Tablet CPU Processing Differences

Asus Eee pad slider sl101 16 gb wi-fi bl...
June 9, 2012 at 18:25:08
Specs: Android 3.2 (upgradable) and 4, both 1 GB
I am trying to decide between 2 tablets that have almost identical specs except for the cpu and processor. One has an Nvidia Tegra 2, 1 GHZ dual core while the other has an Nvidia Tegra 3, 1.2 GHZ quad core.... Obviously the second one is faster and more powerful but I am unsure just how much more powerful. What won't I be able to do on the lesser one? I am looking for a tablet for basic multitasking using browser, email and docs... not much multimedia, gaming or entertainment. I just want efficiency while performing student and office tasks... Is the first option sufficient enough or will I really notice that added power and performance of the second tablet?

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#1
June 9, 2012 at 18:38:40
One the second one you can do double the multitasking without slowing down and overall 25-50% better performance so like it will be able to run more programs at once than the first one, the second one has the performance of an 2.4GHz dual core.
Hope that helped.

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#2
June 9, 2012 at 20:34:18
Thanks Jay! That absolutely clears up what those numbers actually represent. What are your thoughts on if the upgrade is necessary for basic office and student multitasking?

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#3
June 10, 2012 at 05:07:05
I would still go with the second at it is more future proof as the internet will gradually need more resources and so will some software, even on basic levels of multitasking the second one will be faster so you could open several internet pages, documents, music files, videos and it will still take more to make the CPU slow down than the first one.
And if you ever play games or do anything similar to that you will see a difference.

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#4
June 10, 2012 at 12:02:09
By the way whats the price difference.

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#5
June 10, 2012 at 12:59:08
The lesser cpu is the Asus slider 101 and the second is the Asus transformer 300 with dock included. There is a 30 dollar price difference in favor of the 300 on the 16 gb version. For the 30 gb versions the slider is actually 30 dollars more expensive. This is because there is only a 20 dollar increase from 16 to 30 for the 300 while there is a 100 dollar difference for the slider. With that said I find the slider much more preferable in terms of style and ease of use. I love the on board skidding keyboard. The transformer has a separate unit which is great because it doubles battery life when docked and adds multiple ports and a track pad, essentially doubling as a netbook.... but I just hate the idea of having to carry around the keyboard when I'm not using it. The idea of easily sliding open the slider when neededI is very appealing. I am just wondering if I will regret the loss of power and multitasking speed.

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#6
June 11, 2012 at 08:09:40
Wait, the price bit gets a little confusing, so to increase from 16gb to 30gb on the slider costs £100 and on the 300 is cost £20, if so thats another reason to get the 300, its cheaper, more powerful and future proof and the only negative is the dock but isn't it a touch screen tablet, so maybe it would be kinda similar to use the screen keyboard.
I think you can use it as a kind of ultra thin netbook or a tablet.
http://eee.asus.com/eeepad/transfor...
The link for the 300

http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee...
The link for the 101

To me they look similar but you can take the keyboard of the 300 and on the 101 you can't.
Also you get a better 8MP camera on the 300
a newer version of Android.
The 101 is clocked 200 MHz lower , has 2 less cores ,has a 5MP camera and a older version of android but has a better type of glass for the screen.
weight wise-
The Asus slider 101- 960 grams.

The Asus transformer 300- The actual tablet- 635 grams
The dock- 546 grams- together- 1,181 grams
Not that much of a difference as you can use the 300 as a netbook and close it like one or you can leave the dock at home.
And you get better battery life with the 300 even without the dock by 2 hours.
Look at the links for the tablets for any more info or see review of each.


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