ASUS Eee Pad Transformer brings the best of both worlds, tablet and netbook. Since the launch of iPad, the tablet revolution has taken over the electronics world. Every other company is trying their hand in tablet market and hoping to earn some quick money. But ASUS Eee Pad Transformer does not belong to that league.

ASUS has done a lot of research before developing their product and this Android 3.0 powered tablet will certainly transform the way you have perceived the tablets till today.

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is not just a tablet. Besides its full functionality as a tablet, it can also work as a netbook when you attach the keyboard with it.

The tablet has a 10.1 inch IPS LCD, front-facing camera, light sensor, and 18mm black bezel. It also has a metal frame.

When you look at the left and right side, you will find a microSD card slot, a mini HDMI 1.3 port, combined mic / headphone jack, and power/lock and volume keys.

The tablet does not support 3G but works on WiFi.

Lower right and left edges accommodate the stereo speakers. At the bottom, you will find a cringe which is a proprietary connector that relays data and power between the tablet and your PC.

The tablet is almost exactly as thick as Motorola Xoom but lighter than it. On the back, the tablet sports a 5 megapixel camera, and for the video calling, there is 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.

The tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. It comes with either 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage.

The keyboard is also excellent. When you attach it with the tablet it connects smoothly. The keyboard and touch pad are spacious. Typing is a delightful experience.

The most useful things are SD card-reading slot and two USB 2.0 ports.

Display and Camera:
The tablet feature 10.1 inch multi-touch display with 1280 x 800 resolution.

The viewing angle is the best. ASUS promised that Eee Pad Transformer will offer 178-degree viewing angles and their claim is no exaggeration.

There is one small problem with the screen. Despite having great brightness and color density, the visibility in sunlight is low, thus it is tough to read. But it works brilliantly indoor.

The 5 megapixel camera takes bright pictures in the sunlight and the details it captures are really amazing.

The video quality is not so good and the camera takes some time to response when you click the button to take any still photo.

Software and Performance:
The ASUS Eee Pad runs on Android 3.0, meaning Honeycomb. It’s the exclusive tablet oriented OS by Google and Asus utilized it beautifully.

ASUS has developed its own onscreen keyboard and surprisingly it’s better than the Honeycomb’s default keyboard.

Audio and video features work smoothly. Google Maps and Gmail work effortlessly. The Recent Apps key shows an overview of open apps. It can show up to five open apps.

The only problem is that sometimes the tablet response to your screen taps is a bit slow and Honeycomb response becomes slower.

The browsing experience is satisfactory. You can “pinch to zoom” any text or image.

The battery life of Eee Pad Transformer is decent. It can withstand five hours of activity. The keyboard dock also extends battery performance by another six hours.

Final Verdict:
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer may not beat the iPad when it comes to overall beauty and fast performance but it can definitely beat Motorola Xoom, which is a very tough competitor and one of the best Android tablet.

The USP of this tablet is it packs so many things all those features performs very well. The tablet is priced at £380 and £430 with the keyboard dock.

The price is reasonable compared to other tablets and the netbook feature is a winning factor.

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