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Audience Use Profile: (General) this report is intended for anyone in the market to purchase a tablet computer.

May 5, 2015

Feasibility Report:
Choosing the right tablet

Table of Contents

Section Page
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………………....i
Illustrations………………………………………………………………………………….…ii
Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………….….iii
Introduction
Problem Statement………………………………………………………………….…5 Purpose of Report…………………………………………………………………..….5 Scope………………………………………………………………………………..…5
Choice Evaluations Apple Ipad Air 2……………………………………………………………….…..9-12 Google Nexus 9………………………………………………………………….…7-9 Asus Vivotab 8……………………………………………………………………...6-7
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………..12-13
Recommendation……………………………………………………………………………..13
Sources Cited…………………………………………………………………………………14

Illustrations Page
Figure 1: Asus Vivotab 8………………………………………………………………….6
Figure 2: Google Nexus 9…………………………………………………………………8
Figure 3: Apple Ipad Air 2………………………………………………………………..10

Table 1: Asus Vivotab 8 Specifications…………………………………………………..7
Table 2 Google Nexus 9 Specifications…………………………………………………..9
Table 3: Apple Ipad Air 2 Specifications………………………………………………...12

Abstract Tablet computers are a fairly new player in the personal computing game. Deciding which tablet is the best choice for you, can be a daunting task. There are several good choices out there, but which is best? This feasibility report summarized data from various websites that ranked tablets. The choices were narrowed down to a top performer from Windows, Android, and Apple. This report shows how the Windows Vivotab 8, Androids Google Nexus 9, and the Ipad Air 2 from Apple performed in different categories. Each were compared against the following five criteria: display, camera effectiveness, memory/storage, battery longevity, and cost. A case could be made for each tablet. Both the Vivotab 8, and Nexus 9 performed well, but in the end, the Ipad Air 2 was the clear choice in spite of its potentially higher price tag.

Introduction
Problem Statement Tablet choices are seemingly limitless. How does one decide which one is the best choice? Internet searches sometimes don’t yield the right information. Did the tablets listed on a particular website pay to have their product placed on there? These are the questions a consumer must think about when all they are looking for is unbiased information. Weeding through the babble to get what is needed is the goal.
Purpose
The purpose of this feasibility report was to decipher several tablet comparisons from various websites. A top performer was chosen from Windows, Android, and Apple. Each top performer was tested against 5 criteria in order to determine an overall best choice for buyers. The report should be used as a general guide for anyone wishing to buy a tablet. The final choice will come down to the consumer’s personal preference. Hopefully after reading this report, the consumer will have a clear understanding about the three tablets compared.

Scope The three tablets focused on in this feasibility report were the Asus Vivotab 8 from Windows, the Google Nexus 9 from Android, and the Ipad Air 2 from Apple. Each of these tablets were compared against five criteria. They include: display, camera effectiveness, memory/storage, battery longevity, and cost.

Asus Vivotab 8
Figure 1: Asus Vivotab 8
Figure 1: Asus Vivotab 8 The Asus Vivotab 8 runs Windows 8.1 operating system. This tablets screen size is 8.7 by 5.27 inches. (See figure1) The screen to body ratio is 62.74%. This is due in part to the large black band around the outer edge of the tablet. This band, takes up a significant portion of the screen. The display is comprised of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. The Vivotabs screen resolution is 800 by 1280 pixels. The pixel density comes in at 189 ppi. The Vivotab makes use of IPS LCD technology for its display. IPS stands for in phone switching. This technology requires two transistors per pixel. This allows for more accurate color representations and greater viewing angles. The Vivotab 8 has a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera. The cameras lack both an autofocus and a flash feature. Picture results are average at best. Optimal results are achieved outdoors or in highly lighted areas. The Vivotab 8 also is capable of capturing video in 720p HD. Powering the Vivotab 8 is the Atom 23740 chip. This chip is a power efficient quad core processor used in Windows phones and tablets. The processor clocks in at 1860 mhz, and provides smooth use, with very little lag. The quad core aspect allows the chip to act as 4 separate units. Each core has the ability to perform individually specific tasks, as well as working as a single unit for optimal performance. The Vivotab 8 comes in a 32 GB version. This storage can be expanded up to 64 GB more through the use of micro SD cards. System memory is a very robust 2 GB of RAM. This RAM, or random access memory, is the memory that stores the data for processing by the tablets CPU, or central processing unit. The battery in the Vivotab 8 is a lithium ion 4050 mAh. This battery is rather small for the size of tablet it is required to power. Testing was able to achieve about 6 hours of continuous video playback. This was increased to about 10 hours with the screen resolution turned down. Normal everyday use, such as web surfing, resulted in about 7.5 hours of battery life. The Vivotab 8’s battery is non removable, and not easily replaced by the average user. The Asus Vivotab 8 is available in a wi-fi only model. There is no LTE version. It accesses the internet through a wireless connection. The Vivotab 8 has a more than reasonable price of $250. The Vivotab 8’s specifications can be seen in (table 1).

Table 1: Specifications of the Vivotab 8

Display Size | 8.7inches * 5.27 inches | Screen To Body Ratio | 62.74% | Screen Resolution | 800 * 1200 pixels | Pixel Per Inch | 189 | | | Front Camera | 1.2MP | Rear Camera | 5 MP | Autofocus | No | Auto flash | No | | | Storage | 32 GB | Micro SD | Yes up to 64 more GB | RAM | 2 GB | | | Battery Life | 6 Hours of video playback | | | Price | $250 |

The next tablet reviewed was the Google Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is an Android tablet running Lollipop 5.1 operating system. The Nexus 9 has a screen size of 8.99 * 6.05 inches. (See figure 2) Allowing the 9 a screen to body ratio of almost 70%. It has a screen resolution 1536 * 2048 pixels. This gives the Nexus 9 a pixel density of 288 ppi. The screen is composed of super scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Just like the Vivotab 8, the Nexus 9 uses IPS LCD technology.

Figure 2: Google Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 has an 8 megapixel rear facing, and a 1.6 megapixel front facing camera. The rear camera makes use of an LCD flash, and autofocus. Both significant improvements over the Vivotab 8’s camera. Indoor picture quality is greatly improved but, picture quality on the whole, is still average at best. Under the hood, the Nexus 9, is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 system chip. This processor, is considered to be one of the most advanced mobile processors in use today. It is designed to allow for incredible graphics and power efficiency. The processor is a dual core, 64 bit, 2300 mHz. This processor has been developed to provide lag free use when multitasking. Storage is a definite negative against the Nexus 9. It comes in either a 16 or 32 GB version with no micro SD slot for further expansion. Like the Vivotab 8, the Nexus 9 comes equipped with 2 GB of RAM. The battery in the Nexus 9 is 6700 Mah. On average, this battery provided testers with about 9 hours of continuous video playback. Many testers were able to achieve a full days battery life while surfing the web, and sending emails. The battery is also not removable, and should only be replaced by trained technicians. Display Size | 8.99 inches * 6.05 inches | Screen To Body Ratio | 69.9% | Screen Resolution | 1536 * 2048 pixels | Pixel Per Inch | 288 | | | Front Camera | 8 MP | Rear Camera | 1.6 MP | Autofocus | Yes | Auto Flash | Yes | | | Storage | 32 | Micro SD | No | RAM | 2 GB | | | Battery Life | 9 Hours of video playback | | | Price | $399-$599 Depending on options | The Nexus 9 is available in both the Wi-Fi only, and the 4g LTE models. Wireless only models range in cost from $399 for the 16 GB version to $479 for the 32 GB model. The 4g LTE model comes in only the 32 GB version. The Nexus 9 is packed full of really useful features and is powered by an extremely effective processor. The lack of expandable memory is a serious disappointment especially, considering the lack of available onboard storage. See table 2 for a breakdown of the Nexus 9 specifications.

Table 2: Specifications of the Nexus 9

The last tablet considered for this report is the Apple Ipad Air 2. The Ipad Air 2 was released on October 16th 2014. The Ipad Air 2 runs Apples IOS 8 operating system. The tablets screen size is 9.45 * 6.67 inches. This gives the tablet a screen to body ratio of 71.65%, best of the 3 tablets considered. (See figure 3) The glass found on the Ipad Air 2 has the same components as the Corning Gorilla Glass. Neither Corning, nor Apple, will confirm it is in fact Gorilla Glass. Apple tends to be quite protective of certain aspects of their products. Regardless of whether or not it is in fact Gorilla Glass, the screen is quite hard and scratch resistant. The Ipad Air 2 also has a layer of anti-reflective material that improves viewing the tablet in direct sunlight. It also improves screen resolution in ambient light. The screen resolution is 1536 * 2048 pixels: giving it a pixel density of 264 ppi. As with the other 2 tablets reviewed, the Apple Ipad Air 2 employs IPS LCD technology.

Figure 3: Apple Ipad Air 2

The Ipad Air 2 also has an 8 megapixel rear facing camera. Camera software is extensive and includes a back illuminated sensor, autofocus, touch to focus, image stabilization, and face detection. It also includes several shooting modes. Pictures are clear and full of detail. Best results are achieved in high light areas as there is no built in flash. The front facing camera is an industry average 1.2 megapixels. The camcorder takes full HD movies in 1080p. The Apple Ipad Air 2 is powered by the AX8 system chip. This is Apples second generation 64 bit architecture. The AX8 chip enables the Ipad Air 2 to be the fastest most powerful Ipad to date. The chip is 40% faster than the previous version. The processor is a triple core, 1500 mHz cyclone unit. Everything works cohesively, to give the user, an ultimate tablet experience. Lag is virtually nonexistent, and multiple tabs open with a breeze. The Ipad Air 2 comes in 16, 64, and 128 GB storage capacities, and is non expandable. As with the other two tablets mentioned, the Ipad Air 2 comes with 2 GB of RAM. The battery in the Ipad Air 2 is a lithium ion 7340 mAh. Easily placing it as the largest battery of any of the three tablets tested. Continuous video playback yielded an average of 7.5 hours of battery life. Normal use yielded an average of 10 hours of life. Apple attributes its optimal battery life to the M8 coprocessor. Many users will discover battery life to be more than enough for everyday computing. Unfortunately, the battery is not user replaceable. The Ipad Air 2 is available in Wi-Fi only models as well as 4g LTE versions. Wi-Fi only models range in price from $499 for the 16 GB version, $599 for the 64 GB version and $699 for the 128 GB version. The LTE versions cost $130 more for each of the hard drive sizes listed above. See table 3 for a breakdown of Ipad Air 2 specifications.

Display Size | 9.45 inches * 6.67 inches | Screen To Body Ratio | 71.65% | Screen Resolution | 1536 * 2048 pixels | Pixel Per Inch | 264 | | | Front Camera | 8MP | Rear Camera | 1.6 | Autofocus | Yes | Auto Flash | No | | | Storage | 16 GB to 128 GB | Micro SD | No | RAM | 2 GB | | | Battery Life | 10 Hours of video playback | | | Price | $499-$829 Depending on options |
Figure 3: Apple Ipad Air 2 Specifications

Conclusion The three tablets seemed very similar when viewing the specifications on paper. It is through actual testing when differences become obvious. Testing showed certain models perform better. The Vivotab 8 was the most reasonably priced. This alone, will be an important selling point for some customers. It also runs Windows 8.1, making it a natural choice for many Windows users. Files will easily transfer from desktop, or laptop, to the tablet. However, its lack of 4g connectivity, marginal battery life, and less than decent camera are major detractors. The Google Nexus 9 performed very well. It has good battery life, an excellent processor, and 4g LTE connectivity. On the downside is its price, and lack of expandable memory. The Apple Ipad Air 2 performed the best in most areas of testing. There was almost a seamless connection between user and machine. The processor, battery, and memory options provide for an optimized user experience. The camera was better than any of the tablets tested. The price, though on the high side is warranted because of the tablets performance, and build quality.
Recommendation
After completing the comparisons of the 3 tablets, the data conclusively supported the Apple Ipad Air 2 as the best choice for anyone desiring a tablet computer. Its build quality, performance, and overall specifications make it the clear choice.

Works Cited

www.laptopmag.com/reviews/tablets/apple-ipad-air-2 http/www.phonearena.com/phones/google-nexus-9_id8926/fullspecs http/www.phonearena.com/phones/asus-vivotab-note-6_id8288 http/www.phonearena.com/phones/apple-ipad-air-2_id8948 Tech radar January 13 2015 best tablets of 2013 http/techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/tablets/10-best-tablet-pcs-in-the-world-today-1079603 http/www.cnet.com/topics/tablets/best-tablets…...

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... Capilano University, Spring 2012, April 20th, Final Report BADM 202-01 Capilano University, Spring 2012, April 20th, Final Report BADM 202-01 Ming Lin & Thibaud Martin Ming Lin & Thibaud Martin The Influences of Choosing the Right Personality Test on Jobs and the Future Development The Influences of Choosing the Right Personality Test on Jobs and the Future Development Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 The current issues caused by inappropriate personality test 2 The Ways to Develop a Valid Personality Test 3 The Influences of a Valid Personality Test on the Future HR Management 5 The Problems and Obstacles 7 Conclusion 9 Executive Summary The influence of the appropriate personality test on the human resources management is that it can help enterprises to choose the suitable job, work, and team for individuals and make the right career choice and adjustment, based on the result of the test. These will ultimately help companies achieve a well-organized function and higher productivity through the rational development of staff capacities and skills. Personality assessment can help employers to cluster employees into a serial teams, which the team members in each group have similar personality, interests, values, abilities, and needs. By doing so, employees enable to contribute their maximum capacity and knowledge to the company. Also, there is a relationship among personality, motivation, and productivity. Team......

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