Ever since the Apple iPad was introduced to the market, tablets have become one of the popular technology gadgets for content consumption; you can use it to surf your favorite web sites, watch videos or play some games. Well, besides the iPad, there are other choices that run Google Android as well as Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. This week, we look at some of the tablet offerings which you could consider getting for your loved ones this Christmas.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer was launched in Singapore few months back, and is able to transform into a full-fledged notebook with full QWERTY keyboard with the optional docking station. Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the Eee Pad Transformer lets you browses your favorite webpages at blazing speeds, with fast response time and superb performance during multi-tasking. It uses an IPS panel with durable scratch-resistant glass and offers crisp and vibrant images, as well as viewing angles of up to 178-degree. The tablet also comes with built-in SRS Sound technology for dynamic 3D stereo audio experience, with superb bass response and wide sound field. And in case you didn't know, it won our VR-Zone Editor's Choice.
Price: S$1,099 (32GB 3G model), S$898 (16GB Wi-Fi)
Where to buy – AAAs Com Solution, IT Harvest, Microware, Newstead Technologies, @notebook.com, MC2, Digital Asia, Microware, South Asia, Matrix IT Gallery, Netpro, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman, Carrefour, Gain City
Enjoy a unique multimedia experience with the new Toshiba AT100 Android tablet. Available in six colorful back covers – Blue Moon, Raspberry Fusion, Lavender Bliss, Silver Sky and Green Apple – the tablet features a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 10.1-inch high definition touchscreen that offers seamless multitasking and superb graphics. The AT100 also comes with full-sized HDMI, two USB ports and a SD card reader, and boasts up to seven hours of battery life for your enjoyment.
Where to buy: Toshiba authorized retailers
Apple iPad 2
Based on the success of the iPad, Apple unveiled the iPad 2 earlier this year which is 33% thinner than its predecessor and comes equipped with a more powerful dual-core A5 processor for user to surf the web, check emails, watch movies and multitask quickly and easily. It boasts 10-hour battery life and features two cameras (front and rear) that lets you do FaceTime video calls, as well as capture images and high definition videos. If you do not want the black-bordered version, the iPad 2 is also available in white, which suits the festive season.
Price: S$668 (16GB Wi-Fi), S$798 (32GB Wi-Fi), S$848 (16GB Wi-Fi+3G)
Where to buy: Apple Online Store