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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android Tablet Review – Specs Features Photos

Asus Eee Pad TransformerThe Asus has been competing with Apple atleast in terms of the tablet market but Apple iPad wins the battle by a bigger margin. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer on the other hand is also a handy tablet, deserves to be among the top Android tablets. Asus Eee Pad Transformer was announced at CES 2011 and it was launched on March 30, 2011. Asus latest development of Padfone is also making some waves in the industry which would be the first Android 4.0 device.

So let’s go through detailed review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

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We through the Asus Transformer with –

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Hardware & Design

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has 10 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen display. The IPS technology found in Apple iPad 2 is applied here which provides practically a better viewing angles and images are much sharper. It comes with multi-touch input, accelerometer sensor for auto rotate in landscape and vertical mode, Gyro sensor and ASUS waveshare user interface.

The keyboard dock which has to be purchase separately priced at $ 80. As soon as you connect keyboard to it, it automatically recognizes its purpose as the laptop mode. The keyboard when attached to it, makes it look like laptop. The keyboard delivers a fantastic typing speed and keys are modified to accommodate Google’s Honeycomb offering with home button and a row of function keys.

Coming to the hardware of Asus Eee Pad Transformer, it has dual core 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor with Tegra 2 T20 chipset. The dual core has always been fast with tablet and its ideal for good tablet experience.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Software

Asus Eee Pad Transformer gets Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system powered by Google. As you know Honeycomb is the special operating system launched only for tablet PCs, you get better experience with unmatched speed just like your laptop. Also the Honeycomb 3.0 default operating system can be upgraded to Honeycomb 3.1. It can be also upgraded to Honeycomb 3.2 with the latest update dated August 2, 2011.

Naturally you will find the useful set of Google apps like Google Latitude, Google Maps, YouTube, Picasa and Gmail. This apps are pre-installed on your tablet as the Android is powered by Google.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Features

HP TouchPad provided 50 GB of storage for for lifetime for online storage of files, but Asus Eee Pad Transformer extends to to unlimited space for lifetime on Dropbox online storage. This is a good addon to Asus Transformer.

It comes with DLNA feature in which you can share your picture, music and video with DLNA enabled devices present in your home like LED TV, laptops wirelessly. This option is not yet widespread as DLNA enabled devices are not much popular but over the time it will be.

It has memory card slot for expansion of memory to 32 GB using microSD card. The device also includes connectivity through WiFi, a HDMI port and two USB 2.0 ports. The stock android music player in this tablet offers rich experience and displays album cover, on-screen controls and track information. Playing music through the provided 3.5 mm headset jack is very good with SRS surround sound effect. Coming to the video watching, it delivers a delight experience as the video in MPEG 4 formats are played very smoothly with no slowdown.

It comes with Polaris Office 3.0 editor for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and I not sure how this might be helpful. With a default PDF viewer and adobe flash 10.2 are the other features. The web browsing experience is also amazing with smooth scrolling and faster internet.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Camera

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has got impressive 5 mega pixel camera located on the rear side. Yes, it’s possible to take 720 pixel video recording but 1080p recording might not be good enough. It also includes a 1.3 mega pixel camera on the front which can be used for video chat and video calls as well as a webcam.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Battery

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is powered with Lithium Polymer 24.4 Wh standard battery with offers nine and half hours of continuous music, video playback. Now that is a top class battery life and we are satisfied with it. The good thing is when you connect tablet to the keyboard dock it will be charged automatically and until you are in notebook mode you will not see your battery level dropping below 97 %.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Price

The good thing about pricing of Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is that it’s available in different storage options and so the cost is reduced in order to get in the low-budget customers. Users can pick up 16 GB version of it at a price of $ 399 and for those who are looking for large amount of space can get 32 GB version priced at $ 499. The keyboard dock doesn’t come with the pack and you need to buy it separately, priced at $ 80.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Gallery

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With plethora of tablets available in the market with little differences between then, Asus have made their mark which are priced accordingly and offers good quality. The dock attached to it provides more functionality and tablet is well worth of its price tag. This tablet lacks 3G but the option would be available in the newer version of the tablet.

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