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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;14101919 
^ Why not try a Honeycomb device first? Honestly it feels like a scaled-down desktop OS with lots of options to play with.

I've played with the Honeycomb Iconia, but the only real way to see if it would suit your needs is if you actually have it and use it for a while. Playing with demo units is nice and dandy, but you can't know if it would suit your needs properly.

Don't suppose there's a way to install honeycomb on something like a "regular" notebook?
    
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Don't suppose there's a way to install honeycomb on something like a "regular" notebook?

Sorry, Honeycomb is designed to run on ARM devices, not x86 ones like on a regular laptop or desktop. frown.gif
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On the other hand, depending on when Bluestacks will be released for testing, it could make Windows viable, if you also wanted to use some Android apps, as well.
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Honestly, there are more than enough media players in the Android Market to handle playback for whatever video files you may come across. The answer really lies in the context in which the device will be used. If you really need the "power" of a Windows system, you could always leverage the Splashtop application on the Transformer, given that you have an adequate wireless connection.

You are so Wrong. The Tegra 2 does not have the power to process 720p MKV no matter which player you uses. I have access to the Acer A500, W500 support team and they have not been able to get any of them to work on 720p mkv which happens to be one of the most popular HD standard for HD vidoe files.
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My point was that you could find a media player to handle playback of MOST files types/containers. That was all that I implied. I spoke no absolute truth about being able to play all of them.
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im also lookign at either of these but heading more towards the acer.

Has any 1 tried to play eve online on it yet?
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So i havent used the asus but i bought the acer tablet w500 about 2 weeks ago. I gotta say i love it. however it seems to lack power i mean i can stream movies but when im watching a movie on a 2nd display via the hdmi output if i try and do anything on the tablet its a no go. As for the touch part it works amazing no problems at all' its accurate and resposive. All in all im very happy with it. it feels well built
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Originally Posted by passey;14123633 
im also lookign at either of these but heading more towards the acer.

Has any 1 tried to play eve online on it yet?

Eve Online will run at low detail except you have to turn off "Eve voice" in option before entering game, otherwise it will crash the client. I filed a bug report with CCP but have not heard back (except to turn off eve voice). I have not done any combat missions yet but I travel and such is no problem.
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So i havent used the asus but i bought the acer tablet w500 about 2 weeks ago. I gotta say i love it. however it seems to lack power i mean i can stream movies but when im watching a movie on a 2nd display via the hdmi output if i try and do anything on the tablet its a no go. As for the touch part it works amazing no problems at all' its accurate and resposive. All in all im very happy with it. it feels well built

Yea, the C50 is fairly weak. It's how it manage to last 4-6 hours. Think of it as a Netbook with a good GPU. and don't expect it to multitask.
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Eve Online will run at low detail except you have to turn off "Eve voice" in option before entering game, otherwise it will crash the client. I filed a bug report with CCP but have not heard back (except to turn off eve voice). I have not done any combat missions yet but I travel and such is no problem.

Brilliant. I think thats just made my decision. Played it on the mrs old laptop on low anyway so its not a problem. How many fps do u get in space.

If u zoom right out from ur ship and turn turrets and effects off it shud increase the fps.
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