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Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

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Underwhelmed yet again, the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera of the Asus Eee Pad Slider fails to impress as its quality is wretched – like to the point abysmal. With still shots, they’re simply too soft in tone with details, which tends to come off as muddy looking at times. Snapshots taken in low lighting don’t get any better in the quality department as they’re super grainy and filled with too much noise to enjoy.

Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera interface - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

Camera interface


Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

Camera samples taken with the Asus Eee Pad Slider


Strong - Indoor samples - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples


And don’t even bother with shooting 720p videos, especially when they’re far from being regarded as “high-definition” in any shape or form. Souring its quality, we find many distractions that include poor details, bouts of artifacting when panning quickly, unrealistic color reproduction, distorted audio recording, and a jumpy exposure. Simply, it’s absolutely horrifying for a tablet!

Asus Eee Pad Slider Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Well, what can we say more about the stock Honeycomb player? Yet again, we adore the 3D carousel interface it offers when browsing through albums, but beyond that, there’s nothing particularly new with it. Strangely, its speakers are placed in the area above its keyboard, but it’s actually hidden from view when the tablet is in its closed position – thus, it doesn’t disperse audio properly and minimizes its volume output. Despite being very weak in tone, it doesn’t crackle or sound strained.

The stock Honeycomb music player - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
The stock Honeycomb music player - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
The stock Honeycomb music player - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
The stock Honeycomb music player - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

The stock Honeycomb music player


Video junkies will surely appreciate the Slider, especially when its IPS display adheres well to our test video that’s encoded in MPEG-4 1920 x 1080 resolution. Of course, the entire experience is more than satisfactory as we’re treated to pleasing looking details, accurate colors, and a smooth playback. However, it’s worth noting that it doesn’t support videos encoded in DivX or Xvid out of the box.

Video playback - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Video playback - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
Video playback - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

Video playback


When so many devices opt to use a microHDMI port for video out functionality, we’re somewhat irked to find a miniHDMI port instead on the Slider. Needless to say, we undoubtedly love the availability of video-out functionality, but it would’ve been generous for them to opt for a more favorable microHDMI port. Oh yeah, it also offer DLNA functionality with the preloaded MyNet app.

The MyNet app - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review

The MyNet app



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posted on 08 Feb 2012, 08:42

1. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Hmmm nice try. Maybe the next gen will be slimmer

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 08:48

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Error report in pictures: in comparison with the other tablets that is not the TF201 Prime but the old TF101

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 14:11

3. AndresJ (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


If i want a keyboard tablet i would rather use a laptop, the hole point of tablet is it slimness.

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 14:29 1

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2875; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Drop the price 150 dollars and maybe but just spend the extra to get the prime.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 07:00 1

5. MTSMega (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Good tablet but the best ipad 2!!!!!!!!!!!

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Asus Eee Pad Slider

Asus Eee Pad Slider

OS: Android 4.0 3.1 3.0
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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size10.75 x 7.10 x 0.68 inches
(273 x 180.3 x 17.3 mm)
33.86 oz  (960 g)

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