Sunday, 12 January 2014

Asus VivoTab Note 8 vs HP Slate 7 vs Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8:Who is the best performer?

 W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                 Asus VivoTab Note 8                                                                                                                               The first 8-inch version of the Asus VivoTab, the VivoTab Note 8 is designed for working on the go with Microsoft Office Home and Student offered as standard as well as the handy stylus.The Asus VivoTab Note 8 main features include an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel IPS display, 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, a 5-megapixel rear camera, HD front facing camera, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB SSD, microSD card slot for up to 64GB cards, as well as 15.5Whr battery, eight hours on a single charge max, and it will be running Windows 8.1.The tablet will also comes with Student software, Microsoft Office Home, which includes PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word and OneNote, as well as SonicMaster audio technology and much more.There's no price or firm release date just yet, so whether it undercuts the $399 regular price of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 remains to be seen.             VS                                                                                                                                                           HP Slate 7                                                                                                                                                 The HP Slate 7 shapes up pretty well with its spec. It boasts an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and comes with 8GB of internal storage. Importantly the Slate 7 comes with a microSD slot which can expand the memory by up to 32GB, so this makes up for the slightly small storage spec.
While there is a bit of a big gap between where the screen finishes and the edge of the tablet, the overall design of the Slate 7 is pretty good. It sports a nice stainless steel frame, and the device we saw had a metallic grey looking finish to the back (it’s also available in red), the result is an aesthetically impressive tablet. It weighs a pretty reasonable 370g and measures in at 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm.
The 7-inch screen (which as mentioned above, doesn’t come anywhere close to the edge of the tablet) isn't going to dazzle you at all. But that’s not what you expect from a cheap entry-level device. It has a screen res of 600 x 1024 pixels, and a pixel density of 170ppi, this lags someway behind its two main rivals the Nexus 4 and Kindle Fire HD, which both have a pixel densities of 216ppi. It didn’t look that bad in real life though, to be fair to the Slate 7.                                                                                                                           Price;$169.00                                                                                                                                           VS                                                                                                                                                             Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8                                                                                                                             The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's super-slim, unique design makes it easy to hold.Sporting a 1.2-GHz quad-core MediaTek ARMv7 chip with 1GB of RAM, the Yoga Tablet 8's performance was hit or miss. We were able to snap successive pictures without delay as apps like Chrome, Gallery, Flipboard and "N.O.V.A. 3" ran in the background.The Yoga’s 8-inch screen is a good size for gaming and reading books, but magazines, comics, and videos feel a tad cramped. Not that you’ll want to read much on the tablet anyways, as its 1280 by 800 resolution makes all content look fuzzy. Going to the Yoga after using the Nexus 7 or any of the retina display iPads made me feel like I needed glasses. It’s also only $250.
But, The tablet’s low-resolution screen is dull and the heavily modified operating system is downright ugly.
The bottom line: Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost.                                                                 Specifications
Release date10/30/13
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor1.2 GHz
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.4 in x 0.3 in x 5.7 in
Weight0.88 lbs 

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