Review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Reviewed on: November 06, 2012
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Pros & Cons
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.
Review Group #: 1
Beautiful style • Bright sharp screen • Ice Cream Sandwich OS supported • Multiple accounts support
Review Group #: 2
WIFI does not seem to work well for some users • GPS does not work well • Amazing screen
Review Group #: 3
IPS+ screen is beautiful • Fast and responsive touch screen • Lightweight
Review Group #: 4
Keyboard dock is excellent • Dock integrates well with tablet • Dock also expands memory and battery
Review Group #: 5
OS has some bugs • Android market is still not mature • Good hardware
Review Group #: 6
WIFI and GPS problems reported by many users • Good battery life
Review Group #: 7
Some users like this device better than iPad in terms of battery, display, CPU, camera and operating system
Review Group #: 8
Quad core Tegra 3 CPU enhances performance • Keyboard dock is liked by many users
Review Group #: 9
Known GPS problems were fixed with the latest firmware update from ASUS
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.
Battery Lifefrom 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.
Camerafrom 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 Qualityfrom 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 Servicefrom 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.
Speakerfrom 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.