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ASUS EeePad Transformer and the EeePC

So now that we've written a word or three (thousand) about the ASUS EeePad Transformer's life as a Honeycomb laptop, let's put it up against one of our old netbooks, the 10-inch ASUS EeePC 1000HE.

And what a difference a couple years makes, eh? On the Eee PC you've got an Intel Atom N280 processor at 1.66GHz. The EeePad Transformer sports an NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor. They've both got 1GB of RAM, but the Eee PC's can (and should) be upgraded to 2GB. And, of course, the Transformer runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb while the Eee PC sports Windows XP (or Windows 7 if you feel like upgrading).

The Eee PC wins in the storage department, with a 160GB hard drive. The Transformer has to make do with either 16GB or 32GB.

But it's the size that really knocks you out of the park. The Eee PC is downright portly when compared to the Transformer. It's like comparing a Macbook Air to that 7-pound monster laptop your day job forces you to carry around.

It's Fat Man and Little Boy, all right. We've got more pics of the unsightly duo after the break. [Full EeePad Transformer specs]

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ASUS EeePad Transformer vs. Eee PC

ASUS EeePad Transformer vs. Eee PC

ASUS EeePad Transformer vs. Eee PC

 

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ASUS EeePad Transformer vs. the venerable ASUS Eee PC

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Hey Phil
Actually you could put a 128gb SD card in the keyboard and a 32gb SD card in the tablets micro SD card slot and have more than the 160gb hdd in the eee PC. Just saying.

From the pictures, the new ASUS transformer seems to have quite the reflective screen. I guess everything has to have a downside somewhere.

A better comparison would be to a "real" netbook- the Asus EEE 1000. No hard drive, 40GB Flash storage, 2GB RAM, running Linux, lighter, faster, and longer battery life.