Battery Life

Battery life is comparable to that of other Honeycomb tablets at just under 9 hours for our WiFi web browsing/multitasking battery life test and around 9.5 hours for video playback. With a different display panel it's not too surprising to see some variance here. The Galaxy Tab does worse than the Eee Pad Transformer in our general use test and better in our video playback test.

General Usage - Web Browsing, Email & Music Playback

Video Playback - H.264 720p Base Profile (No B-Frames)

Only the Eee Pad Transformer can deliver the Honeycomb experience with substantially longer battery life thanks to its optional external battery/keyboard dock.

A Beautiful Display Performance
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  • mikehunt80 - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Although it's true that the integer performance of Kal-El will be the same clock for clock as Tegra 2. The floating performance with quadruple thanks to the addition of Neon. This makes a big difference when working with complex surfaces, as well as decoding videos that aren't part of the hardware codec.
  • Hrel - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    I'm really sick of EVERYTHING being compared to the apple version of a similar product. Apple, IS NOT the golden standard. WAY WAY WAY back when the iphone first came out, ok sure. But ever since Android 2.0 was released Apple has been behind on every front.

    Start comparing the HTC's products or Motorola, like the Droid X. Asus E anything is a step above at least. Or better yet hold Apple to the standards of Archos. Superior build quality, superior functionality, more options and choices as well as being priced less than half as much. Yeah... can't even compete can you Apple. Fucking stupid people...
  • michael2k - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    When the iPad can sell 3m in a month and #2 Acer sells 300k, Apple is still the golden standard.
  • Conner_36 - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    While Apple is selling the most tablets they are the golden standard, just like Google is the golden standard for search (find your own example of company with the significant market share is considered the 'golden' standard).
  • vision33r - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    When Apple is the one innovating, being 1st and selling millions. That's how gold standard is created.

    Show me which product Google released 1st other than search that was innovative and successful?

    Android OS was conceived to battle iOS so Google can plant more ads without Apple's lock down.
  • ph00ny - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    show me a single piece of hardware that apple has innovated that wasn't supplied by samsung, lg, etc
  • Belard - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - link

    UH... what does that have to do with anything? First LG is really more of a brand than a manufacture. Samsung makes most of the LCD panels sold in the world... sound under dozens of names.

    Hate them or not... Apple did bring out the GUI computer, Smart phone and tablets to the consumer mass.
  • Jamestownsend - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - link

    Apple isn't a hardware company. Im more likely to call them a software/UI development company. Open any of their devices and you'll see stamps from other companies. they are what i call cherry pickers. they pick the best from everyone, combine it into a pretty case that they made themselves and sell it as an experience.
  • fteoath64 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - link

    Apple's magic is in their OS software. Their hardware components has been mediocre at best but their integration of the components into the design is their skill. Wrap this in easy-to-use UI/OS, they have a compelling product, hence, they can set the "Gold Standard" because they can cater for 80% of the people out there even with a higher price point.
  • robco - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Apple was making the iPhone when there was no Android. They forced everyone else to step up their game. They've been pretty good about releasing new versions that adds new features. They didn't have everything out of the starting gate, but what they put in worked very well.

    This is where Apple and Google diverge into two opposite directions. Google has made web apps in the past. You can quickly add new features and tweak things. Their products are almost in a state of perpetual beta. GMail was labelled a beta for years. They have no problem adapting new technologies, even if they aren't polished. Apple OTOH tends to pick and choose what it will implement more carefully and won't put a feature into a product until it meets their standards. If you want to be bleeding edge and buzzword-compliant, then Apple products are not for you.

    For Apple, it's not just about what the product does, it's about what it does well. I've seen some really nice Android devices, but some of the third-party UIs seem a bit clunky and some of the features are still half-baked. They're differing philosophies. Some people want something that just works, others don't mind getting new features early even if they aren't quite neat and tidy. Neither are wrong, just different.

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