It would probably be fair to say that the Google Nexus 10 Vs iPad battle is likely to be the most genuinely close in the history of Apple’s market-leading tablet. So-called iPad killers and plucky rivals have hit the market practically every month this year so far, but the Google Nexus 10 represents the first that might actually give the iPad a run for its money.
There really hasn’t been anything on the market with the kind of specs, features, good looks and agreeable price tag needed to dethrone the iPad – the Google Nexus 10 however ticks all of these boxes and more.
The Google Nexus 10 flies the flag for a new-generation of iPad rivals that deliver enormously in terms of looks, power and incredibly smooth Android user interfaces. In addition, the Nexus 10 also ups the ante considerably by not just equaling the iPad in terms of some very important specs, but outshining Apple’s player in a big way.
For one thing, the Nexus 10’s touchscreen runs circles around the iPad’s Retina display in terms of resolution. Its case is both thinner and lighter than the iPad, while its processor has so far proved to be directly in line with the iPad according to initial bench tests.
Of course, all of the above may be by the by to a certain extent, as it really isn’t without either a magnifying glass or a set of scales that most would be able to tell the differences in weight or screen resolution. Nevertheless, specs and features on paper have always counted for a lot and in this instance, the iPad for the first time begins to look like the underdog.
And speaking of on-paper advantages, the sticker price of the Google Nexus 10 is also a good $100 lower than that of the equivalent iPad.
Some would argue that even Android 4.2 Jelly Bean doesn’t quite manage to pull off the same magic as iOS 6, but there is simply no getting away from the fact that the Google Nexus 10 appears to have singlehandedly ushered in an era where the iPad simply isn’t the be all and end all of the tablet industry anymore.