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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review: Android tablet that offers no deception

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

When it comes to the term "Transformer", most users would associate it with either the electrical device that transfers energy from one circuit to another, or the popular cartoon and movie. And if you have followed the news, it looks like ASUS has named their new Android tablet device the Eee Pad Transformer. So, how good and how different is this tablet as compared to the competition? Find out inside.

Tablets are gaining popularity and it is not surprising to see many manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon with their tablet devices, whereby most are based on the Google Android operating system, while some are on the Microsoft Windows 7 OS. Renowned Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS is also getting into the market with their latest Eee Pad Transformer. The 10.1-inch Eee Pad Transformer is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and runs the new Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. Our review unit came with Android 3.0, but an update was available whereby it was updated to 3.1 through the air.

But it isn't only the tablet's solid feel, stylish design and specifications that makes the Eee Pad Transformer stands out from the rest. Apparently, ASUS has forged a unique keyboard docking station that turns the tablet into a mobile content creation device.

 Before we move on, here's a summary of the Eee Pad Transformer specifications:-

  ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
CPU Nvidia Tegra 2 (dual-core)
Memory 1GB
Screen 10.1-inch IPS scratch-resistant glass
Display Resolution 1280×800
Storage 16GB/32GB + Unlimited ASUS WebStorage
Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Camera 1.2MP front, 5MP autofocus rear
Sensor G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, 
  E-compass, GPS
Interface 2-in-1 audio jack (headphone/mic), 
  microSD card reader, mini HDMI, 
Battery 9.5 hrs / 16 hrs with dock
Platform Android 3.1 Honeycomb
Dimensions 270 x 180 x 13mm
Weight 680g

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