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Is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime the Best 2012 Tablet?

Asus Eee pad Transformer Tablet

In 2011 we have seen a lot of interesting tablets on the market which have pushed the envelope when it comes to style, features and performance. Such a tablet is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer prime which is to replace the old Transformer and to pave the path for 2012 tablets to walk on.

As a result, we know that the Transformer Prime comes with the Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a very intuitive and innovative design, but can this make it the best 2012 tablet?

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Specs

Asus Eee Pad transformerFirst of all, the Transformer Prime has a clean yet very business-like appeal to it. The front of the tablet is simple and clean, with only the Asus logo, the screen and the webcam.

On the back we see the webcam tucked in at the top of the tablet as well as the impossible-to-miss metal finish of the tablet that gives it its strong look and feel.

The screen of this tablet is a 10.1 inch Super IPS+ 1920 x 1200 px resolution display that gives us a very clear and crisp image even in bright sunlight.

Second of all, as mentioned in this Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review, the Tegra 3 1.3GHz processor really manages to give the Prime the power it needs to compete against the iPad. Paired with 1GB of RAM, the tablet’s CPU manages to handle multitasking well and provide us with good response times in both complex applications and games.

You can get the tablet with 32GB or 64GB of storage space, with prices starting from $649.99. It is clearly a good price for a Tegra 3 tablet, but for more detailed info consider reading this tablet PC 2012 mash-up. Nevertheless, you can find cheaper tablets on the market but not actually with what the transformer has to offer.

The battery life of the transformer is one of its strongest points: you can get this tablet to run for almost 12 hours without a charge and by adding the optional dock you get an additional 6 hours of runtime. That’s impressive and manages to surpass the competition without a problem.

Eee Pad Transformer Asus Conclusion

All in all, the Transformer Prime is aimed at people who want a powerful tablet with good battery life and flawless performance. It is true that you pay more for the Prime compared to other 2012 tablets like the Acer Iconia Tab A510 or A700, but overall it’s surely worth it. The only disadvantage worth mentioning about this Asus tablet is the fact that you will have to buy the dock yourself as it is no longer included in the tablet’s price.

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