Samsung and ASUS — this is the first time we are doing such a comparison. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has come in a number of variants now and the latest to enter the market is the Tab 10.1. One of our most favorite tablet PCs of the day is the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer. This thing is just so cool. It has a detachable keyboard that comes along with the tablet. It is just a netbook conceived with the portability of a tablet PC. In today’s comparative review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 versus Asus EEE Pad Transformer, we will put these two tablets against each other and see what’s good and what’s not in the tablets.
The Transformer is larger than the Tab, a tad. Measuring about 271 mm in length, 171 mm in breadth and about 13 mm in thickness, the ASUS tablet is longer, narrower and thicker than the Tab which has dimensions of about 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm. While the Tab weighs about 565g, the Transformer tips the scales at 680g. Both of them sport 10.1” screens although the types vary; the Tab has a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen while the Transformer has a LED backlit IPS LCD touchscreen. Both the screens are cool and bright!
As can be well comprehended, the tablets run on Android 3.0, Honeycomb platforms and dual core ARM Cortex A9 processers adorn the backs of the devices. For better graphical performance, the devices have an ULP GeForce GPU, embedded on to a Tegra 2 T20 chipset. The Transformer allows upgrade of OS to v3.1 of Android.
There are no 2G or 3G options available in either of the devices. However, for exploiting wireless networks in case you stumble upon them, WLAN has been enabled through the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n facet. Since no GSM or HSDPA features are present, the tablets do not have the luxury of GPRS and EDGE connections too! Bluetooth and microUSB facilities are enabled on the tablets for facilitating faster data transfer and tablet-PC connection respectively.
The gray cells of both the tablets seem to be impeccable. With the Tab offering 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage coupled with a 1 GB RAM, its competitor offers only two variants when it comes to internal memory viz. 16 and 32 GB although the RAM size remains the same. There is no microSD slot in the Tab whereas one that allows expansion of memory by a maximum of 32GB can be found in the Transformer.
The Tab has a 3.15 MP primary camera which has a LED flash, autofocus and geo-tagging, and which can record video at 720p quality. A secondary camera of 2MP resolution is also present on this tablet. The Transformer on the other hand, has a respectable 5MP shooter which also has the aforesaid features. The Transformer also sports a secondary camera although the resolution is less than that of its competitor at 1.2MP.
Amazing batteries fuel these devices, seriously! While the Tab is powered by a lithium polymer 7000 mAh battery, the Transformer has an equally powerful 24.4 Wh Li-Po fuel in its back. We love both the devices for their performance!