Like any other Android tablet on the market, the ASUS also offers the Android Market app for users to download free and paid apps from various categories including games, communications, books and references, finance, productivity and even travel and sports. To stand out from the competition, the company has included some of its proprietary features such as ASUS MyCloud suite app that include MyContent which stores multimedia files on the ASUS Webstorage system, MyDesktop for remote PC access, and @Vibe online entertainment content store for anyone to enjoy digital content.
The MyDesktop remote PC access feature requires you to install the Splashtop Remote desktop application on your PC first. And once you run the application on the PC, simply point to the URL from the ASUS MyDesktop app on the Eee Pad Transformer and connect accordingly. After you are connected, you can view your desktop and even choose to run some of your PC programs. However, note that for CPU-intensive programs, there may be a tendency that the remote access could be cut off due to latency. We also noted that the screen resolution is set to 1024×768 even if you are viewing from the desktop monitor.
Bookworms would enjoy the ASUS MyLibrary which is the combination of a ebook bookstore and reader. There are already ebooks preloaded with our unit which include Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), The Man in the Iron Mask (Alexandre Dumas), War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells), and Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson). of course, you also have the option to purchase more titles from the @Vibe bookstore, but you will need to register for an account first.
If you get onto the Android Market, you can find some high definition version of games (denoted by the words HD) which are designed for Android devices with screens larger than the smartphones such as Dungeon Defenders HD, Samurai II: Vengeance THD and Asphalt 5 HD. We ran Dungeon Defenders HD on the tablet and were impressed with the overall graphics quality and performance.
High definition videos including YouTube HD also looks very good on the Eee Pad Transformer. We experienced no lag throughout the videos, except for YouTube videoswhereby the streaming is dependent on your Internet connection. The tablet's built-in speakers also provided fairly good audio when we played some music files, videos and games.