Ipad vs z pad/a pad etc opinions please

Which would you recommend? My friend has an A pad but the sensitivity wasn't that great now I have heard the Z pad is very good.Im not that up with technology so advice would be good.Or do I go for an ipad as i have apple already?!?

geek_ride4all, Feb 9, 9:01 pm

Either get the iPad now or wait until the next generation of Android tablets - don't bother with the current crop

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 9, 9:02 pm

So when you say the next generation of Android which ones do you mean?

geek_ride4all, Feb 9, 9:04 pm

Also I was told to get Android rather than ipad as you have more freedom with the other, is this true?

geek_ride4all, Feb 9, 9:04 pm

The ones running version 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb)

There aren't any available yet but they'll start coming later in the year

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 9, 9:05 pm

Ok thanks. Which would you recommend out of interest, am wanting to get one for my daughter and want one that will do the best for her.As I said I really don't have much clue, lol.

geek_ride4all, Feb 9, 9:07 pm

As I said, it'd currently have to be an iPad.

If you do want Android right now the Samsung Galaxy tab is the best thing out, but be warned its pricey and will soon be eclipsed by much better hardware

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 9, 9:09 pm

Ok, don't need it now, am looking in the next 5 months, will probably go with the iPad so I will stay in sync with my other stuff, lol.Thanks for your help :-)

geek_ride4all, Feb 9, 9:12 pm

He means that Android lives in the realm of vapourware where the best device on the market is the one that is rumoured or announce but not actually for sale for another 6 months.

Get an iPad, it's the only tablet that can back up its claims with satisfied customers and massive sales figures.

geek_carkitter, Feb 9, 11:42 pm

nice :-)

geek_malachiman, Feb 10, 9:55 am

Android is the way to go when the market will change, just watch the space. Android has already out selled the iphone, so give it time.

geek_johnf_456, Feb 10, 11:01 am

Motorola Xoom is due later this month, I think.
I wouldn't bother getting an iPad when the iPad 2 is supposed to be coming out this year.

geek_jbedford, Feb 10, 11:06 am

In the tech world 5 months in an eternity - things could change dramatically by then.

You'll have the iPad 2, the dual core Androids and possibly even some cool WebOS and RIM tablets by then

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 10, 11:44 am

I believe there's a Motorola (I think) with a Dual Core processor coming out in the US soon. Absolutely ridiculous how fast technology is changing. In 5 years our phones will be able to play Crysis lol .

geek_michael.benn, Feb 11, 1:30 pm

Ok thanks for all the responses, I don't need to get one yet so can wait till later in the year just wanted some different ideas :-)Have to admit though some of the talk is way over this non-tech person, Lol

geek_ride4all, Feb 11, 8:55 pm

Anyone seen a NZ price for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet?

geek_smac, Feb 15, 8:34 am

There is no US price or release date yet but Engadget seem to think same as Xoom which is rumoured to be US$1100.

geek_remmers, Feb 15, 10:02 am

I'm a bit disappointed we haven't seen a high end 7" tablet announced.It'd be a way better size for my usage than the 10" ones.

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 15, 11:19 am

I found out today that the iPad doesn't support java

geek_charles.j, Feb 15, 2:02 pm

Neither does Android, at least not in the sense you can run a generic Java app.

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 15, 2:04 pm

Ya Apple are doing their bit to push Java out of HTML 5's way.

geek_smac, Feb 15, 2:10 pm


I had no idea they didn't support it

geek_charles.j, Feb 15, 2:39 pm