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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.