Continuing on with the tablets this week, I had a look at the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Acer Iconia Tab A500, T-Mobile G-Slate (by LG), and the Motorola Xoom. In the world of fashion, which of these Android Honeycomb tablets is the king of the catwalk?
Let’s start with the T-Mobile G-Slate. First off, the name? Lose it! Can’t we get just a little more creative with the name T-Mobile? The dark copper color on the back is okay. Nothing really wow about it, but then nothing bad either. I was a little peeved by the sliver “with Google” brand on the back. Was that really needed? It looks like it might have been a kickstand, but no.
Next is the Acer Iconia Tab A500. If you remember when I reviewed the Iconia 6120 laptop, I said it was like looking into the future. The same is true with the Iconia Tab, but I feel it is a little too big for my taste. I do like the fact that they broke up the standard black bezel around all four sides of the device and added a little chrome on the top and bottom. Very nice on the front, and I like it on the back! The A500 is a very nice tablet. Once you get used to the size, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Then there is the Motorola Xoom. I’ve looked at this before and thought it was better than the iPad 2. This was mainly because of Honeycomb. How does it fair when up against other Honeycomb devices? It holds it’s own. It’s as big as the Iconia Tab, which is good, a little bit easier to grip, with Honeycomb on board, so a plus. But then not so much style with the false rubberized back. If you’re going to make it look like rubber, it might as well be rubber.
Last but not least is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. There can only be one king of the catwalk, and this tablet is it. Where to begin… first, the styling. Love the material and design of the top and bottom of the device. Has a great texture and it looks good. The sable color is lovely, if one could say that about a tablet.
Then there is the “transforming” feature of this tablet, which is especially cool. I’ve seen something like this before with a Lenovo U1 Hybrid, but the ASUS Transformer does it with more style! I love the quick disconnect and go feel of the Transformer. Like a quote from Men in Black, the Transformer “makes this look good”!
So there you have it, if there could only be one fashion icon out of this pack, one king of the catwalk, hands down it does to the Asus EeePad Transformer!
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer G Style Rating: King of the Catwalk