Saturday, 11 January 2014

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 vs Lenovo ThinkPad Twist vs Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hands-on:Who is the best?

 W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                  Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300                                                                                                         The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is a second go at the concept Asus experimented with in the Asus Transformer Book Trio. It's a hybrid laptop-tablet that runs two operating systems. Asus calls it the "world's first" four-in-one to use the latest Intel Haswell generation of chips. It's an Android tablet, it's a Windows tablet. But it's also a Windows and Android tablet to boot.The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is an 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen tablet and laptop convertible. In your hands it feels a little on the hefty side, especially when you detach the dock and try to use it as a tablet.The 13.3-inch tablet announced at CES 2014, packs a performance punch, with a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. In addition, the detachable keyboard dock houses a whopping 1TB of internal memory and various ports, including HDMI, LAN, one USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0.Importantly, we didn't notice anything unusual when using the Transformer Book Duet TD300 on either the Windows 8 or Android OS. The device was responsive to the touch and flicked through apps and home screens with ease and no noticeable lag.
Price: $599 to $699
VS                                                                                                                                                           Lenovo ThinkPad Twist                                                                                                                             The ThinkPad Twist has great Lenovo construction, a responsive touch screen, and a center hinge for flipping into tablet mode, all for a very reasonable price.The Twist has an uncommon size 12.5-inch screen, and at 1.6 kg is heavy for an Ultrabook of this size, let alone a tablet that usually weighs much less than half that.The ThinkPad Twist has a third-generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM (3.82GB usable), and a 500GB HDD spinning at 7200rpm alongside a 24GB SSD caching drive. The Twist also has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and a slot for a SIM card, for users who want to be connected. But, The screen accelerometer can have a mind of its own, flipping into portrait view randomly. Battery life is merely OK, and the screen resolution is low for a modern laptop/tablet convertible.                                                                                                                                                                                                               The bottom line: Slightly less conservative-feeling than the average ThinkPad, the well-made ThinkPad Twist offers one of the better tablet modes from the first wave of Windows 8 convertibles.
Windows 8 (64-bit); 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 32MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; 500GB Hitachi 7,200rpm                                                                                                  Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB
Hard Drive500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8English / MUI
Display Type12.5 in IPS
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                    Price;$749.99 to $899.99                                                                                                                         VS                                                                                                                                                           Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hands-on                                                                                                 Samsung had announced a new larger-screened Android tablet in the form of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO is a 12.2-inch tablet targeting more business-minded users. As well as playing host to the company’s now familiar S-Pen stylus, the high-end device packs in a raft of productivity features around a premium array of components and an all new user interface.Although pricing has yet to be announced, Samsung has confirmed that the NotePRO will start a global rollout this March in white and black versions.The specs on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are top of the range, the 2560 x 1600 TFT LCD display is dazzling, add to that 3GB of RAM; an 8MP rear-facing camera & a 2Mp front-facing camera; a 9,500mAh battery; Android Kitkat 4.4 and you’ve to the blueprints to a big screened tablet with a lot of power.

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