Talking about a tablet device, first thing that pop-ups in our mind is Apple’s highly popular and fastest selling iPad. But since iPads release, a tablet race has triggered, with manufacturers scrambling to get hold of a larger share in the market. A lot of Android powered tablets have also flooded the market and with their large option base they are not at all a bad deal if you are looking to buy a tablet device. Keeping in view this, I am reviewing 2 feature-rich Android tablet devices that a potential buyer should definitely check out before making any decision.
Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Released in July, this is the first consumer Android powered tablet released by Lenovo. The device’s eye catching look is its greatest power, you can choose a custom color for the device’s back panel. The other impressive thing in IdeaPad is its user interface, though you will find Honeycomb on lot of other tablet devices but for K1 the developers have added a Launcher Widget right in the middle of the homescreen. There is an app wheel as well that can be employed for launching apps you like the most quickly.
It has a Tegra 2 processor under the hood and boasts a battery life of almost 8 hours which is quite good. K1 weighs about 1.6 pounds which makes it a bit heavy as compared to other tablets and especially iPad. Still I think for $499 it is a fair deal. You can get more information about IdeaPad K1 from lenovo’s shop page.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101
When ASUS launched Eee Pad it was all over on the blogosphere and made quite a huge splash. According to some surveys and reports this particular ASUS Tablet device is tailing iPad2 in terms of sales and popularity. Though surprisingly ASUS didn’t make any substantial marketing effort even then E-Pad Transformer has made quite a mark.
It gained popularity partly due to the availability of a keyboard dock, lot of tablet devices are designed to work with docks but Eee Pad TF101 is especially designed to work with one automatically. Once you insert it in a keyboard dock, TF101 behaves like a Netbook and apart from this there is a battery hidden in the dock aswell that extends the battery life to almost 16 hours. Powered with the same Tegra 2 Chip as Lenovo IdeaPad, ASUS TF101 is priced at $399 with $150 additional if you choose to buy a dock too. For detail specs you can visit ASUS webpage.
Tablet market is transforming rapidly so before buying something doing a market survey is quite good. I think these two Android tablets are a complete package and one should consider them too in their survey list.