Asus Eee Pad Transformer overclocked to 1.4GHz

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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has been given a custom kernel so that the device can be overclocked to a 1.4GHz clockspeed. This gives it a Quadrant score of around 4,300 and a Linpack score of 59.4MFLOPS, according to users on the XDA Developers forums. You'll of course need to root your tablet first, and you may lose your data and/or void your warranty, so make sure to proceed with caution.

Unfortunately, this particular hack leaves the Transformer unstable and thus a bit useless. If you want to actually use your tablet, there's another custom kernel that increases the clock speed to a stable 1.2GHz. This is just the beginning of overclocking for the device, so expect much better results in the near future.

The Eee Pad Transformer sets itself apart from the tablet competition with an optional chiclet-style keyboard dock that essentially transforms the device into a netbook. Besides making the device much more convenient to type on and handle productivity tasks, it also extends battery life from around 9.5 hours to 16 hours thanks to a second battery within. The actual device costs $400 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, although the dock will set you back an extra $150. Still, the price is very competitive given that this is one of the few tablets available with Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb).

The Transformer has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 IPS Gorilla Glass capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear and 1.2MP front cameras, a Micro SD expansion slot, and HDMI out. You'll also find speakers and audio jacks, USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, as well as a G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, and GPS. It also comes with Asus' Waveshare interface, which includes MyNet (streams media to networked devices), MyLibrary (digital bookstore) and MyCloud (cloud storage and remote access tool).

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