ASUS Transformer: Transformation in progress

June 14, 2011

Hardware

The ASUS EEE Pad Transformer may not be a top notch Android tablet PC, but it sports an affordable price tag, great display, massive computing processor, and Android Honeycomb to boot. Add the unexpected popularity from the ASUS gadget and the device instantly becomes a hot item in the tablet industry. It’s quite an impressive feat for the low-profile Taiwanese manufacturer.

It’s an astonishing fact that the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer successfully separates itself from the competition, thanks to its key features. One of the so-called features is the Transformer’s laptop mode. Thanks to the tablet’s dedicated keyboard dock, the Honeycomb tablet magically transforms to a usable Honeycomb netbook.

Concerning the laptop mode of the ASUS tablet, touch-screen capabilities have been turned off to make way for the usability of the optional keyboard. As for the keyboard itself, it comprises of chicklet-type keys, a track pad with mouse buttons, two USB ports, and an SD card reader. Another nice feature is that upon docking, the keyboard instantly releases a mouse cursor to make it appear to the tablet screen. With the mouse cursor visible, the tablet-netbook hybrid becomes even more fitting as a portable computer. And the best part is that the keyboard has an extra battery indoor it.

Going back to the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer, the tablet is a10.1-inch slab with the IPS Display, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and a gigabyte of RAM; not to mention a five-network rear camera, HD recording, Wi-Fi, and external storage as much as 32 gigabytes of memory. The product also possesses a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calls and video conferencing and a dedicated document viewer and editor for word processing.

This ASUS product has the potential to become one successful device from the Taiwanese company (to be fair, since the day of its release, retailers have already sold out their stocks on the Transformer); hopefully, this turn-out of events will make ASUS a renowned brand once again.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.