Monday, 13 June 2011

Asus eeePad Transformer Reviews


The Asus eeePad Transformer is a tablet with a removable keyboard (the keyboard containng a battery so that the battery life of the tablet can be doubled. It retails in the UK for 379.99/429.99 and in the US for $399.99/499.99 (for 16GB version w/o keyboard and 32GB version w/ keyboard respectively)

Specs

Processor: Nvidia Tegra 2
Processor Clock: 1GHz
Memory: 746MB
Memory slots: 1
Size: 171x271x13mm
Weight: 680g
Pointing device: Touch Screen

Screen size: 10.1 inches
Native resolution: 1,280x800
Graphics Processor: Nvidia Tegra 2
Graphics/video Output: HDMI

Storage:
Total Storage Capacity: 16GB/32GB
Supported Memory Cards: Micro SDHC

TechRadar UK had this to say:

What it all comes down to is the price. If this had been a £600 tablet, we would have said 'nice try, but it's not quite there'. But this is a £429 tablet – or £379 without the keyboard – which makes it, without question, the most attractive Android tablet yet to hit the shelves.

It's also the first non-Windows tablet that can reasonably claim to render the netbook obsolete. So should you buy one? Of course you should.

4.5/5

Trusted Reviews said:

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is what we've been waiting for - a tablet that can truly replace a netbook or ultra-portable laptop. With the keyboard disengaged, it's a slim, fairly light tablet with a great screen and touchscreen. With the dock in-tow, it's a typing demon whose battery will outlast almost any laptop you can find.

9/10

ExpertReviews said:

With its high-quality screen and relatively low price, the Eee Pad Transformer is currently the best Android 3.0 tablet there is, easily beating the Motorola Xoom. We have to say that the Apple iPad 2 remains the best tablet in terms of how smooth and easy it is to use. If you're adverse to Apple products and want something else, though, this is the tablet to buy. The keyboard dock isn't essential, but it's a nice add-on and gives you better battery life; if this isn't important, buy the cheaper dock-free model instead.

5/5

Total Score: 94%
Expert Reviews: 5/5 (100%)
TechRadar: 4.5/5 (90%)
Trusted Reviews: 90% (90%)

94/100

(I would easily recommend this tablet, and plan to buy it personally in the near future)

Sources:
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/asus-eee-pad-transformer-954145/review
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Asus-Eee-Pad-Transformer_Laptop_review
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1284412/asus-eee-pad-transformer

11 comments:

  1. Seems like a very cool idea.
    I like how the battery life doubles on the tablet to laptop.
    Very innovative.
    Followed!

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  2. Awesome product! I can't wait to try one out. I've heard good things about the tegra chipset. Added to mc. :)

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  3. Hmmmm, looks interesting. I'll definitely have to put this on my list!

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  4. Really like the integration in that.

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  5. think pads dont appeal to me. nothing will ever replace my great desktop PC.

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  6. I'm not really into tablets, but I like to see that Apple's iPad is getting some competition...
    Anyway, I think the tablets are overrated. They will probably become really useful to us in the future, but the ones you see today are just not worth the money.

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  7. It's good to see tablet technology improving now (probably sparked by competition against the ipad), before it all seemed fairly gimmicky and unstable.

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