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ESP, what you don't realize is that tablets are meant for a laid-backed, easy to use experience. I used to think like you: why would anyone want an oversized iphone? It's got the hardware of a smartphone, the software of a smartphone, but is bigger? And then I used one...

Your $250 netbook that has 10.5 hours is a total stretch, but that's beside the point. What did you put on there? Windows 7? XP? Linux distro? Whatever it is, I can guarantee it's bloated more than any tablet on the market. The hardware in your netbook is not suited for a clunky OS. Tablet-based OS's, however, are designed to be lightweight. Using a fully-endowed OS like Windows is NOT meant to be put on anything smaller than 13.3", or anything weaker than an dual-core processor with a boatload of memory.

Sitting without a table, or laying on the bed makes using a laptop very troublesome. Even though I've used laptops for the pasted few year, the trackpad is the slowest pointing device ever. With a touchscreen, you can bounce around webpages and with minimal effort. And an OS based around a touchscreen makes the entire experience very laid back.
You're right. And why bother making a decent OS for anything but tablets when people will buy them up so quickly.

You're also right about my battery life, it's not 10.5 hours anymore, more like 8.5
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I will get the second generation of this. It can only get better.
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You can set a tablet on your kitchen counter and just pick it up on the go.

Tablets don't burn your lap if you laying down on the couch with it.

Tablets have a battery life of 4:1 versus a laptop. You don't have to plug it in after watching a movie.

Tablets are much easier to take on airplanes.

A good tablet is $400-$600. A good laptop starts at around $1000+.

I can get a great laptop for $500-$600 bucks easy.

The tablet looks nice, always best to wait for gen 2.. Iron out some of the bugs.. =P...
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Looks awesome imo..

Could I get one of these and pretend it's a laptop and use it like one?
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The review of the Acer is up on Engadget. It didn't do so well.
Nothing Android related never does very well at endgadget
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Nothing Android related never does very well at endgadget
Just watch videos of it trying to play hd video, it gets about 0.1 fps.
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Anyone know how ebooks/epubs run on this yet? Is it as good/better than an iPad? Not really sure how well Androidized ereaders work aside from iBooks on my iPhone...
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Anyone know how ebooks/epubs run on this yet? Is it as good/better than an iPad? Not really sure how well Androidized ereaders work aside from iBooks on my iPhone...
I can't remember what I tried at best buy while in search of the asus, but it was android and it had the kindle app and it's own reader. I would think when it comes to reading books on a tablet, you really don't need too much.
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After watching videos on this thing, it's looks like it performs terribly. Talk about another half-baked tablet rushed to the market.
 
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After watching videos on this thing, it's looks like it performs terribly. Talk about another half-baked tablet rushed to the market.
Um, no.

It's Honeycomb that needs to iron out some kinks, but the hardware underneath this is pretty much at the top of its class for tablets of this size. When you see Google optimize/fix Honeycomb, you won't see these kinds of growing pains in the future.
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