Summary: Back in the fall of 2007, ASUS decided there was room in people’s lives for a highly portable, secondary computer that could handle basic tasks — surfing the web, checking email, listening to music, and playing games. That was the $399 Linux-based Eee PC — arguably the first netbook — and it became quite a hit.
Pros: Entire package is affordable, Great quality display, Over 13 hours of battery life when paired with the dock, Comfortable keyboard
Cons: Overly plasticy construction, Tablet is longer than others, Poor camera quality
Summary: The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101g is a dream come true which pairs a very good Android tablet with a tried-and-tested netbook keyboard to create one great product. It's sleek, stylish, and extremely practical and well worth its asking price.
Pros: Beautiful IPS display, Detachable screen, Premium look and feel, Good keyboard
Conclusion: We were surprised by the Asus Eee Pad Transformer; it’s easy to shrug it off as a desperate attempt at marrying an Android tablet the the keyboard-based convenience of a netbook. But it charms, and is a great standalone tablet - more stylish and stable than the Motorola Xoom, yet more rugged than the Galaxy Tab range. The keyboard is great; but that docking mechanism could be smoother; it’s agony to hear the tablet scrape and squeeze into the dock connection.
Conclusion: The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 distinguishes itself from the sea of emerging Honeycomb tablets with its aggressive pricing, and an optional accessory that turns it into a virtual notebook.
Pros: Currently the most affordable Honeycomb tablet. Speedy Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Honeycomb features strong multitasking, e-mail and calendar notifications. HDMI out for HD video and mirroring. $150 keyboard dock accessory turns the tablet into a virtual notebook.
Cons: Honeycomb interface can be cluttered. Virtual keyboard is slightly modified and doesn't handle predictive text well.
Conclusion: The 10.1” screen that’s present on the ASUS Transformer is amongst the best that I have seen on a tablet. It has a similar 1280×800 resolution found in other Honeycomb tablets but it’s an IPS display with wider viewing angles. This helps a lot- especially when the Transformer is docked in it’s base. Like all tablets, the screen is highly reflective and glossy but the brightness levels on the Transformer are good enough to block your reflection.
Summary: Asus seemed to have delivered well on their promise. They’ve created a device which gives you the best of both worlds, something we’ve long been waiting for. However, they seemed to have gotten carried away a bit with the success, which reflects in the pricing. Generally, a 3G version of a tablet is a couple of thousand more than the Wi-Fi only version. You can find the Wi-Fi Transformer or TF101 for about Rs.30,000, which is good bargain.