IHS' teardown of 8 tablet models, including the iPad, iPad 2, Motorola Xoom (MMI), Samsung...

|By:, SA News Editor

IHS' teardown of 8 tablet models, including the iPad, iPad 2, Motorola Xoom (MMI), Samsung Galaxy (SSNLF.PK), and Research In Motion PlayBook (RIMM), finds that Apple (AAPL) is in a league of its own engineering-wise. IHS claims Apple's vertically integrated design approach leads to advantages in cost, space, performance, and battery life.