Meet the New Generation of Android Tablets

But after the sales explosion the vendors began to move and every day new processors, new screens, new materials appear.

Let’s look at three of these tablets – all with 10 inches – just released and with everything (or almost everything) technology can offer:

Are they:

1 – Transformer Pad Infinity from Asus,

2 – Iconia Tab A700 by Acer

3 – Excite 10 from Toshiba.

There are three very similar machines.To start, all come with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor – from the consecrated NVidia – with 1GB of RAM.

Compared to dual-core processors, the quad-core Tegra 3 is much faster in multitasking.That is, you can open more web pages, or several applications at the same time, without the machine – literally – asking for water.

In addition to faster speed, Tegra 3 has several enhancements to run non-crashing videos and features to give greater accuracy in touch with the screen.

Oh, and they all run the Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Toshiba Excite 10 brings a screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Find a lot?The Acer Transformer TF770 and the Asus Iconia Tab A700 deliver a 1920 x 1200 screen.

Well, then the two Taiwanese tablets are better.Not really.See why:

Asus Transformer Infinity Pad

From the beginning Asus tried to “stamp” its tablets as innovative and fast devices.

Infinity follows the design of the Transformer line, which is to attach the tablet to a physical keyboard, which makes it (or turns) into a device very similar (in the visual) with a net book.

The Tegra 3 processor and 1920 x 1200 resolution (Super IPS +) display are proof of this.

Okay, it’s not a retina display (2048 x 1536) but it’s already a good advance over the 1280 x 800 of the Asus Prime model.

As I said before it is not the resolution that determines the quality of a screen. The Infinity, according to Asus, at least has a good viewing angle.

The differential of this tablet is even in the dock (which is optional). When connected they saw a “netbook”.

The dock is actually not just the keyboard. It also comes with an SD card slot, a full-size USB port and a battery.

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>> The model is compatible with the Asus Prime dock. >> Fast processor. Ideal for anyone who wants a tablet for games. >> Screen resolution.

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>> Rear speakers leave the sound muffled. >> Screen can leave air bubbles after a touch. >> When connected to the dock the tablet can flip due to the difference in weight between the two. >> Very close keys make typing very large jobs difficult.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Taiwanese Acer is much better known for its “cheap” notebooks.

The Iconia Tab A700 features the same main settings as the Asus tablet: a Tegra 3 processor and a (praised) 1920 x 1200 screen. But without the competitor’s Super IPS + feature.

In comparison to the Asus, the A700 has a cleaner design and is thinner. But its battery has a 10% lower autonomy.

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>> Screen brightness. >> “Footprint”. >> Sound, loudspeakers.

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>> Battery performance. >> Crash in applications and games.

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Toshiba Excite 10

Toshiba debuted in the market in 2011 with Thrive, a tablet that immediately appealed to users.

But Thrive’s concept was to offer as many doors as possible, which left him “too sturdy”.

Excite 10 does not. It is light and thin. For you to have an idea, the Thrive is 15.24mm thick, against 8.89mm from the Excite.

The material has also been upgraded: it leaves the rubberized cover and enters an aluminum support.

The processor is the same as the Asus Infinity and Acer A700: NVidia Tegra 3, with 1GB of RAM.

But the resolution of the screen is inferior: 1280 x 800, against 1920 x 1200 of the rivals. Even so, it has a good viewing angle and accurate colors.

Unlike the Acer tablet, this Toshiba runs smoothly, without gagging. Well, it may be right here the good acceptance of Toshiba among consumers.

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>> Design, material. >> Stability. >> Number of ports (USB, SD, etc)

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>> Light leakage under certain conditions of use.

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Conclusion

There’s no escaping the comparison: for a similar price you can buy an iPad 3.

What is the best iPad? The screen, the processor, the operating system, the applications.

That is, to compete with the Apple tablet the makers of devices running Android need to offer cheaper products.

Another factor that weighs in favor of the iPad are the (new) applications made to get the most out of the retina display screen. Android still does not have it. So it is no use having a screen with a super resolution if the images created do not follow this evolution.

Compared to those tablets up there, I would choose the Toshiba Excite.

It’s not the lightest, not the thinnest, but it has the best material, it’s the most stable and even comes with a full-size SD slot.

The Asus Transformer presents a differentiated concept:look like a net book, after docking it to a dock. But make no mistake, this will only leave you with some extra features.