Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16GB, Wi-Fi For Working On The Go
If you are considering a laptop/netbook – this might be your alternative ??Because you can add a slim keyboard
The 16GB, Wi-Fi-only version of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is Another great Honeycomb tablet on the market and undercuts the lowest price iPad 2 .
Design and features
The Transformer’s wide-screen aspect ratio is a 10.1-inch 1,280×800-pixel capacitive touch display. It works great in landscape orientation
With no cellular option, the Transformer is a Wi-Fi-only tablet. A 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor and 16GB of storage round out the specs.
The Transformer’s textured, back end provides an added level of grip compared with silky smooth tablets like the iPad 2, which are prone to slippage at times.
Speakers are located on the left and right sides. The two cameras are here as well; there’s a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing one. Both are located near the top center of the device.
On the right side are the microSD card slot, a Mini-HDMI port, a microphone pinhole, and a headphone jack. On the left are the power/lock button and volume rocker. The bottom houses the 40-pin connector for charging the battery or connecting to a PC for data transfer, but unfortunately, no USB port is included. This is may be an intentional oversight to really persuade you to purchase the keyboard/dock accessory.
Once attached, the Transformer’s keyboard/docking station option transforms the tablet into what could be considered a Honeycomb Netbook. The keyboard includes a full array of keys and a multitouch touch pad. It also includes two USB ports, an SD card reader port, and its own battery.
With Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), Google is showing its commitment to tablets.
Through the use of widgets, you can glance at your inbox, Twitter stream, Facebook news, and YouTube channels, all in one view- very handy indeed.
Both OS-navigating speed and app-launching speed are just as fast as on other Honeycomb tablets; With no high-drain cellular signal to worry about, the Transformer’s battery Asus claims lasts nearly 9 hours normally and 14.5 hours connected to the dock.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a good-price, quality Honeycomb tablet with useful options
The keyboard/dock accessory is a useful and relatively cheap extra that pretty much transforms the tablet into a Honeycomb Netbook- but this does add to the overall cost. However the ability to transform the device into a quasi netbook or laptop will appeal to many.