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Asus Transformer Pad (TF300) Tablet Review

The Transformer Pad is a decent pick for buyers on a budget that still want a lot of bang for their buck.

May 15, 2012
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Video Controls

The standard control interface for Android 4's video application is slick, and allows users a decent and uncluttered control scheme. To make it even better, it disappears after a second or two to allow you to use the most screen area possible to watch your video files. It may be standard, but it works, and works well.

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The control interface disappears quickly.

Video Management

Videos are managed through the gallery application, showing up in their own folder (unless you move them) as preview thumbnails. You can swipe through them at will in the gallery format, and you should have no trouble recognizing or finding the video file you're searching for.

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Video Formats

While the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 does support a decent array of video file formats natively, if you do find yourself struggling to get a file working on your tablet that isn't supported, you can always download a video player on the Play Store with the proper support. To wit, Mobo Player does increase the file support of many tablets, and should help out if you find yourself with format issues.

Internet Video

Running stock Android means that the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 has access to several streaming options for video content, with the YouTube app being pre-installed on the machine. If you'd prefer to stream movies and TV, you can run the Netflix app, or the Hulu app, or any one of a number of streaming services, provided you have a stable wireless internet connection.

Video Battery Life

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 manages to last an impressive 9 hours and 2 minutes while playing back video, but keep in mind your mileage may vary if you do something like turn down the brightness, turn on WiFi, or have a litany of programs running in the background. This test result was achieved with full brightness, no WiFi, and no additional processes running.

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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. Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  12. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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