Best and Cheap 10 inches Android Tablets
Android tablets are for those who do not long for an iPad. While the Apple’s iPad uses a closed system for both hardware and software, the best thing about Google’s Android OS platform is its open-source nature that enables various manufacturers in designing tablets operating in an Android environment. Though the devices operating in an Android platform lack in terms of application availability, they are highly in demand owing to the performance and affordability.
Of all the 10 incher tablet reviews, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS tops the list with three tablets that offer great performance at affordable rates. They offer the best midrange tablets for users who are looking for a great browsing or even a powerful gaming experience.
ASUS Transformer Pad TF300
Shipped with Android 4.0, ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is inexpensive and comes with a Quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The Google app suite including SuperNote, Polaris Office and MyCloud is an additional feature of the tablet. The tablets offer three performance modes for you to choose from: Normal, Balanced, and Power Saving modes.
With many positives enticing the consumers, the slightly dim screen is a drawback along with the unavailability of tablet-specific apps. The apps consume a lot of power. The tablets are priced at $379 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB and are available in the three patriotic colors: Iceberg White, Royal Blue and Torch Red. The tablet comes with an optional keyboard dock that transforms the tablet into a notebook and is priced at $149. The keyboard dock also provides additional battery life with a 16.5Wh battery added.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is amazingly fast and offers a great gaming experience. Operating on a Honeycomb OS platform, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime comes with a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and an optional QWERTY keyboard dock. This 10 incher is very slim with 0.3 inches thickness and offers two colors, silver and purple. The tablets are also designed with three performance modes as in the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300.
As in the other Android tablets, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime too lacks in the unavailability of a good app store and no support for printers. The tablet is priced at $499 for 32GB and $599 for 64GB, and the keyboard dock can be purchased at an additional cost of $149, in return, adding an extra 5-6 hours of battery life and a full-sized USB port.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
With an excellent HD screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest tablet in the market and offers an improved multitasking experience and amazing user experience. Unlike the other tablets in the market, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with earbuds. Like the other tablets that operate on a Honeycomb OS environment, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also powered by Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and has a built-in GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. Flash-ebaabled websites load pretty faster in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 compared to other Honeycomb tablets. The mini apps tray is one of the best additions to the tablet.
The app selection is weak even for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the video playback quality is awkward. The tablet is priced at $499.99 for 32 GB.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101
This is the cheapest and affordable of all the tablets operating on a Honeycomb OS platform by the android. The tablets use the speedy Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and are great at multitasking. Like the other ASUS tablets, this one offers an optional keyboard dock available for an additional cost of $149. The tablet dimensions is 10.7 by 6.9 inches and has a thickness of 0.6 inches. The tablets feature a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. Enhanced multitasking experience is an advantage with the tablet even letting you open 20 apps at a time that can be viewed as thumbnails. The tablets also support the use of a USB keyboard and mouse.
Some interface tweaks are reported about the tablet. The Wi-Fi only tablets are priced at $399 for the 16GB models and $499 for the 32GB models. As in the other Android tablets, the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer is also lack in standardized apps designed for the tablet.
Though the other 10 inchers in the market such as the nd the Motorola Xoom are equally good at performance, they are not easy on the pockets. While the ASUS tablets are built for sturdy performance be it for gaming or for web browsing, consumers are greatly impressed, owing to the fact that the devices are affordable.
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