iPad 2 Boring vs Superior Toshiba Honeycomb 3.0 Tablet

The iPad 2 goes on sale soon and Toshiba believe that their new upcoming Honeycomb 3.0 Tablet is more superior, so here is a little iPad 2 vs Toshiba Tablet.

Toshiba Australia is hoping to release its new Honeycomb 3.0 tablet May 2011 and they are looking at selling the 10-inch tablet PC for around $600 or as near to the iPad 2 as possible, this would surely make this device more popular than the Motorola Xoom or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Anyway, this is about the iPad 2 and the Toshiba tablet; Rob Wilkinson, General Manager of Toshiba Australia’s Information Systems Division say’s “We are confident that we can match Apple pricing for their new iPad 2 while delivering a device that is richer in features. We are currently showing retailers the device running Google’s new Honeycomb, and when we ship in May, we will have a full version of Honeycomb 3 running”.

He also said that the Toshiba tablet is superior to the Apple device and that this device coming around May time has many features that the Apple iPad 2 is missing.

The Toshiba Tablet Main Features Include: Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, integrated HDMI port, Adobe Flash support, 1080p video decoding, full resolution video, accelerometer screen reorientation, supports multi-touch, two camera at 2MP resolution and 5MP, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, digital compass and stereo speakers.

What has the Toshiba Tablet got the iPad 2 hasn’t? How about full-sized USB, SD card expansion, mini-USB sync, 32GB on-board storage, resolution video enhancement, which upscales standard-def video to full HD. This tablet also has a removable battery and we know the iPad 2 does not.

What are your thoughts on the new Toshiba Tablet, we will bring you more information soon. Please post your comments below.

Source — Smarthhouse via UnwiredView


2 thoughts on “iPad 2 Boring vs Superior Toshiba Honeycomb 3.0 Tablet”

  1. HoneycombFTW says:

    The Toshiba Honeycomb tablet is pretty impressive. The full size SD slot will hold up to. . something like an extra 132GB or 164GB. . .
    It also has full size USB & HDMI. Great for people that use flash drives a lot. I haven't seen that many tablets with full size ports.
    The other nice thing is the replaceable battery. for anyone that will use the tablet mainly at home they can remove the battery and leave the device plugged in to save the battery. . .
    Finally, if you checkout some of the videos on this thing you will see the Toshiba algorithm for increasing picture quality. It looks very impressive. Can't wait to actually test it in person.

    Not sure if I like the placement of the camera though. In landscape you will most likely have your hand over it and these 16:10 tablets are really best used in landscape.

    Nonetheless, I think this will be a solid Android Honeycomb tablet.

    1. Julius Malco says:

      I had the chance to play with this beast this weekend. The back cover has a ribbed texture to it which is great for handling the tablet. The back cover can be pushed in with a little pressure so it feels a little less solid than other tablets. However, considering this cover is removable as is the battery, it’s a minor flaw.

      The tablet is quick and HD YouTube videos look amazing. Websites load up nicely in Dolphin Browser HD.

      The biggest draw for me was the USB port. I hooked up a 2TB Segate external USB drive and it picked it up instantly. Just make sure you don’t have it formatted NTFS. exFAT or FAT32 only.

      I was able to stream media off the 2TB external perfectly. My only gripe is using the built in file manager defaults to the Toshiba Media Player instead of giving you the choice to use MoboPlayer or NX Player (both which handle other codecs better than the Toshiba Media Player).

      The HDMI out (full size) works as it should. Bluetooth keyboard works as well as a wired USB keyboard and mouse.

      Not bad for a sub-$500 device!

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