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ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CX

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CX

ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CXThe New ASUS Transformer Pad is a 10.1-inch mobile entertainment tablet with a vivid 1280 x 800 IPS display, the latest high-performance Intel BayTrail quad-core processor, and a lightweight optional keyboard dock with USB 2.0.

The ZenUI is a new interface that helps you use the tablet more intuitively.  The “What’s Next” function helps you to identify upcoming appointments, things to do, or special reminders and helps you to focus on just what’s important now.  It helps to manage your time and to-do lists.

PixelMaster is a new feature that combines hardware and software to ensure your photos deliver incredible image quality.

The nice low price tag makes this tablet the best to buy today.

Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen;
IPS Panel
10 finger multi-touch support
Anti-fingerprint coating
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z3745 Quad-Core, up to 1.86 GHz, 64bit
Operating System AndroidTM 4.4
Memory
  • 8GB/16GB eMMC
  • 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
  • with an additional 11GB for the first year
External Storage MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC),supports up to 64GB
Camera / Flash
  • 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 2 MP Rear Camera
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Supports Miracast
Inputs / Outputs Tablet:
1 x Micro USB
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
1 x MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC),supports up to 64GB of additional storageMobile Dock:
1 x USB 2.0 port
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass sensor
  • GPS & GLONASS
Dimension, Weight Tablet only: 257.46 x 178.4 x 9.9 mm (WxDxH); 550gDock only: 257.46 x 178.4 x 19.8 mm; 550gTablet with dock: 257.4 x 178.4 x 19.8mm; 1100g
Battery Tab only:
9.5 hours,19Wh Li-Polymer Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab SSamsung has released the Galaxy Tab S line of Android tablets which include a 10.5 inch or a 8.4 inch display.  But, the display is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) 16:10 Super AMOLED screen.  This is a beautiful, vibrant, color enriched display.  This display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB color coverage, more colors than ever before.  Plus it has a nice 100,000:1 contract ration for more realistic images – blacker blacks, and brighter whites.  The AMOLED screen doesn’t use a back light, so there is less battery consumption.

The Galaxy Tab S comes with all the usual Samsung features such as multi-tasking, multi-screens, all the phone functions.  The Quick Connect feature will share information with nearby compatible devices.

Some unique features include Multi User Mode which allows users to have individual profiles and menus; a Fingerprint scanner for extra security; and a Kids Mode with a Kids interface and apps.

Here are the specifications:

Display 10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED
Processor Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore
Operating System Android Kitkat (4.4)
Memory
  • 3GB (RAM)
  • + 16GB or 32GB internal memory
External Storage Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card slot up to 128GB
Camera / Flash
  • Back: 8MP w/ Flash LED
  • Front: 2.1MP Full HD
  • Video: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
    Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps
    Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps
Wireless Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO
  • WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth®4.0
  • IrLED
Inputs / Outputs
  • Micro-USB 2.0
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • GPS & GLONASS
Dimension, Weight 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm , 465g
Battery 7,900mAh
Other Features & Applications
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
  • Applications: Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear fit manager
  • Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor
  • Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Tablets

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 inchSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro Tablets

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro line of tablets are designed and equipped for the serious business user. These tablets contain extra apps to enable the business users to achieve full security, plus usable apps for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, communication, email, etc. All the included apps work with common file types using the Hancom Office Suite. The Samsung e-Meeting allows you to share your screen with or without WiFi. Printing is easy with wireless printing included in all the apps.

Add the optional keyboard dock for increased typing productivity.

The Galaxy Tab Pro tablets include 8.4″, 10.1″, and a 12.2″ models. All the tablets in the Pro line have 2560 x 1600 resolution with the 12.2″ model having more than 4 million pixels for an ultra high dynamic display.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 inchAll the Pro tablets have long battery life with as much as 13 hours. Featuring the S-Pen for hand written notes which speed the entry of information. Using the S-Pen can be much faster than typing on the screen (unless, you are a doctor and have unreadable writing skills). The hand written scribble can be converted into digital text and saved. When using the S-Pen, you can turn on the feature which predicts what word you are writing which also speeds entry.Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch

Each of the tablets also include Multi-Window where you can have two apps open and viewable simultaneously. This is especially nice when you have an email open and want to reference a web page at the same time.

The Galaxy Note Pro also includes Samsung KNOX, which helps keep sensitive information secure, and the Samsung Mobile Print app to send documents to any wireless printer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Keyboard Dock

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a upper class tablet PC with more functions and capability than the typical tablet.  This tablet comes standard with 3Gb of RAM, and your choice of 16, 32, or 64Gb of storage.  The 2560 x 1600 resolution display is a marvel to watch HD video or games on. The additional feature of the S-Pen, with several useful apps, makes this tablet even nicer to use.  With handwriting recognition, you can quickly jot down notes, emails, phone numbers, contact information, etc. and the tablet changes the hand written scribble into digital text and saves it. The Multi-Window feature allows for multi-tasking on this tablet where you can have two apps open simultaneously in separate windows.  The main feature missing in this tablet is an included HDMI connector.  However, an adapter can be purchased separately which uses the USB port on the tablet.  The USB to HDMI MHL adapter works very well and has a port to connect a charger to keep the battery charged while using the HDMI connection. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet works very well for doing PowerPoint presentations on a large HD screen TV. Here are the specifications:

Display 10.1” 2560×1600(WQXGA) TFT
Processor 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5420 Quad-Core Processor
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Memory 3GB (RAM) + 16GB/32GB/64GB Storage
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED FlashSub(Front): 2 Megapixel Camera
Wireless Connectivity
  • Bluetooth technology v 4.0
  • WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Inputs / Outputs
  • micro USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • microSD card reader
  • Built-in stereo speakers, microphone
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope
Dimension, Weight 243.1×171.4×7.9mm, 540g(WIFI)/ 547g(3G,LTE)
Battery Standard battery, 8,220mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Other Features & Applications Video:

  • MPEG4, H.264, MP43, VC-1, WMV 7/8, Sorenson Spark, H.263, VP8 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio:

  • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, OGG, M4A, 3GA, WMA,FLAC, WAV, MIDI, SP-MIDI, i-Melody, XMF
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack
  • Dolby Virtual 5.1 surround sound

Value-added Features & Services:

  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner)
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub – Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Samsung AllShare Play
  • Samsung Kies/ Samsung Kies air
  • GoogleTM Mobile Services – Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
  • Adobe Apps – Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas
  • Polaris document editor
  • A-GPS(3G version), S-GPS(WiFi version); Glonass
  • Android Ecosystem
  • Samsung Hub / Apps / WatchON / Link

Enterprise Solutions:

  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • On-Device Encryption
  • Cisco VPN(Virtual Private Network)
  • Juniper Junos Pulse VPN

ASUS MeMO Pad 7

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)

ASUS MeMO Pad 7ASUS has a new MeMO Pad out with a 7 inch screen, and powered with Intel’s Atom processor at speeds between 1.3 GHz to 1.86 GHz, depending on the model you purchase.  The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is shipping with Android 4.4 (KitKat) right out of the box.  With your choice of either 8GB or 16GB models, both with up to 64GB external storage on the SD card.  ASUS sweetens the deal with 5GB of free cloud storage for life, plus 11GB for the first year.

OK, so ASUS is pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to tablets, so a new ASUS MeMO Pad 7 inch, with 16GB would be about the best 7 inch tablet you can buy – at least as of today.

Check out these specifications:

Display
  • 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) ScreenIPS Panel
  • 10 finger multi-touch support
  • Anti-fingerprint coating
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z3745 Quad-Core, 1.86 GH
Operating System AndroidTM 4.4
Memory 8GB/16GB eMMC5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space; with an additional 11GB for the first year
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash 2 MP Front Camera5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Support Miracast
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro USB
  • 1 × 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 × Micro SD Card Reader,up to 64GB
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass
  • Hall Sensor
  • GPS & GLONASS
Dimension, Weight 113.7 x 189.3 x 9.6 mm (WxDxH)295g
Battery 9 hours battery life , 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology

USB Accessories for Android Tablets

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USB Accessories for Android Tablets

USB Accessories for Android TabletsUSB accessories for Android tablets including  keyboards, mice, cameras, and memory cards.

Probably the most common use of a USB port is connecting to a PC to transfer files between the PC and tablet.  This link discusses that method in detail –> How to Connect a Tablet to a PC.

There are 3 types of USB ports available that can be used on a USB device.  The difference between USB 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are significant:

  • USB 1.0 – 12 Mbit/s, Does not support extension cables or USB hubs due to power limitations. There are not any devices that are using this USB type any longer.
  • USB 2.0480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) High Speed (40 times faster than 1.0), also added support for battery charging and micro ports.
  • USB 3.0 – 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s) (10 times faster than 2.0), lower power consumption, backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.0.

Most tablet PCs being released today have USB 2.0 ports with a couple that have USB 3.0.  While there are not many USB accessories using USB 3.0 yet, this would still be the preference for any tablet.

Android tablet PCs support a variety of USB devices in two modes, Host and Accessory.  When a USB device is operating in Accessory mode, the device is acting as the Host.  Examples of USB accessory devices include medical equipment, robotics controllers; docking stations; diagnostic devices; musical equipment; kiosks; card readers; etc.

USB Accessory Mode

USB devices running in Host mode include digital cameras, keyboards, mice, Pens, Bluetooth dongles, and game controllers.  It is important to note that you must have Android 3.1 or greater in order to use a USB device in Host mode.

USB Host Mode

The degree of success you will have using a USB device will vary, meaning, some will work, some will not work.  One might work on an Acer tablet, but not work on a Samsung tablet, and vice versa.  The USB APIs are the same for all Android 3.1+ tablets, however, each manufacturer applies some customizations to the OS for their own tablets.  Samsung’s TouchWiz OS overlay is an example of this.

In theory, you should be able to connect an USB keyboard, mouse, and storage device to a tablet PC.  Which some readers have done with varying degrees of success.  Also, be aware of the size of the USB connector, most tablets use a micro USB connector, which is not a common connector size for keyboard, mice, etc.

When you connect a keyboard to the USB slot, then open an app that uses a keyboard, instead of the on-screen keyboard automatically opening, you will see an icon on the notification bar which looks like a keyboard, which is indicating that the tablet recognizes that an external keyboard is attached.  If you touch the keyboard icon, a dialog will open allowing you to select options for using the external keyboard.

Reports from various forums recommend using a USB hub with a connector that fits into your USB connector (use an adapter to make it fit).  Then plug the USB devices into the hub.  It also seems that a tablet will only read one storage device at a time.  So plugging in a USB memory card and a camera will not work, be sure to remove your SD memory card before you connect a USB memory stick.

ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME372CG)

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ASUS Fonepad 7

ASUS Fonepad 7The ASUS Fonepad 7 is a 7 inch mobile phone with full tablet functionality loaded with Android 4.2.

  • Built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function
  • High quality 7-inch HD (1280×800) IPS panel with 178 degree view angles
  • Intel Atom™ Processor for lightning-fast web and application loading
  • Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with dual front speakers
  • 8/16/32GB of internal storage
  • High quality pictures are a snap with 1.2 MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera

Enjoy great sound from this 7 inch tablet featuring SonicMaster from ASUS.  The Intel 1.6GhZ Atom processor gives amazing speed in this small tablet.

Display 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen IPS Panel 10 finger multi-touch support
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z2560 Dual-Core, 1.6 GHz
Operating System Android 4.2
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 8GB/16GB/32GB Storage
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash 1.2 MP Front Camera ( 720p Video Recording ) 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V3.0
  • UMTS DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
  • 3G
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • 2G
  • EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro USB (USB OTG support)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 x MicroSD, supports up to 64GB of additional storage
  • 1 x Micro SIM*4
Sensors G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity & Light sensor, Hall sensor, GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Dimension, Weight 120 x 196.8 x 10.5 mm (WxDxH) 328g
Battery 10 hours; 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology

Business Use for Android Tablets

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Business Use for Android Tablets

Business Apps for Tablet PCs

Business Use for Android TabletsMany businesses have realized the business use for Android tablets and are adopting tablets into the everyday work patterns.  The convenience of carrying a tablet into meetings instead of a notebook is obvious.

Many analysts are predicting that by 2015, 30% of the population will own a tablet PC, and by 2016, the Android tablet will dominate sales.  There has been a lot of discussion about the fun usages of a tablet PC, but what about using a tablet PC for business?  Is it practical?  Do applications exist to make it even feasible?  Here is a list of business related functions that you can do with an Android tablet PC:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint: There are a couple of good apps that will allow you to create, view and/or edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents.  Make last minute changes to your Powerpoint presentation, display the presentation on your Tablet PC, or better yet, connect your Tablet to a High Definition TV via the HDMI port for a larger than life presentation.  You can also access Google Docs to create, view, or edit any document.
  • Email: Connect to your GMail account, and / or your companies email servers to manage your email from anywhere.  Open attachments that are easily viewable on the larger Tablet display, save them locally, or to your cloud storage.
  • Calendar:  View your appointment schedule, make updates or add new appointments all from your Tablet PC.
  • Remote Access to your PC:  Use Android based applications to remotely connect to your PC at work or home and operate is just as if your were sitting in front of it.  Run programs, update files, manage your email and calendar, perform those functions that you cannot do yet on your Tablet.
  • Print:  Use the Google Cloud Print application to print from your Tablet PC to any printer connected to a PC that you are authorized to use.
  • Scan Documents or Photos: Install an app that uses the camera on the Tablet to scan any document or photo and save it as a JPG or PDF file.
  • Contact Management: There are a number of applications that allow you to store information about your contacts including photos, personal details, follow-up reminders, notes about conversations, call dates and logs, etc.
  • Financial Uses:  There are a variety of financial related applications available including:
    • Financial Calculators: Calculate loans, payoffs, mortgages, amortizations, savings goals, etc.
    • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual funds: Most of the brokerages have Android based software available to monitor your investments including watching prices, trades, place trades, view reports, display charts, etc.  There are also Forex applications for monitoring and trading currencies.
    • Banking:  Access your bank accounts to view balances, transfer funds, pay bills
    • Exchange Rates: Monitor changes to currency exchange rates to help manage finances while traveling
  • Video Conferencing: Using the front camera, and the video chat software included with your Android device, you can have a face to face meeting with anyone else who is also using either an Android based video chat, or the Google Talk software on a PC.  Both of these applications are free and easily installed and used.
    • WebEx for Android is an application that allows the user of any Android device to connect to a WebEx conference and view the presentation being displayed to the group.  View content shared from any computer, including: documents, applications, or screen-sharing with live annotations. Zoom and scan the content by pinching the screen.
    • Fuze Meeting is another online meeting software available for Android that can be used to host, attend, and start any clould-based online meetings with multi-party HD video conferencing.
  • Social Media Apps: Keep your Facebook and Twitter accounts current, plus stay on top of tweets and comments.
  • Travel Apps:  When your business requires you to travel, here are some nice applications to help make the trip go smoother.
    • Translation Apps: When traveling to other countries, easily translate your words into the local language
    • Google Earth: Before you arrive on your trip, log into Google Earth and zoom into specific areas to preview the surrounding area.  Check out buildings, streets, restaurants, tourist hot spots, etc.  Be already familiar with where you are going, before you get there, so there are no surprises.
    • Google Places:  Use Google Places to check out what is near your hotel.  Find restaurants, bars, entertainment, parking, etc.
    • Airline Guides: Load up a airline guide to keep track of your flights, check the status of your flight, or make changes to your itinerary from anywhere.
    • Expense Tracking: There are many expense tracking apps that let you easily and quickly log your reimbursable expenses.  Make that expense report come together easily.
    • Driving Directions: Use Google Maps to give you turn-by-turn directions to where ever you need to go
  • Track Billable Hours:  If your charge your clients by the hour, easily input and track your time and which client to bill to.
  • Track Packages:  Are you waiting for that important package to show up from UPS or FedEx?  Keep track of it delivery progress on your Tablet PC.
  • Real Estate:  Access MLS listings, search for property, track your clients, show photos of houses from the larger sized Tablet PC display to cut down on driving and showing property.\

These are just the major type of business use for a Android tablet PC.  There are many more applications for more detailed and that solve vertical needs.  Stop lugging around that bulky laptop computer, and go with a ultra mobile computing device like a Android tablet PC that weights less than 1.5 pounds.

eBooks on Android Tablets

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eBooks on Android Tablets

Reading eBooks on Android tablets is easy and a natural use for tablets.  In addition to ebooks, you can also get emagazines and enewspapers.

What is an eBook?  It is a digital version of a book.  It is loaded onto your tablet PC or desktop or laptop PC and is read just like a real book.  Except, when it is on a tablet, it is easier to use, read, and carry around. All eReader apps have animation showing the page turning when you slide our finger on the page.  They all keep track of the page you left off last, and opens the book directly to the page.  You can search the book for key phrases, create bookmarks to places you want to return to later, etc.

eBooks on Android Tablets Reference books are great to use in digital form since searching is so much easier.  Plus, on a tablet PC, you can carry your entire library around with you all the time. eBooks on Android TabletseMagazines are also very handy on a tablet PC.  You can subscribe to eMagazines or even eNewspapers and they will be delivered directly to your tablet when each issue is published.  Imagine how many trees you can save by receiving these in a digital format.   Google eBookseBooks on Android Tablets has a great selection of ebooks, however, they do not have newspapers or magazines.  The biggest advantage of using Google eBooks is that I can read on my tablet, then go to my desktop and open the book and continue to read from where I left off on the tablet.  You also have the option of downloading the eBook directly to the tablet so you can be independent of a network connection. Another great option includes the Android app for Amazon Kindle eBooks, who have a great selection of ebooks, however, several of their ebooks, emagazines, and enewspapers will not work on the Android version of the Kindle app.  I’m a fan of Amazon, but I ran into too many limitations when looking for digital publications for my Android Kindle app. The Android Nook app from Barnes and Noble has the best options for magazines and newspapers as well as a full line of ebooks.  This is the app that I use most of the time when reading digital material.  Another great benefit of the Nook app is that is allows for side loading of eBook files.  Which means, if you find an ePub file from a source other than Barnes and Noble, you can download it to the Nook\My Files folder of your tablet and read it using the Nook app.  I automatically receive monthly magazine downloads for a few magazines, and keep a few books that I have not read yet in the Active folder.  The Nook app also syncs with the B&N cloud keeping your PC Nook app and Android Nook app in sync. There are thousands of books in every category and topic available to purchase.  Plus, in most cases, the price of the book is less than the paper version at the book store.  There is also a decent selection of free eBooks, many of them classic novels such as Moby Dick, Sherlock Holmes, and the Tale of Two Cities.  How exciting is an evening with a great bottle of wine, and a free eBook “Pride and Prejudice” to while away the time. I’m personally a Robert Ludlum fan having read many of his books, and, of course, watched the movies. Be careful when traveling internationally.  Be sure you purchase enough reading material before you leave since you cannot buy eBooks outside of the US.  I ran into this during my last trip to Taiwan, where I finished a book ahead of schedule, but could not buy another book until I got home. If you set up your emagazine subscriptions while in the US to automatically charge your credit card every month, then you can download the each month’s volume anywhere in the world.  It seems to be just the purchasing process that limits you to being in the same country as your billing address.

Android vs iPad

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Android vs iPad

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Is the Better Choice

Best Android tablet vs. iPadCompare the specifications of the best Android tablet vs. iPad and you’ll see that the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is the better option for a tablet PC.  The Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 Quad-core processor screams efficiency and power, plus the storage options with the SD card and the ASUS Web Storage out shines the iPad alone.

Add in the advantages of the stereo speakers and 8MP rear camera with flash, and a low light F/2.2 aperture seals the deal for me.

The additional flexibility that an Android tablet offers with multiple sources for apps, music, and movies leaves the iPad in the dust.  Who wants to live on Apple island and only buy apple when you have the Android option?

When you’re surfing the web in an iPad, you don’t see any Flash content.  Where there is Flash content, you just see a blank space.  Android tablets have full Flash compatibility.

Add in the optional Keyboard dock to the Infinity, and you get an additional USB connection for even more options.  Plus a fully integrated keyboard and touch pad, which also includes an additional 6 hours of battery life.

The iPad looks like it predecessors, if you set on next to an iPad 2, you might not be able to tell them apart.  The ASUS Infinity has much more style, and is lighter in weight and thinner than the newest iPad.

 Apple iPad 3  Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700
Operating System
iOS 5.1
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Display 9.7 inch Retina; 2048×1536 264ppi
  • 10.1″ 1920 × 1200 FHD
  • Super IPS+ screen with 178° wide viewing angle and600 nits out door readable mod,
  • Scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • 224ppi
Processor Apple A5X dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU
  • Qualcomm® MSM 8260A/8960 Snapdragon™ S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU(3G/LTE) or
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T33 Quad-core 1.6GHz (WiFi) CPU (No 3G/LTE)
RAM
1GB
1GB
Memory 16, 32, or 64GB; No SD Slot (non-expandable)
  • Wi-Fi Model: 1GB (RAM) + 32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • 3G/LTE Model: 1GB (RAM) + 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB with SD Card
  • Plus 8GB ASUS Web Storage
Camera(s) Rear: 5MP 1080p video; Front: 0.3MP
  • 2MP (front)
  • 8MP Auto focus (rear) with flash, F2.2 large aperture, backlit CMOS
Connectivity Wi-Fi HSPA+ 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi HSPA+ 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0
Ports 35-pin dock, 3.5mm audio
  • 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • micro HDMI port
  • Micro SD Card Reader
  • Internal Microphone & Stereo Speaker
Demension / Weight 9.5 x 7.3 x 0.37 inches; 1.44 lbs 10.35 x 7.12 x .33 inches; 1.29 lbs
Adobe Flash Support
No
Yes
Battery 42.5 watt-hour, 9 hours over 4G LTE, 10 hours web surfing 25 watt-hour, 12 hours; 18 hours with Keyboard Dock
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