Asus has been boosting up hardware capabilities of our PCs and “chips based” devices since last many years. They got into tablet business around a year back and this year, a magical tablet has been manufactured at Asus. This one is fast, smart and runs on open source Android OS. Power-packed processor, Android OS and reliability of Asus has combined to create Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Technical Specifications of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
- Processor: 1.4 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 Quad Core
- Operating System: Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb
- Display: 10.1 inch IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
- Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
- Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Camera: 1 Front Facing and 1 rear
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.1 x 0.3 inch
- Weight: 1.25 pounds
Review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is possibly the thinnest Android tablet available in market. With 0.3 inches thinness all over, this portable weighs around 1.3 labs. It also features microUSB and microSD port on left side. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is present on right side with power button residing on top. Thanks to power of Tegra 3 processor, battery life of tablet reaches to the count of 7 hours and 38 minutes. It can be stretched to 10 hours at optimal settings of brightness.
This silver colored tablet features a dock connector at the bottom that can be used to connect $149 keyboard dock that turns this machine into a netbook. The 6-row keyboard features flat keys that are comfortable to work with. Keyboard has function keys and some dedicated menu keys (that controls access to some Android functions). It also has a touchpad at the bottom.
This is the fastest tablet ever as tested and claimed by many reviewers. Thanks to the Tegra chipset of four actively running cores (yes! it has got one more!!), performance of Transformer Prime is eye catching. Honeycombs undoubtedly performs faster than any other Android tablet out there. Asus has made some altering with default UI and changes are quite good. Users can use tablet in three modes viz, Power Saving Mode, Balanced Mode and Normal Mode. Depending on the mode, clocked rate of processor is adjusted between 600 MHz to 1.4 GHz.
The processor is a boost for artists as well as gamers. This tablet can run many graphic eating games smoothly and playing on touch screen is not at all irksome. Adobe PS Touch performs complex image processing functions on input utilizing processor’s power. Thus artist can create or design complex designs on 10.1 inch screen. However, some presinstalled apps show symptoms of bugs as some suddenly stop responding or close down. An ICS update might fix this problem.
Price of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
If some bugs ignored, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is really a cool tab to play with. This thinnest and fastest tablet costs $499 for 32 GB version and $599 for 64 GB version. Buy it from Amazon.com now!
So would you go for this one?