Are you thinking about buying a new tablet and can’t decide which one to go for ? Well, if a long battery life is important to you then read this before you make a decision. A Daily Tech blog from the United Kingdom carried out testing on a series of leading 10″ and 7″ models of tablets to see how long they would last being used for continual wi-fi browsing. All of the models were tested on exactly the same settings and under the same conditions to ensure consistency and the results make interesting reading.
Of all the 10″ models tested, bottom of the list was the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime running for just 335 minutes before giving up the ghost. The top 5 are as follows:
|5.||Microsoft Surface RT||501 minutes|
|4.||Samsung Galaxy Tab 2||532 minutes|
|3.||Sony Experia S||534 minutes|
|2.||Apple iPad 2||590 minutes|
|1.||Apple iPad Retina Display||811 minutes|
For the 7″ tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 came in last at 425 minutes followed by the Amazon Kindle Fire. The top 3 :
|3.||Nexus 7||550 minutes|
|2.||Amazon Kindle Fire HD||591 minutes|
|1.||Apple iPad Mini||783 minutes|
So, Apple only have themselves to compete against, beating their competition by more than 3 hours, meaning if you are on a long day out or a long journey the iPad will not let you down, whereas some of the others might.