What Tablets Are Best For Gaming?

All tablets have motion and orientation sensors. While the primary use of these sensors is for auto-rotation of the screen, they are also used by developers in adding fun to their games. This fact along with great graphics handling and social media interaction make tablets one of the most popular gaming devices today.

Do you know which tablets are best for gaming? A gaming tablet should have a good screen, a fast processor and responsive controls. Below are the tablets most people consider when it comes to playing mobile games.

Google Nexus 7

This is probably the cheapest gaming tablet to date. The Google Nexus 7 is only $199 but that didn’t stop it from becoming a monster when it comes to Android games. This tablet is powered by NVIDIA’a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and comes with a RAM of 1 GB. Its specification is enough for it to run the best high-definition games on the Google Play Store. Plus, it runs Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android operating system. This version is optimized to enhance the performance of the tablet.

Besides the processor, the Nexus 7 also has a good screen. Games definitely look good on it. It’s seven-inch built is also perfect for those who can’t handle larger tablets very well.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

The Transformer Pad Infinity is the fastest Android tablet in the market today. While it has the same processor as the Nexus 7, it is clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Nexus 7 is only clocked at 1.3 GHz making the Transformer Pad Infinity a perennial winner in tablet comparisons.

But that’s not the only thing this tablet can offer. Users can connect their PS3 or XBOX 360 controllers on the Infinity which adds to the overall gaming experience. If you are used to playing on a PC, you should know that this slate supports a keyboard dock. Finally, you can connect the tablet to any external display that has an HDMI port.

iPad (2012)

There was a debate on whether the iPad is faster than Tegra 3 tablets like the ones mentioned above. Apple’s famous tablet doesn’t have a quad-core processor but it has a quad-core graphics chip. This means the iPad can still compete when it comes to gaming. Couple that with its ridiculous Retina display then you have one monster gaming machine.

Another advantage of the iPad is the number of gaming apps it supports. There are more high definition games on the iTunes Store than on the Google Play Store. This should have been OK if there are Android ports of all Android games but this is not so. Good games and superb hardware make the iPad the top gaming tablet.

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Best Apps for Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab is considered as the best alternative to the Apple iPad tablet. It features a 7 inch display and is TFT type. It also has built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1GHz Cortex ARM A8 processor. The processor is very capable and is also being used in the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. Here are the best apps for the Tab to make the most out of it.

YouTube: High quality online videos from sites like YouTube look amazing on the Tab’s highly dense screen. We recommend not to use the YouTube official app and use the web browser to view the videos. We also suggest setting the video resolution to 720p if you are on a high speed data connection such as Wi-Fi or 3G.

Exchange for Touchdown: If you want exchange on your Android Tab, you must get this app from the marketplace. It allows you to sync Exchange contacts, calendars, tasks, notes and of course, email.

Kindle App: You can download Amazon Kindle app from the Google Android marketplace. The application is free to download. After you sign up with Amazon, millions of electronic books are just a tap away, including several thousand free ebooks. The application allows you to read books in either landscape or portrait mode.

Angry Birds: The most popular iPad game is now available for the Android platform and it does runs like a charm on its WSVGA display that packs 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Angry Birds is a physics based game and it requires use of logic, skill and force.

Spark Chess: This is a free chess game that looks great in landscape orientation. The graphics are very detailed and runs very smoothly on the ARM A8 hummingbird processor. Just make sure to install Adobe Air application first as the game utilizes its game libraries.

Skype: This is free VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) service that lets you make peer-to-peer calls from one computer to another. If you enroll yourself for their paid service, you can even make calls to mobile phones and landlines. If you are not in a mood to talk, you can use its text messaging feature to chat just like a normal chat client. Skype is available for free for the Galaxy Tab and is a great way to save money on long distance calls. The application also allows you to make calls and do text messaging over 3G.

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Top 5 Best Racing Games For the iPhone

If you want the best racing games, the iPhone is where it’s at. The iPhone’s 3G technology and accelerometer make for the best iPhone apps out there. Driving has never been so simple. Most games allow you to whip around the tracks with either touch screen or the accelerometer. Turn your iPhone from left or right, tip down, or up to go forward and most games do not require you to press a button for the gas. Let’s look at the top 5 best iPhone apps.

5. Asphalt 4- Use the accelerometer for easy steering as you zip through the streets of Los Angeles, New York, or Shanghai in anything from a Bugatti Veryon to a Mini Cooper. Take out your opponents with a swift bump in the rear, or side swipe. You’ll see the take down mechanic return in this fast paced race that you loved from other Asphalt series. You can even race against your friends with the wi-fi multiplayer feature. This cutting edge game even allows you to drift, making this one of the best iPhone apps out there.

4. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D- Practically every gamer is aware of what Crash Bandicoot is. This low-speed cart race has lots of cute cartoon weapons that help you navigate your way around the track three times as you try to keep your number one spot. Just a tip of the screen and you can accelerate easily. Drop missiles on your opponents, blow them from here to kingdom come with TNT, or oil up the track and watch them slip and slide. Collect letters to spell out CRASH and you can unlock more levels and characters.

3. Cro-Mag Rally- You’ll find this game is very similar to Crash and the Mario Kart series, which probably explains why players love it so. However, you’ll find much more detailed tracks, great frame rate, and smoother colors. The game contains at least nine levels, taking you from ancient Viking scenery to underwater Atlantis. You’ll even come to love the ever so ugly cave men.

2. GTS world racing- Move over Asphalt, this game has 64 different tracks, 16 different world settings and four levels of difficulty. Another great feature of this app is that it allows you to listen to adrenaline rushed sound tracks or create your own with music from your iPod. The down side is that you only get 3 choices of cars to choose from. But who really cares when your art work changes so often.

1. Fastlane Street Racing- By far apple enthusiasts rate Fastlane as the best looking, and best playing game in the iPhone app store. It combines what’s best from Asphalt and GTS World Racing and puts it into one game. It allows the user to do everything both games do and more. Fastlane has the best graphics, eight punishing city routes, two high speed tracks, six challenge tracks to make your hairs stand on end, and five different game modes. View your games with the save and replay mode. It’s a game that really does require skill, and if you have not mastered the art of drifting in any of the other games listed above, you won’t find Fastlane easy to maneuver. Gamers say it has a very realistic feel making it one of the best iPhone apps available in the Apple App Store.

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