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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

With a nearly identical screen size and very similar hardware, these are two very similar devices. Out of the box there isn't a huge difference, but the accessories are what make the Asus Eee Pad Transformer special. Should you pick up the Asus-made keyboard attachment for the Eee Pad Transformer, you can switch back and forth between having a laptop and a tablet, which is very useful for those who like a physical keyboard to type.

Screen

As previously mentioned, the two tablets share a very similar screen, right down to size and resolution. While this is true, the performance of each screen is a bit different in that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has a better contrast ratio, but is more reflective than the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Battery

The Samsung wins this one by providing users with longer video and eReader sessions, by up to 2 hours in teh case of eBook reading.

eReader

As eReaders, it's very hard to highlight differences between two Android 3 tablets, as they have virtually identical functionality in this regard. The main difference comes down to which is easier to hold with one hand or for extended periods of time, and for both, that's the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Internet

Both have virtually identical internet features, but the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is pre-loaded with software to stream your media to different devices on your network, whereas the Galaxy Tab is not.

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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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