ASUS launches Eee Pad Transformer
An innovative tablet with an expandable keyboard dock.
ASUS today has announced the first shipments of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the best tablet choice for users looking for both media consumption and mobile productivity.
Featuring an expandable keyboard docking station and combined battery life of up to 16 hours*, the Transformer is running the new Android 3.0 operating system, Honeycomb. Combining Honeycomb with ASUS' intuitive Waveshare user interface and the most powerful hardware features available makes the Transformer an exciting portable device supporting both office work and social communication.
Xhead = Powerful mini-cinema entertainment on-the-go
Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the Transformer browses the Web at blazing speeds, providing a snappier response time and better performance when multi-tasking. An IPS Panel made from durable and scratch-resistant glass is viewable at angles up to 178^0, and produces a crisper and more accurate color range by up to 50% when compared to other tablets in the market.
Built-in SRS Sound technology provides a dynamic 3D stereo audio experience, with maximum bass response and a wide sound field from the discrete speakers housed in the 12.98mm thick frame that weighs only 680g. A 5MP rear- and 1.2MP front-facing cameras can shoot and record video, which can be played back in video on HDTVs via a mini HDMI output port, making it a true mobile entertainment device.
Xhead = Transform from pad to notebook mode with keyboard docking station
The Transformer sets itself apart from other tablets on the market by featuring an optional docking station. This provides access to a full qwerty keyboard along with unique Android Function keys, turning the tablet Transformer into a full-fledged notebook.
Preloaded on the Transformer is Polaris Office 3.0, a professional Mobile Office Solution which enables users to edit various types of office documents including documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files, making the Transformer very attractive for professional use. A touchpad, 3.5mm audio jack, two USB ports as well as a built-in SD Card reader for easy file sharing and storage expandability makes the Transformer a versatile media hub.
In addition, the ultra-convenient ASUS WebStorage with one year of unlimited storage space provides worry-free cloud computing. The docking station also extends the Transformer's 9.5 hours* of battery life up to 16 hours*, so users can use it all day for work and play.
Xhead = Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS with ASUS Waveshare UI
Google's Android Honeycomb is a revolutionary operating system specially designed and optimised for tablets, and enables users a full Web experience for on-the-go Web browsing, communicating and casual computing. Supporting Adobe Flash 10.2** and the ever growing Android Market, entertainment is a finger swipe away.
The convenient ASUS Launcher also allows users to easily launch software, manage content and access online services and connect devices with a few simple taps, while ASUS' Waveshare Interface hosts a variety of unique applications such as MyNet, MyLibrary, MyCloud and more. MyNet easily streams digital media wirelessly within home network devices so HD videos or music can be played on devices such as an HDTV or desktop PCs for an even better experience from the Transformer.
MyLibrary consolidates downloaded books, magazines and newspapers in to one easy to browse profile while MyCloud is a total cloud solution, providing access to digital content such as music, videos and files from the cloud anywhere, anytime. Users can even use MyCloud to remotely access and control any PC or Mac system and access applications or files to extend the versatility of the Eee Pad Transformer experience.
*9.5 and 16 hour battery life estimated under certain conditions. *Adobe Flash 10.2 support requires an upgrade available online.
Mobile Productivity with docking station (full qwerty KB and touchpad, up to 16 hours of battery life, Unlimited ASUS WebStorage) Mini-Cinema Entertainment (Brilliant IPS panel with 178⁰ viewing angle, HDMI support, NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.0 GHz dual-core CPU) Trendsetting Tablet Experience (Android 3.0 OS for tablets, Flash support, thousand of applications on Android Market)
May vary by SKU and country
* Will be ready after mid-April via FOTA update * Need to download Adobe Flash update from Android Market * Battery life tested by 720p video playback, SPWG spec (60nits) * Only support with mobile docking bundle package or optional package
Asus is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion US dollars. Asus ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. Asus was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as number one in quality and service in Taiwan.