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I am looking at both of these tablets as my next purchase. The Acer has Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Fusion C-50, 32gb SSD and ATI Radeon 6250. Everybody knows the Transformer with the Nvidia Tegra 2, but which is more powerful in terms of sheer horsepower? Is the AMD fusion all out faster than Tegra 2? I know the Acer will be a little slower running windows on 2gb of ram, but does the Fusion chipset make up for that? The Transformer is running Android 3.0. I do prefer the Acer because it's basically a full fledged OS, but I'm concerned about either tablets ability to stay relevant in today's fast moving market.
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Im not 100% sure but i read somewhere that the acer uses a mechanical drive and not an ssd
    
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Asus, W7 isnt built around tablets/touch screens unlike Android! A android tablet would be much funner becuase of the apps/and just sheer expierience you will have with it.
    
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Im not 100% sure but i read somewhere that the acer uses a mechanical drive and not an ssd

Naw, its an ssd. Its .63" thick.
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Asus, W7 isnt built around tablets/touch screens unlike Android! A android tablet would be much funner becuase of the apps/and just sheer expierience you will have with it.

I agree with this. If you're looking for a windows tablet, I'd wait for Win8 tablets.

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Edited by Jocelyn84 - 5/16/11 at 7:49pm
     
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I think 2gb is plenty for a tablet with W7...but I also think that Android has tablets by the balls. What are your uses? If Android can do it, I'd say go Android. If it can't then go Windows.
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Actually, Windows WAS built based on Touch.
I remember a video showing off Windows 7 before launch, and the demo people used an All-In-One.
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I'm basically ditching the desktop for good, no more gaming for me, but I still need some basics like watching videos on netflix, managing my music collection, I have a pretty vast collection of movies that I ripped to an external hard drive. I need great portability, most of the time it will be used to watch movies or listen to music while I'm on the treadmill. I'm not really sure if Android can handle all that, I wish it could because I really like the Transformer, but I still have pc needs and Android may not be up to those tasks. If I make the wrong mistake then I'm screwed because I have no other computer, one of these tablets will be my primary machine.
Actually my perfect device would be the Transformer with Windows 7, of course it would need more ram.
If the Transformer could dual boot with Windows, this would not even be an issue.
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Actually, Windows WAS built based on Touch.
I remember a video showing off Windows 7 before launch, and the demo people used an All-In-One.

The ability to use touch and being designed for touch are totally different.
    
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Hmm I actually am having the same dilemma. I like W7 and know how to use it and I like that I will have native M$ Office and other features. I really wish I could by an Asus with similar spec, mainly x86, and have the brand support.
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I can't imagine running Windows 7 on a weak tablet. Imo it would be best to wait for Windows 8 before buying a Windows tablet at the budget price range.

If your going to spend $1k plus then Windows 7 is fine.
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