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Asus Eee Pad Transformer

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer
 

If you’re looking to buy the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, it is crucial you read through an Asus Eee Pad Transformer review to make sure that this tablet computer is for you. With so many tablet computers on the market these days (especially the new iPad) it can be difficult to determine which one is best suited for your lifestyle. The purpose of my Asus Eee Pad Transformer review is to make your purchasing decision easier by providing you with the inside-scoop on the specs and features of the new Asus Transformer.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Specs and Features

The Asus Transformer is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. I can already hear all of you tech geeks out there letting out a big groan. And admittedly, Android tablets thus far have not held up well to the iPad, as they have been plagued by small bugs or technical “inconsistencies.”

However, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer seems to set itself apart from other Android tablets, and actually gives the iPad a serious run for its money.

I have not noticed any bugs in the Asus platform, and everything seems to run smoothly. I can select an application to run on the screen (such as Angry Birds!), and it starts up right away. But since we’re on the topic of apps, I would like to point out in this Asus Eee Pad Transformer review that the iPad definitely beats out the Asus Transformer when it comes to number of apps. There are thousands of Apps available to iPad users, but not so many for Android users. So unfortunately if you’re using the Asus Transformer, you won’t have access to oodles of apps.

Surfing the web is a breeze. I can flip back and forth between pages easily and can scroll down without any lag on the screen.

As far as graphics go, the Asus Transformer definitely holds up well to the iPad. It features a 10.1″ High Definition screen which makes graphics look extra crisp. You can apply cool animated wallpapers which look very impressive, though surprisingly don’t seem to slow down the machine or get in the way. Movies and images look vibrant and clear on the High Definition 1280 x 800 screen.

Next up on my Asus Eee Pad Transformer review: the keyboard function.

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Keyboard Attachment

Attaching the keyboard docking station to the Asus Transformer is as easy as sliding it into the bracket at the top of the keyboard. It gives you a reassuring “click” when it is in place, and won’t move until you release it. Detaching the tablet from the keyboard is just as easy, with a small lever that you slide across to separate the two.

Once the keyboard docking station is attached, you are basically looking at a netbook. The screen can be angled to suit your preferences and can even fold-up if you need to relocate. My only gripe is that it seems slightly heavy when connected to the docking station. There are definitely some laptops out there that are substantially lighter than than the fully connected Asus Transformer, but I suppose this is a small detail.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review: Final Thoughts

In the end, the Asus Transformer is a fully functional, easy to use tablet computer with a number of cool features that rival the iPad. The docking station attaches easily and makes this tablet useful for individuals that want the functionality of both a tablet and a netbook.

 

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