Given how crowded the tablet market is, the Transformer range launched by Asus in 2011, needs to be able to stand out from its rivals in order to make any real impression. The key area where the various Transformer Pads – from the Prime to the Infinity – need to hit the mark is gaming, as this is probably the single most popular use of mobile devices for the majority of users. Now that the price of cheap gaming laptops is around 500 pounds in UK, does it makes sense to spend similar amount on tablets? There’s game for every audience, whether you want Candy Crush or Subway Surfers, catering for children and grown-ups alike. So how good is, then, the gaming experience on a Transformer Pad compared to the laptop, iPad and Galaxy Tab?
The initial model, the Asus Transformer, launched back in March 2011 was arguably well behind rivals like the iPad when it came to gaming – but the subsequent Prime and Infinity models seem like they could close the gap on Apple. Android devices have always suffered in comparison with Apple ones thanks to the failure to attract the top games developers to create primarily for this OS along with poor battery life, but this is an area where they are now starting to really compete with Apple.
Many of the most popular iOS games, for example Football Manager 2012 Handheld, are now available for the Android OS as well – which means they can be played on a Transformer Pad. Also due to rising popularity of mobile power banks like Itian C1 Qi Wireless Car Charger, it is easier to prolong battery life runtimes.
It adds more than enough power to keep your Transformer Pad or Samsung galaxy tab tablet run for hours and hours. Furthermore, the actual experience of playing games on these devices has been enhanced significantly by the presence of the quad core Nvidia processor in the Galaxy Tab 3, Prime and the Infinity (as well as the cheaper 300 model) because this provides gamers with a combination of processing and graphics power that will make games such as Candy Crush ones much more enjoyable.
Anyway, the question arises if the cheap gaming laptops for 300 pounds in UK are a better buy than these tablets which costs about the same. The thing is these tablets can run games up to a certain level while you can actually enjoy Xbox level gameplay in case of laptops. You will also be able to connect gaming controllers in these 300 pounds gaming laptops in UK, something you cannot do in case of android tablets – yet.
So if you are into hardcore gaming, going into gaming laptops makes more sense otherwise tablets are a better buy. As befits such a high end tablet, the Infinity also boasts a screen size and image resolution which is virtually unsurpassed. Less expensive models like the 300 do not compete on this count, but the excellent processor, great choice of games and the option of a docking keyboard makes gaming on any Transformer Pad amongst the best tablet gaming experiences it is possible to have.