ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review Part II: Battery Life & Moreby Anand Lal Shimpi on December 15, 2011 3:45 AM EST
I rode around town as a passenger equipped with the Transformer Prime and dock to test out how usable the setup was as a truly mobile platform. Glare is still a big issue if you're in a sunny environment; however, I was surprised to see that even without engaging the Prime's Super IPS+ mode that the display was usable in many cases outdoors. I definitely preferred the experience with Super IPS+ mode enabled though. While the glossy screen picks up fingerprints and is extremely reflective, the 600+ nits the panel is able to put out in its brightest mode definitely overcome both of these concerns.
Some of you have asked for color gamut charts for the Transformer Prime, which I have provided below vs. the original Transformer:
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
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Graag - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThis is an unbiased tech review site. It is not a support group to make you feel better about whatever your personal tech preferences might be.
kishorshack - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThis guy for sure a bot
cant help it man
U need to check your brain first
xype - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link"may be a formidable competitor in the not too distant future"
Android tagline since 2008 or some such.
umbrel - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkIn this industry the "not too distant future" seems to be 8-12 years, so I'd think we are half the way there.
TedG - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkI have an Ipad 2 and an Android Razr Smartphone. The equipment may be better on the Android side but the experience is better on the IPad side. If I want to save $$, Andriod is the way to go. In my opinion for the money a $200-$350 Android tablet is the best value. If I'm spending $600 on a tablet, I'd go Apple.
bplewis24 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkCool story bro.
tech6 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThanks for the comprehensive follow up. Also, the video reviews are great - keep them coming!
Stefing - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkGreat to see a really thorough, technical review.
To sum up though: WANT!
Although, being in the UK, that means another 4 week's waiting - and no 64GB option!
Arbie - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link"Being able to watch 4-6 full length movies on a plane without worrying about your battery is a pretty nice feature."
Technically, it's great. But that implies ripped movies and an international flight. A core function of the Department of Homeland Security is to prevent such activity. So you'd have to worry about more than the battery. But at least you could be sure that none of the other people getting on the plane had violated any copy-protection.
Topweasel - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkOr, for example renting 4-6 movies on the Google Market app and docking them on your device. That's what I did when they were doing the top 10 for $1. Rented 4 or 5 of them and then docked/pinned them on my TF101 so that I could make sure I can watch them at any time.