Toshiba Android Tablet vs Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab
Toshiba Android Tablet and Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab are two new Android Honeycomb based tablets. After an intense war in the smartphones segment, it is the tablet market that most companies are eyeing, and the grand success of iPad 2 is inspiring them to come up with tablets that are stunning to say the least. Toshiba, a Japanese giant electronics company that holds sway in laptops has come up with its latest offering called Toshiba Android tablet which has many features in common with Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab. However, despite running on the latest Google Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS, they differ in some respects which are being highlighted in this article.
Toshiba Android Tablet
With the launch of its latest tablet, Toshiba has hurled itself at the top as this amazing device is loaded with features that make this slate rub shoulders with the best in the business (read Apple’s iPad 2). It is really a Next-Gen Android tablet with a display of 10.1” that is multi touch and has adaptive display technology that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display depending upon different lighting conditions. The tablet is aesthetically pleasing with a rubberized design that is comfortable to hold. It is available in 6 different colors (covers sold separately) which means you can make a personal statement depending upon your mood.
Display utilizes LED backlit technology that is ideal for web browsing and allows for bright display even in sunny outdoors. The slate runs on a very fast 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor that makes graphics processing speedy and allows for a seamless web browsing. It supports Adobe Flash fully which means even the complex web pages with graphics and videos open in a flash. Listening music is a wonderful experience with a stereo output through inbuilt speakers.
The tablet is equipped with 2 cameras, a rear 5 MP that is auto focus allowing HD video capturing as well as a 2 Mp front camera that enables the user to video chat. It is equipped with accelerometer, GPS and compass that have almost become standard features in tablets these days. These features allow the user to make use of locally available services. The tablet is HDMI capable to allow the user to watch HD videos shot through its camera instantly on TV. The Toshiba Tab utilizes Resolution+Up conversion technology that up converts standard definition media content, it can convert a standard video to look and feel like a HD video.
For connectivity, the tablet is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n along with Bluetooth which allows the user to make use of wireless gear such as mouse, printer or headphones for a more rewarding experience. It is equipped with USB 2.0 and Mini USB ports allowing the user to share files with friends.
The notable difference compared to other tablets is the removable battery, the easy grip rubberized back cover, the adaptive display technology which auto adjusts the brightness and contrast according to the environment and the Resolution+Up conversion technology. The missing feature is the camera flash.
Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab
Not to be left behind in the hot tablet market, Acer has launched its latest Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab that is loaded with advanced features. Running on the latest, specially designed Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS for tablets, ICONIA Tab has a super fast 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra dual core processor with a powerful 1 GB of RAM (DDR2). It has a large 10.1” WXGA display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display is multi touch and the brightness and colors are superb to make it an enriching experience to watch movies and read e-books. It has a large 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
Aspire ICONIA Tab is HDMI capable to instantly watch videos captured in HD using its 5 MP camera that has auto focus and has single flash. Front camera (2 MP) allows one to video chat with friends on the net. The slate has USB 2.0 port for easy sharing of audio and video files with friends. One can connect to the net without wires as it has inbuilt Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n along with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
Iconia Tab is preloaded with Acer’s Clear-fi UI that takes user experience to another level of interactivity. One can enjoy all the content on the tablet with any other android based device in his home. This UI allows for seamless browsing and media playback apart from reading all the content from the net with great ease. One can download thousands of apps from Android app store and have unlimited fun. The user can take high quality snaps and share them with his friends at the same instant. A unique SocialJogger allows one to connect to his friends on FaceBook and Twitter with a jog dial.
The key differentiator in this tablet is its attractive Aluminum body, the Acer Clear-fi UI and the affordable price tag it has attached to the tablet. It is also available is two different sizes, 7 inches (A100, A101) and 10.1 inches (A500, A501).