The technology of GPS (Global Positioning System)has widely been accepted almost in all sectors including commercial and business areas. The technology was first developed for army applications to find out the location of enemies in the war fields. But with the advent of technology extended its roles in commercial industries also. And now, every smart gadget that we use today, including smartphones and tablets have this awesome technology.
The technology is very useful for the individual's travelling in remote or unknown places, as the device supporting this technology is capable to show his exact latitude and longitude position. In my earlier post on Best tablet PCs with GPS technology - Part 1, I discussed specs and reviews for tablet with GPS technology from Asus and Huawei. Here I am providing few more topmost tablets from Apple and Samsung with smart features that already gained popularity in the market.
Samsung Ativ tab
Ativ Tab from the Korean tablet maker - Samsung is a spectacular 10.1 inch tablet that gives outstanding mobility with its 16 million colors, HD display, two cameras, easily connecting ports and fast processing speed on Windows RT operating platform.
Specifications and features
Ativ tab is capable to access traditional desktop applications and features. It has an excellent 10.1 inch PLS LCD touch screen with standard 1,366 x 768 pixels of HD screen resolution and it also has 400 nit brightness with 16 million colors. It has two cameras – 1.9MP VT front facing for snap shooting and the other auto focus 5MP camera with LED flash display, for 720p video recording.
The machine houses a Krait dual core ARM processor clocking at 1.5 GHz with Adreno 305 GPU and a Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8090a chip set. It has 4 GB RAM which couples to 64 GB of inbuilt storage and is expandable up to 64 GB via a micro SD card.
Software apps like Microsoft Office package and technologies like accelerometer for auto UI rotation, ambient light and gyro-sensor come pre-loaded on the device. There is a DivX/XivD, TV-out, USB host proprietary 13-pin connector for keyboard dock and multiple connectivity ports including dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi channel, Wi-Fi direct available for flawless internet connectivity. GPS support, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 host, micro HDMI are the other connectivity options available on the tab. A powerful 8,200 mAh li-ion battery on device lets the user away from the outlet for long time.
The device with 64 GB memory is available at ebay for $549.99.
For more information on Samsung Ativ Tab, navigating to its official link.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310
Samsung has reduced the price of its Galaxy Tab 2 310 tablet which comes pre-loaded with many useful educational contents, game hub, company's reader hub and my movies services offering downloads to variety of contents like e-books, movies and games. Besides 2310 model, Samsung also unveiled its companion Tab 2311 that comes with 4.1 Jelly bean OS. And the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC which will come with an 8-inch WXGA display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16/32 GB built-in storage.
Samsung tab features a 7-inch PLS TFT LCD display with 1,024 x 600 pixels screen resolution. Running on Android 4.0 operating platform, Samsung tab is powered by 1 GHz dual-core processing unit with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD card.
The tablet has a VGA front-facing camera and a 3 MP fixed focus rear-face camera. For connectivity, various ports including a GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G (HSPA + 21Mbps), Wi-Fi direct, USB 2.0 as well as Bluetooth 3.0 available on device.
It comes loaded with a 4000 mAh battery and the whole machine weighs just 345 gm with 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm dimensions.
Price Rs. 16,250
Apple iPad 4
The predecessors' legacy of design, main camera and display still appears in the 4th generation's new Apple iPad 4, except new lightning port, HD Face Time front camera and a new chip set type. Apple i pad has a leading Retina display with enhanced processing power. The lightning port gives user a seamless visibility.
Apple i pad features a 9.7 inch LED back lit IPS LCD touch screen display with 2,048 x 4536 pixels of screen resolution. The oleophobic coating on screen makes the device scratch resistant. It is powered up by Apple's A6X SoC with 1 GHz dual-core processing unit and runs iOS 6.0 with iCloud support and activation. The 652 grams light weight device also has a PowerVR SGX554M quad-core GPU.
The machine comes packed with 1 GB of RAM couples to 16/32/64 GB of internal storage. For snap shooting and video making, you will find an 5MP auto-focus camera with 1080p video recording at 30fps and a 1.2 MP secondary camera with FaceTime HD call making.
Besides GPS support, the machine also has a GLONASS support which is applicable for 3G models only. Additionally, connectivity for LTE (optional), carrier dependent hot spot support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, lightning USB port, Bluetooth also provided on device.
The machine supports many innovative technologies such as five-finger gestures, compass, accelerometer and three-axis gyro-sensor. There is also a 1080p TV-output with the Apple Digital AV Adapter which has to be purchased separately. It supports magnetic cases and has a very strong 11,560 mAh battery.
It is around Rs.32,000.
Absence of GPS receiver in Wi-Fi version of the tablet
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