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Review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Good
Rating
3.80 stars
644
Reviews
$449
Price Range
Reviewed on: November 06, 2012
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • 8 Megapixel camera
  • Smooth and clear 1080p video
  • Sleek and Light design
  • Great Battery life
  • HDMI Out (with Dock)
  • Keyboard dock is superb accessory
Cons
  • No 3G connectivity
  • Poor Wifi reception

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.80 stars, and the price range is $449.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is powered by world's first Quad-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 3. The mobile docking station, that gives the Eee Pad Transformer Prime its name, has a innovative design and lends great versatility to the device. Users say that its size is perfect. It has a beautiful screen and fast processor. It comes with 1GB RAM and lots of storage to store a good collection of games, videos, movies, apps etc. The full keyboard dock is really good and adds to the value of the tablet. It has longest battery life of Android tablet and is one of the first tablets to run Android 4.0. The 8 Megapixel rear facing and 1.2 Megapixel front facing camera are superb quality.

At a price point of $449, most users say it is better that iPad.

Some users complain about the WiFi reception quality and also complain about no 3G capability on the device. Some users also say that buttons are hard to press sometimes.

Overall, users are very happy with this Asus Tablet.

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
38 Reviews
Beautiful style Bright sharp screen Ice Cream Sandwich OS supported Multiple accounts support
Review Group #: 2
(2.50 stars)
11 Reviews
WIFI does not seem to work well for some users GPS does not work well Amazing screen
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
12 Reviews
IPS+ screen is beautiful Fast and responsive touch screen Lightweight
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Keyboard dock is excellent Dock integrates well with tablet Dock also expands memory and battery
Review Group #: 5
(4.00 stars)
15 Reviews
OS has some bugs Android market is still not mature Good hardware
Review Group #: 6
(4.50 stars)
18 Reviews
WIFI and GPS problems reported by many users Good battery life
Review Group #: 7
(4.50 stars)
18 Reviews
Some users like this device better than iPad in terms of battery, display, CPU, camera and operating system
Review Group #: 8
(4.00 stars)
19 Reviews
Quad core Tegra 3 CPU enhances performance Keyboard dock is liked by many users
Review Group #: 9
(3.50 stars)
23 Reviews
Known GPS problems were fixed with the latest firmware update from ASUS

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Review Sources

Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 4.00 stars from 61 reviews‎.
Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 3.50 stars from 14 reviews‎.
Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 3.80 stars from 565 reviews‎.
Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 5.00 stars from 2 reviews‎.
Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 4.50 stars from 2 reviews‎.

Features

Battery Life

  from 145 reviews

Most users like the long battery life on Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. As per them the battery life is outstanding and it lasts very long. Some users recommended getting the external dock with keyboard for the exceptional battery life of upto 17hrs.

A few users did not have good experience with battery and life and from the experience of some users, there are some updates from ASUS which can fix the issue of short battery life.

In summary, users are extremely happy with the long battery life on ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

Camera

  from 94 reviews

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime features an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080P video capture and a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera for video-chat and vanity shots.Most users state that both cameras on the ASUS perform well. Users say that front facing 1.2MP camera provides acceptable image quality, however white balance should be adjusted to fully ensure quality. Most of the users say that the rear facing camera provides a good quality picture with decent focus and brightness. It works well even in poor lighting conditions. It takes good shots and videos.

In summary, users are very happy with the performance of the both the cameras on this ASUS tablet.

Screen Quality

  from 214 reviews

Most of the user reviewers like the colorful and bright screen on ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Its 10.1-inch Super IPS+ LCD display comes with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a pixel density of 149PPI. Most users agree that it is the best screen quality among all the android tablets available in market. Its brightness makes it useable outside.

It has Corning's Gorilla Glass protection. But some users complain that still the screen scratches easily.

In summary, most users like the display and screen quality of this Asus Tablet.

Customer Service

  from 36 reviews

Most of the users are not happy with the customer support and service of Asus. Lack of knowledge about the issues and response are two main complaints users have.

Some users got "ok" service.

In summary, no user gave 4 or 5 stars to Asus customer service and support.

Speaker

  from 22 reviews

Most users like the speaker quality and say that the audio is quite loud and clear.

However this tablet has only 1 speaker and sound is only being emitted from a single speaker port which does not provide the stereo sound.Users comment that Asus should have placed the speaker on the top middle of tablet to have better sound effect.

In summary, speaker quality is liked by most of the users.

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