Apple iPad 2 vs. Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Apple has always been known for its innovative ideas. It has been leading the market since the launch of its smart phone, the iPhone. Then it released a series of other products that helped him keep the position. The Apple iPad is one of the. it is a smart and sleek touch screen tablet that lets you perform most of the functions on your system as well as mobile phones. However, the others manufactures have also realized the competition and are working day and night to combat it. to do so, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was released recently and people believe that it will surely give iPad 2 a tough competition and may even outclass it in certain aspects. Let us have a look which tablet has the edge.
The iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 728 pixel and retina display. On the other hand, Asus Transformer is manufactured with a 10.1 inch touch screen and a resolution of 1024 x 800 pixels that is much better than the iPad.
The iPad 2 is available in three variants based on the in-built memory i.e. 16 GB, 32 GB and a 64GB storage capacity. It also lacks options to extend the memory. The Asus Transformer is also available in three variants based on storage capacity i.e. GB, 16 GB and 32 GB which may seem less but it also comes along with a micro SD card slot that enables you to extend the storage capacity.
The iPad 2 claims to have a battery life of 10 hours. The Asus Transformer is also expected to have the same battery life, but one can easily use it for 16 hours with the help of a keyboard dock.
The iPad 2 is integrated with two cameras, a front camera of 0.3 megapixels and a 720 pixel rear camera that also enables you to shoot in HD. The Asus transformer beats the iPad in this category also with a 1.2-megapixel camera in the front, and a 5-megapixel camera in the rear.
The iPad 2 is based on apple’s own operating system the iOS. The device is based on the 4.3 version of the iOS that functions exceptionally smooth and fast. One can experience some of the features and applications. It also allows you to stream and transfer videos, music and movies to five devices on the Apple network. The Asus Eee Transformer pad is based the Android 3.0 honeycomb platform, designed especially for tablet devices. The Android platform includes a customizable home screen, useful notification system, attractive widgets and great multitasking functions that make it quite alluring.
There are more than 3,00,000 applications in the Apple store that one can download for iPad 2. The Asus Transformer may have only 2,00,000 application only available in the Android market but then developers are working on the applications and each day a number of new applications are added to it.
The iPad 2 is available at a heavy price of $499 on the other hand the Asus Transformer costs $399 along with the keyboard dock that makes it far cheaper.
Both the tablets have their own distinctive features, but looking at it from an overall perspective the Asus Eee Transformer pad seems to be taking the edge over other.