Are Asus Transformer Pads Good for Gaming?

Any tablet device looking to make a splash needs to offer users something special, as the mobile device market is a very competitive one, and people have got ample amount of choices available. The particular area where manufacturers want their devices to stand out is in gaming, which remains one of the most popular usages of mobile devices, and it can be argued that the Transformer Pad devices produced by Asus do offer plenty to recommend them to gamers.

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Asus Transformer Pad


A frequent complaint amongst those gaming on a tablet – even hugely successful ones like the iPad – is the absence of a physical keyboard. Thus, the option of using a docking keyboard with all Asus Transformer Pad models makes the gaming experience a bit easier. The users have the luxury to get connected through the docking keyboard and enjoy unlimited gaming all day long.


This varies depending on the model you choose, but the more expensive Transformer Pads – like the Infinity, boast a screen size and image resolution that will have even Apple getting nervous :P. The all new stunning 10.1 inch of screen size is something amazing for the gamers.

Enabling Online Games

Bigger screen size and a powerful processor are the key factors in bringing good quality to the games. Many modern games utilize increasingly sophisticated and immersive graphics; meaning the quality of screen size and resolution very important to the overall experience.

Striking Attraction

The all new TF700 comes with a striking amethyst gray finish color. The metallic back with the silver color embossed on it gives a stunning look to the device. The tablet also comes in Champagne gold color. If you think colors will intrigue and will capture your interests apart from the gaming intentions, then TF700 can be the best pick for you.


The upgrades to the original Asus Transformer (the Prime and the Infinity) both feature quad core Nvidia processors which provide gamers with virtually unbeatable graphics and processing power, making them ideal for playing 3D games – whether it is online casino ones or any other type. This processor is available with all models of the Transformer Pad now, including the budget price 300 model. Infact, this is the only product to boast a 1.7 GHz CPU and has the capability to support the PS3 and Xbox controllers.


The Micro HDMI port of TF700 and some of its other Asus versions helps the users to connect the device to monitors or big screens. It helps them to play the games and enjoy a unique experience. You can get them connected through the wired PS3 or Xbox controllers. USB compatible games can also be played. It even supports gaming through dongle devices. So, what more is awaited and it’s time for the gamers to jump into action!!!


This has been a key area where all Android devices have always been lagged behind by Apple, but more of the popular iOS games than ever are now available for Android as well. In addition, really good games are starting to be designed for Android devices like the Infinity in particular, such as Zen Pinball THD.

Google store is stuffed with brand new games that are nascent when compared with the popularity of its Apple counterpart. However, the Android games are all set to give a tough challenge to the Apple games.

The transformer pads come with amazingly sharp and clear images even on big screens when connected. It is the perfect device for the full time gamers and the money you spend on this device is rightly justified.

Do let us know what do you feel about the Transformer Pad tablet range by Asus!

This is a guest post by Raj Kumar.

The World’s Cheapest Tablet “Aakash” launched in India for $35 [Features, Availability and Price]

Aakash, India’s much hyped Android based tablet, has been finally launched by the Indian Government, which has been dubbed as the “world’s cheapest tablet.”

Aakash has been priced at $35 (Rs.1800) with government subsidies to students and commercial price has been set at $60 (Rs.2999) in stores.

Aakash - Indias cheapest tablet - UBISlate DataWind

Below are the main features of Aakash:

  • It runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 366MHz Connexant CPU with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
  • 7-inch resistive touchscreen with 800×480 resolution
  • It has got 2 USB ports, has 256MB of RAM and 32GB internal memory, expandable via microSD
  • It has 2100mAh battery which can reportedly last for 2-3 hours
  • It comes with a 12-month replacement warranty
  • It comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • For connectivity to internet, it has got a 802.11 a/b/g WiFi chip and a GPRS modem
  • It supports formats like DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc.
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
  • It weighs 350 grams
  • Price – $35 (Rs 1800) with govt. subsidies; $60 (Rs 2900) commercially in stores

The government has partnered with DataWind, a small British company which is supplying Aakash tablets (which is actually UBISlate 7) to Indian govt. at Rs. 2250 per tablet. In its pilot run, Indian Government is going to give 100,000 of these to the students for free during the launch period.

The reaction for the first 500 tablets released received a mixed response, as some complained that they are slow. But, what my take on this tablet is that,  as we use laptops running on Intel Core i7 processors, iPhone and iPad, we can notice the difference.

Imagine, when this tablet will actually be used by a student in a government school who has never accessed these powerful machines and has either seen computers in magazines or their curriculum books or AT BEST, in a Cyber Cafe, it is a life changing device for them.

I hope this reaches the students in the far fled areas with no connectivity to the digital world and solve the purpose for which it is being launched and is not only lying with the kids of Indian netas 😉

It will be commercially available from November 2011 at the price of Rs 2999.

Read more here: UBISlate 7 | Aakash Android Tablet

What do you think about this tablet? Do you plan to grab one when it becomes available commercially?

Top Android Mobile Devices for Winter 2011

So far, this year, we’ve seen a steady stream of cool new gadgets, all of which gave been running the Google Android operating system. While 2011 slowly slips away, the speed of releases hasn’t slowed down either, with some notable Android powered examples cropping up along the way.
Android Devices

Top Tablets

If you’re on the lookout for a tablet based around the Android OS then one device that’s more than worthy of investigation is the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Imaginatively titled the 10.1, this takes the popular features of the original incarnation and packs in a whole lot more besides. It’s has a dual core Tegra processor, meaning the many and varied features found on-board work exceptionally well.

Added to that, there’s a super cool new design with an excellent quality screen and a weight and size that makes it one of the most svelte tablets currently available on the market. However, there’s plenty more where that came from with something like the Motorola Xoom proving to be another tablet  that’s more than worthy of consideration. This is also an Android powered device featuring a dual core processor for beefy performance.

Other Options

If you like the idea of a tablet for the size and convenience, but still enjoy the laptop or netbook experience then it may be an idea to check out the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. This is a great little tablet that also features an additional keyboard dock, which means it can be turned into a effective little netbook style gadget, complete with proper keyboard.

Fans of 3D might instead prefer to discover the charms of the LG Optimus Pad, which delivers a three dimensional user experience, thanks to a couple of on-board 5-megapixel cameras that deliver 3D on the move. It’s a cool looking gadget that also has a performance to match and allows you to do something altogether different with your tablet.

Toshiba has also just unveiled a rather good little tablet in the shape of a new machine that boasts a 1.2GHz processor, featured a 10.1-inch screen and is just 7.7mm deep.

Smartphone Paradise

As for smartphones, the options are endless, although it’s still HTC that continues to shine when it comes to producing high-powered Android handsets with great performance and a raft of tools that make the best of the OS. A new model in the shape of the Rhyme looks set to carry on this trend, along with a version of the Sensation XE and both phones make something of a style statement to boot.

Sony Ericsson has also been productive on the Android phone front too, with it’s Xperia range proving very popular. The Neo, for example, is shortly due for an Android update to 2.3.4 in due course, which should pep up it’s performance. Elsewhere, people on tighter budget should lookout for the Acer Liquid Express, which is yet another Android smartphone but one that carries a slightly cheaper price tag. With an 800MHz processor, Wi-Fi, 3G and a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen it could prove popular with anyone who wants to enjoy Android on the cheap.

This is a guest post written by Joe Linford.