Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tablet Review
If versatility is your vice, you would do well to pick up the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
Because the Android market gives you access to jsut about any eReader software you'd like, you don't have to compromise or accept what's given to you on your machine. If you'd rather use the Kindle app, or the Nook app, or really any other application, you can; nothing's stopping you. If you decide to load up the market-leading Kindle app, you'll find that you get very much the same experience reading an eBook as you would on any other 10-inch Android tablet.
For the Kindle app, you can tap or swipe your finger to turn pages, change font size or even background color. Should you find that some of your eBooks are in the incorrect format, you can always convert them on your mac or PC, or you can simply download an app which will work with them.
Buying books with the major eBook reader applications is very simple. Once you've created an account with the appropriate vendor complete with billing information, you can search their main bookstore page, and tap "buy" to purchase your eBook. After you've done that, the title will begin downloading via the 802.11/n wireless connection.
Because the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a Google-blessed Android device with full access to the Android market, eBook formats are limited only by whichever applications you download to read them. Though the tablet comes with only Google Books and Zinio Reader pre-loaded onto the device, those applications are versatile enough on their own for the casual reader. Out of the box, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer supports EPUB, PDF, and TXT files.
Newspapers & Magazines
Much like eBooks, you can buy periodicals through the eBook stores you decide to frequent via their apps. Also possible is to set up the native app, the Zinio Reader, to manage your subscriptions, but keep in mind that some can be had for cheaper by using the Kindle app or the Nook app. The same controls as eBook reading come into play here as well.
eBook Battery Life
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