Battery Life

Battery life is comparable to that of other Honeycomb tablets at just under 9 hours for our WiFi web browsing/multitasking battery life test and around 9.5 hours for video playback. With a different display panel it's not too surprising to see some variance here. The Galaxy Tab does worse than the Eee Pad Transformer in our general use test and better in our video playback test.

General Usage - Web Browsing, Email & Music Playback

Video Playback - H.264 720p Base Profile (No B-Frames)

Only the Eee Pad Transformer can deliver the Honeycomb experience with substantially longer battery life thanks to its optional external battery/keyboard dock.

A Beautiful Display Performance
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  • ph00ny - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Based on the fact that transformer has sold over 300k units, consumer interest is definitely there
  • headbox - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    those numbers can be misleading- that could be the number ordered by retail stores, and they could all be sitting on the shelf.
  • ph00ny - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    How is that misleading? It seems to fit with the fact that most store had it backordered for quite some time
  • vision33r - Friday, June 17, 2011 - link

    I think the Transformer sales has just peaked. The device is now available everywhere for retail and no mark up.

    They had to run a discount package for the Asus EEE pad yesterday on Ebay just to push the thing.

    Since March, you can't even consistently find an IPad 2 in store.
  • JoeTF - Sunday, June 19, 2011 - link

    Uhm, well, Transformer, after 3 months is still in constant state of out of stock and well on track to hit 1m units this summer. In total, they're aiming to sell 3.5m units before new model is unveiled in in December.

    It's just that in comparison - Samsung tablet is worst of all:
    -plastic finish
    -no USB
    -no HDMI
    -no sd card slot
    -no user replaceable battery
    -lack of single distinguishing feature (battery dock, or phone hybrid mode)
  • AlterEcho - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - link

    I do not agree that a 8.9" form factor is optimal. Most of my customers are shooting for the 10.1". So far, LTE and the smaller form factor is a non-starter. My clients are screaming for the Asus and 3G. They are more concerned with network coverage and reliability than a bump in speed. And I have to agree with them.
    Here are some reasons I am hearing in the field:

    1) LTE only means that I will hit my cap faster and if they are complaining about a few users affecting bandwidth now, how are they going to handle faster speeds.
    2) They should be worrying about coverage, not trying to increase speed. Speed does me little good if I do not have a reliable connection.
    3) Why would I pay $500 for a giant "iPod"? $400 and a keyboard option allows me to type or disconnect and head to a meeting with pad-in-hand.
    4) The smaller pad makes web pages feel 'scrunched' and busy. The larger one allows me to type easier as well as handle websites, better.

    So for my customers, the larger form factor, 3g and $400 is the big seller. I think manufacturers (and us tech guys) forget about what is important to non-technical users. Price and size, IMHO, will be a significant driving factor. And I bet dollars to donuts that the Asus will outsell the Samsung...and even affect the iPads numbers. The price difference is to hard to ignore, in this economy.
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Play nice! :)
  • vision33r - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    With those specs, yes they will only sell hundreds with the iPad 2s number it will sell millions.

    It's such a joke for these companies to use a Tegra 2 dual core that some single core beats it. The game performance is a joke consider the iPad 2's GL performance spanks it silly.

    Even though the Tab has higher res but once you play an iPad 2 game on TV at 1080p with the HDMI cable it just makes these Android tablet look completely like a joke.
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    "It's such a joke for these companies to use a Tegra 2 dual core that some single core beats it."

    Gotta love fanboys who don't have a clue about the product they're shilling. The iPad2 has a dual core processor.
  • headbox - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Maybe he's saying iPad 1 still beats it in key areas like battery life.

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