Don’t look now, but if you’re looking to see who the current top dog is in today’s over-heated tablet parade, it’s still Apple’s new iPad.
Called simply the new iPad (without any appended numerals), the new iPad –pardon the repetition—has been named by online tech and trends analyst Consumer Reports as still the best tablet in the market today, citing the device’s screen as a signature best feature that could trigger a possible change in the Report’s standards for excellence in displays.
It’s a bit of an about face for Consumer Reports which earlier had started a mini-war with iPad fans by stating that the new Apple tablet can overheat to as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit, a skin-burning temperature level, when used in gaming.
In its latest report, the consumer group publication said it was not considering the heat factor a problem and said it did not affect its rating of the new iPad. It admitted that the new iPad may overheat when engaged in what it termed ‘demanding’ gaming, but declared that it did not consider the event an issue.
It said neither did it consider of any significance the earlier voiced complaint about the iPad’s battery-charging problem. Some users had wondered why the iPad display does not show 100% full charge even when the charger remains plugged in. Apple had explained that it was a safety feature and not a bug.
Online tech observer Digital Trends, commenting on the group’s latest statements, noted the significance to the tablet industry of the apparent turn-around citing Consumer Report’s history of impartiality in its rankings. Consumer Reports is published by the Consumers Union, a non-profit organization that engages in product research and advocates issues that it believes are in the consumers’ general interest.
Its new report placing iPad on top also contained recommendations involving other tablets in the market today, giving high marks to the Pantech Element, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Excite 10LE, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Source: Digital Trends