Asus Transformer Pad Infinity reviews

Asus’ latest tablet is out now and reviews have been popping all around us. Here’s a quick overview of how well it’s being received.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity reviews

The Inquirer’s verdict is that the Transformer Pad has great performance, a very well-built touchscreen display with highly responsive feedback but may be slightly heavy when it is docked with the keyboard. Also the screen can get greasy, but that seems redundant since almost any tablet device has that issue.

ZDNet actually loves the Infinity giving it a 9 out of 10 score. Especially worth mentioning are the physical design that is “superb”, its high resolution display and long battery life.

NVOnews calls the form-factor of the tablet excellent with the second battery that’s put in the keyboard dock giving it a long battery life and unlike the iPad actually supporting microSD and SD cards as well as regular USB transfer. Again it is called slightly heavy when docked though.

GearBurn argued that the Infinity is great but is put back by the fact that it only supports Android and not Windows 8 or Windows RT.

Overall, the reception appears to be overwhelmingly positive for the Infinity.

Have you used the Infinity yet? What is your verdict? Tell me in the comments below!

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity specifications

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is out and the specifications show it to be heavy contender to the iPad. Its screen resolution is absolutely ridiculous in a good way, 1920×1200 pixels is a lot of screen real estate. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 GPU helps make it possible to watch real HD video and play some pretty heavy 3d games on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich OS. Here’s the full list of specifications.

Screen Size 10.1 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920×1200 pixels
Processor 1.6 GHz Tegra 3.0
RAM 1 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 32.0 GB
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA® Tegra? 3
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Brand Name Asus
Series TF700T
Item model number TF700T-B1-GR
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Item Weight: 1.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.35 x 0.33 x 7.12 inches
Color Gray
Rear Webcam Resolution 8 MP
Processor Brand NVIDIA
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 100000 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)

ASUS defies industry wide downward trend with tablet sales

As one of the few PC producers in the world, ASUS was able to defy an industry-wide downward trend in sales with its well-received tablets,  Electronista reports. Unofficial sales figures mention 300,000 tablets shipping per month with the Eee Pad Transformer being responsible for the bulk of those sales. Sales of Motorola’s XOOM were purportedly 3x less and sales of RIM’s PlayBooks almost 2x less.

It seems ASUS took the right step when they, as one of the first, entered the touchscreen tablet market a few years ago. Let’s see how the future unfolds for ASUS. Will they become a market leader in tablets and overthrow the kingpin Apple? What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

Eee Pad Slider SL101 in stores in September?

Eee Pad Slider SL101 in stores in September?

ASUS has just added a new product page for the Asus Eee Pad Slider, hinting that it may be shipping soon, PC World reports from several sources.

The Slider sports a standard tablet touchscreen display with a thin slide out chiclet keyboard giving users the choice to have a keyboard when they need it and put it away when they don’t. It will feature Android 3.1 upgradeable to Android 3.2 and reports tell us that it there will be one 16GB and one 32GB version of it mimicking the product categorization on storage capacity Apple introduced with its first Apple tablet, the iPad.

The SL101 Slider is expected in September 2011, but we never know with regular delays in tablet shipments.

Here are the full specs from ASUS:

  • NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 1.0GHz dual-core CPU for excellent multitasking & HD video playback
  • Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb OS(3.2 upgradable) with Adobe® Flash® support*
  • Full QWERTY keyboard and built-in USB port. Preloaded Polaris® Office® for mobile productivity
  • Ultra-wide 178⁰ viewing angle IPS panel protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
  • USB port, MicroSD Card Reader, and one year unlimited ASUS WebStorage for easy sharing & expandability
  • Supreme SRS Sound with max bass response

ASUS EP90 specifications (MUST-SEE!)

ASUS EP90 specifications (MUST SEE!)

ASUS appears to be planning to launch another device in its Eee Pad series. The ASUS Eee PC EP90 is an 8.9″ tablet running on a dual core 1GHz CPU and a NVidia Tegra GPU.

  • Dual-core 1GHz CPU
  • NVidia Tegra GPU
  • 8.9″ display
  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 650g or 1.4 lbs
  • Dual-core 1GHz Tegra processor
  • 16GB and 32GB models
  • USB port
  • HDMI output
  • Headphone jack output
  • SD/SDHC card slot
  • 3G / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • GPS
  • 0.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • 4-6 hour battery life
  • OS: Microsoft Windows
  • Release date: Q2 2011 (not confirmed)

(Via YNet)

As previously reported, ASUS is spreading its bets on two types of tablets. One will run Google‘s Android OS and the other will be the Eee Pad running Windows 7. ASUS chooses to first deliver the Windows 7 device and see the response it gets. The Android tablet is not expected anytime soon. The latter tablet is most certainly meant as a competitor to the iPad as it’s so lightweight (as in software and hardware).

The response to the Windows 7 tablet will most probably be negative, as it has been with most of the Windows 7 tablets to date. The operating system’s interface is not as smooth and easy for finger usage as the iPhone OS (on the iPad) or the open-source Android (on many smartphones). Why then is ASUS doing this? Well maybe to maintain its close relationships with Microsoft in regard to their production of Windows 7 phones. But we’re not too sure.

We have collected all of the information available to show you some imagery and a possible spec list.

ASUS Eee Pad specifications for Windows 7 and Android
Display: 10.1-inch resistive multi-touch touchscreen
Graphics: NVidia Tegra graphics accelerator (with 1080p HD video playing)
Resolution: 1024 x 786
Battery: Li-polymer, 8 hours runtime
Processor: ARM CPU
Storage: 64 Gb on integrated flash
Audio: Digital Array Mic
Camera: Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
GPS: Integrated A-GPS unit
WiFi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
3G: Integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Interface: 2x USB ports
Price: Around $499
Release date: July (Q3) 2010

ASUS Eee Pad specifications for Windows 7 and Android

Display: 7-inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen
Graphics: NVidia Tegra graphics accelerator (with 1080p HD video playing)
Resolution: 1024 x 786
Battery: Li-polymer, 8 hours runtime
Processor: ARM CPU
Storage: 64 Gb on integrated flash
Audio: Digital Array Mic
Camera: Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
GPS: Integrated A-GPS unit
WiFi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
3G: Integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Interface: 2x USB ports
Price: Around $499
Release date: Q1 2011

ASUS T101MT video reviews

The Asus Eee PC T101MT has been out for a month or so now and the response to it has been mixed.

The T101MT’s sturdy build quality, slick looks and small size are appreciated but its touch screen response is lacking in many respect. The touch screen requires a hard press to respond. The combination of slow performance and bad touch screen response make things worse, as sometimes the user simply does not know if the device actually received the finger touch or not.

Asus T101MT netbook – review from Andrei Mihai on Vimeo.

ASUS Eee Pad specifications out

ASUS Eee Pad specifications out

Based on various rumors and confirmed specs by ASUS, we have compiled this specification list for the Eee Pad, which for the most part should be right on (remember we were almost spot on with the specifications for the T101):

Operating System: Google Android OS with ASUS-branded interface

Software: Support for Adobe Flash

Display: 7-inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen

Graphics: NVidia Tegra graphics accelerator (with 1080p HD video playing)

Resolution: 1024 x 786

Battery: Li-polymer, 8 hours runtime

Processor: ARM CPU

Storage: 64 Gb on integrated flash

Audio: Digital Array Mic

Camera: Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam

GPS: Integrated A-GPS unit

WiFi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

3G: Integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Interface: 2x USB ports

Price: Around $499

Release date: July (Q3) 2010

ASUS announces Windows 7 tablet, besides Eee Pad

In addition to the forthcoming ASUS Eee Pad which is released in July and will run Android, ASUS will also be releasing a Windows 7-enabled tablet.

ASUS is like everyone else unsure about what direction the market is moving in and betting on two horses. The difference is really between running a lightweight but limited web-focused operating system like the iPhone OS or Android vs. running heavyweight operating systems that run advanced software applications like Windows 7 and Mac OSX do.

The question is what the people that buy these things want. Just browsing and running basic applications from the app stores, or actually doing advanced work.

Due to the nature of Windows 7, it’s to expect that ASUS will come with a higher-spec device than the Eee Pad.

Eee Pad release date in July

Eee Pad release date in July The ASUS Eee Pad release date is set for July of this year. ASUS‘ CEO Jerry Shen announced this at a conference in Taiwan.

The Eee Pad is positioned to compete head on with Apple’s iPad. It offers distinct features that are missing on the iPad such as full Adobe Flash support, USB ports and an integrated webcam. In addition, it features Google’s open-source lightweight Android operating system. This also seems to be an obvious choice seeing Apple chose its lightweight iPhone OS over its heavyweight Mac OSX to run on the iPad. Finally, its graphics will be supported by NVidia’s Tegra chipset, a standard for mobile devices now.

ASUS expects the introduction of tablet as a new segment in consumer computing will reduce netbook demand by 10 to 20%. For that reason, ASUS wants to have its slice of the tablet pie before it reduces its own netbook sales.

The ASUS Eee Pad will not surprisingly be priced around the iPad’s price of $499 USD. ASUS expects to ship at least 300,000 Eee Pads by the end of 2010. These are ambitious numbers, but ASUS did it before with its netbooks and the T91 and T101 tablets.

We were not far off with our artist rendering (see picture above). This actual photo of the Eee Pad went up on blogs this week, looking good right? We can’t wait!

Eee Pad release date in July


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