There are a lot of android tablets on the market these days and figuring out which is the best one for you can be tough. Asus is a name that hasn’t been heard a whole lot, until now that is. With the release of the Asus Transformer Prime, they have hurtled to the top of the list when it comes to android tablets.
The Transformer Prime is actually the sequel to the Asus Transformer. And while the transformer was a good tablet, there wasn’t much about it that really stood out other than the $100 less in cost than other comparable tablets; all that has changed with the Transformer Prime.
It is the first tablet to be released that has The Tegra 3 which is NVIDIA’s quad-core SoC. This means that you will have an absolutely blazing fast processor for all that you want to do with it. In addition, it is lightweight and has a very appealing design.
Some of the fantastic features of the Asus Transformer Prime are:
• 1280 x 800 super sharp resolution
• Super IPS+ which gives even more clarity and can be adjusted to not suck your battery dry
• A 1.2 pixel camera in the bezel
• An ambient light sensor that is tucked into the bezel
• A beautiful metallic finish back with the Asus logo in the center
• An 8 megapixel camera on the back of the tablet with an LED flash and aperture of f2.4
• Lightweight at only 1.29 pounds
It has a lot of positives that really make this tablet a pleasure to own and use. It comes in either Champagne gold or Gray and looks so elegant and flashy that it is sure to draw a lot of attention wherever you go.
You can choose either 32or 64 GB and can be expanded if you need to. It comes with 8GB of storage space and even that can be added to with the available SD slot. Space is definitely not going to be an issue.
It has a built in speaker that has good, clear sound quality, but would have been even better with a speaker on both sides. The Prime is a great tablet. In fact probably the best on the market regardless of the expensive price tag. It’s not a tablet that should be handled roughly, which is not to mean that you should handle it with kid gloves, but dropping it accidentally is liable to break it completely.
If you’re in the market for an excellent tablet that beats the pants off the competition, take a look at the Asus Transformer Prime. You won’t be disappointed.
The Asus Transformer is somewhat different than other tablets. Asus has been a leader in the netbook industry so it makes sense that they would create this innovative idea for tablet PCs.
The 10.1 inch Asus Transformer Tablet with Honeycomb OS can be used in conjunction with a keyboard dock that makes it work like a netbook. This allows for extended battery life and more compatibility with full size USB ports and an SD slot. It’s more than just a tablet PC when you use the keyboard docking station. Some of the cons include issues with Honeycomb and its compatibility with keyboard and/or cursor navigational operations.
The Asus Transformer Pad Specifications
- Android Honeycomb 3.0
- NVIDIA Tegra 2
- 10.1 touchscreeen with 1280 x 800 display
- Choice of 16 or 32 GB internal memory
- 1GB RAM
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Front 1.2 webcam
- Rear 5.0 webcam
- Audio jack, mini HDMI, 2 USB 2.0 ports and SD slots on keyboard dock
- It’s Affordable
- Features SD and USB Compatibility
- It’s Compatible With Great Office Applications
- Adequate as opposed to optimal construction quality
- Average screen display and speaker system
- Honeycomb compatibility with cursor and keyboard dock
Technically, the pros outweigh the cons for most users, especially for those that just want a good tablet PC. The keyboard docking system is a great system for business applications especially since it is capable of handling great office apps.
The overall consensus is that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is not just an interesting name for this tablet PC, it is also a good value for the money. It is comparable to the Motorola Xoom with many of the same kinds of features at a lower price. It is not as durable as the Xoom, but unless you plan on being overly rough on your Asus Transformer that should not be a problem. The display graphics and audio speaker system is adequate even if it is not quite as good as other tablets that cost more that this one.