iPad 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Does iPad Wins the Race with 128GB Storage?

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | January 30, 2013 2:00 PM EST

Apple just released an upgraded version of iPad 4 bumped with huge 128GB storage capacity.

The tablet will have a capacity of 128GB compared with the current model, which comes with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. Nothing else has changed, so this remains a fourth-generation iPad rather than an entire new model.

The company also boosted the existing iPad 3 or New iPad by adding a new A6X processor, faster Wi-Fi performance, and the 8-pin Lightning connector, while keeping the price the same as before-starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. Both also have 4G LTE versions available for $130 more, and you can get them all in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB varieties. Below is a closer look at the differences between each of these tablets.

iPad 4 will battle against other tablets in the market like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Samsung's tablet recently received its Jelly Bean update packed with Premium Suite upgrade.

Samsung released another revolutionary tablet - Galaxy Note 10.1. The main features enable and facilitate creation. The media event focused on the S Pen, multiscreen function, and apps written specially for the new environment. The software adds true multitasking with multiple apps on-screen. There is also a pen that makes many apps more natural to use.

Below is the comparison of the new iPad 4 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

Screen Display - The latest iPad will sport the same, old 9.7 inch screen display with 2048x1536 pixel resolution. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 10.1 inch screen with a 1200x800 pixel resolution.

Processor - The latest iPad is powered by A6X chip processor. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has 1.4GHz Exynos quad core processor and 2GB of RAM.

Operating System - iPad 4 is run by Apple's latest iOS 6 while Samsung's tablet received its latest Jelly Bean update with Premium Suite upgrade.

Storage - iPad 4 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. iPad released the 128GB version of iPad 4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in 16GB and 32GB variants. Moreover, it has a microSD slot for additional storage.

Camera - iPad 4 is equipped with 5MP rear camera with 1.2MP front camera. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has 5 MP and 1.9MP shooters at the back at front of the device, respectively.

Price - The full size iPad WiFi only and WiFi + 4G/LTE cost $499 and $629, respectively. The new models cost in at $799 for the Wi-Fi only, or $929 for the version with 4G LTE connectivity. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB and 32GB variants cost $499 and $549.

Last year, iPad remained as the dominant tablet in Australia holding 62 percent of the tablet market. Android accounts to 36 percent of the market. However, it is expected to increase with the release of the new mobile software Android Jelly Bean. Android devices also contribute in increasing the popularity of Google's software.

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