Friday, June 29, 2012

The Tablet Wars - Which One is Right for You?

As consumers, there is nothing more beneficial to us then when companies war for our dollars.  This is a huge reason why we have seen so much competitive pricing in gaming and why innovation has been pushed so far.  I guarantee you, if there were only one video game console out there, it would be $500 and the experience would not be nearly as good. Similar to the console wars the Tablet wars have emerged with four essential players, the iPad, the Microsoft Surface, the Nexus 7 and the Asus Transformer line.  I will not go deep into the specs on each , but my goal with this post is to match which consumer should be purchasing each tablet. 


The iPad

This is the tablet that started the new generation of tablets.  This one is the most easiest to use and are great for the non-techie and people who are elderly... (I'm just keeping it real).







Microsoft Surface


The surface has yet to hit the streets, but this is obviously a tablet made for the corporate world. If you spend a lot of time in Outlook and live by your Office suite, this will be the tablet for your work/business life.


Nexus 7


The Nexus 7 has a smaller form factor than the previosly mentionsned and smaller price tag at $200 (starting).  The Nexus 7 will be a great tablet for students and techies.  The customization and speed makes the techies happy and the book-sized form factor is a great text book replacement for students.



Asus Transformer Line

Asus' Transformer line are very powerful and were the first to master the integration of a keyboard. This is going to be for those who are techie and are also business minded.  










Regardless of which tablet you choose, you have a good amount of choices that ensure that your needs are met.  The hardware for all of these are fast and efficient enough to rely on. So now is the time to add one of these devices into your life, you can't go wrong with any of these.


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Asus
Nexus 7
iPad 
Microsoft Surface