualcore ARM CortexA9 proccessor, Apple A5 chipset
  • Standard battery, LiPo
  • Standby Up to 720 h
  • Talk time Up to 10 h
Connectivity Connectivity
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • Infrared port No
  • USB Yes, v2.0
  • GPS Yes, with AGPS support
Entertainment & Features Entertainment & Features
  • Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields
  • Call records N/A
  • Messaging Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser HTML (Safari)
  • Games Downloadable, incl. motionbased
  • Java No
  • Digital compass
  • MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player
  • Up to 10h movie playback
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Google Maps
  • TVout
  • Audio/video player
Camera Camera
  • Primary 0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels
  • No
  • Video Yes, 720p@30fps
  • Secondary Yes, VGA
Screen Screen
  • LEDbacklit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches
  • Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface
  • Multitouch input method
  • Accelerometer sensor for autorotate
  • Threeaxis gyro sensor
Sound Sound & Music
  • Alert types N/A
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Radio No

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Malaysia Review:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is known as Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. This is the successor to the most popular Android tablet yet – the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Design & Build:
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is thin. Like really thin… at least in comparison to the other Android 3.X tablets out there. And yes, according to Samsung’s measurements it’s even thinner than the iPad 2. However, as you may have guessed, the difference isn’t noticeable to the naked eye, and if you didn’t have a measuring tape on you, you’d probably never know one was trimmer than the other. Where you will notice the difference between the two is on weight. The 1.24-pound Tab 10.1 feels lighter in hand than the 1.33-pound iPad. The only ports you will find on this tablet are 3.5mm headphone and proprietary charging jacks. There is a volume rocker and a power button, but forget that microSD card slot or micro-USB port.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Features:
Speaking on the more functional side of things, Samsung had to forego important things such as standard USB ports and SD card slots for that thinness. I was very disappointed by these two omissions, especially after hearing all the cool things that could be done with USB Host support in Android 3.1. It’s worthy to note that the 4G edition of the Tab 10.1 will have an SD card slot. (We are reviewing a WiFi-only model.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Interface:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 uses more or less the same interface as the other Android 3.0 tablets. Most of the interface enhancements on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 have to do with Android 3.1, although none of them are radical improvements over Android 3.0. When you drop a widget onto a home screen, you can now grab a handle and resize it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Messaging:
Being a largely stock Honeycomb tablet, there is nothing different hardwired into the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1’s Calculator, Calendar, and Contacts apps. As can be expected from any Android device, information is synced across your Google account, like your calendar and address book, with Honeycomb adding a visual flare and usability optimized to take advantage of the tablet form factor.

Plentiful with its real estate, typing for the most part is a satisfying experience – even for those who happen to have larger sized fingers. Not only are we given the stock Honeycomb keyboard, but it even incorporates the Samsung and TalkBack keyboards.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Camera:

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 3-megapixel camera that took decent shots, but it wasn’t very impressive. There was noticeable grain in a lot of the images, and while night shots came out OK with the flash, the quality was on a par with a run-of-the-mill smartphone camera. I’m not so sure that it’s a huge deal to offer 5-megapixel cameras capable of recording HD or 3D video, as is the case on the T-Mobile G-Slate, because I’d rather use a more compact phone or dedicated camera for snapping photos instead of a 10-inch tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Music:
As far as music goes, you’re left with the stock Honeycomb music player. I don’t mean for that to sound like a bad thing, though – the new music app is completely awesome. If only for the cloud streaming features alone, I had no problem with making this my default for tunes.

Samsung’s Music Hub proved quite useless to me as it would do nothing but force close every time I opened the application. Playing that music back was great, as well, thanks to Samsung’s high quality speakers on the sides of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Battery:
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a 7000mAh battery. While I’ve not been pounding the Tab as much as the XOOM when I first got it (when Honeycomb still had that new car smell), I’ve been using it a fair bit for photos and videos and during the video tour I shot of it. Overall I am pretty pleased with the results, and can easily see the tablet lasting a few days on a single charge with pretty solid use – just like Motorola’s XOOM. I should point out that the Tab takes quite a time to charge, though, and it is not capable of charging from a simple USB port on a desktop or laptop computer.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - GPS:
Broken GPS was a bit of a cruel joke throughout the launch of the original Galaxy S, but people still haven’t put trust into Samsung when it comes to GPS. I know you folks want to know if it works, and the answer is yes. And it works very well. I was able to get a lock within a few seconds of starting up Google Maps or Foursquare and the radius in which it had me was very accurate.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Performance:
This is the lightest and thinnest tablet on the market. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is perfect for quick e-reading sessions using Amazon Kindle or Google Books apps. You can load the device with plenty of movies using the Dropbox app, and they’ll look crisp and colourful. Battery life was excellent at about nine hours, and that even includes movie-watching and playing games.

This is one of the tougher conclusions I’ve had to write. Here’s why: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 itself is a beautiful and thin tablet with an industrial design to die for. But Honeycomb 3.0 definitely isn’t ready for primetime. It was slow and sluggish at times, apps crashed regularly, and the web browser froze often. Hopefully the forthcoming Honeycomb 3.1 fixes those issues, but we’ll have to wait and see.
    * Thin and lightweight
    * Wide viewing angle
    * Outward-facing stereo speakers
    * Competitive spec sheet
    * Android 3.1 included
    * 10 full hours of battery

    * No micro USB or microSD
    * Dongles required for extra devices
    * Camera app needs work
    * Plastic shell with slippery back plate

General General
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Dimensions 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight 589 g
  • Internal 16/32 GB storage
  • Card slot No
  • OS Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • CPU Dualcore 1GHz ARM CortexA9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
  • Standard battery, LiPo 6860 mAh
  • Standby Up to 1810 h
  • Talk time Up to 10 h
Connectivity Connectivity
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • Infrared port No
  • USB Yes, v2.0
  • GPS Yes, with AGPS support
Entertainment & Features Entertainment & Features
  • Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields
  • Call records N/A
  • Messaging Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
  • Browser HTML
  • Games Yes
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • SNS integration
  • Digital compass
  • MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
Camera Camera
  • Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Geotagging
  • Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Yes, 2 MP
Screen Screen
  • TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches
  • Multitouch input method
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI autorotate
  • Threeaxis gyro sensor
  • Touchsensitive controls
  • Proximity sensor for auto turnoff
Sound Sound & Music
  • Alert types N/A
  • Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Radio No

Aduhhhh, mana satu seh?
Rasa macam nak pilih Samsung je....
Agak2 lebih murah dari i-Pad 2 x?
Ada GPS ni, xyah beli GPS lah Sayang, kalau ada Samsung Galaxy, batting eyelashes


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