3 Android Tablets Give New iPad a Run for Its Money

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There’s no denying Apple’s newest iPad is a killer tablet. But no matter how much RAM or how many processor cores the iPad has, it’s still an Apple. Living in the heart of innovation—Silicon Valley—I …

There’s no denying Apple’s newest iPad is a killer tablet. But no matter how much RAM or how many processor cores the iPad has, it’s still an Apple. Living in the heart of innovation—Silicon Valley—I encounter two groups of distinct individuals: hardcore Android users and Apple fans.

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  • 1. Andro id Tablets Buying Guide Search 10 Best Tablet PCs 20 12 10 Cheap Andro id Tablet PCsTop 3 Android Tablets Give New iPad a Run for Its MoneyBy admin On May 21, 20 12 · Add Co mmentT here’s no denying Apple’s newest iPad is a killer tablet. But no matter how much RAM or how many processor cores the iPad has, it’s still anApple. Living in the heart of innovation—Silicon Valley—I encounter two groups of distinct individuals: hardcore Android users and Apple f ans.Android vs. Apple Based on my personal experiences, hardcore Android users wouldn’t be caught dead with an iPhone or an iPad. Youmight f ind them using a MacBook Pro, but that’s because it’s one of the only decent, nonplasticky rigs out there. Android f olks are more PDFmyURL.com
  • 2. concerned with specs than design.Android FansT his is exemplif ied in the latest Android phones—they have RAM up the yin yang yet still crash more than iPhones with half as much memory.Moreover, Android users embrace f reedom and despise locked down environments.Apple Fans Apple f anatics, of ten called f anboys, are extremely loyal to the Apple brand. Every pore in their body oozes iPhones, iPads, andMacs. T hey value the stylistic elements of their iDevices and pref er design over f unctionality.For example, the iPhone 4 had antenna issues because of the design, yet Apple sold gazillions of them. Seventeen Apple f ans are also willing topay f or the premium design. For example, a 17-inch MacBook Pro costs $2,500, whereas a 17-inch Windows laptop with the same spec sells f or$1,000.I wouldn’t classif y myself as a hardcore Apple f an, but I’m def initely not on the Android bandwagon, either. Yes, I could open up an Apple Store inmy living room—or brief case—but I believe in keeping an open mind. For example, if Apple doesn’t boost the iPhone’s screen size, I’ll seriouslyconsider an Android smartphone come October (af ter the rumored iPhone press event).Top 3 Android Tablets to Battle the New iPadInterestingly, the new wave of Android tablets to contend the new iPad have quad-core processors and 1920 x 1200 displays. But, will those PDFmyURL.com
  • 3. specs alone be enough to take on Cupertino? For the Android f aithf ul, here are a f ew Tablets Android to take on the new iPad:Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700If there was one Android tablet to battle the new iPad, it would be the Asus Transf ormer Pad Inf inity 700. T his is the mothership of Androidtablets, sporting a quad-core Tegra3 processor and 1920 x 1200 10.1-inch display. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel f ront-f acing camera f or videoconf erencing, and comes in 32-gigabyte or 64-gigabyte editions.Most of the other specs remain the same compared to Asus’s original Transf ormer Prime, with the exception of the back panel, which wasredesigned to improve wireless perf ormance. T he tablet supports 1080p playback and micro HDMI f or A/V mirroring.T he Asus Transf ormer Pad Inf inity 700 weighs slightly less than the new iPad, but only has a 25WHr lithium polymer battery. Plus, the T F700T iscompatible with the original Transf ormer Prime keyboard dock, making it a viable upgrade option.While the Transf ormer Pad’s screen doesn’t quite match Apple’s Retina Display, it is one of the highest resolution LCDs you’ll f ind on an Android PDFmyURL.com
  • 4. tablet these days. Although the Inf inity has a quad-core processor, Android apps aren’t designed to f ully leverage the f our cores simultaneously.But, the same could be said about Apple’s new f our-core GPU.T he Asus Transf ormer Pad Inf inity 700 is available starting in Q2 2012, with a 4G LT E model to be released in the distant f uture.Lenovo IdeaTab K2 Admittedly, I was surprised to see Lenovo make thislist. T hey’re not the f irst company that comes to mind when you think “iPad killer.” Nonetheless, the IdeaTab K2 is a powerf ul multimedia tablet.T he IdeaTab K2 has an ARM-based quad-core processor and 10.1-inch IPS+, 1920 x 1200 display that is similar to the new iPad.Besides the usual run-of -the-mill f eatures like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the Lenovo IdeaTab K2 has DDR3 RAM, which is much f aster than the typicalDDR2 memory f ound in tablets. Interestingly, users can add up to 2 GB of RAM via Lenovo’s website, which is twice the amount of memory f oundin competing tablets. Plus, the IdeaTab K2 also supports SRS virtual surround sound, similar to HT C’s Beats Audio™. PDFmyURL.com
  • 5. T he IdeaTab K2 packs a f ront-f acing 1.3-megapixel camera f or video chatting and a 5-megapixel rear camera, which has built-in LED f lash andautof ocus. Surprisingly, Lenovo includes a GPS chip in the IdeaTab K2, which is available in Wi-Fi only, 3G, and 4G models.All in all, the IdeaTab K2 is a consumer-centric tablet built by a business-f riendly computer company. Typically, that combination doesn’t alwayswork, but if early reviews are any indication, the IdeaTab K2 stands a good chance against the new iPad. Pricing and release inf ormation areunavailable, although analysts predict the K2 to launch by Q3 2012.Acer Iconia Tab A700 Despite lackluster sales f igures f or Acer’s previous Iconia Tab A500,the company is gunning f or the high-end tablet market with the Iconia Tab A700. T he A700 sports a Tegra3 quad-core processor and super HD1920 x 1200 display. Unlike the previous tablets, the A700 doesn’t support in-plane switching (IPS), but of f ers a similar viewing experience.T he Iconia A700 matches the iPad’s 5-megapixel rear camera on the spec sheet, but doesn’t have the other bells and whistles, such as thebackside illumination sensor. T he Iconia Tab A700 also has a 1.3-megapixel f ront-f acing camera f or video chat. PDFmyURL.com
  • 6. T he tablet maintains its f ull-sized USB port, plus micro HDMI, microSD, and mini USB ports. T he Iconia Tab A700 runs Android 4.0 and is availableJune 2012 in 16, 32, and 64 GB models. Overall, the A700 appears to be a solid tablet, but based on Acer’s previous sales f igures, it’s hard tothink the A700 will outsell other similarly designed tablets.Tagged with: Android Tablets • Lenovo IdeaTab K2 Tablet • powerful multimedia tablet S H A R E Like → 1 2 Twe e t 0 Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required f ields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment PDFmyURL.com
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