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im looking to pick up a tablet for school and i've looked at both of the ipad and honeycomb based tablet and i like both, but the one issue i've run into is the app support. some of the online classes and portal my teachers use don't have company support on the android platform =( which is a big bummer because it doesnt work that well through the browser on tablet. as for reading and what not probably both the same on the android and ipad
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iPad has far more support for educational programs and is far more utilized than other tablets / os. I personally love my 1st gen iPad, great deal for the $$ ($350 from the Apple store refurbished with 1 year warranty) if you don't need the web cam and some of the other features of the iPad 2.
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I have an Acer Iconia W500. Although a bit heavier and bulkier. It makes iPad and Honeyvomb tab looks like toys. Full Windows 7. 10.1" 1280x800, AMD C50 Fusion CPU w/ATI 6250. 2GB RAM and a 32GB SSD, Keyboard dock with ethernet and USB ports. HDMI, USB and SD card slot on the tab itself. Use any media/application type you normally would on a PC without having to convert.

The only drawback is the 32GB SSD which only have about 17GB free (18 if you remove all the bloatware). But having a full size SD card slot means you can just drop in a 32/64GB SDHC/SDXC card with no problem. Battery will last 4 hours on video playback and 5.5 or so on average stuff.
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I have an Acer Iconia W500. Although a bit heavier and bulkier. It makes iPad and Honeyvomb tab looks like toys. Full Windows 7. 10.1" 1280x800, AMD C50 Fusion CPU w/ATI 6250. 2GB RAM and a 32GB SSD, Keyboard dock with ethernet and USB ports. HDMI, USB and SD card slot on the tab itself. Use any media/application type you normally would on a PC without having to convert.

The only drawback is the 32GB SSD which only have about 17GB free (18 if you remove all the bloatware). But having a full size SD card slot means you can just drop in a 32/64GB SDHC/SDXC card with no problem. Battery will last 4 hours on video playback and 5.5 or so on average stuff.
Do you think those specs are overkill for a tablet? It's not like it's feasible to play real PC games on a tablet (yet). I just got my Asus Transformer today, and it's fast. The OS feels like it was mean't for the device I'm using. 9 hours of battery life doesn't hurt either.
post #5 of 14
I had a chance to play with both the A500 (honeycomb) and W500 before release. I had high hope for the A500 but one of my need is something that can playback 720p mkv, Amazon instant video in 720p HD and netflix. In the end. even with the Tegra 2, the A500 just couldn't handle 720pmkv playback.

Also, being able to run office 2010 and do everything I normally do at the office while I'm away was a big plus. I have a high performance laptop but it's 7lbs and last only 2 hours on battery. So something this light and compact that let me do everything (except heavy gaming) just works out great.
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Get a Kindle for reading. An iPad is better for support, and a netbook ever better. Android tablets do have 'identify as iPhone' so I never had any support problems. In fact I had less since they support flash. I don't like flash at all though, ended up disabling it for the most part.
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went to frys to do hands on with wifi tether to my phone, and i notice by default 720 or higher video playback is supper choppy on the transfromer =(. screen wise they both look good, but i feel the ease of use on the ipad is more simple and straight foward. I like the nerdy advance feeling when using the transformer thought, but overall i think it def lacking what i need it for. Books/Educational support/ and than media consumption. I assume there a similar app that lets you stream you storage to the ipad?
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AirPlay?
http://lifehacker.com/5804230/top-10...utdoes-android

Hacking the tablet would make it better than stock of course.
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get a netbook lol
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post #10 of 14

check out the ASUS EP121


It comes in 32 and 64 ssd flavors. It's a bit expensive, but it's perfect for school; with the ability to run onenote, autocad and photoshop perfectly.

Your other bet would be the HTC Flyer, but I believe it's more for "jotting" down notes rather than full on class notes.
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