Saturday, May 21, 2011

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Event Launch & Review

Mind my bluriness, but when I got invited to the recent launch by Asus for its Eee Pad Transformer, I had the thought of the big budget Hollywood movie in mind.

technical guy asus
And in some ways or rather, I'm not wrong.. as explained by the technical guy from Asus. Cos.. this new tablet in the market can stand alone similar to the iPad or attach it with a keyboard and then 'transforms' itself into a laptop.

asus eee transformer keyboard
Put the keyboard together, and.. we have a laptop. Detach it, and take your table with you!

Well, okay, that's cool. But what other differences are there to this Asus new baby, as compared to the iPad - you most likely will ask?

asus eee transformer

Now, the team from Asus came prepared to answer that. Now, mind you, I was too very interested to know.. cos I am a very happy iPad 1customer.

asus eee pad
What we were told is that the Asus is created not just for entertainment but also for Productivity & Creation.

asus eee transformer pad


Here are some of the features of the Eee Pad Transformer that allows it to do all the above. Seriously some are pretty cool:
1. QWERTY keyboard docking station which offers two USB slots, & a SD card reader.

2. Battery life up to 16 hours.

3. It also boasts an IPS panel made from a durable, scratch-resistant glass (the guy actually took a pen and tried rubbing it against the screen - with no scratch marks noted after that..).

4. Comes with Polaris Office, to create create Microsoft Office-compatible Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

5. Dual cameras with 5MPx rear camera and 1.2MPx front facing camera.

6. Supports Adobe Flash 10.2 (can I hear some hooray?).

7. Full HD Playback.

8. SRS surround sound.

9. GPS software attached.

10. Supports waveshare (While this is not totally new, but still this demo was interesting. The tech guy showed us how one can control the desktop remotely to retrieve files or use the software within your desktop (eg play music on your desktop using the Transformer as the 'remote control'). 

I guess the next big question:
Will this Eee Pad Transformer gives the other tablets out there a run for its money? Of course, only time will tell. But one thing for sure, Asus sure wants a piece of share in this increasing competitive table market. 

For the start, they are on with a very good bargain.. yeah, the suggested retail price (SRP) of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (tablet + keyboard) is RM1,799; and RM1,498 for tablet only.. this sure is reasonable, and may just pull the trick!

Need more convincing? Check this video commercial out:


*Full specs of the Eee Pad Transformer
Dimension 171 x 276.8 x 12.98mm
LCD 10.1” IPS panel
Resolution 1280 x 800 (full HD)
Multi touch 10 fingers
Operating System Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Processor Cortex-A9

NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2

(1GHz dual-core)
RAM 1G
Built-in Flash ROM 16GB
Front Camera 1.2 megapixel
Rear Camera 5 megapixel, 720p video
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n,

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
I/O Mini HDMI/ Micro SD/ Docking connector
GPS Yes
Battery Life Pad only 9.5 hr

Pad + Docking 16 hrs
Weight 680g (Pad only)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I know where to buy it now in Singapore? Jenn here 96996136

QuaChee said...

hi jenn
i have sent yr request to asus malaysia. i hope they can assist you with their singapore counterpart.