HP TouchPad vs iPad 2: web browsing comparison
posted by John V. / Jun 30, 2011, 9:40 PM
Actually, we decided to see how it performs against the competition – and in this case, we’re using an iPad 2 to see how it delivers the goods to the table. Connected to the same Wi-Fi network, we opened a link in a window to see which one loads up the same page first. And right off the bat, it’s evident that the TouchPad is delayed with its operation in rendering the page. Both pictures and text load up in a timely manner right away on the iPad 2, while the TouchPad takes quite a bit of time before loading up anything at all. Furthermore, there’s some choppiness evident with the TouchPad’s navigational controls – meaning, kinetic scrolling and pinch gestures aren’t as smooth looking compared to the iPad 2. However, the one advantage it holds over Apple’s pride and joy is the fact that it’s able to provide that desktop-like experience thanks to its support for Flash.
Granted that Apple has spent a great deal of time refining the web browsing experience with the iPad’s browser, we’re still in the early beginnings with the TouchPad – albeit, we’ve already witnessed the PlayBook in the same scenario before, but it managed to hit the mark dead on. Still, it’s tolerable from what we’ve been checking out so far, but after seeing the competition before it, there’s naturally going to be a lot of expectations going forward in this area.
I would really like to see a comparison of scrolling, zooming and rendering with pages that don't have flash. I think it is obvious that the touchpad would be slower, since it is loading and rendering flash content. Can we get an Apples-to-Apples comparison?
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 10:09 PM 4
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oh they know better, but as long as it makes steve jobs look good, they are ok with it. Its still on the slow side though. A honeycomb tablet can load up a page with flash in close to the same time it can take the ipad to use its mobile view.. lol
posted on Jul 01, 2011, 7:03 AM 0
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Apple must have paid Phonearena O.o
posted on Jul 01, 2011, 12:39 PM 1
iPad loaded a couple things before TouchPad. Touchpad finished the whole page before iPad. I'd like to see a demo of zooming into reading columns. I'd also like to see a demo of a more realistic case of multitasking when reading lots of pages. Can the iPad load pages in the background while you are reading one page? I believe the touchPad could do that. What about text selection and copy and paste from web to application. The whole process?
posted on Jul 01, 2011, 2:51 PM 1
neither one can compare to the samsung galaxy tab 10.1
posted on Jul 02, 2011, 2:11 PM 0
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watch the 2:52 mark where he is displaying the scrolling the IPAD only loaded the part of the page that was viewable, the other part of the page had not loaded yet. and the HP touch pad had loaded the entire page "with Flash"
posted on Jul 02, 2011, 4:28 PM 0
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