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2 Amazing Tablet Devices Other than iPad that are Worth Buying

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

Lenovo Tablet

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

ASUS Eee Pad

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.

Creative Launches ZiiO Tablets in India

Creative Technology Ltd., which is know for its audio products, now enters into the tablet market, with the launch of its two new products – ZiiO 7″ and ZiiO 10″ tablets in India. The Creative ZiiO touch tablets are the world’s first apt-X(codec and lossless audio format) enabled touch screen tablets, which runs on Android OS.

Creative ZiiO tablets boast of the most seamless, fuss-free Bluetooth pairing experience with Creative’s extensive range of speakers and headphones. The company claims that the tablets have been designed to offer users with an all round multimedia experience, with the best wireless audio performance on an Android-based tablet in the market, and inbuilt Sound Blaster and X-Fi (X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi Expand) audio enhancement technologies.

Creative ZiiO 7 inch Tablet Specs

  • 7 inch 16.8 million color TFT, Resistive Touch Screen
  • Android 2.2 Froyo OS
  • ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor
  • 207.4mm x 133mm x 13.7mm
  • Weight: 415 g
  • 8GB / 16GB internal storage
  • microSD Slot (up to 32GB)
  • Front facing camera (VGA)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X, A2DP & AVRCP)
  • X-Fi Audio Enhancements (Crystalizer, Expand)
  • mini USB port
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Audio support: MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, WAV
  • Video support: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MOV, AVI, MKV
  • Battery Life: Up to 25 hrs (audio), up to 5 hrs (video)
  • Colour: White
  • Price: Rs. 17,999/-(8GB version)

 

Creative ZiiO 10 inch Tablet Specs

  • 10 inch 262k color TFT, Resistive Touch Screen
  • Android 2.1 OS
  • ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor
  • 262mm x 173mm x 13.7mm
  • Weight: 650 g
  • 8GB / 16GB internal storage
  • microSD Slot (up to 32GB)
  • Front facing camera (VGA)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X, A2DP & AVRCP)
  • X-Fi Audio Enhancements (Crystalizer, Expand)
  • mini USB port
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Audio support: MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, WAV
  • Video support: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MOV, AVI, MKV
  • Battery Life: Up to 25 hrs (audio), up to 5 hrs (video)
  • Colour: Black
  • Price: Rs. 21,999/-(8GB version)

The tablets come with accessories such as a Stylus, Universal Power Adapter and USB cable.