The iPad is simply dominating the tablet market at the moment although there a few tablets that are trying to enter the market and steal a share of the spoils; such as the BlackBerry Playbook.
ASUS have now announced a new tablet with the hopes of competing with the big boys – and their Eee Note AE-800 might do just that. Its screen is all of eight inches in size and has a matte finish; this is supposed to mimic the feel of paper which freaks me out because I spent my entire school career getting away from that.
The screen is displayed in monochrome which means that you don’t really get the best graphical experience but it does allow you to view eBooks which kind of makes you think that it is more of an eBook reader with a few tablet capabilities rather than the other way around.
One positive side of the Eee Note is that its battery last for 10 hours of continuous use whilst connected via Wi-Fi and 10 days of standby time. Another plus is that it can play audio files; this makes it a neat multimedia device much like the Kindle which we will feature here soon.
It’s almost as if this ASUS tablet is trying to be an eBook which is does pretty well. It may just compete with the Kindle, and may also be cheaper which will make it competitive especially in the emerging markets.