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

Keyboard

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.

Screen

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.

Processor

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.

HDMI Port

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!!!

Games

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.

Apple iPad vs Blackberry Playbook, the BlackPad

In our yesterday’s post, taking the on-going tablet wars into consideration, we showed you the comparison among some of the most competing Tablets. The infographic illustrated in the post lists down the basic details of the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, ViewSonic G Tablet, Malata PC A1001 and the Dell Streak 5.

Today we are going to compare two tablets, one is the on-going winner, the Apple iPad and the other one is the upcoming Tablet “Playbook”, also quoted as the BLACKPAD, from blackberry.

Apple iPad vs the Blackberry Playbook, the Blackpad
Apple iPad and the Blackberry Playbook

Playbook comes with a 7 inch touchscreen (LCD) whereas the Apple Ipad comes with 9.7 inch touchscreen (LED) and the weight is .9 lbs vs 1.5 lbs respectively which makes blackberry more handy than the Apple iPad. The upcoming playbook is Small yet Powerful because it comes with the adobe flash player which helps it to access various contents online, whereas the Apple Ipad does not have this thing.

The Blackberry Playbook sports a USB slot whereas the Apple iPad lacks this feature. As compared to Apple iPad, the blackberry has inbuilt  forward-facing Webcam which enables the video conferencing.

The apple has a safari browser whereas the blackberry has a blackberry browser. Playbook as the name suggest the book with which we can play offers a 1 GB RAM to do multi tasking easily and in competition Apple has only 256 MB RAM.

The blackberry Playbook has a micro USB port whereas the Apple lacks this feature and one can not atttach his camera to transfer pictures to the iPad.

The only thing that comes into my mind is that Apple iPad comes with 16 GB and 32 GB variants and has a battery life of 10 hours, and no such declaration is made from RIM(research in motion) regarding the battery life and storage space, if it has to give a tough competition to the iPad, it has to be fair enough to compete.

Below is the summary of the comparison that we have done between the two devices:

Basis of Comparison Apple iPad Blackberry playbook
Display 9.7 inch LED 7 inch LCD
Weight 1.5 lbs 0.9 lbs
Operating system iOS Blackberry tablet OS
Browser Safari Blackberry
Flash support NO YES
E books YES YES
Application Apple store Blackberry store
Multitasking NO Yes
camera NO Yes
Input/Output 30 Pin Micro HDMI/micro USB
Processor 1 GHZ APPLE A4 1 GHz DUAL CORE CORTEX
Storage 16GB, 32 GB Not Declared
RAM 256 MB 1 GB
Battery life 10 hours Not Declared
USB port No Yes
Price $500 (16 GB), $600 (32 GB) $300-$350 (Expected)

I think Blackberry Playbook, with its awesome features like twin cameras, USB feature, lesser price and Flash support is going to give a tough competition to the Apple iPad. What do you think? Which one is your final choice among the two fighters in the Tablet Wars 😉

Tablet Wars: Which is the best tablet for you? [Infographic]

Apple started it all with the launch of its long awaited tablet device, the Apple iPad and then, others follow suite. Looks like, all the technology giants were waiting the market to be set on fire by Apple and now, everyone is stepping in to the market with its own Tablet.

Literally, looks like the era has begun where the machine made by man is at War, this time the Tablet War.

Some days back, we informed you about the latest device introduced by RIM: Playbook, the Blackberry Tablet. There are many others who have sent their soldiers in the war field and the remaining are following fashion. With so many options in the market, the consumer is surely to get confused 😉

The below infographic illustrates the comparison between the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, ViewSonic G Tablet, Malata PC A1001 and the Dell Streak 5.

Right out of the box, each of these tablet computers are facing competition from the Apple’s highly touted iPad, which was released amid a flurry of hype and excitement some time back.

The various things covered in the below picture are Weight, Dimensions, Screen, Features, Release Dates and Price.

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So, out of the above listed Tablets, which is your personal choice? And, which among them is going to win the Tablet War? Do share your views in the Comments section below.