The Prime passed various performance tests with flying colours but in some cases it still remained an ordinary tablet whereas, given its components and other specifications, it should have worked wonders.
Start off with the camera. The front-facing camera is 1.2 mega-pixels and is available for video chatting. The rear camera is 8 mega-pixels and is capable of recording 1080p full-HD video. The pro; the frames-per-second rate is quite impressive and the recorded
video does not show much lapse in it.
However, the snapper has some draw backs in it. The colours seemed to have been washout in the pictures as compared to benchmark set by iPad and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Not to mention, it has a massive 2.4f aperture and takes in more light than its counterparts
in the market.
The shutter speed seems to work immediately as compared to Galaxy, which takes several seconds to analyze and focus.
Screen is the brightest in the market with 570 candelas per square meter or cd/m² and has impressive contrast for a tablet. High brightness allows more tolerant reading in the open under bright sun.
The biggest feature of the tablet is the auxiliary processor attached to the chipset. For normal applications like watching a video or listening to music, the AUX processor works to conserve the battery life. The quad-core brute steps in for advanced applications
like multi-tier games and high-end programs.
The clock speed, 1.5 GHz with 8-threaded data processing capability makes it look exceptional on paper, but in advanced apps usage, the processor churns out the same performance as dual-core processor in Galaxy Tab.
Moreover, the speakers work fine but Asus still has not reached the pinnacle of excellence nor has it touched benchmark of iPad’s sound quality.
The Transformer Prime hits the shores around the world on December 12 and will be available for $500 (32 GB) and $600 (64 GB). If a user wants to chip in extra $150, he can get a dock that will promptly convert it into a laptop.