Asus Eee Pad Transformer – a tablet and a netbook
In tablet mode the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has the weight, feel and size of other popular tablets like the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom.
It has a microSD card slot, a mini HDMI port and a 1.2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear camera.
But for many users one of the biggest frustrations with tablets is the virtual keyboard and the beauty of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is the ability to click the tablet back into place in the dock and use it like a netbook again.
The full keyboard allows users who are not confident with the virtual keyboard the ability to power through their work and messages with a physical keyboard.
There’s a trackpad to make it even easier to navigate the apps and features which include Polaris Office to create and edit Microsoft Office documents.
And because there’s a battery in the keyboard dock as well as aboard the tablet, users can get up to 16 hours of use out of the Eee Pad Transformer.
There is only wi-fi aboard but no 3G connection unless it is tethered to a smartphone.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is available now. Users can purchase a 16GB tablet only for $599 or go for the whole package – a 32GB tablet and dock for $799.