Well, after a couple weeks of enjoying Asus Transformer, it’s time to talk about drawbacks.
There ain’t much.
First and the most obvious – is the dock connector dust cover. The very fact it exists is great, but it is so easy to lose! The cover is not attached to the tablet itself at all! And they covered the dock connector, but didn’t cover the other two holes for the hinges. Why didn’t they just make sliding dust covers remains a mystery.
Another inconvenience becomes obvious when charging the device. The charging led is only visible from the back or the side of the device. It is not visible from the front at all, which is a pity, since I would like to use the blinking led as new message notifier.
The last and potentially most dangerous problem is the display assembly. In complete darkness, you can easily notice that the backlight is not even on the edges of the screen, and if you lightly press the outer frame, you may notice that the backlight actually shifts. That means that the display underneath is floating. Only time can tell if this will eventually harm the screen or not, but I really hope that Asus engineers are not complete morons and this floating backlight won’t affect the device life-span. Maybe that’s just because the tablet is so thin. The other aspect of a very thin devices is the speaker volume, which is average at best. But this doesn’t qualify as a drawback, since you just can’t place a powerful speaker on a very thin device like this one without breaking laws of physics. Asus Pad speaker is as loud as other tablets of comparable dimensions.