Asus Transformer Prime

Asus Transformer Prime
$499.00
Brand: Asus
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels, Super IPS+ LCD, Multi-touch, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 3
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.2 upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Battery: 7000 mAh
  • Released Date: 18-12-2011

Specifications

General

Device Type Android Tablet
Model Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF201)
Released December, 2011
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight 586 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors Amethyst Gray, Champagne Gold

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super IPS+ LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~149 ppi
Features Multi-touch, Ambient light sensor

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 3
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. ULP GeForce
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB/64GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology SRS audio

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7000 mAh
Battery Life Up to 12 h
Charging USB DC Charger Cable

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 1.2 MP
Image 1080p
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Autofocus, LED flash, f/2.4 aperture
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I was very impressed with the speed and performance of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. I found the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor to be "incredibly fast" and said it is "literally the fastest tablet you're going to get on the market today."
When testing games and graphics, I think that the water textures and blur effects looked great even when only using two processing cores. The graphics were "really nice" and looked better than on the original Asus Transformer tablet.
- Chris Grobler
User Reviews 2 I was very impressed by the build quality, slim design, bright display, and smooth performance of the Asus Transformer Prime. The spun metal back looks great and the tablet feels solid and well-made. The Tegra 3 chip provides extremely smooth and fluid performance thanks to its unique 5th processing core.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also looks beautiful on this tablet - I can't find anything wrong with it. Gaming performance completely blew my mind thanks to the Tegra 3 chip - graphics and touch response are better than I've ever seen on a mobile device.
- Marques Brownlee
User Reviews 3 I was initially very impressed by the sleek design and docking capability of the Transformer Prime. However, over time I discovered flaws like an inconveniently placed speaker, center of gravity issues when docked, and reliability problems with crashing and Flash performance.
The Prime's screen quality disappoints me - I find the colors to be washed out and straining on my eyes compared to my other devices. The software that Asus provides also underperforms, like the preloaded book reader app.
- Video Gadgets Journal (VGJFelix)
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Extremely fast performance with Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Great graphics and gaming capabilities
- Solid, slim design with metal back
Bright, beautiful display
- Free cloud storage included

Cons:
- Speaker inconveniently placed
- Screen quality not as good as iPad - colors washed out
- Software and apps provided by Asus underperform

In the fast-paced world of tablets, the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 stands out as a true powerhouse. Launched in December 2011, this tablet quickly gained attention for its cutting-edge features and impressive performance. Although now discontinued, its impact on the market is still felt today.

Speed and Performance That Sets the Bar

At the heart of the Transformer Prime is the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, delivering lightning-fast speeds. Users have described it as “incredibly fast” and labeled it the “fastest tablet on the market.”

Gaming enthusiasts were particularly impressed, noting stunning water textures and blur effects that outshine its competitors.

Design and Build Quality

Beyond performance, the Transformer Prime boasts an impeccable design. With dimensions of 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm and a weight of 586 g, it strikes a balance between portability and a substantial feel.

The spun metal back adds a touch of elegance, making it not just a powerhouse but a stylish one.

Vibrant Display and Smooth Interface

The tablet's 10.1-inch Super IPS+ LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection offers a vibrant visual experience. The Android 3.2 (upgradeable to 4.0) operating system complements the display, providing a smooth and user-friendly interface.

The display's multi-touch and ambient light sensor technologies enhance the overall user experience.

Impressive Battery Life and Camera Features

Equipped with a 7000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, the Transformer Prime ensures a remarkable battery life of up to 12 hours.

The 8 MP rear camera with features like autofocus, LED flash, and a commendable f/2.4 aperture, along with the 1.2 MP front camera, captures clear images and 1080p videos.

In conclusion, the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 emerges as a game-changer in the tablet realm. Its exceptional speed, stunning graphics, and thoughtful design make it a force to be reckoned with.

However, users must weigh these strengths against some notable drawbacks, including speaker placement and reliability concerns. While the Transformer Prime may have left the market, its impact is still felt, and it remains a symbol of innovation in tablet technology.

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