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Apple iPad outperformed by Notion Ink Adam Tablet?

Are you ready? Just as the iPhone paved the way for so many other touchscreen smartphones, it seems that the floodgates are opening for all sorts of Apple iPad alternatives. One of the latest to enter the arena is the Adam Tablet from Notion Ink. On paper, this device sure sounds appealing, but how is it in the real world?

To be powered by the Google Android operating system, the Notion Ink Adam is said to have twice the battery life of the iPad. Not only that, but it will also support Flash content and it’ll output full HD video at 1080p as well (iPad does 576p). Notion Ink CEO also makes mention of the Nvidia chip and Pixel Qi screen.

The people at Notion Ink have gone through several possible designs for the Adam too. It started out with silver-edging and then it got a rolled plastic edge at CES. The most recent rumors say that there will be two different models, measuring 12.9mm and 11.6mm thick, which could indicate different sized displays too.

Notion Ink also recognizes that one of the biggest appeals to the iPad will be the apps being developed for it. To address this, the company is hosting a $1 million app competition, encourage developers to create goodies for the Adam too.

Price? Release date? Those are still up in the air, but we all remember what happened when Adam decided to eat that apple, right?



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  1. ok if you think that ipad is better than notion ink, then your an idiot. because you don’t know how to compare 2 things. that makes you dumb. and your fooool who paid lot of money for the ipad which worth under $200.

  2. Ok this things sucks. The iPad is wayyyy better. No one will buy this.

  3. The Adam was first seen in December: http://www.slashgear.com/notion-ink-tegra-android-smartpad-uses-pixel-qi-display-1866308/

    Also, tablets was the shit at CES in January: http://www.pcworld.com/article/186281/the_dawn_of_the_tablet_pc_ces_2010_roundup.html

    So, it seems as the iPad is the late comer to this game. Weird that Mobile Magazine was not aware of the mobile gadgets already out there..

  4. The video below is just a prototype during the CES. The final version will ship with a custom Android OS.

  5. I agree, Android should be better..But no one can say for sure at this point.

  6. Wow, you guys are awfully critical considering this was a working prototype at least 6 months from production… If they do nothing further but get it up to speed it’ll blow the iPad away… camera, 3G, USB, Flash, multi-tasking, an app marketplace w/o a ‘nanny’ dictating what can and can’t run… pretty impressive… but the die-hard apple-groupies will still hold their nose and proclaim their crippled iCrap as supreme…

  7. In the video it actually looked like it was freezing and unresponsive on several attempts. I think you are right, Eve did eat the apple I was in the bushes that day watching.

  8. Wasn’t it Eve who ate the apple?

  9. It doesn’t look like it’s doing much outperforming to me…

  10. Be interesting to see what battery life looks like when it ships (and for the ipad!). Though I think battery life is overestimated. Once you get to a certain minimum for a platform it does not seem to matter. Maybe 4 hours for a laptop, and 8 for tablet? If it were critical then Apple would have most of the laptop market given the 6-8 hour battery life on macbooks.

    The Adam looks sluggish to me. And I think usability by far outweighs battery life. Maybe that tradeoff works for some people (long battery life for an underpowered device) but I prefer ultrafast responsiveness with a battery life sufficient to get me across the atlantic.

  11. The ipad is way better.

    • @Joe, would you tell me, please, in what exactly iPad is better?
      Does it have USB? No. Camera? No. Flash? No. Multitasking? No!!!
      Q-screen? No. HDMI out? No. Widescreen? No.
      It’s just a giant overpriced iPhone.

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