Having recently had the opportunity to work with both an iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, I have the following impressions (which are predicated upon the fact that I am a long time PC user.)
- very easy to learn to use
- easier screen turn on (thanks to physical home button)
- slightly faster “on” from power off state
- pretty simple and intuitive operation — launch app from home menu, use app, push single home button to return to app menu
- pretty good for simple, input only text entry; painful for editing existing text
- Overall, a very elegant casual consumption device.
- harder to learn to use
- slightly slower and slight less convenient screen turn on
- longer initial startup from power off state
- once acclimating, felt more sophisticated, akin to my desktop PC experience, especially with web browsing and office-like tasks
- great for simple, input only text entry; painful for editing existing text
- Overall, seems more powerful in the traditional computing sense.
Which did I like better? Honestly, I liked both, but for different reasons. It would be difficult to pick between the two. But here’s the ironic twist to this tale… Read the rest of this entry »