Strengths of tablet are given by the bright 10.1-inch screen, high sound quality, impressive battery autonomy and the option to connect to a versatile docking station. We believe that Asus Eee Pad Transformer is the perfect tablet for Optimus Prime, but is also suitable for human users.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer strengths:
- IPS LED display 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixels;
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb;
- Good for stereo sound;
- Quality materials;
- Docking Station with keyboard, USB 2.0 ports, SD and battery.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer weaknesses:
- Glossy screen makes use of very bright environments almost impossible;
- Few applications scheduled for the resolution and screen size of tablets;
- Popular applications incompatible with Honeycomb (Yahoo Messenger) or with reduced functionality (Skype video calls have not);
Class tablets generally have models that look the same. Apple set the tone with the iPad (even if they didn't invented the tablet), and Motorola and Samsung have responded with similar products in terms of design. Although the large screen of the tablet does not leave much room for improvisation manufacturers, Asus has managed to offer a unique Transformer. From home you are greeted by a bright 10.1-inch screen that has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
A black rim outward, rather thick around the screen, as a second frame to complete the final appearance of the tablet. Outer frame has small holes that give the impression of concealment of impressive speakers, but this is just a small detail of the design trick. Along with Asus logo on the front there is the webcam of 1.2 megapixels. The latter is the only refuge for those at Asus, as it is placed in the center.
We were impressed by the hard plastic on the back of the tablet, especially since the quality is very good and provides a grip. The color Asus chose is close to the Bronze and extends to the front, the outer frame. Asus logo is also present in the center and at the top (this time in an asymmetric position with webcam, but on the center) we find the 5MP camera.
Sides were well designed especially for use in landscape format. On the left we find the button on/off, volume control and speaker.
Opposite are greeted by the classic 3.5mm jack, microphone, mini HDMI 1.3a port, microSD slot and the second speaker.
The upper side is clean, while the bottom contains the Asus port 40 pin and two slots for attaching the tablet in the docking station.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer measures just 12.98mm thick and weighs 680g. Although it is the thinnest and the lightest of the existing market Transformer gives the impression of a product well built and sturdy.
The docking station is the ace in the sleeve from Asus in the fight against other competitors. In addition to the tablet provides a physical keyboard, it extends its functionality. Perhaps the most important thing is that increases the battery life of the tablet to 6.5 hours.
Asus Transformer - docking station
For those that transfer data via flash memory, Asus has equipped this accessory with two USB 2.0 ports and an SD card reader. The docking station also provides another 40-pin port. The keyboard is chiclet type and is very similar to the Eee PC series. Although not full-size keyboard is a pleasant user experience. It should not take more than a day to familiarize with the keys, and adding functional above the numerical solutions is a plus. They have control over the WiFi activation, Bluetooth, trackpad, screen brightness, screenshot, the browser, general settings, multimedia controls and blocking the entire device. In addition to these changes I noticed that the Escape key has been replaced by the "Back" and the Windows key with "Home".