Items tagged with Transformer

If there's one thing a manufacturer like Asus understands, it's how to service their existing customer base with timely updates for things like firmware and drivers. With their lineage in motherboards, where BIOS updates can be critical for compatibility and performance, a company like Asus knows how to work closely with ecosystem partners in an effort to roll out product updates and enhancements quickly.  And so it's no surprise they're one of the first manufacturers out of the gate with a drop of the latest Android Honeycomb OS version 3.2 for their darling 10.1-inch slate, the... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss Android 3.1 becoming available for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, AMD's new FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional workstation-class Graphics cards, the Asus ET2400 all-in-one touchscreen desktop system, and how HTC has opened their bootloader back up to the masses. Oh, and we also disclose the details for our latest full system giveaway! Show Notes: 00:59 - AMD FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics 02:39 - Android 3.1 Tested On The Asus Eee Pad Transformer 06:25 - HTC Kills Bootloader Lock Policy... Read more...
In our recent detailed coverage of Asus' ever-fab, Editor's Choice-winning Eee Pad Transformer tablet, we told you that even better things lie ahead as Google rolls out their 3.1 release of Android Honeycomb.  Little did we know that roll-out would be coming sooner than later. Today, a buzzy, fuzzy little Bumble Bee floated a new Transformer firmware update our way, packing Honeycomb 3.1 in all its golden sweetness.  Quick on the up-take, we dropped the payload on to a microSD card faster than a hornet zipping around your Memorial Day weekend fruit salad bowl. Volume rocker up, while... Read more...
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is a more complete Android-based tablet PC with a companion docking station that affords it the ability to act as an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based netbook as well.  It's based on NVIDIA's powerful dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16 - 32GB of internal storage.  If you were waiting for Android tablets to get "real," today might be a good day to finally take the plunge.  Here's a detailed look at the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet PC and Netbook convertible...... Read more...
Half-baked.  That would describe the large majority of Android-based tablets we've seen come through our test labs here at HotHardware thus far. Even Motorola's Xoom, though infused with Google's latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) release, felt like it could use a bit of polish in spots, though most of the refinement wouldn't need to come from the device so much as its operating system.  If you were wondering why Google was restricting the Marketplace on any device larger than 7 inches, the reason is simply that 2.X versions of Android were engineered with handsets in mind, not tablets,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss Intel's new 3D Tri-gate transistor technology, AMD's new 3.7GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb-based tablet, the Digital Storm Enix small form-factor gaming PC, and details of how to win tickets to AMD's upcoming Fusion Developer's Summit... Show Notes: 01:10 - Intel Announces New 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors 06:00 - AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU Review 08:20 - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Preview 12:22 - Digital Storm's... Read more...
Wondering why it's so hard to find an Eee Transformer these days? It's not because there's not enough parts to make things, or that there's a problem with the quality. According to Netbook News, who contacted Asus spokesperson David Chang, it's just because the device is a great deal, and people love it. He stated that around 100,000 of the units would be made in May, and 200,000 or more would come in June, but that there's significant demand for each and every one of them. And with a price + performance combo like it has, we can't say that we're surprised. He stated that the company will have... Read more...
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market in that it has a keyboard docking station that essentially allows it to convert to an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based netbook on the fly. Add to that a powerful dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and a reasonable MSRP of $399 (just the tablet, 16GB version) and the Transformer looks to be one of the best options currently for Android tablet solutions, for WiFi only solutions.   We're prepping a full, detailed performance review here in the coming days but we thought it would be nice to offer a... Read more...
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market in that it has a keyboard docking station that essentially allows it to convert to an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based netbook on the fly. Add to that a powerful dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and a reasonable MSRP of $399 (just the tablet, 16GB version) and the Transformer looks to be one of the best options currently in Honeycomb tablets, for WiFi only solutions.  The Transformer has dual front and rear facing cameras (1.2MP and 5MP respectively), 1GB of on board memory, mini-HDMI output,... Read more...
What's the next major step in mobility? Having a tablet to go, and then a snap-on keyboard for situations where you need to input a lot more text than is easily inputable on a tablet. Asus has you covered in that area, with the introduction of the Eee Pad Transformer. It's an interesting name for an interesting product, and it may be the next real revolution of the netbook. The Transformer is based around Android 3.0, and combined with the optional expandable keyboard docking station, you've got an Android 3.0 netbook. The machine is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and features... Read more...
In this episode of Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz and the crew from HotHardware talk about the hottest products from CES 2011, from tablets to handsets, to hot new SSDs and motherboards.  We also cover Intel's new Sandy Bridge Desktop and Mobile processors and hint of a new killer gaming rig contest/give-away in the weeks ahead! Show Notes: 01:20 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Desktops 02:52 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Notebooks 06:13 - The Hottest of CES  - All HH Coverage From CES 2011... Read more...
At the annual Asus press conference held a couple of days before CES, Jonney Shih gave us a sneak peek of the company's tablet lineup. We’ve got pics, specs, and information regarding the upcoming Asus Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO, and the long awaited Eee Slate EP 121... CES 2011: Four New Tablets Coming From Asus... Read more...
At the annual Asus press conference held a couple of days before CES, Jonney Shih gave us a sneak peek of the company's tablet lineup. If you haven't jumped on the tablet bandwagon yet, 2011 might just be the perfect time to do so. Let's take a look at what Asus has to offer.    Is it a tablet? Or a notebook? The Eee Pad Slider is a little of both and features a 10.1” IPS touch-screen, but also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Powered by a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC, it also sports built-in digital cameras on the front (1.2MP) and rear (5MP) for video chat and digital photography.... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got the last update of the weekend for you. For those of you who aren't exactly sure what Windows is loading when your computer is started, PC Review has created a startup file database to help you determine if a file is a harmless printer driver, or a menacing trojan. Adios for now folks, Mr. Sandman is tugging at my eyelids. Altec Lansing inMotion iM4 Portable Speakers Preview @ CoolTechZone "Their speaker aesthetics, although professional, were standard to the ones from every other manufacturer in the market. However, that changed when the company decided to deliver speaker... Read more...
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