Asus Transformer Prime hands-on
Adorned with some serious hardware over what was found with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer from not too long ago, the Transformer Prime has been treated to some visual flare with its design. Specifically, it’s been outfitted with a shiny metallic back cover that provides a sense of strength and durability to the tablet, but at the same time, it’s wickedly prone to smudging very easily. With its choice of materials, there’s a noticeable amount of weight accompanying this 10.1-inch tablet, which easily tires our arm after a short workout consisting of simply holding the tablet with one hand.
Another strong aspect about the tablet, amongst other things, is its lovely looking 10.1 Super IPS+ display with Gorilla Glass. Not only does its 1280 x 800 resolution dishes up some sharp looking details, but it’s further complemented by its wide-viewing angles, neutral color production, and piercing brightness output. So yeah, it’s a beauty that will literally cause you to involuntarily shield your eyes for a moment since it's so radiant.
Right now, it’s sporting the Honeycomb experience, which is stated to be outfitted by none other than Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming days. However, the Asus Transformer Prime runs astoundingly flawless in our quick look – possibly making it the most responsive Android based device we’ve had the pleasure to check out. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting how it’ll translate over when it’s blessed with Ice Cream Sandwich. Seriously though, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor absolutely shows why it’s possibly the best thing out right now.
1. andro. (Posts: 1990; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
2012 is certainly looking to be the year of the android tablet
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 661; Member since: 19 May 2011)
What about the antenna problems that Michael H. pointed out did they happen to ask the vendor about that?
3. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
At least pronounce the name correctly. Eh-Suess.....now don't forget or hot Asian chicks will kill you while you sleep.
4. sorcio46 (Posts: 423; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
When a full review by PA with ICS onboard :D? I wanna see this beast eating the iPad 2 ^^
5. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Dont get me wrong, I really love the tablet and hate all the stupid apple law suits, but from the front this looks VERY similar to the iPad 2
7. jphillips63 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Once again they have issues with the radio and gps due to the fact they used a metal case. They know of the issue but yet refuse to address this. Why would anyone purchase a device that comes to the market with a major known flaw?
8. cthunder (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Because most people won't be using the tablet for Gps.
10. jphillips63 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
true but the radio signal is still vital for LTE networks and CDMA when not in a LTE zone. The radio and gps goes hand in hand and neither are standalone items.
so with a flawed radio due to the case design you will always have signal issues.
11. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Isn't this WiFi only model? I don't think it has Verizon cell data radio.
9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1020; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
2 months ago I wanted the original transformer....now I want the Transformer Prime! I like how well built it is and with the keyboard, this is a possible netbook or even PC replacement. I may be at a stretch with replacing the PC, but there are apps out there that have the ability to give a tablet the feel of a PC
If I get this, I need to get a wireless printer and call it a day