So far, so easy

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It’s no secret that tablets is the way the computer market is headed. With all the brouhaha over the iPad 2 you, like me, may have missed the hype about the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of ASUS until they contacted me and offered to send me one to try out – and it’s a good thing they did because apparently these things have been selling like hot cakes. The first shipment sold out crazy fast and the next load won’t be available til June 1st. Amazon recently said that the Transformer is its best selling tablet to date.

So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be having a play with the Eee Pad and posting up some reviews telling you what I learn, how easy it is to use, my likes and dislikes etc.

I took some quick snap shots of it as you can see above. Here are the stats:

  • 10.1 inch screen
  • 16GB hard drive
  • Ultra slim – 12.98mm
  • 680g in weight
  • Attachable keyboard
  • Rear and front facing cameras
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system (truthfully, I have no idea what this means, but I’m sure the technically minded among you will know)

This little nugget just arrived over the weekend and as I was moving house, I’ve only had a chance to have a very brief play with it, but wanted to just note down my first impressions, basic though they may be. I haven’t really seen any other tablets up close so to even check out the most basic features on this was very cool. The screen is amazingly clear and it’s really easy to navigate. I love the fact that it has an attachable keyboard should you need to get down to serious business on it. I took a couple of pictures on it which were really crisp, great quality (then popped the unit in my handbag and showed the pics off on it to friends at the pub later).

So far, so easy. It retails for around £400 and as someone who likes to be able to take my gadgets on the go, I could get very used to this.

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