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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201

Specifications

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201Notebook: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 (Eee Pad Transformer Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.589kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 89.47% - very good
Average of 15 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 78%, features: 81%, display: 92% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 99%

Reviews for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201

89% Review Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Quad core tablet. The new Asus tablet with a keyboard dock is one of the first products with Nvidia's quad core processor, Tegra 3. Just in time for our review, Asus also upgraded to Android 4.0. We examined how the hybrid with the brand new chip and latest software fares in comparison to the precursor and the competition.
Asus Transformer Pad Prime vs Infinity head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Compared head-to-head with the Prime we have to say we think the Infinity is worth the extra £100. The tablet comes with a host of upgrades including a slightly faster processor, crisper screen, improved front and rear facing cameras and double the amount of storage.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2012
70% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Transformer Prime TF201 is currently being sold for Rs.49,999, although you can find it in online store like Flipkart for Rs.46,000. While it’s expensive for a non-3G tablet, it’s a very good upgrade from the previous version but we still wouldn’t recommend buying this now, especially when the Transformer Pad 300 has launched. This is a very similar tablet to the Prime in features and specs plus, it’s also 3G ready and a bit cheaper as well. Asus has yet to launch this tablet in India so we’d recommend waiting for it if you’re on a tight budget and want 3G. Remember that the storage capacity will be lesser and it won’t have the IPS+ display but other than that, it’s going to be the same. Hopefully, once that launches the price of the Prime will drop, which will make it a better buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet Review
Source: Small Business Computing English
Even without the dock, the $500 Transformer Prime is an impressive device that epitomizes the best hardware capabilities available today. And that hardware comes packed into a device that is both slimmer and lighter than the new iPad, includes a fast quad-core processor, a brilliant 10.1-inch display and a solid 12 hours battery life (When used without the mobile dock).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2012
iPad 3 (2012) vs. Transformer Prime: Tablet Titan Showdown
Source: PC Perspective English
Some have called the iPad 3 an incremental upgrade. I disagree. As I think this comparison shows, the new iPad is substantially better than the next-best competitor. When judged relative to the competition the iPad 3 is the best product Apple makes and among the best consumer electronics products available today. Everyone else is still trying to catch up.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2012
Review: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Source: ITNews Australia English
So the Prime isn’t perfect, but it does edge in front of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on value, connectivity and all-round performance. It’s our new favourite Android tablet – and a hint of things to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2012
New iPad vs. Android Tablets: Is It Game Over?
Source: PC World English
No one knows how successfully Apple's rivals will respond to the challenge posed by the new iPad. But it's going to be fun to watch non-Apple tablets and operating systems as they come to grips with this powerhouse tablet.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2012
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is a well-designed and well-built product that has been executed superbly. Not only does it look great it has a long list of impressive specifications and features. Its hybrid nature sets it apart from the competition and it all comes for a fairly reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Apple iPad 2 vs Asus Transformer Prime head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Transformer Prime triumphs over the iPad 2 in almost all areas, but the Apple device is still an excellent tablet in its own right. Business users may still be tempted by the Apple ecosystem, which is embraced by IT admins. Android is still viewed with caution when it comes to security, but the Prime is a jack-of-all trades in terms of usability. The ability to use the device as a tablet or netbook is something that proves hugely valuable and its multimedia capabilities are unmatched by Apple at this time.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2012
100% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: T3 English
We can’t make our minds up if this is more tablet than laptop or vice versa, but we can be sure of is that this is a great all round piece of kit that also looks the part. It’s packing one of the best keyboard docks we’ve seen and is supremely powerful thanks to the quad-core architecture. Android 4.0 gives the Prime an added gloss particularly in the camera deparment but is missing some of the quirkier features such as Face Unlock and Beam. Ultimately though this is a corking tablet/laptop hybrid that is more powerful than ever and with Ice Cream Sandwich added into the mix is the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Asus Transformer Prime review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Prime excels when it comes to battery life and multimedia capabilities and is hands down the best Android tablet on the market. Although we would consider it primarily as a content consumption unit, the Prime will be a valuable companion on long business trips and for taking notes during meetings or events.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
ASUS Transformer Prime with Android 4.0 ICS review
Source: Slashgear English
The first tablet on earth to be licensed by Google to officially be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the ASUS Transformer Prime, and we’ve got it running slick here in a full review for you. This tablet has been out for some weeks now, but has just been updated officially to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month. As we found at CES 2012, this tablet/transformer device has indeed worked with Google to make this happen, and you’ll see the speed and excellence therein because of it. Also before you begin be sure to check out our full Transformer Prime review to see the rest of the capabilities of this machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012
100% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: T3 English
We can’t make our minds up if this is more tablet than laptop or vice versa, but we can be sure of is that this is a great all round piece of kit that also looks the part. It’s packing one of the best keyboard docks we’ve seen and is supremely powerful thanks to the quad-core architecture.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
Aside from the skinny dock, which is actually a bit of a step back from the Transformer 1 and wobbly GPS reception – but a patch is on the way – the Prime is an impressive bit of kit. The blazing fast hardware, superb screen, lightness, thinness and bang-up-to-date version of Android and decent price combine to make this the best Android tablet yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2012
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review: Thinner, Faster
Source: PC Perspective English
As such, the Prime finds itself in a similar place as the original Transformer. Yes, this is a very good tablet - and the best Android tablet for the money. However, the iPad 2 still appears to be the better choice. The OS is better, battery life is better, app selection is better, and performance is generally on par. The Prime is the closest any Android tablet has come to leaping the high bar set by the iPad 2, but it still can't top it - and it won't really have a chance of doing so unless battery life is improved and Android 4.0 is a major improvement over Honeycomb.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2012
100% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Asus’ original Transformer was Stuff’s Product of the Year 2011, and the new Prime is all that and more. With a quad-core Tegra 3 processor inside, it’s the fastest tablet ever.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
We can’t make our minds up if this is more tablet than laptop or vice versa, but we can be sure of is that this is a great all round piece of kit that also looks the part. It’s packing one of the best keyboard docks we’ve seen and is supremely powerful thanks to the quad-core architecture. Yes, it’s running Honeycomb, but when an Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich update lands in January (fingers crossed), this tablet/laptop hybrid could really go some way to convince more people to embrace the tablet revolution once and for all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2011
83% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: PC Pro English
If we’re honest, Tegra 3 came as a little bit of a disappointment. We had been hoping for iPad-beating levels of responsiveness, smoothness and battery life. The Prime doesn’t quite offer that, and although the new chip does boost HD video and the potential for high-end gaming, the companion core setup seems to compromise some aspects of browsing performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Asus’ Tranformer Prime is a thing of beauty. Despite being easily as thin and light as most rivals, this aluminium-clad tablet is far more powerful thanks to its quad-core Tegra 3 internals. This also means that smooth 1080p video playback on a tablet and console-quality gaming on Android are finally realities, and the Prime shows them off on the best tablet screen we’ve yet seen. The keyboard dock is the icing on a very tasty cake, and though there are a few concessions compared to the original Transformer’s dock, it’s still an amazing add-on that not only makes the Prime one of the most versatile devices on the market, but also one of the longest-lasting. Quite simply, the Prime is the best Android tablet available and arguably the best tablet per se.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Mobile Docking Station review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Transformer Prime's keyboard dock improves on that of the original Transformer by packing the same ports and extra battery life into an even slimmer and lighter package. Unfortunately, the keys remain cramped.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $499 Eee Pad Transformer Prime is not only the fastest tablet we've tested, but also one of the best-looking, most functional, and--because of its AppLocker--the most family-friendly. We were wowed by its brilliant IPS display, razor-thin design, and remarkably comfortable keyboard dock. Users looking for a large choice of apps may still prefer the iPad 2, and those who need a tablet for business/note-taking may prefer the ThinkPad Tablet with its pen and security features. However, if you're looking for the most powerful, portable 10-inch Android tablet on the market, look no further.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
Source: PC World English
The Asus Transformer Prime makes a visual statement, in both its brilliant design and its inner power. The docking station option makes it a superb choice for power users who want a tablet that converts into a productivity workhorse. Our full rating is pending until our testing is complete, but this tablet is shaping up as one of the top contenders you can buy today. We'll update this review with full testing results when available. The Transformer Prime ships through online retailers December 12, and will be in stores December 19. No word yet as to the availability of an expected 3G version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2011
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Source: PC Mag English
So if you're considering the Prime, just make sure it does what you need. I can't recommend it the same way I would the iPad 2, assuming that there's an app available for whatever. If you're a Droid through and through, you'll revel in the power here. For Web surfing with Flash, for playing Nvidia's Tegra Zone games, or for drawing in Sketchbook and PS Touch, the Prime is the ultimate experience right now.If you're considering this tablet, you first need to go to market.android.com and make sure the apps you want aren't just there, and that they're optimized for tablets. Until Google can offer a broad array of easily discoverable tablet apps, tablets like the Prime will get good reviews, but won't our wholehearted endorsement, or our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Transformer Prime Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
To put it simply, the ASUS Transformer Prime is easily the best Android tablet and is possibly the best tablet, period. It depends mainly on your own taste and usage model. By itself, the Transformer Prime is a superbly designed and powerful tablet with an excellent display, application processor and overall user experience. However, with the optional laptop dock, the Prime turns itself into an ultra-mobile productivity machine that can play HD video for 18hrs – try that with a laptop. This means that Asus customers won’t have to worry about battery life anymore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2011
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Source: PC Advisor English
Headed by a quad-core processor, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android tablet certainly boasts impressive specifications. It also seems to place an important emphasis on design: it's thinner, lighter and more attractive than most other Android tablets on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2011
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet Sneak Peak
Source: Legit Reviews English
It also has features unlike any other tablet out there, so if there was a tablet out there that could disrupt the market the ASUS Transformer is it!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2011
ASUS Transformer Prime Review
Source: Slashgear English
The ASUS Transformer Prime is without a doubt the finest Android tablet to date, and barring those with an addiction to having what they call the “widest” or “finest” app collection in the land, I’ve got no qualms with calling this the highest quality slate on the market today. Of course the app production ecosystem for the iPad 2 is stronger – people still see it as an easier place to make cash. With Android it’s still not so easy to make a winning application, especially one that’s supported by a market that has a real vetting process. But lo and behold, those of you who are developers of games specifically, you’ve got NVIDIA to work with, and not only do they give developers wanting to work with them the resources they need to make their game optimized for their processors, they promote the heck out of your games by giving them to us to test out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2011

Foreign Reviews

100% Asus Transformer Prime TF201
Source: PC Magazin - 5/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Die Wandelbaren
Source: e-media - 4/12 German
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPad vs. Android
Source: c't - 8/12 German
Display good, equipment very good, battery runtime good, office performance good, graphics performance very good, app-store good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Vierkernflunder
Source: c't - 4/12 German
Performance and battery runtime good, bad GPS
Single Review, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - tablet s klávesnicí
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2012
80% Asus Transformer Prime TF201
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 80%
Asus Eee Pad Trasformer Prime
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2012

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3): Integrated Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics card in the Tegra 3 SoC. Similar to the Tegra 2 GPU but with additional pixel shaders and optimizations.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3: High-End-SoC for tablets and large smartphones which integrates 4 ARM Cortex A9 Cores and a power saving companion core. Furthermore, a GeForce LP GPU is included that is based on the old GeForce 7.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.589 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


89.47%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Excite Pure
Tegra 3, 0.6 kg
» Toshiba Excite 10 SE
Tegra 3, 0.5 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic M702
Tegra 3, 0.59 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A211
Tegra 3, 0.77 kg
» Asus VivoTab RT TF600T
Tegra 3, 0.525 kg
» Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600
Tegra 3, 0.525 kg
» Toshiba AT300-101
Tegra 3, 0.6 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic M532
Tegra 3, 0.56 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A700
Tegra 3, 0.685 kg
» Toshiba Excite 10
Tegra 3, 0.6 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A510
Tegra 3, 0.681 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300
Tegra 3, 0.635 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K2
Tegra 3, 0.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP SlateBook 14-p000nf
Tegra 4, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Viewsonic VSD241
Tegra 3, 24.0", 7.2 kg
» Medion Life X4701-MD 98272
Tegra 3, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» LG Optimus 4X HD
Tegra 3, 4.7", 0.14 kg
» HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ef
Tegra 3, 7", 0.342 kg
» Toshiba AT270-100
Tegra 3, 7.7", 0.332 kg
» HTC One X+
Tegra 3, 4.7", 0.14 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Tegra 3, 11.6", 1.192 kg
» Microsoft Surface RT
Tegra 3, 10.6", 0.676 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A110
Tegra 3, 7.0", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad A2109
Tegra 3, 9.0", 0.58 kg
» Sony Xperia S
Tegra 3, 9.4", 0.57 kg
» Google Nexus 7
Tegra 3, 7.0", 0.345 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)