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conclusion:We're mixed

80 March 5th 2012 4:58 pm

With an 8-megapixel camera, optional keyboard dock, Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and a svelte profile, the Transformer Prime may just be the best Android tablet currently available. But it costs as much as the new iPad, and if you really want a keyboard, why are you getting a tablet?

Critic reviews

8.8
6 reviews
  • Features
    8.0
  • Display
    9.5
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.5
  • Durability
    8.4

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User reviews

9.1
35 reviews
9.0
Engadget Dec 1, 2011

For the moment the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet on the market. All hail the new king.

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9.0
Gizmodo Jan 6, 2012

It's the best constructed, fastest Android tablet out there. The only people who should hesitate are those who don't want to be confined to Wi-Fi. That said, this is my new favorite tablet. Maybe it'll be yours too.

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8.0
CNET Dec 2, 2011

The Asus Transformer Prime is the best full-featured Android tablet yet. Its refined design makes it just as sexy as the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the laundry list of thoughtful features, coupled with great video playback and camera performance, deliver an impressive device that more than holds...

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9.0
SlashGear Dec 2, 2011

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.

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8.0
The Telegraph Feb 9, 2012

The Prime has its uses, and it's very good at what it does. But its unique selling point is that it’s a tablet that is so great it’s almost as good as a laptop. Many users might as well just buy a laptop.

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10
Hardware Heaven Mar 7, 2012

ASUS have taken the Transformer TF 101 and made it better. It is faster, looks better, has the latest Android OS, bigger battery, brighter screen, better camera, more storage and it's lighter. The best Android Tablet money can currently buy.

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9.0
Savitt Savitt

This tablet, in my opinion, is the first tablet that can actually compete with the iPad 2. I think it does more than that though. I honestly believe this tablet is better than the iPad 2. It is a total powerhouse, and is easily the best specked tablet on the market right now, and even with the...

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10
richardcmain richardcmain

Insofar, this tablet is an absolute burner. Its quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM help it power through anything I can throw at it. I've tethered it through LTE on my Galaxy Nexus, and it absolutely flies through HD youtube videos, Currents, and Google Music streaming. The display is...

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8.0
seang seang

In Depth Review: My transformer prime experience started well. I first received this package after a return from school and was excited to say the least. I tore open the packaging and opened it up plugged in and played. My initial thoughts "WOW". It was blisteringly fast and the keyboard dock...

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9.0
sawilson sawilson

One More Update: The mystery of how people could rate a tablet this far ahead of the iPad so low has been solved. Being late to the Transformer Prime game, two things for me are different: 1) I avoided the wifi and GPS issues other people experienced by getting a new model 64GB where these...

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9.0
CoffeeGeek CoffeeGeek

What can one say about this tablet that hasn't already been said. I've been using mine for a month (and not using it for two weeks now - see below), and it's an absolutely fantastic, ahead of its time (see below) tablet. The screen is awesome and I like the 720p HD display which is so much...

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9.0
kentzero kentzero

The OEM charging cable: very poor build quality. Purchase of multiple after market cables is recommend. OEM replacement cable is highly over priced and the same quality.

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10
AlpsSplash AlpsSplash

I have tried several tablets but this one stands out. I've had no issues with testing my new apps with it or using it for videos, games, and/or networking. Spec wise this thing blows the latest Ipad out of the water but this site is full of Apple fans, so I'm out numbered. Other than the...

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9.0
WhiteNoise WhiteNoise

I have really enjoyed using this tablet. Ice Cream Sandwhich is a fantastic update to the Android OS. I have had no build or wifi issues so far. However, even with the quad core processor, I still have occasional issues with video playback. Overall I would agree that this is the best Android...

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8.0
CRCasper CRCasper

This is definitely my favourite tablet on the market, but if you're not specifically going for Android and you're happy with the restricting OS, than the iPad 2 would be a good choice as well. The Prime does have some serious Wifi and GPS receiving issues which will be fixed in the TF700T which...

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