Apple’s iPad Air may be the company’s best-selling tablet, but it is not the world’s best. In a research test run by Which? Magazine, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 came out on best. As opposed to the field, the iPad air was no slouch, finishing in 2nd. The British technology magazine done a speed test on 8 different tablets.
A few notables in the contest include the Google Nexus 7, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, and Apple’s iPad Mini with retina display. Speed was tested using Geekbench, a rating system designed to test the processing speed of computer devices. Testing is designed to run the tablets through tasks that an average person would execute. Using different categories, Geekbench scores the tablets and ranks them properly.
The iPad Air often gets key points for its smooth and slim design, as well as being the newest leading tablet of the biggest seller in the United states. Bigger than the 9.7 inches iPad Air, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has established to be a solid challenger. In fact, Samsung has been able to cut into Apple’s tablet share of the market considerably on the back of the bigger device. Apple still has a stranglehold on the market, but Samsung is gaining.