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$400 is alot for a tablet with these specs? Find me another tablet with these specs that sells for $400..
I think he meant ridiculous that its selling at that price
more competition=lower prices is what I think he meant in his statement.....so he wants something as good performing as the current transformer or better at an even lower price.....i think
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I think they should be cheaper because the level of depreciation. The android tablet market is new so things seem to be ok right now but after a year when companies release their own 3rd and 4th gens these models we're drooling over now will be cheaper then coasters.

My cellphones proof. My phone was an early android phone and held value well. But now the markets flooded with new models. My phones still a great phone but worthless due to the flooded market. I love android but you need $$$ to keep up with the latest hardware.
    
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I love android but you need $$$ to keep up with the latest hardware.
I really hope I dont need to say this, but... Phones are horrible investment. You stand a better chance at playing the lottery, which is a tax for people that are horrible at math.

If you buy a phone to resell it for the lastest and greatest, I have some horrible news for you. It is happening to every sector, tablets, phones, and even pc's. With the next generation comes out, the old is worthless. Even the cult of apple can justify a higher resell value then dirt. Most of the resell of apple goes out of the country and are a fixed quantity.

If you feel the need to get the lastest and greatest, cellphones are not the game to play.
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I really hope I dont need to say this, but... Phones are horrible investment. You stand a better chance at playing the lottery, which is a tax for people that are horrible at math.

If you buy a phone to resell it for the lastest and greatest, I have some horrible news for you. It is happening to every sector, tablets, phones, and even pc's. With the next generation comes out, the old is worthless. Even the cult of apple can justify a higher resell value then dirt. Most of the resell of apple goes out of the country and are a fixed quantity.

If you feel the need to get the lastest and greatest, cellphones are not the game to play.
I don't understand your analogy comparing the lottery to buying phones?

Technology for personal use is never an "investment", but a luxury purchase.
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I don't understand your analogy comparing the lottery to buying phones?

Technology for personal use is never an "investment", but a luxury purchase.
He's basically equating the act of buying lottery tickets (which he's assuming to be a 'regular' habit of a lot/most people who buy them) to that of paying an extra tax, as the odds are so low that you're going to win a lottery that paying for a ticket is just giving away free money - hence, being "bad at math" in that there is almost no chance that you will beat the millions/billions-to-one odds, so why dump money regularly by buying lottery tickets?

At least that's how i took it.
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UPS dropped mine off a couple of hours ago in yet another of NewEgg's "special" shipping packages. A box that could hold about 8 of these things and 2 wadded up pieces of brown paper with barely enough tape to hold the beaten up box closed. If UPS had bothered ringing the door bell I'd have refused delivery. The Transformer and its box came through this ordeal apparently unscathed though, so I tried it out and it works. How, I haven't a clue. The manual is on its hard drive, or whatever it is, and I have no idea as to how to access it. I did find it on the ASUS site and downloaded it. I still haven't found it in the Transformer. ASUS, why isn't "Operating Manual" listed under Applications?
Is there a site that teaches how to use a device such as this? I don't even own a touch screen cell phone so I really don't know how to do anything with it. I never found if DST is enabled or not. I guess I'll have to wait for Eastern Standard Time to roll around to find out if it does or not. I have it set up now and have a few bazillion questions about using it.
If you know anything a tablet noob needs to know, please post it. I thought this would operate like a netbook replacement but it turns out to be much more. I don't even know how to use it yet but I already love it!
Now to figure out how to create an ASUS Cloud Account and find out how to buy the extended warranty.
BTW, the build quality is excellent. It does not "Creak", cut me with its non-existant "Sharp Corners", have "Cheap Feeling Buttons" or any of the other nonsense (read: utter crap!) that I've seen posted here and on other sites. This is a high quality product and you won't be disappointed. Everybody gets a lemon now and then. But, from what I've been reading and then having this item that was discussed, these must be the unluckiest people on Earth. Or they've been slipped some Communist Chinese fakes.
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I really hope I dont need to say this, but... Phones are horrible investment. You stand a better chance at playing the lottery, which is a tax for people that are horrible at math.

If you buy a phone to resell it for the lastest and greatest, I have some horrible news for you. It is happening to every sector, tablets, phones, and even pc's. With the next generation comes out, the old is worthless. Even the cult of apple can justify a higher resell value then dirt. Most of the resell of apple goes out of the country and are a fixed quantity.

If you feel the need to get the lastest and greatest, cellphones are not the game to play.
Who said a phone is an investment? Investments are things that you buy with the hopes that they will either go up in value (e.g., stocks) or something you buy with the presumption that even though buying item X will cost money, it will cost you less money than not buying it or buying item Y (e.g., buying an aftermarket warranty on that used car).

No one ever said a phone is an investment, because they only go down in value, and it is never cheaper to buy or use a smartphone (item X) compared with any other phone or no phone at all (item Y).

I think you missed the point of the guy you quoted. Phones are just bout identical to video cards. The second you buy them they go down in value, you bought them with the full understanding that they will soon become obsolete, and honestly you probably didn't need it in the first place. LOL. If you want cutting edge tech, you will ALWAYS be losing money. The poster you quoted knew that and commented on it.

That was fun to type out for some reason...
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UPS dropped mine off a couple of hours ago in yet another of NewEgg's "special" shipping packages. A box that could hold about 8 of these things and 2 wadded up pieces of brown paper with barely enough tape to hold the beaten up box closed. If UPS had bothered ringing the door bell I'd have refused delivery. The Transformer and its box came through this ordeal apparently unscathed though, so I tried it out and it works. How, I haven't a clue. The manual is on its hard drive, or whatever it is, and I have no idea as to how to access it. I did find it on the ASUS site and downloaded it. I still haven't found it in the Transformer. ASUS, why isn't "Operating Manual" listed under Applications?
Is there a site that teaches how to use a device such as this? I don't even own a touch screen cell phone so I really don't know how to do anything with it. I never found if DST is enabled or not. I guess I'll have to wait for Eastern Standard Time to roll around to find out if it does or not. I have it set up now and have a few bazillion questions about using it.
If you know anything a tablet noob needs to know, please post it. I thought this would operate like a netbook replacement but it turns out to be much more. I don't even know how to use it yet but I already love it!
Now to figure out how to create an ASUS Cloud Account and find out how to buy the extended warranty.
BTW, the build quality is excellent. It does not "Creak", cut me with its non-existant "Sharp Corners", have "Cheap Feeling Buttons" or any of the other nonsense (read: utter crap!) that I've seen posted here and on other sites. This is a high quality product and you won't be disappointed. Everybody gets a lemon now and then. But, from what I've been reading and then having this item that was discussed, these must be the unluckiest people on Earth. Or they've been slipped some Communist Chinese fakes.
PM me to discuss how to use your tablet. I will try to help in any way I can. I'm not an android dev or anything of the kind, but i've been using android products for a few years and don't mind trying to help out. In return i'd love to ask you some questions about your tablet, because I am considering buying that exact one.
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I think I would trade my UL80 straight up for one of these.
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I think I would trade my UL80 straight up for one of these.
Madness...

I still think there are machines out there that for the same price blow these tablets outta the water! I just want a tablet to have on the night stand to browse a few things before bed and when I wake up. Also, maybe some lite browsing on the road. Unfortunately I'm not paying $499 for a glorified web browser. There need to be cheaper tablets out there - Problem is, that right now anything under the nook color's $250 is to slow to be a decent web browser.

Maybe next year some good used tablets or cheap ones will be available.
    
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