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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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Screen

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is built around an 8.5 x 5.325 inch IPS display with a capacitive touchscreen that serves as the main interface of the Eee Pad Transformer. The screen is very responsive and easy to use as a control interface, and is very accurate. While the backlight doesn't seem to impress, keep in mind that tablets are a strange sort of device that has to balance power efficiency with the need to have an unreasonably bright display for outdoor viewing, so many of the larger screens top out at ~350cd/m2 as a compromise measure.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

Because the screen of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is so reflective, and the screen somewhat on the dim side for a tablet, outdoor use of the Eee Pad Transformer is probably going to be fairly frustrating. Typically, we see that LCD screens on tablets don't fare so well outdoors because they need a strong backlight for their picture to be shown, and that backlight is often overpowered easily by ambient daylight or even direct sunlight.

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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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