ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review Part II: Battery Life & Moreby Anand Lal Shimpi on December 15, 2011 3:45 AM EST
I rode around town as a passenger equipped with the Transformer Prime and dock to test out how usable the setup was as a truly mobile platform. Glare is still a big issue if you're in a sunny environment; however, I was surprised to see that even without engaging the Prime's Super IPS+ mode that the display was usable in many cases outdoors. I definitely preferred the experience with Super IPS+ mode enabled though. While the glossy screen picks up fingerprints and is extremely reflective, the 600+ nits the panel is able to put out in its brightest mode definitely overcome both of these concerns.
Some of you have asked for color gamut charts for the Transformer Prime, which I have provided below vs. the original Transformer:
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
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kishorshack - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThat graph is still a bit difficult to understand
a typical graph comparing two transformers would have been great :|
freedom4556 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkWhile your video reviews are really cool and you should definitely keep doing them, I think you should have some sort of a sign-off at the end of them. The way it just cuts is really abrupt. You know, something simple like along the lines of "I'm Anand Shimpi and this has been the Eee pad Transformer Prime" or something. It'd add a little polish.
Good review though, I much prefer listening to reading
Matias - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkSign in too, something like "Hi, my name is Anand from Anandtech and today I'll be reviewing..." you know?
20 minutes is ok, good video.
Andrew Rockefeller - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkI think this passage from an interview with Anand may sum up his feeling on extranious self promotion:
"...when I first started attending industry events I noticed everyone always introduced themselves as Name from Publication. It always rubbed me the wrong way. If I'm asking a question, and my question is appropriately phrased, the publication I write for is irrelevant information."
Belard - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkIn asking the question at an industry event, I agree with your view and Anand's. Its a really KISS MY BUTT thing to do, like should you get a difference answer because who is asking?
But this is about the video. A proper closing (perhaps with a fade to black) would be nicer and more polished. Even the video editor in Windows7 can handle such jobs easily - and I think his Macbook can as well.
Also, his video can be embedded onto other sights, people may not know WHO is talking or where it came from.
It is the end that is at issue.
bungfinger - Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - link"Also, his video can be embedded onto other sights, people may not know WHO is talking or where it came from."
yeah! because it's unfair to all the illiterate folk... who cruise geek sights for reviews on tech.. who can't read... that small inconspicuous sign over your left shoulder... wait... what?
MrTeal - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkI know I always enjoy being told to stay classy.
Graag - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThat would be a *great* sign off line.
"That concludes our review. This is Anand Shimpi for Anandtech.com reminding you to stay classy."
Belard - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkAlso... OMG! He lost his hair! I remember about 10 years ago when he had... hair, on HIS HEAD!! Put a wig on man, please!!
Don't take it personal Anand... I knew I would be balding when I was a teenager and my hairline started thinning in my mid-20s. I tried that Rogaine (sp?) crap for about 2 days, but that sticky nasty stuff felt horrible and the IDEA of putting sticky crap on my head every day for the rest of my life (at about $25 a month) seemed stupid.
I shaved my head that day. And I keep it shaved. I've haven't seen my curls in years, I don't need a comb. Makes me look a bit tough too :)
PS: Asus has done a great job with their tablets... It amazing how HP, RIM, Toshiba and others have screwed up.
Anand Lal Shimpi - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkTo be honest, there was about another 30 seconds at the end of the video that ended up being cut out which contained a more gradual sign off. I appreciate the feedback for sure :)
I try to do these things in one take, it significantly reduces editing time and helps me get them done given the already insane schedule we have to work on at times. This one suffered as a result but I'll do my best to avoid the abrupt ending happening again in the future :)