This week Apple had to surrender their claim of having the tablet with the highest resolution screen to Google. That’s because Google unveiled the 10.055-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet which features a bright PLS display that has a native resolution of 2560-by-1600 (300ppi) resulting in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The third generation iPad has a 9.7-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 2048-by-1536 (264ppi) that offers a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Google’s new Nexus 10 is the companies first 10.1-inch tablet and only their second Nexus branded tablet ever launched. Samsung was the OEM manufacturer of choice for the new Nexus 10 tablet, Asustek (ASUS) is the OEM for the Nexus 7 tablet. Like the Nexus 7 tablet the Nexus 10 is priced affordably given its technical specifications. The base Google Nexus 10 comes with 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi Internet access for $399, the comparable iPad is $499.
Features wise the Nexus 10 brings a whole host of attractive features besides the super high-resolution display. For instance the Nexus 10 has a dual-core ARM A15 central processor that is matched with a multi-core Mali T604 graphics processor to deliver solid performance for multimedia and multitasking. Other features that consumers will enjoy with the Nexus 10 include:
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection for the 10.055-inch PLS touch display
- 2GB of RAM (more multi-tasking)
- NFC support (the Nexus 10 supports Android Beam)
- 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro-HDMI and Micro-USB ports
- 1.9MP front camera, 5MP rear camera
- Latest version of Android OS, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with a MIMO+HT40 internal radio that can offer up to 4x faster speeds than other Wi-Fi radios found in competing tablets.
- Microphone, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer, and GPS
Google’s Nexus 10 comes with a 9,000mAh battery that has been tested to last through at least 7 hours of usage, for comparison’s sake the Retina display equipped iPad is known to last more than 10 hours of usage. The Nexus 10 tablet weighs only 603 grams and the dimensions are 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm. Compared to the latest 9.7-inch iPad the new Nexus 10 is thinner and it weighs less.
If you’re interested in purchasing the new Google Nexus 10 tablet you only need to wait until November 13th for the tablet to be available for immediate purchase. For the moment though Google is allowing prospective buyers to leave an e-mail address on their online store to get notified the instant the Nexus 10 is available for order on there. Google will provide consumers with the choice between the base 16GB Wi-Fi Nexus 10 that’s priced at $399 and the 32GB Wi-Fi model that will be priced at $499.