Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Apple iPad 1 

Released October, 2011

Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7 Professional
Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
8.5 Out of 10
VS
Released May, 2010

Apple iPad 1

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 4
Front view of Apple iPad 1
8.1 Out of 10
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by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 11.6" Slate vs 1

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from multiple trusted sites

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Series 7 11.6" Slate vs iPad 1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 1
3,484 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

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Much better overall performance 3,285 vs 457 Around 7.2x better geekbench score
Much faster javascript execution 506.1 ms vs 3,484 ms 6.9x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a webcam 2 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 3 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much more RAM 4 GB vs 0.25 GB 16x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 9.7" Around 20% bigger screen
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (iOS 4) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0 + HS) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Oct, 2011 vs May, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly higher resolution 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 768 Around 35% higher resolution
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Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 730 g vs 898 g Around 20% lighter
Slightly smaller 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm vs 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm More than 10% smaller

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
iPad 1 
Size 11.6" 9.7"
Technology TN LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1024 x 768
PPI 135 ppi 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Single core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope No No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
iPad 1 
Internal storage 128 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 0.25 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP None
Rear camera 3 MP None

ports

USB support USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1.3 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 898 g 730 g
Size 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 13 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour 9.5 hour
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
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