I have had my tablet for a couple of months now. I bought the keyboard dock to allow for better battery life and typing. Not all Android apps work on this tablet, but through trial and error, many apps do. I am sure many reading this have done their research and know what I am talking about. I have seen some great ideas in the process of searching.
Before I go further, here are the specifications according to ASUSTek.
Eee Pad Transformer TF101
*Note: The Specifications pertain to both keyboard and dock.
- NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 1.0GHz dual-core CPU for excellent multitasking & 1080p video playback
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb O.S. with Adobe® Flash® 10.2 support*2
- Full QWERTY keyboard, touchpad input with Polaris® Office® for mobile productivity
- 16 hours*1 long battery life for all day computing with docking station
- Brilliant IPS panel with ultra-wide 178⁰ viewing angle made from scratch resistant and super tough glass
- One year of Unlimited ASUS WebStorage, two USB ports, SD and Micro SD card readers for easy sharing & storage expandability
- 3D stereo with max bass response with SRS premium sound (better with an App controlling the Equalizer)
It seems that some of the potential cool things I can do with this tablet will void my warranty. Those cool things include installing linux (Ubuntu) and rooting my device. With Ubuntu on here, I gain the majority of capability that Ubuntu has to offer. Should I do it or shouldn’t I? Rooting will allow me to run or try to run software that is not actually intended to run on something like this. Be warned, research is necessary to accompish the above ideas successfully.
I can use a Wii remote to play some of the games, but not many without doing a little bit of work. Some people out there have used Xbox 360 controllers or PS3 controllers. The main use I have for my tablet is mobile functionality.
I will be using this for a potential IT job, once I finish the schooling for it. The wide array of remote desktop apps are in high competition to be the #1 remote desktop app. This tablet has given me it’s own worth back in value with the things I can do with it. I plan on using this for a long time. Well, at least until I get version 2 of this handy little device.
ASUS has given me a reason to like their products again!
My only wish is that game developers will realize the gaming potential that this device has. Gameloft is one of those developers that may or may not officially support the games available on their website for this tablet. There are android games, but they are not listed for this tablet. It is a shame to know this, as this tablet sold out extremely fast upon the first release. This tablet will one day be my main IT and recreation device.
For more on the Transformer: http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/