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Asus Transformer Prime Tablet Review

The newest Asus tablet provides some very impressive performance for its price point.

March 01, 2012
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Conclusion

In order to stay alive in the market, Android tablets have a long tradition of overpowering the iPad, and the Transformer Prime goes in for the kill. Boasting a quad-core processor and an impossibly bright screen, the newest Asus tablet provides some very impressive performance at a price point that should give prospective tablet buyers something to think about.

Using Google's slick new operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Transformer Prime provides a natural, yet visually appealing user interface that should satisfy Apple convert and hardcore Android fan alike. With far better hardware, and a comparable user experience, the Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 certainly has a lot to offer for prospective tablet buyers, especially when used in conjunction with the keyboard accessory, which adds battery life and many connectivity options.

The tablet isn't without its drawbacks, as the extremely bright and reflective screen makes battery life on the tablet vary wildly if the brightness is maxed out. In addition, if you are likely to push the tablet to handle a huge load of tasks, the quad-core processor will burn through the battery at an incredible rate.

All that being said, if you're looking for a tablet and you're not quite ready to ditch your laptop, the Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 is a seriously good stepping stone to bridge the two types of device. While it is a drag to have to buy additional hardware to get the most out of your tablet, the performance and usability ceiling of the Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 is sky high.

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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 Eee Pad Transformer Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  12. Motorola Xyboard Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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