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So I'm really interested in picking up a 3.0 tablet, and up until I searched through this forum, I was pretty set on the Xoom wifi version. Recently I've been reading about the Transformer, and it has me really interested.

Here's my question I need some opinions on:

I realize the Transformer is rather difficult to find right now, but I was wondering if I should shoot for the 16gb transformer? Or I found an unopened Xoom on Craigslist for 375 I might look at

Thanks for any advice
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even though its there the same hardware on the inside the Transformer got a better rating. It also got a better screen iirc. I just canceled my order for the 32GB transformer and reordered the 16GB and the dock Id go with the transformer mate.
    
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just ordered a transformer from staples.

will get the keyboard dock soon...
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just ordered a transformer from staples.

will get the keyboard dock soon...
lmao thats where i reordered it like 30 min ago, i wonder how many canadians ordered from there. Only place here that got stock
    
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I was interested in the Xoom until I saw the transformer. Besides the screen I can't tell the benefits of one over the other but the dock is what sold me on the transformer.

If you're buying the dock as well, I think the 16GB is the better option. You can expand the memory when you need it and the money you save on the 32GB version can go towards the dock.
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Thanks for the opinions. +rep for the help

I'm finding it harder and harder to pull the trigger on the transformer, I talk myself out of it, and then I see it in stock and come a few clicks away from buying it

I think I'll order it after memorial day weekend
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB...co=MjEzNzcyOTk for $349.

Just sayin'. It's the highest rated tablet out there, by far.

Otherwise, I would wait around for the transformer.
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB...co=MjEzNzcyOTk for $349.

Just sayin'. It's the highest rated tablet out there, by far.

Otherwise, I would wait around for the transformer.
Highest rated by who? Maybe when the time it came out? I think I'll pay the extra $50 and get the better hardware of the Transformer.

Plus I'm too much of an Android fanboy/Apple hater to buy an Ipad
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Highest rated by who? Maybe when the time it came out? I think I'll pay the extra $50 and get the better hardware of the Transformer.

Plus I'm too much of an Android fanboy/Apple hater to buy an Ipad
I own an iPad, iPad2, Xoom, and a Kindle.

I cam tell you that the iPad is FAR more seamless than the Xoom. It is built much nicer, it's much sturdier, and I have never had it freeze or anything. When I want it to do something, I just buy it from the App store, and it works.

The Xoom is pretty nice, too. But it's always a hassle.

I am willing to put up with hassles and headaches on my gaming computer, or on my laptop, or even on my netbook. But with a tablet, all I use it for is reading, watching movies/hulu plus, web surfing, and occasional very light gaming. I couldn't care less about the specs so long as the damn thing works every time with minimal headache. In that respect, the iPad is the clear winner. The iPad2 is great, also, but it's not worth the increased price over the refurbished iPad1, IMO.

At any rate, get whichever works best for your needs.
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Yeah, the more I read, the more and more I find horrible remarks about the xoom, so I am steering clear of it.

Different uses/wants means different products to fit the roles. I have a buddy that loves his Ipad to death, for the same reasons you do. Theres a few main things he loves to do (shows, reading, etc.) and he could care less about anything else. I like to tinker with stuff. I've changed the ROM on my phone 10 times since I got it, I enjoy playing with the look of my device, and having the ability to do so, even when stock. Guess that's why I enjoy android so much?

Plus like I said, I'm just an Android fanboy ever since I got my Droidx. I'm not ashamed to admit it
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