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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tablet Review

If versatility is your vice, you would do well to pick up the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

December 12, 2011
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Device & Specs

By the numbers, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer takes this one, weighing in with more RAM, a very similar display, and Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. While the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is impressive by a hardware standpoint, for some, the expanded battery life of the iPad 2 will be a deterrent to buying something else.

Screen

Both have extremely similar IPS LCD displays with capacitive touchscreen, but the iPad 2 has a higher peak brightness and better gamut, but the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has a better contrast ratio and deepest black. What does this mean for you? Simply that you'll maintain more detail in shadow with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and that the iPad 2 is marginally better at going outside.

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Battery

The iPad 2 takes this one, beating the Asus Eee Pad Transformer by hours on video and eBook reading. While you can buy the keyboard for the Transformer that adds some battery life, the iPad 2 has the better in-tablet battery.

eReader

As eReaders, both devices are very similarly matched (having access to the same applications), but the iPad 2 is a bit easier to handle for long periods of time as its contoured edges fit in your hand easier.

Internet

Though both can connect to the internet and are given an impressive array of apps to begin with, only the Transformer can stream content to WiFi enabled devices like TVs or your PC without adding additional software.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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