Dell Streak 7 Tablet Review
An entry-level tablet that gives you what you pay for, which isn’t saying much.
Device & Specs
As it is the flagship (and only, unless you could the iPod Touch) tablet for Apple, the iPad 2 absolutely leaves the Dell Streak 7 in the dust in terms of processing power, RAM and battery. This does come at a cost though, so budget buyers should know that for the money, the Dell Streak 7 isn't terrible in terms of performance.
Though there is some subjectivity here as to what users will prefer in their screens, the iPad 2 has a higher DPI, far larger resolution, bigger screen size, and better color gamut. Though the Streak 7 is easier to carry around, it lags behind in almost every category here.
The iPad 2 wins this matchup by simple virtue of the fact that its battery is average. Though the Dell Streak 7 can read an eBook for a decent length of time, it does lag behind the major players in the market by fielding a very poor video battery life, and a mediocre eBook reading battery life.
We'll give this one to the Dell Streak 7, simply because the device is far easier to handle in the environments in which people are most likely to want an eReader. At the same time, the iPad is quite large for a tablet, and awkward to hold without propping it up against something else.
Though both tablets are very well supported by their respective platforms, the iPad 2 has a little more support in the way of things like popular apps, but the Dell Streak 7 has built-in flash support and a wider array of games. Depending upon which types of internet features are important to you, either the Dell or the Apple iPad 2 may appeal more to your sensibilities.
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