Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Released December, 2011
  • 32GB
  • 64 GB, Amethyst Gray
  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.2
The 1.2-megapixel front camera takes decent shots as well, for what it is: it's brighter than many other tablets, but it's still nothing special.
by The Verge (May, 2012)
8.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Performance

Processing power and speed

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
8.5
Nexus 10
9.1
Passmark, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
8.0
Nexus 10
10.0
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
7.1
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
9.2
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 3 more

8.2

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
8.2
Nexus 10
8.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
2,058
Nexus 10
4,082

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
12,526
Nexus 10
13,772

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
1,685 ms
Surface RT
994 ms
Nexus 10
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
2,060
Nexus 10
2,716

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
2,572
Nexus 10
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Eee Pad Transformer Prime
3.8 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps
Iconia Tab A510
3.9 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime


7.9
The iPad's screen is at least as good, and its app selection absolutely laps Android.

10.0
Ice Cream Sandwich brings UI improvements and is a good step forward for Android, though it's not as cosmetically different from Honeycomb as it is from Gingerbread for Android phones.

9.5
It’s also worth noting that the new Transformer is more top-heavy than its predecessor as the dock weighs less, so you have to be extra careful not to let it tilt off your lap.

9.0
The 263 x 180.8 x 8.3mm tablet is wider than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, although the screen, at 1280 x 800p resolution and 10.1 inches, is the same size.

7.5
While the Prime's IPS screen was immediately clear and sharp when first we powered it on, it was the screen transitions that really impressed us.

8.8
While the XOOM's picture also has a tendency to look washed out and under-saturated, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer raises the bar with bright, vivid colors and good contrast levels, though the screen doesn't feel quite as responsive as the one on Apple's tab and loves finger-prints.

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Screen: Even the gorgeous looks of the Transformer Pad Infinity couldn’t distract us from the stunning 10.1-inch high-resolution and extremely bright display.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
The Asus supports up to 10 points of touch, but it requires a firmer touch than the other 10" tablets and iPad.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
With a pretty attractive look and feel, a Motorola XOOM beating price tag and a gorgeous display, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is definitely good.
by PhoneArena (May, 2011)

Operating System

Embracing the two-halves approach of Windows 8 - one hald just like Windows 7, the other more like Windows Phone 7 - the Asus Transformer Book will function perfectly well as both a laptop and a tablet, partly thanks to its neat detachable keyboard.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
Talk about fast, but this takes everything we’ve seen with Android-based tablets to a whole new level!
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2012)
Interface and Functionality: We’ve said a lot about the ways the keyboard dock blends into the Android ecosystem right now, and now let’s expand more on the actual interface.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)

GPS

Performance usually fared better outside, under the open sky, compared with using GPS in our office.
by c|net (Apr, 2011)
Additional connectivity includes a GPS for your location based services as well as Bluetooth 2.1.
by PhoneArena (May, 2011)
I took the tablet outdoors and the tablet saw 12 satellites with 8 in use in 30 seconds according to an app called GPS Test.
by MobileTechReview (Feb, 2012)

Operating system

More demanding games like GTA III play smoothly with none of the artifacting we see in 1GHz dual core Android tablets from 2011.
by MobileTechReview (Feb, 2012)
We continue to like Asus' bundled software that truly are value-addeds rather than bloatware, and we look forward to Jelly Bean since Asus is always quick with OS upgrades.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2012)
Asus packed some choice extras onto the Transformer Prime, and has now got around to upgrading from the basic Android 3.2 Honeycomb user interface to the slicker Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system, and the firm has confirmed it will be bringing Jelly Bean to the Prime in the near future.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2012)

Apps

In the right corner of the tool bar you'll find the clock, battery and notifications bar – tap on this and it'll open up the notification area, allowing you to get a quick overview of your latest emails and social network updates, as well as toggle settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS on and off.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2012)
Keyboard shortcuts don’t work in third-party browsers like Chrome, touchpad gestures could be more and better and games and apps often don't support it fully. Windows 8 in contrast is built with the idea of being used with a keyboard, mouse and touchpad and we’ve already seen Microsoft say that it will support gestures like pinch to zoom. That’s one area where we haven’t heard Google’s Android team announce anything and.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
Music playback on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime also worked reliably and sound quality was excellent.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.33 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP

ports

USB support None
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 580 g
Size 262.9 x 180.8 x 8.4 mm
Thickness 8.4 mm
Battery life 10.25 hour
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