ASUS EEE Pad gives APPLE IPAD a bloody nose
Ipad to go with the Market leader? Android to go with the new contender? Windows device to see what happens with the big and powerful Microsoft?
[quote]I think it depends on what you want to use it for. I personally wanted a device that was as easy and convenient to use as my TV. One that I could carry for email access, web use, and occasional games/music/videos/books etc. I wanted good selection of apps and a (relatively) virus proof OS. For me that came down to the Asus EE Pad.[/quote]
I used an iPad2 for a few months but was constantly annoyed by the fact that I was forced to install iTunes on my PC to sync it. Then when I want to sync it with any of my home devices forget it. ITunes and the Apple Guys like to control what I want to do, way too much. Apple Hardware's build quality is excellent (I played with a Macbook Air for a week and was equally impressed with the look and feel of the hardware, before the proprietary software had me grumbling too often to make it viable). As an IT Developer I really hate the way that Apple force me to use their software - Only Apples Safari browser can be set as the default browser in iPads? Good grief! The iPad's lack of any external interface port (SD/USB) is a pain the arse when I'm passed a document on USB Stick and cannot open it... but instead need to open on a PC and then email to the iPad. Grrr..... add in the i-Bucks that everything seems to cost in the world of Apple and I was looking at Android Tablets.
I really liked the MOTOROLA XOOM. I have a Motorola Razr Smart phone, which I am very impressed by, so was slightly biased toward Motorola. But then I had the chance to play with the ASUS EEE PAD TRANSFORMER. Ok, OK, so it has a wanky name but its very very cool.
The ASUS EEE Pad is like an APPLE iPad on Steroids. I love, LOVE, LOOOVE mine.
Dont just take my word for it - here's an external review: http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/asus-eee-pad-transformer/4505-3126_7-35089447.html
Android OS is slicker and more intuitive that Apples iOS. That is an internet fact! Dont let Apple fanboys tell you otherwise.
The plethora of Android Apps make it an easy selection if your techie and looking for more than a word processor and web viewer then Android is the way forward. Android provides lots and lots of OpenSource Apps and the guys from Google get it. I mean they really *get* what us IT Geeks want from our mobile devices... If you've used an Android Phone then an Android Tablet is the only way to go.
Apple and Linux are both fine operating systems but both have their limitations. Both also have their fans who will go to war on anyone that doesnt click the LIKE button. If you already use an iPhone then get an iPad. If you want a little sugar on top go for an Android device.. there are lots out there.
I like Windows for desktops and Android for mobile devices. Once I switch to Win8 and get used to the weird interface I might switch to Windows mobile devices... only time will tell.