Rings Of Power

J.D. Power released their 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study (Volume 2) and the winner was……. Samsung?  The study is pretty crazy for a couple of reasons. First the categories and their weights are outlined as follows:

Categories
Performance Ease of Use Design Features Cost
26 % 22 % 19 % 17 % 16%

Then in each category J.D. Power gives each brand Power Circles, where 5 is equal to Among the Best, 4 Better than most, 3 About average, and 2 The Rest.  I am pretty sure this is so you have no way of determining how the overall winner is picked.

The amazing thing, Apple scored 5’s on all categories but cost where it scored a 2.  Samsung didn’t score a single 5 on any category but still managed to beat Apple.  Below is a representation of the scores:

Scores
Brand Performance Ease of Use Design Features Cost
Apple 5 5 5 5 2
Samsung 3 3 4 4 4

So to make matters worse, I did a quick check of prices at bestbuy.com to see how drastic the price differences are between comparable tablets and this is what I found:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 16 GB $399.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch 16 GB $279.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch 16 GB $399.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition 16 GB $549.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16 GB $499.99

iPad Mini 16 GB $299.99

iPad 2 16 GB $399.99

iPad Retina $449.99 (499.99 at time of study)

iPad Air $499.99

So I decided to come up with J.S Curtis Rings Of Power for Cars and I gave the winner to Yugo the scores were:

Categories
Brand Performance Safety Design Features Cost
BMW 5 5 5 5 2
Yugo 2 2 2 2 5