Stuff Gadget Awards 2011 – Asus Eee Pad Transformer takes Gadget of the Year

The nation stands shocked as Asus takes the pedestal at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2011

The results of last night's Stuff Gadget Awards 2011 have hit the tweetosphere, the interwebs, the papers and of course, the shiny new edition of Stuff magazine. But the winner of the Gadget of the Year award – the Asus Eee Pad Transformer – is the most talked about device by far.

The Transformer bridges the tablet/laptop divide: through its keyboard dock it gains all the power of a netbook, but with the immediate start-up and swish touchscreen skills of the best of its brethren. Even when keyboard-less, it offers Android connections that allow you to expand and augment it, including miniHDMI and microSD. So intelligently built was it, the Transformer also took our Design of the Year award.

Looking to the future we’re expecting the Asus Transformer Prime – the next evolution of the device – to seriously impress. It will be bringing the first Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor onto our shores for staggering power and ridiculous battery-saving efficiency. And with rumours of the iPad 3 being delayed even further, Apple can officially start worrying.

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