The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
The ASUS had been chosen as 1 of 2 mid-level tablets that we highly recommend for our project, but in many ways it is very comparable to both the IPAD 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The ASUS probably offer the best value for the money and since it has both USB ports and an SD Card slot, supports flash applications and content, has a very nice key-board, dual cameras and practically ever key feature of any higher priced tablet on the market today. (See detailed product specifications listed below)
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 powered by Android OS is an ultra-portable 10-incher tablet having some notable and pretty attractive high-end specifications. Asus Transformer uses custom Asus interface called WaveShare UI, which allows for quick access to a host of utilities including remote access and a personal library for both books and multimedia. It comes preloaded with Polaris Office 3.0, a productivity suite for people who actually want to do work on their devices.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer comes with Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS flavoured with WaveShare UI, running on a 1GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 10-inch LED Backlight multi-touch screen with resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, docking port on the bottom of the screen for QWERTY keyboard, equipped with 5 Megapixels camera with LED flash and an additional 1.2 Megapixels front-facing camera for video chat, 1GB DDR2 RAM, a micro HDMI port, GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, micro-SD card slot, 16GB / 32GB memory storage, Asus Webstorage (Unlimited for 1 year), Adobe Flash 10.2, Android Market and a whole host of Google services. Connect it to the QWERTY keyboard base and you get an extra eight hours of battery.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer also has a micro-SD slot (which supports SDHC), mini HDMI and the docking port, the two USB ports are on the keyboard (hidden away behind covers), along with a full size SD/MMC memory card slot, 3D stereo with max bass response with SRS premium sound. Eee Pad Transformer allows full shutting, can close and locks like a laptop when docked. MyGallery and MyWave provide access to media and DLNA support. And other apps are – MyNet (digital media streaming), MyLibrary (books, newspapers, magazines), MyCloud (Cloud Storage ) and myDesktop.
L x B x H: 271 x 176 x 12.9 mm
Weight: 680 grams
Type: IPS Capacitive Touchscreen With LED Backlighting
Size: 10.1 inch
Colors & Resolution: 16 Million Colors & 1280 x 800 Pixels WXGA
|Input / User Interface||10-Finger Multi Touch Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass WaveShare UI Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate Proximity sensor for auto turn-off G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope|
Operating System: Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS
CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core 1GHz Processor 1GB DDR2 RAM
Internal Memory: 16GB/ 32GB memory storage
Micro-SD card slot support for memory expansion – 1 SD Card reader on Mobile Dock – Asus Webstorage free for 1 year
Browser & Messaging: HTML, Flash SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM
Still: 5 Megapixels – 2592 x 1944 pixels – LED Flash, Auto Focus
Secondary: 1.3 Megapixels – 1280 x 1024 pixels
Video Recording Capability: 720p HD Video Recording Capability @ 30fps – 1280 x 720 Pixels
Bluetooth & USB: Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR & USB 2.0
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Headset: 3.5mm stereo headset jack
HDMI: Yes (HDMI 1.3)
|Music and Video||
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Li-Ion 24.2Wh Standard battery
Up to 9.5 Hours – Up to 16 Hours of battery life With Docked Keyboard Dock
Polaris Office Software Micro HDMI Connector Docking Port MyGallery and MyWave UI of Asus Asus Launcher, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud apps Adobe 10.2 Flash compatibility SD / SDHC Card Reader Facebook integration Android Market, G-mail, Google Maps, G-Talk Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa Quickoffice, Digital compass
Ultra thin and light design in a unique, stylish pattern
With a super slim profile of only 12.98mm thick in a frame that weighs only 680g, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is comfortable to hold from any position. The unique textured pattern offers a better tactile sensation, so it won’t feel as if it will slip out of your hands.
Powerful mini-cinema entertainment on-the-go
Powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core processor, the Transformer browses the web at blazing speeds, providing a snappier response time and better performance when multi-tasking. Sporting a HDMI 1.3a port, the Transformer can connect to a HDTV and 5.1 surround sound system, delivering an enhanced multimedia experience.
An IPS Panel made from durable and scratch-resistant glass is viewable at angles up to 178°, and produces a crisper and more accurate color range by up to 50% when compared to other tablets in the market.
A 5MP rear- and 1.2MP front-facing camera can shoot and record HD video, which can be played back in stunning 1080p. Output to HD video on HDTVs is also available via a mini HDMI output port, making it a true mobile entertainment device.
Built-in SRS Sound technology provides a dynamic 3D stereo audio experience, with maximum bass response and a wide sound field from the discrete speakers housed within the Transformer.
Transform to notebook mode with keyboard mobile docking and 16 hours of battery life
The Transformer sets itself apart from other tablets on the market by featuring an optional docking station. This provides access to a full QWERTY keyboard along with unique Android Function keys, turning the tablet Transformer into a full-fledged notebook.
A touchpad, 3.5mm audio jack, two USB ports as well as a built-in SD Card reader for easy file sharing and storage expandability makes the Transformer a versatile media hub. The docking station also extends the Transformer’s 9.5 hours*1 of battery life up to 16 hours, so users can use it all day for work and play.
Preloaded on the Transformer is Polaris® Office® 3.0, a professional mobile office Solution which enables users to edit various types of office documents including documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files, making the Transformer very attractive for professional use. In addition, the ultra-convenient ASUS WebStorage with one year of unlimited storage space provides worry-free cloud computing.
Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS with ASUS Waveshare UI
Google’s Android Honeycomb is a revolutionary operating system specially designed and optimized for tablets, and enables users a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communicating and casual computing. Supporting Adobe® Flash® 10.2*2 and the ever growing Android Market, entertainment is a finger swipe away.
The convenient ASUS Launcher also allows users to easily launch software, manage content and access online services and connect devices with a few simple taps.
Music, listen to your music or online radio and bring them wherever you go.
MyLibrary consolidates downloaded books, magazines and newspapers in to one easy step.
While ASUS’ Waveshare Interface hosts a variety of unique applications such as MyNet, MyLibrary, MyCloud and more. MyNet easily streams digital media wirelessly within home network devices so HD videos or music can be played on devices such as an HDTV or desktop PCs for an even better experience from the Transformer.
The MyCloud application is a total cloud solution, providing access to digital content such as music, videos and files from the cloud anywhere, anytime. Users can even use MyCloud to remotely access and control any PC or Mac system and access applications or files to extend the versatility of the Eee Pad Transformer experience.
To sync your contact list and calendar between Eee Pad and PC.
The Software needs to pair with Eee Pad. (This software is included in the PC Suite Utility.)
Eee Pad Accessory
- 9.5 and 16 hour battery life estimated under certain conditions.
- Adobe® Flash® 10.2 can be download from Android Market or can update from ASUS’ later release
- Download Eee Pad PC Suite on your PC Eee Pad PC suite includes MyDesktop PC server, ASUS Webstorage (Windows version) and ASUS Sync: all the essential kit to connect and sync your data with MyCloud and your EeePad.