The new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has a special weapon, the keyboard dock that can add power to battery life. The Toshiba Thrive has a remarkable one-of-a-kind removable battery that allows its power supply to be recharged with another spare battery. To find out which is better, these are the specifications that each tablet should boast:
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has just received a recent wireless update with the new Android operating system, Honeycomb 3.2, which offers a more meaningful user interface experience, faster web browsing, a recent apps menu, customizable widgets and email. Improved email and calendar. and gallery apps. The Toshiba Thrive can also be upgraded with the same operating system.
The ASUS Transformer has a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen, a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and an IPS panel display that also sports the Thrive. Both tablets have more or less the same screen size, resolution, and display settings.
Both the Transformer and Thrive are powered by an impressive 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Any tablet PC with a dual-core processor promises high-speed features.
The ASUS Transformer has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as mini HDMI ports and GPS technology. The two handy USB ports are only available at the bottom of the keyboard. Thrive also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, along with HDMI and USB ports.
The ASUS Transformer has 1GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB internal storage with a micro SD card slot for storage expansion. Thrive also has 1 GB of RAM, but with only 16 GB of internal storage. However, it has an SD card slot that can support storage size up to 128GB.
1. Web browser
Both the ASUS Transformer and Thrive tablets offer a smooth browser with great speed. They are also capable of displaying Flash content, but Thrive has an excellent and better file manager application, which allows users to access the internal memory much easier and faster.
The ASUS Transformer has a 1.2-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Thrive boasts a better set of cameras: a 2-megapixel camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera on the rear.
3. Video recording
The ASUS Transformer has excellent 720 HD video recording capabilities, while the Toshiba Thrive only has standard definition video recording.
The ASUS Transformer has dimensions of 271 x 171 x 13 mm and weighs around 680 grams. The Thrive has larger dimensions of 272 x 175 x 15mm and weighs much more at 771 grams.
5. Battery life
The ASUS Transformer has a battery life of up to 10 hours, but you can use it for up to 16 hours with the keyboard base. The Toshiba Thrive has a battery life of up to 8 hours. It also has a removable battery.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is priced at $399 if you buy one with 16GB of RAM. The optional keyboard base will cost an additional $150. The Toshiba Thrive is $429 for everything.
Although Toshiba Thrive has a better camera and a faster web browser, these specs don’t really make a big difference. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is a notch above the Thrive as a more versatile but less expensive tablet that offers equally excellent performance.