Review: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Power-play

The asus eee pad transformer is a prime NVIDIA’s tegra 3-chip set, each of the four processor cores is clocked with 1.3 gigahertz. This increases the performance according to the manufacturer to five times compared to the tegra 2 chip. In terms of speed, the test lab awards the good mark of 2.36. The high speed press the battery life: In normal operation a battery charge filed 2 less than twelve hours of apple’s ipad and the motorola xoom hold out longer. With connected keyboard can increase the run time up to 18 hours, promises ASUS.

Amenities
The prime inside a 8.9 mm thin aluminium body, weighs 594 grams and has an eight megapixel camera with photo light on the rear as well as a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front. To get a mini-HDMI output, GPS, gyroscope, a gigabyte (GB) memory and a 32 or 64 GB of large data stores, which can be extended via microsds. Video records are maximum in full HD (1080 p). The 10.1-inch display from scratch-resistant gorilla glass resolves with 1280 x 800 pixels; it’s hot colors, shines but strong (score for image quality: 1.94).

Asus eee pad transformer prime in detail

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the noble flounder feels good. With docked keyboard, the device is quite unwieldy, hence frequent and quick match prediction are to the course. Without docking station it is lighter and thinner than the rival ipad 2. It’s only marginal notes: A tenth of a millimeter and seven grams. The gorilla glass is allowed without interfering edges in the aluminium chassis, including the IPS +-panel, which offers a viewing angle of up to 150 degrees, 50 percent is brighter than a standard IPS displays and a pixel density of 150 dpi (ipad 2: 132 dpi). There are also small blemish: Some ports have no coverage, here dirt will accumulate in careless handling quickly. The power switch is fiddly in vain looking for a crunchy pressure point. And why is there a speaker to the right rear?

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Quickly except for the format change
otherwise convinced the hardware. And that when so much computing power nothing jerky is actually obvious: Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich and the popular google apps run in sleep mode absolutely liquid. What can the transformers prime, shows the Included app supernote. The user text, photos, video or audio records with her. The stroke follows in supernote of without delay any finger movement. That speaks for the processor performance as well as for the joy of the reaction of the screen. Comparatively slowly, however the screen follows a change from landscape to portrait mode and back, because the 600-euro car must admit defeat even the recently tested 199 euro-tablet of prestigio.

Android 4.0: Creamy and liquid As operating system comes first android 4.0 ice cream sandwich 3.2 honeycomb used, upgrade to android is now available and already installed on the test device. The transformers prime is the first tablet with the latest android version and shows: Ice cream sandwich makes a much better impression than on smartphones like the samsung galaxy on the ASUS flask nexus. The navigation elements are tidy and uniform, changing the home screen and multitasking with open apps go intuitively by the hand. In addition, new comfort functions facilitate the operation. Examples: The music player and the camera are operated in the lock screen, apps in folders sort itself like in the ipad.

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Conclusion: Asus eee pad transformer prime

Who for nearly 600 euros (stand: February 2012) no notebook and a tablet with keyboard buys, expect a lot. The transformers prime not disappointed these expectations: It looks appealing, fast and well processed. Even more annoying are the little blemish, which does not restrict the functionality of the powerful android tablets while playing apple and the uncompromising ipad design but in the hands.

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Who for nearly 600 euros (stand: May 2012) no notebook and a tablet with keyboard buys, expect a lot. The transformers prime not disappointed these expectations: It’s fast, stylish and well-finished. Even more annoying are the little blemish, which does not restrict the functionality of the powerful android tablets while playing apple and the uncompromising ipad design but in the hands. This product at amazon pro eight-megapixel camera with photo light snap keyboard USB, mini-HDMI 1080 p video recording contra glossy display small processing flaw only order a speaker no UMTS test note of editor 2.10 good users rating (out of 2 reviews) alternative: Apple ipad 2 wi-fi + 3 G 32 GB.
Ipad 2 (test note: 2.27) is impressively flat, light and sits comfortably in the hand. The dual-core processor significantly accelerated games and elaborate apps as compared to its predecessor. This enables applications that were known so far only from notebooks or desktop computers. The camera is good only for videos and video chat. The ipad in terms of software plays the trump card: The operation is child’s play, a wide range of apps, music and videos is currently unique. (cs)