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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review Part 3 – Blogging the blog

Phil –

Slowly but surely the Asus Eee Pad has become more and more useful to my blogging day. As you are no doubt aware I run a little film site called Live for Films which involves movie news, reviews, trailers, cool art and many other things.

When the HAL 9000 unit is not running I use a HP laptop for the main bulk of my work. However, I now find the Eee Pad is the perfect tool for when I need to do quick updates or edits on the site. It is also a great tool for reviewing the look of the site and seeing if anything needs changing or updating.

Of course using the Eee Pad as an ebook reader means I can keep up with whatever book I am reading and quickly check the feeds to see if any new movie news has crept out.

If I see a cool trailer on youtube, a great piece of poster art or a snippet of news that has yet to be posted then using the Eee Pad it is posted in a couple of seconds. It saves having to boot up the laptop, open the browser and so on. This mainly applies in the evening when watching TV, reading a book or sitting in bed.

If the blog post involves more than just embedding a video there is of course the on-screen keyboard for any text. While this is good it is not as quick as using a normal keyboard although you can pretend you are talking to the MCP from Tron. That’s were the optional keyboard comes in for the Eee Pad. Quickly slotting the Pad onto the keyboard with a satisfying click and there is a fully functioning netbook with working touchpad. Great for long reviews and it is what I am currently using to write this.

The camera on the Eee Pad has also come in useful. I used the 5MP rear camera to take a photo for my recent review of the Epson TW3600 projector and the 1.3MP front-facing camera is perfect for checking my hair or as a web-cam. Below are a few images taken with the Eee Pad rear camera.

While working on the laptop the Eee Pad is handy to have to check emails, Facebook and other social media sites.

It definitely makes running Live for Films easier and I keep finding different apps and new ways to make it even more indispensable.

It uses the Honeycomb version of the Android operating system, has a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and can run full HD (1080p) videos.

The 10.1 inch screen has lovely rich colours with a 1280 x 800 resolution. It comes with Polaris Office 3. It weighs 680g and is 12.98mm thick.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my Asus Eee Pad Transformer review.

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