As usual ipad 3 is most highly anticipated devices from Apple , and the rumors of ipad 3 on the rise . Based on the most rumored spaces, ibtimes made a head to head comparison between the Acer Iconia Tab A501 and the iPad 3.
The Acer Iconia Tab A501 vs. iPad 3
Operating System: Acer Iconia Tab A501 will run on the Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb) and it will be upgradable to v3.2, Ipad 3 is most likely to see the next-generation iOS 5. Analysts and tech enthusiasts even said that there are chances that Apple would also introduce OS X Lion for the tablet.
Processor: The Acer Iconia Tab A501 is powered by 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile dual-core processor. On the other hand, the iPad 3 is mostly rumored to sport a Quad-Core Processor, most probably the A6. The current iPad 2 features a 900MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset and PowerVr SGX543MP2 GPU.
Camera: Acer’s Iconia Tab A501 sports a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, coupled with a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing Webcam. The iPad 2 has two cameras that are comparatively weaker than then those of Iconia Tab A501. iPad 2 has one 0.7MP camera with 960 x 720 pixels and a front-facing VGA camera. Rumors suggest that the iPad 3 will come with a much powerful camera coupled with a built-in flash.
4G Compatibility: The Acer Iconia Tab A501 is all set make an appearance with AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, while Apple has still been looking forward to a 4G-compatible tablet as all the others in the market have already provided a tablet computer that supports the feature. The company’s previous venture, iPad 2, only offered 3G.
HDMI: Apple introduced the HDMI playback in iPad 2. This, however, had problems of its own. The user needed an additional digital AV adapter which was available for $39. The upcoming iPad 3 is expected to end the problems regarding the additional HDMI cable with an evolved HDMI port, while the Acer Iconia Tab A501 already features one.
Screen Resolution:There is rumore that The iPad 3 will arrive with the retina display with an improvised resolution of 2058X1536 pixels. When it comes to the Acer Iconia Tab A501, it includes a 1280×800 resolution with TFT WXGA display, which more than 30 percent higher than the 768×1024 resolution of the iPad 2.