Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chromebook vs iPad vs Surface

On the way to rivers it would be great to have an Internet device to check flows. A laptop seems like overkill, so I have been looking at tablets and pseudo tablets. Chromebook seems irresistable. Here's a table of specs:

Chromebook Surface RT iPad 3
$249 $599 $505
11.6" 1366x768 10.6" 1366x768 9.7" 2048x1536
touchpad-only touchscreen touchscreen
weight 1100 g weight 680 g weight 680 g
17.5 mm thick 9.3 mm thick 5.7 mm thick
battery 6.5 hrs battery 8 hrs battery 10 hrs
2GB memory 2GB memory 1GB memory
16GB SSD 32GB SSD 16,32,64 GB
USB 3, 2, SD USB 2, microSD Apple-dock
mic/headset headset jack headset jack
1.5W speakers ?? speakers one speaker
HDMI HD video out Apple-dock
keyboard $100 touchcover external option
802.11 abg/n 802.11 abg/n 202.11 abg/n
webcam 720p 2 webcams 720p webcam 1080p
no geolocate accelerometer accelerometer
Google apps Office demo Apple store

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this comparison. The Chromebook does look like the biggest bang for the buck. But having a good idea of how you will use the device could change the equation.