Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Specifications

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101Notebook: Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 (Eee Pad Transformer Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.68kg
Price: 399 euro
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 79%, features: 76%, display: 79% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

86% Review Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Androidbook. With the Eee Tab TF101, Asus hopes reap the benefits of both notebooks and tablets. The concept of an Android tablet with an optional keyboard dock to transform it into a laptop has been around since at least the last Cebit trade fair. But now we take a closer look at one of these fully-functional transformers.
Asus Transformer Slider reviewed
Source: Fudzilla English
If you do any serious typing and you don’t want to get separated from your tablet keyboard ever, this is might be the right tablet for you. It is one of the better Android tablets we've seen, but it’s not perfect.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/26/2011
The Best Tablet for You
Source: PC World English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
70% Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The sensible side of us appreciates the inclusion of the keyboard dock; the gadget fan looking for a lightweight but well-built alternative to the iPad wishes Asus had stuck to creating an attractive tablet with a more responsive onscreen keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ten... high-end Android tablets
Source: Reg Hardware English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2011
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Tablet Review
Source: Legit Reviews English
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is one of the best Android 10.1-inch tablets on the market today and is priced to move!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer $299.99 at Target
Source: Student Buying Guide English
All that for $299.99 is a pretty good deal, it’s just too bad we were spoiled by $99 HP TouchPads and all other deals pale in comparison!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review
Source: Techspot English
It all comes down to what you are looking for in such a device. If you want the pure simplified tablet experience that Apple has offered from the beginning, the iPad still does it best and has a large catalog of apps that Android certainly can't yet match. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer looks to be about as good as Android-based tablets get right now. Those excited about the Eee Pad Transformer should know that its successor is rumored to be just a few months away from release.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2011
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Review: Assemble!
Source: PC Perspective English
From the moment I took the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer out of the box, it was apparent that the company had created something unique. Designing the tablet specifically for use with the dock has made a coherent experience. Most tablets have docks available, but none of them mate with their respective tablets as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Asus Eee Pad Slider first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Eee Pad Slider is an intriguing proposition. Its large slider-phone style take on the tablet combines some of the best elements of a tablet and a laptop in one, creating a machine that's more practical than a tablet for heavy typing yet is more portable and cheaper than most laptops - and with better battery life. However, there seem to be few situations where its sibbling, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, doesn't trump it. Moreover, it looks set to be a little pricey. As ever we'll reserve full judgement until it's actually available and we've spent a good deal of time with it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Asus Transformer vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Source: Fudzilla English
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently the most compact tablet in its class, but Transformer TF101 boasts better connectivity. Asus’ docking station also comes with a battery that extends battery life to as much as 16, but both laptops will be good for 8+ hours of intensive work. Both tablets’ performance is pretty similar, seeing as how both use Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, which has proven to be good in multitasking and Android 3.1. Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks sleeker, it is easier to hold in one hand, but you may find connectivity a bit lacking. On the other hand, Transformer boasts a more robust build, mini-HDMI and microSD card reader and while a bit heavier, the finishing touches are quality. Thanks to the docking station, Transformer will turn into a notebook, which is not the case with Galaxy Tab 10.1. Price difference is at about €40 in Transformer’s favor. You can find this Asus tablet at about €400, here, while Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still unavailable in the EU. However, Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in the US, where it sells for $499. The keyboard dock for Transformer alone sells for €100 Euro in Euro zone and $120+ in USA but it makes perfect sense to get it as it makes this tablet stands out from the crowd. Asus transformer is definitely worth considering as it is a netbook and tablet at the same time, while Galaxy 10.1 is basically just a nicer tablet.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2011
Review: Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Source: ITNews Australia English
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is undoubtedly the best hybrid we’ve yet seen, and doing it this way round – Android tablet with bonus keyboard – works far better than the Windows way. Purely as a tablet we prefer it to the Motorola Xoom as well: the screen is better, the price is lower (albeit for only 16GB of storage) and you have the option of the dock. It still doesn’t quite feel finished, and the software could do with an update or two, but it’s another step up the ladder towards the all-round quality of the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2011
83% Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101: part tablet, part netbook
Source: PC Authority English
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is undoubtedly the best hybrid we’ve yet seen, and doing it this way round – Android tablet with bonus keyboard – works far better than the Windows way. Purely as a tablet we prefer it to the Motorola Xoom as well: the screen is better, the price is lower (albeit for only 16GB of storage) and you have the option of the dock. It still doesn’t quite feel finished, and the software could do with an update or two, but it’s another step up the ladder towards the all-round quality of the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
100% Asus EEE Pad Transformer TF-101 Android 3 tablet computer
Source: Computer Active English
The 16GB model we reviewed costs £430, or £380 without the keyboard. The 32GB model costs about £50 more. It's a fine tablet either way, though we recommend keeping the keyboard if you'll be doing a lot of typing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Source: ITP English
The Eee Pad Transformer is an innovative device that’s a real pleasure to use owing to its flawless IPS-based LCD.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80%
70% Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Source: PC Mag English
In such a crowded emerging tablet field, it's hard to recommend one Honeycomb tablet over another. If you are attracted to the keyboard dock accessory and sold on Honeycomb as your platform, the price is definitely right, as the Transformer is the cheapest tablet with Android 3.1 (or 3.0, for that matter) right now. If you're looking for more than a Wi-Fi-only model, the T-Mobile G-Slate (by LG) is a very small notch ahead of the Honeycomb competition because it's the first tablet to integrate 4G wireless—and it also has a goofy-but-fun 3D camcorder. But you'll notice these tablets all rate similarly, and that's because the primary element here is the operating system. If you want the best tablet you can buy, go with an iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Tablet in disguise
Source: Techcentral.my English
Whether it's work or play, the Asus Transformer is more than happy to transform itself to suit your needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is the Wayne Rooney of tablets. It might be aesthetically challenged, and its video playback and keyboard performance inconsistent at present, but there's no denying its versatility or skill. Likely to prove just as divisive as football's most famous orc, this hybrid tablet-cum-netbook will surely be dismissed by some as a novel chimera and likewise appreciated by others for its raw power and standout screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb Tablet Review
Source: T Break English
Overall, the ASUS Transformer is an excellent tablet- emphasis on the word tablet. I say that because it is not ready to be used primarily as a laptop. Although ASUS has done a good job with the dock integration, I just couldn’t get myself using or typing on it for an extended period of time. Plus, there are still many websites that don’t necessarily behave well on tablets. So as long as you are not thinking about replacing your primary computer with the tablet, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is the best Honeycomb tablet available today at a price that is had to match. Just consider the keyboard as a bonus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Review: Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 tablet
Source: Justech'n English
Overall I am really excited about the Asus Transformer. My biggest complaint is about the docking port being the only way to charge the tablet. This is on par with other tablets, so it is not something I can fault Asus for. Everything else about the tablet is exceptional and I look forward to using it every day. The price is also an amazing part of this tablet. Asus is able to provide all the features, and performance for the rock bottom price of $399. That is $100 less than the iPad 2, and $200 less than the Motorola Xoom. This really is the cherry on top and makes the Transformer the clear winner of our Editors Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer review
Source: T3 English
Judged on its merits as Honeycomb tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer is ultra-fast with an excellent screen, but factor in the keyboard and it really shines. Much of Honeycomb works perfectly well without a keyboard, but the Eee Transformer’s is a real boon if you’re typing longer documents, and the fact it adds to the battery life without totally reducing portability makes it an option well worth considering. In fact it’s a match for any Android offering to date despite its low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee Pad Transformer review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We loved the Eee Pad Transformer. We don't see it replacing your work PC or a serious notebook PC, but what it can do is give you an internet tablet that offers more than enough to keep you connected and entertained while you're away. If you work in the cloud a lot, you'll find the excellent browser a formidable ally. For entertainment and something to make notes on while at a trade show, meeting or traveling from office to office, it's a truly fantastic piece of kit that's as desirable as an iPad and easily more useful.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 review
Source: PC Advisor English
In spite of my minor complaints about its design, this tablet is worthy of consideration. Asus's aggressive pricing, coupled with its above-average display, make the Transformer a serious contender. Even if you factor in the extra cost of the docking station, the costs are offset by that module's expandability and functionality. The big question, as with all early-round Honeycomb tablets, relates to the unknowns of Android 3.x's evolution and its thus-far slow-to-grow app environment. If neither of those issues is a deterrent, the Transformer + Mobile Docking Station could be a winning combination of productivity tool and entertainment demon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Asus Eee Pad Transformer review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is what we've been waiting for - a tablet that can truly replace a netbook or ultra-portable laptop. With the keyboard disengaged, it's a slim, fairly light tablet with a great screen and touchscreen. With the dock in-tow, it's a typing demon whose battery will outlast almost any laptop or tablet you can find. Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps need to catch up for it to compete with the iPad but we fully expect this to happen soon, and Android has its own trump cards like Flash video in the interim. What really completes the picture for the Transformer, though, is its ultra competitive pricing - this is an absolute bargain compared to its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review
Source: Slashgear English
Whether Samsung’s slimline form-factors and custom software on the incoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 will outweigh the Eee Pad’s keyboard (and the extra runtime the battery in that allows), or whether the HTC Flyer’s active stylus will be preferable, remains to be seen. The Android tablet market is only set to become more competitive as 2011 progresses, but right now ASUS has come closest to the promise of an affordable, innovative slate using the Google OS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Preview: Both Tablet and Netbook
Source: Inside HW English
Unfortunately, as this is only the development version of the software, we can’t tell you more for the time being. Trust us, we can’t wait for the final version of the system, which should rectify all problems and enable the user to fully enjoy this device. As far as ASUS’ engineering team is concerned, and the same goes for quality of the components used and ideas implemented, we can but say - superb!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2011
83% Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 review
Source: PC Pro English
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is undoubtedly the best of the few hybrid devices we’ve yet seen, and doing it this way round – Android tablet with bonus keyboard – works far better than the Windows alternative. Purely as a tablet we prefer it to the Xoom as well: the screen is much better, the price is £100 lower (albeit for 16GB rather than 32GB of storage) and you have the option of the keyboard dock to add appeal. It still doesn’t quite feel finished, and the software could do with an update or two, but it’s another step up the ladder towards the all-round quality of the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
100% Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review
Source: Stuff TV English
You’ve finally got a choice: a valid alternative to Apple’s ubiquitous tablet that won’t leave you feeling like you’ve settled for second best.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

67% Geglückte Symbiose
Source: Connect - 11/11 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% features: 65% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 77%
60% Angriff aufs iPad
Source: e-media - 17/11 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 100%
86% Tablets im Test
Source: Computerbild - 16/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 86% display: 89% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 87%
Bereitmachen zum Anfassen
Source: c't - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
100% Die Tablet-Invasion
Source: Connect - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Alle gegen Apple
Source: c't - 17/11 German
Display satisfying, equipment good, camera bad, battery runtime satisfying, speed good, apps bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

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.


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» 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.


0.68 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


81.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Iconia Tab A200
Tegra 2 (250), 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 2 (250), 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 2 (250), 0.73 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 2 (250), 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"
Tegra 2 (250), 0.6 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10W
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10V
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10U
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Advent Vega
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10K
Tegra 2 (250), 0.86 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10Z
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba Folio 100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.76 kg
» Toshiba AC100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 2 (250), 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 2 (250), 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)