First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Best tablets of 2011
- — 20 December, 2011 13:45
4th place: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
Why: Most Android tablets seem to look and feel like very similar devices, but you can't accuse ASUS of following the leader. It's Eee Pad Transformer attempts to add some much-needed variety to the market by utilising an optional, detachable keyboard dock that transforms it from a tablet into a notebook-style device.
The Transformer has a few niggling problems but the keyboard dock is genuinely good and is definitely recommended if you want to do any real typing. Best of all, the Eee Pad Transformer's keyboard dock has two full-sized USB ports, an SD card slot and a trackpad, as well as its own built-in battery that gives the tablet an additional six and half hours of use.
How much: $582 at JB Hi-Fi for the 32GB model (with keyboard dock included) or $662 for the same model at Harvey Norman. The latter also sells the 16GB model with keyboard dock for $478.
Next page: We reveal the 3rd best tablet of the year!