(I know.  The above video could be better.  I’m looking into getting an HD camera. Hopefully, I can reshoot this video in a week or so.  But I was anxious to show it off!)

This past Christmas, my nephews Jim and Mike gave me the most awesome gift ever!  I’m now the proud owner of an Asus Eed Pad Transformer Prime Tablet computer.

This tablet is, hands down, the most powerful mobile computing device on the face of the planet!

I know all you Apple fans out there think you have the the top of the line tablet in the iPad2.  Think again.

It is because the Prime has made reputation being the first tablet to feature the fastest processor in the world.

The Transformer Prime is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU.  It handles 3D gaming and HD video with no probem at all.    It runs the latest version of the Android OS, HoneyComb.  The next version, Ice Cream Sandwich, is due next week and the Transformer will automatically update.

The Transformer has a Super IPS+ Panel with 178 degree veiwing angle. You can even use it outdoors!   It has an 8MP camera with autofocus and flash.  Plus it sports supreme sound with Sonicmaster technology.

Here’s a bit of a side by side comparison from one online review:

We start the comparison checking the processing performance of the two tablets. It is because the Prime has made reputation being the first tablet to feature the fastest processor in the world. The Prime is powered by a 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor and 1GB of RAM. The second generation iPad tablet, meanwhile, runs on 1GHz dual core Apple A4 processor and 512MB of RAM. The difference is simply clear.

The Asus tablet beats its Apple rival with a quad core processor that performs five times better than a dual core processor.

Display screen
The Prime is rightly a great successor to the 10.1-inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer. The new tablet keeps up the same 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The 150ppi display is made of Super IPS+ technology, ensuring brilliant performance. On the other hand, the new version of Apple iPad features a 9.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 132 ppi.

When it comes to camera, the iPad 2 is an underdog. The device just has a 0.92-megapixel HD camera in the rear panel and a VGA front camera. Apple has not given much importance to a high quality camera on its iPad 2 tablet. But, Asus has built its Transformer Prime tablet with an advanced 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front camera for video calls. Well, you can take better quality HD videos and stills be using the Prime tablet.

Some say that the Transformer is not an “iPad killer.”  I disagree. I have one, I’m running it, and it’s light years ahead of the iPad2.

It’s five times faster, has a higher resolution, runs the incomparable Android OS, has thousands of free apps, is incredibly thin, and offers an optional Keyboard dock to turn it into a netbook. It also offers 12 hours battery life as a tablet and 18 hours with the keyboard.

And best of all, Android is based on Linux!  A really big reason why I love this tablet!

Look out Apple!


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