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    Default Android Central ASUS EeePad Transformer review

    How does the iPad 2 compete with this? Look at the comparison: Comparison Chart: Xoom, Transformer, Galaxy, TouchPad

    Here are some highlights from the Android Central front-page review: ASUS EeePad Transformer review

    Honeycomb finds itself on a double threat: Thin, light Android tablet doubles as a capable Android laptop

    It's an IPS display, which is the same kind of screen technology you hear Apple raving about...scratch resistant Gorilla Glass from Corning.

    ...mini HDMI port for high-definition output, and a microSD card slot. And unlike the Motorola Xoom's, it actually works. Pop in a microSD card, and it appears as "External storage," or /removable in the file structure. No hacks -- it just works.

    The keyboard dock has...a full-size SD card slot. Yes, the SD slot works. Pop in a card, and it's recognized as external storage.

    At the bottom of the keyboard dock is an honest-to-goodness trackpad with mouse buttons...Pretty good choices for function keys, we think.

    It's a perfectly capable Honeycomb tablet. But it should be, given Google's close watch over it's latest baby. But it's not enough for the Transformer to merely look like and pretend to be a laptop. We've tried that with with Motorola Xoom and a Bluetooth keyboard, and it's a pretty disconnected experience. Work a little on the keyboard, then you have to reach up and touch the screen. Type, reach. Type, reach. That's no good.

    From the moment you connect the Transformer to the keyboard dock, it ceases to be a tablet. It automatically recognizes its new purpose and kicks into laptop mode. No settings to worry about. It just works. But it's the little things that Transformer gets right after that that really make it one of a kind.

    You get an Android tablet. And an Android laptop. And that's something nobody but ASUS can yet offer.
    — Milo
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    This is the one! The game changer. Good priced tablet and laptop mode option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fm123 View Post
    This is the one! The game changer. Good priced tablet and laptop mode option!
    Well then the game changes next Tuesday:
    Android Central:ASUS EeePad Transformer pricing and availability (April 26, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Fry's, Sears, etc.)
    — Milo
    ← Tap Getting Started at the top of any page for help with:
    - Settings - Email - Backup Everything - Phone - Messaging - Music & Photo Sync
    - Keyboards — Folders - Favorite Apps - Extending Battery Life - My Avatar
    - iPhone User's Guide to Android - (Palm) - Tablet & Phone Comparison - Epic4GT - ATT - TM
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    This is great, and the release date for next week doesn't hurt either. Asus really hit something here, with it's price point, features, etc.

    Sorry, but there's really no reason to keep my Xoom for these...
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    I loved the video review, but would have loved to see some game play since I notice Angry Birds was installed.
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    Red face Milobinder

    Good to be seeing you again! I remember you very well from your dbstalk days, and your's is the first recognizeable name I see.
    Cheers!
    Fred

    p.s. I would have sent you a PM, but this is only my second post since joining this great site.
    oops: forgot the "minder" part of your handle in the title of this post
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    Thumbs up Late But Heartfelt Kudos

    A little late to the party, but I just wanted to say to Phil - excellent job on the Asus Transforfmer review. It's one of the most thorough I have seen of any Android device. It took a lot of work, I'm sure, and I thought it was terrific. Thanks for such a top-notch analysis.

    Because of this review, the Transformer has become my #1 tablet against which all the other tablets need to stack up to even have a chance to cause me to part with my cash (sorry, Xoom and Ipad2 ). Before Phil's review, the Toshiba Tablet was my #1 choice, now it's definitely the Asus . Too bad the Transformer is in such short supply...I hope Asus gets the supply problems addressed soon, before yet another newcomer to the party eclipses the Transformer before it even has a chance to soar...
    Just a Rebel Masquerading as a Normal Person Sporting the Original Droid Incredible and Asus Eee Transformer
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    FYI, Phone Arena posted their review today.

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review - Phone Arena

    Not much we don’t already know of course.

    -Suntan
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    Default Re: Android Central ASUS EeePad Transformer review

    If anyone's interested, there's another review of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer here.

    It's definitely not as in-depth as some of the others linked here, but may provide some insights to those interested in purchasing one.

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