What happens when the best netbook maker is entrusted with the job of making an awesome tablet? We get a tablet which can double up as a Netbook and that’s a good thing. Asus Eee Pad TransformerTF101, might be the tablet we have been waiting for. Asus Eee Pad TransformerTF101 packs in 10.1 inch screen with a 1280×800 IPS panel, 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system and 16 GB or 32 GB of memory. All this goodness comes at a price of Rs. 32,999 and we haven’t even talked about the docking station that comes with the tablet which transforms Asus Eee Pad Transformer into a Netbook.
The Docking station
There are only few products which differentiate themselves and everyone else follows. Motorola Atrix the smartphone which can make any PC its home is one such device. After Atrix, I have to say, Asus Transformer is one hell of a device, which changes the traditional mindset. That includes iPad too. Asus Transformer comes with a full QWERTY keypad which is also a docking station. The tablet can be nicely fitted into the docking station turning the tablet in to a netbook. This docking station enhances the battery life of the tablet from 6 hours to 16 hours. Beauty.
The keyboard of the docking station uses island or chiclet keyboard, which is what we find on the recently launched Samsung netbook and the Sony Vaio netbooks. Chiclet keyboard provides extra space between the keys where a perforated cover is covered on top to cover the gaps. This gives an sense of extra space.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 comes with 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front-camera, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI, microSD card reader, 2 usb ports, Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN 802.11 b/g. Tablet weighs 680 gms.
Asus Eee Pad also comes with one year unlimited storage on Asus’s WebStorage.
Asus Eee Pad is sweetly priced. For the price of Rs. 32999 you will be getting the docking station which is a full keyboard which is equivalent to an extra battery. Tablets out there in the Indian market don’t offer similar features. iPad has an external keyboard but that is sold as an accessory. And that keyboard doesn’t even dock which means you need another accessory to hold the iPad.
On paper, there is nothing on Asus Eee Pad to bring it down. It is the best Android tablets out there and one of the best tablets in the market. The only thing that can pull down Asus Eee Pad Transformer is Android OS itself.
Spice has launched its transformer phone inspired by the transformer movie. Asus’s Transformer Eee Pad looks like another inspiration of Transformers movie. It’s a rather good inspiration. Tablet transforming into a Netbook is something many people will like.
This is nice but check out the Asus Padfone. It super kewl. And whats more it will run on honeycomb. Now if they only stick to this price for that one also. Thats gonna be a killer.
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Don't agree. I ended up getting the Acer Iconia Tab A500. My main reasons being:
1. the brushed aluminium casing vs a plastic one
2. the inbuilt fully functional USB 2.0 port as opposed to paying for a dedicated keyboard dock with partial USB support. I can connect any regular USB keyboard to my a500
3. without the keyboard dock the transformer falls behind in functionalities, with the dock its just a bulkier, more expensive tab (the dock can set you back $150)
Read this for a good comparison
PS: if you are buying the A500, I would encourage you to get the Acer protective casing cause it doubles up as a nice stand.
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