Kindle Fire vs Asus Eee Pad Transformer: Top Tablet Tangle

Android Glory to be Had With Kindle Fire or Eee Pad Transformer

on December 01 2011 7:10 PM

Kindle Fire and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer are two of the very best Android tablets in the world. The Eee Pad has been such a hit there is now a sequel; the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. But, the Eee Pad is more than just a tablet that transforms into a laptop with a sold separately dock. This is a 10.1-inch tablet that has great resolution, super fast processing, decent cameras and the newest Android version. The super popular Kindle Fire does not have a 10-inch screen, but it does give easy access to the Amazon store, have a nice display and the most obvious of features, a $200 price tag.

Even though the Eee Pad is twice as much, it's worth it. If you can afford it, then it is highly recommended. Both devices are two of the highlights of the Android tablet world to be sure. If you don't believe it, think of it this way; Kindle Fire is one of the most popular items this holiday season, and the Eee Pad has been out for nearly a year and it's still one of the best Android tablets around.

Neither device is perfect, however. Eee Pad Transformer has been out for a while now, and it doesn't have a sexy look to it. It's entirely plastic, with none of the brushed aluminum sexiness seen on other tablets. It doesn't feel flimsy, though, and the guts are what matter for most people. Kindle Fire's biggest shortcoming is that it's not a real full functioning tablet because it cannot access the Android Market. That might not matter to some people, but there over 300,000 apps there, and some of them you might even have your eye of before you buy the device. As with many tech purchases, price is an ever present concern, so Kindle Fire wins that battle easily. Furthermore, if you an Amazon power user, Kindle Fire is an obvious choice too. If you can afford the $400 for the Eee Pad Transformer, though, don't hesitate because no other 10-inch tablet can compete with that price. Tell us in the comments if you've narrowed down your tablet choice and if either of these devices made the grade.

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