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Asus Transformer Prime

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Asus Transformer Prime. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the size and GPS navigation. Comments about the connectivity and reliability are mixed.

performance, design, usability, portability, screen

GPS navigation, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Transformer Prime is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Engadget staff (engadget.com)

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime review

 

Is there any tablet that's hotter than the Transformer Prime right now? (Please, don't say the Kindle Fire.) For weeks we geeks, early adopters and

Great battery life ; Thin, light, high-end design ; Solid performance ; Good value

Occasional hiccups and stutters ; Keyboard on dock is less than perfect

The Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet of the moment, hands down.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Maurizio Pesce (wired.com)

Review: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

 

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet on the market and the first running Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. It...

The first quad-core tablet, and the first with Ice Cream Sandwich. So powerful, you won’t believe it until you use it. Outstanding for games. Interface enhancements are the shot in the arm Android needs. Price is good for what you get

Wi-Fi only. 40-pin connector for charging instead of USB. Keyboard dock is pricey. Dock is lighter than tablet, making the assembly top-heavy and causing stability problems. Keyboard’s trackpad has issues

Jan, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime review

 

Also, we changed the Prime's review text to reflect the Android 4.0 update the tablet received in January 2012. Check out this exhaustive interview with Asus detailing -- and putting into perspective -- some of the Prime's technical issues.

The Asus Transformer Prime sports an iPad 2-inspired design that's even thinner and nearly as light, while also managing to include microSD and Micro-HDMI support. The Prime delivers smooth and clear 1080p video, and the 8-megapixel camera captures...

Not every game takes advantage of the quad-core CPU, and frame rates can suffer as a result. When connected to the dock keyboard, the tablet is top-heavy and can easily slide off a lap or table if you're not careful.

The Asus Transformer Prime is the best full-featured Android tablet yet, with a sexy design, thoughtful features, and an impressive camera.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

ASUS Transformer Prime with Android 4.0 ICS review

 

The first tablet on earth to be licensed by Google to officially be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the ASUS Transformer Prime, and we've got it running slick here in a full review for you. This tablet has been out for some weeks now, but has...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

ASUS Transformer Prime Review

 

Welcome to the next generation of Android tablets - where the year 2011 has been dominated utterly by the dual-core processor by the name of Tegra 2, so too does NVIDIA hold the next keys to the kingdom with the quad-core processor Tegra 3 , and this...

The ASUS Transformer Prime is without a doubt the finest Android tablet to date, and barring those with an addiction to having what they call the “widest” or “finest” app collection in the land, I’ve got no qualms with calling this the highest quality...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (ubergizmo.com)

Asus Transformer Prime Review

 

The Asus Transformer Prime has finally landed, and it's no wonder why it has been one of the most searched topics in the past couple of weeks: it a fabulous tablet and a concept that has come to maturity. If [...]

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Asus Transformer Prime vs Apple iPad 2

 

It wasn't until the arrival of the iPad that the Tablet market began to gain steam amongst consumers. Even now, Apple's pride in joy in the iPad 2 continues to make great strides in the tablet landscape as it's seemingly is the benchmark that all other...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Asus Transformer Prime Review

 

Perhaps, it's the allure of being the very first to feature the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, or maybe that it's one of the few devices to offer the most up-to-date Android experience in Ice Cream Sandwich, whatever it is, the Asus Transformer...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Pawan Kumar (technostall.com)

Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touchscreen Ultrabook: Specs, Features and Price

 

With the launch of new Windows 8 operating system for personal computers from Microsoft, every brand manufacturer of Personal Computers, Laptops, and Notebooks is looking to manufacture new products which will run on the ...

Core i5/i7 Processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB HDD, 11.6" IPS Touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HD web cam, USB 3.0 port and Windows 8 OS.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime (with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) Review

 

We take a look at the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, updated with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:25
Battery capacity (Watt hours):25
Battery life (max):12 / 14 / 18
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:LED / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2 / 2
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Gold / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Height (front):1
Height (rear):1
Numeric keypad: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
TV in port: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV tuner integrated: No
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video playback: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Keyboard supplied:No / Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 3
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:4
Processor family:ARM Cortex-A / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 3

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:ASUS launcher, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, @Vibe Music, asus webstorage, File manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, TegraZone / ASUS launcher\nMyLibrary\nMyNet\nMyCloud\n@Vibe Music\nasus webstorage\nFile manager\nASUS sync\nSuperNote\nApp Locker\nApp Backup\nTegraZone
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.2 / 4.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327 / 1 / 8.3 / 8.5
Height:7 / 7.13
Weight:2 / 2.47 / 21
Width:10 / 10.4