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.

RIM introduces the iPad killer: Playbook, the Blackberry Tablet

The Research In Motion’s CEO, Mike Lazaridis, announced the company’s new tablet, the PlayBook at their annual BlackBerry Developer Conference.

The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX which they are calling as the BlackBerry Tablet OS which will offer full OpenGL and POSIX support alongside web standards such as HTML5.

The Research In Motion’s CEO, Mike Lazaridis, announced the company’s new tablet, the PlayBook at their annual BlackBerry Developer Conference.

The tablet will utilize an OS created by the recently acquired QNX which they are calling as the BlackBerry Tablet OS which will offer full OpenGL and POSIX support alongside web standards such as HTML5.

The company’s founder, Dan Dodge shared the stage with Mike and said that “QNX is going to enable things that you have never seen before,” and also added that the PlayBook would be “an incredible gaming platform for publishers and the players.”

Blackberry tablet playbook, the ipad killer

At the conference, RIM expressed the PlayBook‘s ability to handle Flash content via Flash 10.1, as well as Adobe AIR apps unlike its to-be-close competitor, the Apple iPad. The new device, that the company is describing as “the first professional tablet” and the “fastest tablet ever”, is sporting a 7-inch, 1024 x 600, capacitive multitouch display, a Cortex A9-based, dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 3 megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear lens. It supports Video conferencing too.

image preview of the ipad killer, blackberry playbookThe list does not get over here, the PlayBook will be able to take 1080p HD video, and comes equipped with an HDMI port as well as a microUSB jack, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1.

Below is a preview of the Blackberry tablet, PlayBook:

The main features of the Blackberry Playbook, which pose it as an iPad killer from RIM are listed below:

  • Screen – 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen, On-screen keyboard
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM
  • 3 MP high definition forward-facing camera
  • 5 MP high definition rear-facing camera
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • True multi-tasking
  • Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
  • Built-in Micro USB and Micro HDMI
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Ultra thin and portable: 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • Weight – 0.9 lbs (400g)

The analysts are estimating this great device to be priced around $300 – $350 which is almost 50% at what iPad is priced, with so many extra features to offer as compared to the technology giant Apple’s iPad. I think Blackberry is going to give tough competition to Apple with offering so many additional features compared to iPad. We will soon come up with a detailed comparison between the Apple iPad and the Blackberry tablet: PlayBook. So, stay tuned.

Apple started the trend in tablet computing by bringing out the iPad and after that every gadget company has got into the hoard of launching their own tablets in the markets. So many additional features, compatibility with various platforms, prices so competitive, these companies are surely going to sport tough competition to the Apple iPad. What do you think?