The Dell Streak 7 may remind you of an iPad in that it’s a large touch-screen tablet but that’s about it in terms of similarities.
To start, the Streak’s about half the size of the iPad. To be honest, I actually like this. I was able to easily hold the Streak in two hands. But above that, I can hold it with one hand and support the weight with the one hand while I use my other hand to touch the screen and do various things on the Dell. I can’t really hold an iPad with one hand for any extended period of time without having to put it on a flat surface for support.
I also liked the size of the Dell because I could easily toss it in my small handbag for quick trips out. While the iPad fits in some of my bags, it sticks out of some and is obviously bulkier given the size.
That said, nothing beats the awesomeness of the iPad’s screen. I kind of found myself wanting some of the apps to be displayed on a larger screen when I was on the Dell Streak. But you can’t have it all Whitney, right?
Battery life on the Dell was pretty weak too – it lasts about two hours or so before the batt is totally dead and it has to recharge. Still, since we’ve been mainly using it at home for the kids to play games, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as I have been keeping the charger in the kitchen and it doesn’t take long to re-charge.
You can get the Dell Streak 7 for $199 but you have to sign a 2-year contract. It’s $499 without.