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Asus Transformer Prime Review

Asus Transformer Prime

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Asus Transformer Prime Review
One of the main concerns with the Asus Transformer Prime right from the get-go, is the kind of battery life it’ll produce – especially when there’s a quad-core processor beating within its body. Well, we’re happy to report that there is no cause for alarm whatsoever as we’re able to clearly obtain stellar battery life. Setting it to automatic brightness and standard IPS mode, we’re able to effortlessly get by one whole day on normal usage – though, we’re left at the 50% mark by the end of the day. Conversely, placing it on Super IPS+ mode, it’s still able to provide us with at least a day with heavy usage. And if you decide on picking up the keyboard dock,  you can work continuously throughout the day with no worries since it’s expected to offer up to 18 hours of battery. Honestly, its performance is close to the iPad 2.


Conclusion:

All we can say at this point is WOW! Unquestionably, this is the tablet to own right now if you’re in the market of buying one, and trust us, you won’t be disappointed at all. First and foremost, we have to give Asus credit in taking the opportunity in delivering such a high-caliber tablet that’s no doubt a benchmarker in almost every category. From head to toe, attention to detail is seen throughout every aspect of the tablet, thus, culminating in one refined product that easily gives the iPad 2 a run for its money.

Ushering us into the age of quad-cores, the Asus Transformer Prime screams remarkably in the processing department – making it the fastest and best performing Android tablet we’ve had the prestigious opportunity of checking out. For some time now, Android had this stigma of never achieving the fluidity and responsiveness found with iOS, but this seemingly breaks them down and shows the endless possibilities of an Ice Cream Sandwich powered device. To balance things out, we’re also impressed that battery life isn’t compromised in the least bit, as it’s able to surprise us with its above average performance.

When we think about its killer industrial design, muscle power quad-core processor, impeccable battery life, and brilliant looking Super IPS+ display, we’re all easily shocked that Asus has somehow managed to keep its cost of ownership extremely affordable. At $500, it already beats the iPad 2 in many categories – especially when it boasts 32GB of internal memory. Plus, if you’re able to shell out an additional $149.99 for its optional keyboard dock, it’s functionality is expanded even further. For the money and features that this tablet is able to present us, it’s undeniably the one to own right now, and there’s no arguing about that!

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.3
Build Number: IML74K.US_epad-9.4.2.11-20120117
Kernel Version: 2.6.39.4

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Pros

  • Super-fast quad-core processor
  • Brilliant Super IPS+ display
  • Killer industrial design
  • Convertible aspect with its optional keyboard dock
  • Stellar battery life
  • Ice Cream Sandwich ready

Cons

  • Weak GPS signal strength
  • So-so video recording & photo quality
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Asus Transformer Prime

Asus Transformer Prime

OS: Android 4.0.3 4.0 3.2
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) Super IPS+ LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1 GB RAM
Size10.35 x 7.12 x 0.41 inches
(263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm)
20.67 oz  (586 g)

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