ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review Part 3 – Blogging the blog

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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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  • Daryl Hall

    This tablet just keeps sounding better and better. Can’t wait for it to be available in Australia.

  • Simon Everard

    This is how tablets are supposed to be.  Can’t wait to get my hands on one.  Kudos to Asus

  • Darren Wright

    all these blog reviews have reminded me about my food blog….maybe my transformer can help me resurrect it.

  • Raymond Williams

    Looks good

  • Anonymous

    If only all tablets came with a physical keyboard like this.

  • Alison M

    This looks very impressive.


    This is the future of all laptops/ipads sometimes we need to prop up the pad and some times grab and run…. I am so excited I love the social net working aspect and the fact that I can keep intouch with all my family & friends by messenger this is a little godsend.

  • Casey Ketcham

    This thing looks so sexy

  • Casey Ketcham

    This thing looks so sexy

  • Casey Ketcham

    This thing looks so sexy

  • Erik Man

    if this tablet finally hit the Belgium market, I would be a very happy person.  Still looking to get one grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Kevin Johnson

    Looks like the best competition for the Ipad so far.  Would love to get one, but they are hard to find.

  • Anonymous

    This has now come down in price on Amazon -

  • Erik Man

    I finally be able to get one…  I drove like 2 hours just to get one …
    Now I have one, I’m still not be able to play with it, cause my son keeps playing with it…  Need a second one asap ;-)

  • Hamesh Rambaran

    Awesome, Will deffo be getting one of these when i can. How handy!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds great – definitely need one of these.

  • Dave Rimmer

    Seen this on Ebuyer fantastic, love the the way Screen attaches to the keyboard if you need it. Nice one Asus leading the way.

  • Jeffrey

     Yes I would swap an ipad for this!

  • Anonymous

    Just got my Asus Transformer!!! it is SUPER sick. :) :) :)  

    I hooked it up to my Aaxa M2 micro projector with the Mini HDMI output and used my slingbox it was soooooo radical. :) :) :)  

    made a video here:

    thanks for the helpful review you are so amazing at that. :)