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This is like everybody's coming out with a tablet these days trying to give the iPad a run for its money even Microsoft's got a tablet -- that.
Well mark stood out he looks -- all of these things in my judgment vulnerable is the editor in chief of laptop magazine mark welcome back now thanks for having me I want some ranking of the tablet market.
-- -- in -- technologically what do you like best and who's out in front market -- -- broad question.
The iPad many -- -- the iPad itself -- still King of the Hill.
It is so even though Apple's market share has declined year over year from 60% to 50%.
Owning half of any market as -- has pretty impressive do you like it yes that he did you -- what is it the best -- yes and it actually comes down to a couple things one is the design and the other is 275000.
Applications that are tailor made for tablet use.
So one of the things apple says that the competition in the right about this a lot of android tablets as well designed as they are when -- going to the App Store a lot of them look like stretched out phone applications.
Whereas developers really think about tablet used first so when you go into your email for example you're -- here.
In box on the left hand side and just like a computer and -- latest mattresses on the right.
So there's a lot of examples like that where -- developers think just like them on the -- they go IOS first and then everyone else after that.
But that doesn't mean there isn't really good competition in that space right watts is -- coming -- amongst tablets share well I think for the holidays if you're on a budget I think the 199 Kindle fire HD which is.
Among the the top tablets on our list became up of the top twelve hottest tablets and I gadget gift guide you and that was an easy call because -- -- I would say no -- it's it's we put about -- this -- close number two or three depending on your budget just because the budget is a really big concern.
And Amazon is doing something that apple isn't and they're paying really close attention to parental controls.
When you handoff that tablet to your kid you wanna make sure that -- that they're not running after bill and be that -- just protected from certain contents you can set up profiles.
And you can also set screen time which is a really big concern for parents you -- on the back to be the baby -- how about -- -- they're gonna tablet down yet good.
Yet they -- they have a couple and I think our favorite is the galaxy note ten point one and because you can use a pen for not only note taking when you're in meetings.
But also do things like let's say if -- In your inbox and you wanna hover over to see -- what's that email and so they're doing more with pen input not just for creative types but for business.
OK so let me try to summarize -- and -- what -- like what can think is the best of France the apple iPad and the many many on.
Yes I mean -- because a lot of people forget -- -- that's the best yet because the iPad -- is coming up this holiday and even though a lot of people say it's too expensive at 329 it's also a lot less expensive than their latest for 99.
Which is actually our top tablet because you're getting twice the performance in something that's really portable and you like via a via Amazon Kindle fire yes like that -- yes and number two -- -- yet I also and so we also like the Google nexus seven so.
-- is paying a lot of attention to there at market and also premium content.
So in this is made by a suits and a little over a year.
I think -- use is now right behind Amazon in terms of market share so and it's also at 199 so.
And it's not as secure rated as Amazon's -- -- but you have a lot more access to games and that sort of things like this and that's a seven is that an.
As as all of our view is no enough companies that -- knows I'm a Microsoft -- get so have you been playing around the Microsoft is so if this deal like it.
Yes there are some things that I do like about it but there's also work in progress because -- app stores just getting off the ground they have just a few thousand applications right now.
But there are a couple of benefits for business users so for example they have this touch cover.
So you know the Smart cover that comes with the iPad that's magnetic so this one actually doubles as a -- so that's really good.
And also you get office -- -- if that's the number one thing that people complain about the iPad in terms of productivity is.
Where's office and there are some rumors that it's coming to dial -- store but you can get it now than in the surface.
You've been to one of the new Microsoft to retail stores yes and any good.
Yeah and is good as Apple's at it it's very apple like I guess you could say and he's as good as apple because when I walk into an -- -- -- That's horrific I mean they guide you through the price on offer excellent what you go until you satisfied.
So right after this surface launched we went into Microsoft store in suburban New Jersey and I was impressed not only with the enthusiasm of of the store employees but also just their knowledge.
So with one thing about the surface for examples that -- runs this operating system called windows RT which is different than when does -- and the bottom line is that it doesn't run your traditional desktop applications that you guys have just the new apps from the windows store.
And that was one of the first questions I asked and this guy knew it cold.
So I think overall -- enthusiasm is given.
Despite the fact that of books like an Apple Store in the ripping them off in terms of the set -- times I think they're on to something monsoon -- thank you very much indeed Cummins is again soon enough thank you.
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