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HP TouchPad Vs New iPad: Can Apple Handle Competition in 2011?

As most of you will already be aware, HP has just unveiled their impressive looking TouchPad tablet device, which packs a dual core 1.2Ghz processor amongst other hardware delights. Will it be able to compete with Apple’s upcoming iPad refresh this year though?

Of course we’re yet to hear official details on the second generation iPad or iPad 2 as it’s more commonly known, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of the Wall Street Journal reporting on alleged specs for the device. It looks like the iPad 2 will definitely have increased memory and a front-facing camera, but we’re also hearing that the device will be equipped with a dual-core processor as well – Apple will really need this if they are going to stay at the top of the tablet game.

So step in HP’s new toy, the TouchPad. As we told you earlier, main specs include a 9.7-inch display, a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and a front-facing camera, although no rear camera – surprised?

At a quick glance though, HP’s TouchPad is now the fastest tablet on paper, as the Motorla Xoom, LG G-Slate and BlackBerry Playbook only come with dual-core 1GHz chips. Despite the fact that HP has just announced their flagship tablet, we believe that all eyes are still on Apple and what they bring to the table with the iPad 2.

Can Apple handle this new threat from HP? – More than likely.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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