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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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Reading Books

Because the Transformer Prime has full access to the Android Market, if you would like a new eReader application, all you have to do is find it. For the majority of the major apps backed by big bookstores, you'll enjoy a simple interface with the ability to change font size, color, and even post passages to social media outlets. Apps like the Kindle app will allow you to tap or swipe your finger to turn pages in the desired direction. Overall, the experience is very natural if you are used to the screen size.

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Buying Books

The largest eReader apps also typically come with an eBook store. The Kindle app, for instance, grants you access to the massive Amazon library. Once you've set up an account complete with billing info, you can browse the shop and simply tap to buy titles. Once you've tapped your desired title, it will automatically bill the card on your account and start downloading.

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eBook Formats

Because the Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 has access to the full Android Market, users are not limited to a single set of eBook formats, and can download different eReaders to accommodate different formats if they please. One could also use software like

Newspapers & Magazines

Users of the included Kindle app will note that they can also buy or subscribe to periodicals like newspapers and magazines through the Kindle eBook store. The process for buying them is the same, and rewarding, as they are often cheaper than their print counterparts.

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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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