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A lot of people obviously don't feel the same, considering the tremendously large backorder the Transformer is at right now - even with its limited initial supply, it'll take WEEKS before the demand is even met from the initial launch.

There are many, many uses for a tablet, too much to even get into every single one at the moment.
I HATED the idea of a tablet when they first came out.

But after reading more and more about them I'm looking at ways to sell my fancy cell phone and get the cheapest one I can with a good 3g/4g signal and spend the money on a 7 to 10 inch tablet to carry with me for light browsing. After a few years of smart phones and browsing the internet on them I'm finally fed up with the lack of screen real estate. I'd love a high res 7" but you can't have everything.

Tablets are awesome and becoming essential in a day in age where almost every room has something controlled by computer hardware. It's the universal remote that allows lite gaming, portability, open ended-ness, and so on and so on. I can't wait to get one.
    
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Tablets are useless. Keyboard is a must for work, so a laptop is still best choice for traveling professional. If you want to browse web on the go simply do it on your phone, cos you carry it with you anyway, having to carry around a huge device like tablet sucks.

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Not only does this tablet have a keyboard dock but that keyboard dock has everything to turn this tablet into a real laptop with an additional battery which increases life to 16 hours.

Oh and people have been carrying large devices for years to browse the net, they used to be called laptops.
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I HATED the idea of a tablet when they first came out.

But after reading more and more about them I'm looking at ways to sell my fancy cell phone and get the cheapest one I can with a good 3g/4g signal and spend the money on a 7 to 10 inch tablet to carry with me for light browsing. After a few years of smart phones and browsing the internet on them I'm finally fed up with the lack of screen real estate. I'd love a high res 7" but you can't have everything.

Tablets are awesome and becoming essential in a day in age where almost every room has something controlled by computer hardware. It's the universal remote that allows lite gaming, portability, open ended-ness, and so on and so on. I can't wait to get one.
Yup. I've had my Transformer + Dock for close to 3 weeks now, and it's pretty much my new best friend. Showing people the "transformation" between an 8-hour Honeycomb tablet to a 16-hour Netbook w/ IPS display and USB ports has usually been enough to convince them to ditch their iPads and convert.
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Available from Best Buy?

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...rmer-back.html

I honestly don't think you need 32 GB, and those aren't really selling that well, anyway. I'm sure there are other places that have stock.
You're probably right. However, I completely despise BestBuy. If I had to buy anything other than their discount binned games I would do without. And have done so on several occasions.
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What version are you guys ordering/bought 16GB or 32GB? I placed an order for a 32GB this week, and now wonder if I needed the extra 16GB.
    
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Yup. I've had my Transformer + Dock for close to 3 weeks now, and it's pretty much my new best friend. Showing people the "transformation" between an 8-hour Honeycomb tablet to a 16-hour Netbook w/ IPS display and USB ports has usually been enough to convince them to ditch their iPads and convert.
Very jealous. I'm not even gonna order unless it's with the dock. I'm also considering the slider. I'm almost willing to risk the laptopdock battery juice to have the keyboard handy 24/7. I mean what if your out and need a keyboard?

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What version are you guys ordering/bought 16GB or 32GB? I placed an order for a 32GB this week, and now wonder if I needed the extra 16GB.
I'd be getting 16GB wifi
    
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What version are you guys ordering/bought 16GB or 32GB? I placed an order for a 32GB this week, and now wonder if I needed the extra 16GB.
I have the 16GB version and bought a 32GB SanDisk microSD off Amazon for $55. 48GB of space = more than enough for holding a bunch of 720/1080 Blu-ray rips + a bunch of music/books.

I'd just get the 16GB and put that extra $100 toward the purchase of the dock. I couldn't imagine having my Transformer without the awesomeness of the dock whenever I need it.
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Yea. There's really not a huge need for a larger amount of internal memory than 16 gb. You could carry a few memory cards around if you really needed that space for files and whatnot. The only real downside is that you would need to get the keyboard to have access to some USB ports to plug portable/external hdds into.
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You also get 1 year free of Asus' WebStorage cloud service. Storage capacity is unlimited, so that's always an option if you need more space than 16GB and don't want to buy a microSD or the dock for its USB ports.
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Does the Transformer have a word processor with docx compatibility on it? I would love one but that's kind of a deal breaker for me.
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