Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
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ASUS Transformer Prime: Review
18 June 2013
Summary: The ASUS Transformer Prime tablet can be safely considered to be the top of the moment, especially part because it is the first ever to mount a quad-core processor and one of the first to have Android 4.0.
Pros: Quad-core processor, front camera, Full HD Movies, memory card reader; Gyroscope.
Excerpt: Displays have been a consistent high point in Asus’s Eee Pad series, including the Eee Pad Slider, and the Prime includes a Super IPS+ display with Gorilla Glass. The screen is highly reflective and smudge-prone, but it looks absolutely beautiful and offers very wide viewing angles.
Pros: Huge gains in CPU and graphics performance; fantastic display; top-notch industrial design; excellent keyboard/expansion dock.
Cons: Browser performance still feels last-generation; very little Tegra 3optimized software at this point.
Conclusion: We can’t make our minds up if this is more tablet than laptop or vice versa, but we can be sure of is that this is a great all round piece of kit that also looks the part. It’s packing one of the best keyboard docks we’ve seen and is supremely powerful thanks to the quad-core architecture.
Pros: Powerful Processor. Beautiful screen. Great specs, Transforms into netbook with keyboard dock
Cons: Currently not shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich, but will get an update
Review Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet/MID
11 February 2012
Summary: Quad core tablet. The new Asus tablet with a keyboard dock is one of the first products with Nvidia's quad core processor, Tegra 3. Just in time for our review, Asus also upgraded to Android 4.0.
Pros: Newest mobile quad core chip, Very good screen, Elegant and robust aluminum case, Latest Android 4.0.3, Extended options thanks to keyboard dock, The elegant aluminum design is a successful improvement of the predecessor.
Cons: GPS only works sporadically, No 3G/UMTS, Only one speaker, A 3G/UMTS module, we can't say it often enough. At least for Europe.
Summary: Overall though, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is our favourite tablet. The Android OS isn't quite as fluid as the iPad's iOS, but the keyboard makes it a much more usable proposition, while still offering a slim and stylish platform when you just want to relax and read or browse the internet.
Conclusion: So back to our original question: The hype surrounding the Asus Transformer Prime - is it justified? For want of a more rounded answer, yes. It definitely is. Being the first quad-core tablet we’ve seen, the speed improvements are priceless and Android 4.0 feels fantastic on a 10.1-inch display.
Pros: Very fast, first quad-core tablet, Slim, attractive tablet, Durable with spun metal finish, Keyboard dock adds a lot of function
Cons: GPS signal issues, Keys on dock are shallow, Camera captures washed out images, Weighting when docked takes getting used to
Summary: It may be getting on, but don't underestimate the Prime
Pros: Light and portable, Highly readable screen, Fast processor, Smooth HD video, Great for games, We liked the Tegra 3 processor on this tablet - it's fast and nimble, speeding up the whole operating system. HD movies played smooth and fast, without the typical stuttering (for the most part) of other...
Cons: Average camera, Screen not as good as Galaxy Tab 10.1, Minor recording bugs, Still pricey, We're fans of the IPS display tech, because it means getting more use out of tablets in a variety of lighting conditions and at a side viewing angle, but it means the Prime's screen is slightly less colourf...
Excerpt: The Asus Transformer Prime is a 10.1-inch Android-powered tablet with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 1GB RAM, plus at least 32GB of internal storage. Its default operating system is Android 3.2 Honeycomb but an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available.