Asus Eee Pad Transformer is something what a perfect hybrid netbook tablet would look like. It features a 10.1-inch high resolution display, dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and an amazing ‘claimed’ battery life of around eight hours. You now why it is called a ‘Transformer’? Because you can use as a tablet or as a netbook, thanks to its keyboard accessory. It has all lovely interfaces such as HDMI port, audio jacks, card reader which can be used to extend its tiny 512MB flash storage.
Folks at techradar had a chance to play with the unit and were very impressed with it. The keyboard is exactly like the one you find on netbooks like Asus 1015PW and other 1015PEM, except for one minor difference – there is no windows key and left ‘alt’ key is replaced by ‘search’ button. The keyboard dock adds more ports, including two USB ports which can be used to attach mouse and keyboard. Android Market is not available on the evaluation version but I am sure it will there on final production version.
Verdict – A tablet with excellent blend of Android 3.0 operating system and Nvidia Tegra 2 hardware. It is a great tablet that can be used to do some serious typing as well. Read techradar’s review. Note – Asus Transformer is same as Asus TF101.
Also check out – Asus 1015PW Review – for those who have a penchant for style