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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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Controls

Because there are only physical controls for volume and power, the rest of the controls are all accessed via the capacitive touchscreen. Because of this, though a failure of the screen would be disastrous, the controls are all intuitive, and based on the very well-polished Android mold. The multiouch capability and natural-feeling layout should satisfy anyone looking for controls similar to the iPad.

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Connectivity

This is the section we've been waiting to write, because honestly, the connectivity is the coolest thing about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. It's not the HDMI port, or the fact that with accessories you can extend the battery life and give the Eee Pad Transformer a keyboard, or that it has an easily accessible microSD card slot. No, possibly the best thing about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is that you can stream content over your local area network to your TV, PC or other viewing station. Very cool.

As previously mentioned, you can also employ the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 's HDMI port to export video or other media to your TV. You can also load up a microSD card with media you'd like to take with you, or even connect bluetooth devices. This tablet has few shortcomings, and connectivity is not one of them.

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Battery Life

The battery life of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is humdrum at best, clocking in at ~6 hours watching video or eReading with all other applications, WiFi, and location services turned off, and the backlight cranked to maximum. That being said, your mileage may vary by altering the settings, as enabled WiFi will truncate your battery life, and turning the backlight down might make it last a bit longer.

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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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