Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 + Keyboard 32 GB Silver Review posted on
10.1 inch Entertainment Tablet
There's a nagging sense with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime that holds us back from declaring a sweeping victory compared to the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Overall, when you consider the specs, we know the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the better tablet. For hardcore tech enthusiasts, this is the tablet you want, because it has the latest next-gen processor and supports true HD movie recording and playback. For the masses, and just for the overall top spot in the tablet market, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime can't compete with the iPad 2 for app selection and quality.
Rating: 4.5

Specifications

System

Category: Entertainment
Released: December 2011
RRP: £499
Display: 10.1 inch Capacitive (1280x800 px
Processor: 1 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 ( dual core )
Memory: 1 GB
OS: Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb

Connectivity

USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 2
VGA:
HDMI:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): None
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 2.1

Power

Battery Life: 9 hours

Input Devices

Pointing Device: Touchpad
Keyboard:
Fingerprint Reader:

Storage

Internal Storage: 32 GB
SD Card Slot: Yes

Cameras

Rear Cam: 8.0 MP
Front Cam: 1.2 MP

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 13 mm
Width: 263 mm
Depth: 179 mm
Weight: 0.6 kg

Reviews

TechRadar  
There's a nagging sense with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime that holds us back from declaring a sweeping victory compared to the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Overall, when you consider the specs, we know the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the better tablet. For hardcore tech enthusiasts, this is the tablet you want, because it has the latest next-gen processor and supports true HD movie recording and playback. For the masses, and just for the overall top spot in the tablet market, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime can't compete with the iPad 2 for app selection and quality.
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Pocket-lint  
The performance of the Transformer Prime is top-notch. The design is stylish, and the addition of the keyboard is a great way of turning what many see as a consumption device into a creative device. The promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update means that the tablet should be as fresh at the end of 2012 as it is at the end of 2011.
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TrustedReviews  
The Asus Eee Pad Tranformer Prime is a thing of beauty. Despite being easily as thin and light as most rivals, this aluminium-clad Android tablet is far more powerful thanks to its quad-core Tegra 3 internals. This also means that smooth 1080p video playback on a tablet and console-quality gaming on Android are finally realities, and the Prime shows them off on the best tablet screen we've yet seen. The keyboard dock is the icing on a very tasty cake, and though there are a few concessions compared to the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer's dock, it's still an amazing add-on that not only makes the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime one of the most versatile devices on the market, but also one of the longest-lasting. Quite simply, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet available and arguably the best tablet per se.
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