Today I got a device in my hand called as Eee Pad Transformer. With this Asus Eee Pad, we can say that abstractly Asus hit hard. Further than a touch pad, even though it was among the 1st to integrate SoC Tegra 2 and Android 3.0, it is especially the dock party that confines the concentration very clearly. Imagine for a instant, join together a touch pad and a keyboard dock, offering a hybrid a cross among a touch pad and a netbook ... The challenge was dared at a critical time and the market for Android tablet was yet clearly plagued by control of the famous iPad, and attempts improvement on the manufacturers part, whether on the effectiveness of the product or its ergonomics. Yet this concept has a crazy bet, Asus is disconcerting at first, but ultimately cruel natural...
Asus has chosen sobriety in contrast with the new Eee Pad Transformer Tf101, to current trends that showcases Glossy coatings, for a very messy while providing grip sometimes hazardous, and that the presence of micro scratches are expected. The company and with the transformation of a very durable ABS plastic unique coating pattern, ensuring optimum grip even when the tablet is held in one hand. Along with the very clean cut material the periphery of the tablet is dressed with aluminum bronze, but this time in a full on party dock. The feeling given by the tablet and keyboard dock demonstrates a beautiful sound, even on the parties generally feeble in the image of cutting the touchpad, see the hinges holding the pad in place.
Nothing is special to report for the screen quality, contrasts is balanced, glowing colors, brightness powerful enough without causing loss of color, and very good viewing angles. The visibility of a video or a text situation is excellent, just we noticed on the screen of the tablet on loan from Asus, a light leakage and 2 dead pixels. You get to keep a good quality overall even in daylight, it will yet in this case do with the glossy coating of the screen.
Interface, overlay and personalization of the tablet:
Here I can say that Asus have not modified interface like other manufacturers, which is already the case with varying degrees of success. The option to stay with the basic interface of Android 3.2 Honeycomb is not overly invasive, the overlays are now and then too heavy to see some ergonomic, we feel sorry that beyond simply have focused on the production of a tablet hybrid, the manufacturer did not see fit to make its own key ... Remember that the addition of a simple widget called My Zine giving access to the photo gallery and video, emails, calendar, weather information or its ebooks, all in the form of newspaper as its name suggests.
Also the one more part of manufacturer applications called MyNet gives access to DLNA enabled devices, and My Cloud offering an interesting data management. At last, note also the presence of the Polaris Office suite, to make word processing, and Excel or PowerPoint presentation, practice, however, turn relatively very basic, did not however address the face of Other applications of the same type more attractive and functional, especially in terms of editions.
Transformer Tf101 Feature:
The best part here is its keyboard dock. Even though the version is not without dock provided, the nonappearance of the keyboard takes a lot of interest in the tablet from Asus, having indeed, much more to stand out from competition. Its power and main benefit is the idea of touch pad that can be transformed at any moment in netbook.
And yes, I can say that the Eeepad Transformer netbook may seem excessive, the type of interaction there is clearly unlike compared to a real netbook, but, a unit of that type is more than sufficient for a day of note taking, for instance, using an application like Evernote or edit documents with integrated software Polaris Office suite. The handling of the keyboard part is also very easy for such use, the keys have not shot a tendency to sink, and hot keys similar to a laptop like the light, sound, web access etc.. To use the comfort is really appropriate.
But what is more interesting rather than the comfort of TF 101, is the natural communication, instinctive quickly that there may be between having to use the keyboard, while continuing to interact with the tablet And so touch ... a little there all the strength of the concept developed by Asus. As the first few seconds are sometimes destabilizing, as there is a real smooth action and a real relevance to this type of interactions. The keyboard above can be handy for people cannot really get used to the keyboard, is transformed in addition to choice, thinning really use the tablet in all types of circumstances it is in word processing, web browsing or game situation
One more amazing part I found in it is the connections and the battery. The dock used with keyboard, say around 15 hours offers real autonomy from 11am-12pm with WiFi enabled and brightness to 80% in mixed use (Internet, mail, game, video and music), which is nevertheless widely enough. Netbooks most autonomous idea for turning around the very large maximum 10 hours. The connector also has an extension with the party dock, with 2 additional USB 2.0 ports and an SDHC slot.