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  • Judge: Asus Transformer Isn’t Infringing On Hasbro’s Trademark – And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats

    Judge: Asus Transformer Isn’t Infringing On Hasbro’s Trademark – And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats

    A federal judge has ruled that Asus’ Transformer Prime tablet does not infringe on Hasbro’s Transformers trademark, in spite of the suit actually making sense. Just “Transformer”, or just “Prime”, might have flown right by Hasbro’s lawyers without a second look — those are words, after all — but putting the two together seemed like… Read More

  • The Swift Rise And Sad Fall Of The Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet

    The Swift Rise And Sad Fall Of The Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet

    The Asus Transformer Prime was the latest tablet to wear the title of iPad killer. It was supposed to rise up, powered by the all-mighty quad-core Nvidia Terga 3, and finally stand tall against the iPad. It was supposed to use its keyboard dock as a mighty quarterstaff and deliver a memorable blow against Apple’s champion. But that didn’t happen. The Transformer Prime is dying at… Read More

  • Best Buy Preps $249 Asus Transformer For Black Friday

    Best Buy Preps $249 Asus Transformer For Black Friday

    The ratio of awful tablets to good ones in this year’s Black Friday ads doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence, but there are some good deals to be found even at this early stage. Case in point: Best Buy’s leaked Black Friday circular has the first generation 16GB Asus Transformer for $250, a respectable $150 drop from its current price. Read More

  • Netflix Hits The Asus Transformer, More To Come?

    Netflix Hits The Asus Transformer, More To Come?

    Quick! Asus Transformer owners! Check your system updates. The Internet is awash with claims that build 8.6.5.9 enables sideloading of the Netflix app. Right now, only the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablet are Netflix certified, forcing owners of other Honeycomb tablets to side load the app, something that previously wasn’t possible on the Transformer. Read More

  • The Asus Transformer Is Now Available For $349 At Walmart

    The Asus Transformer Is Now Available For $349 At Walmart

    Remember when the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was the hottest thing since Laserdisc? Remember when it was hailed as an iPad killer with its fancy IPS screen, low price and sweet name. Autobots, unite! Well, Walmart is currently selling it for $350, which puts it at the low-end of the Honeycomb tab price scale. Jokes aside, it’s actually a great deal for an Android tablet. Read More

  • Asus Transformer Receiving Android 3.2 Update Tomorrow

    Asus Transformer Receiving Android 3.2 Update Tomorrow

    The sporadic roll-out of Android 3.2 continues with the Asus Transfomer. The company just took to Twitter to announce that tomorrow, July 28th, they will release the 3.2 update for the Android tab. Read More

  • ASUS Eee Pad Slider Will Be Delayed Until Fall

    The ASUS Eee Pad Slider, a tablet with sliding keyboard that was supposed to launch in August has been delayed until the Fall, according to the ASUS Facebook Page. “Eee Pad Slider will be coming to the UK this Autumn” and ASUS will “confirm dates and pricing later in July.” Read More

  • Transformer Overclocked To An Unstable But Still Awesome 1.4GHz


    The Transformer runs the modest 1GHz Tegra 2 platform, but that clearly isn’t enough. More power, right, Clarkson? Some clever folks over at XDA recently outed a custom kernel that bumps the clockspeed to 1.4GHz. It’s just too bad that this particular kernel with its super-speed chip leaves the Transformer unstable and therefore a bit useless for most. However, for those out… Read More

  • Report: Asus Limited To Only 10k Transformer Tablets Per Month Due To Component Shortage


    We hear by way of our good friend Sascha Pallenberg that a component shortage is to blame for the low initial volumes of the Asus Transformer. Apparently Asus is running well below of its capacity and only outing about 10k units per month, rather than 300k. The shortage is reportedly expected to remain until mid-June. No word on exactly which component is to blame here, but it… Read More