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post #11 of 36
I'm not convinced android is really good enough for me yet, but I hope it will be in a year. I want it to be fast enough for normal ting's with a good margin, but I would also like a better battery life, that is 7-10 hours. So I hope that 28nm chips would be available next spring, but probably not.All through they should be there as these chips very small relative to big GPU's and thus easy to make.
Edited by G woodlogger - 5/30/11 at 11:51am
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Title says why not to buy an android tablet, yet this is running on one...
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Title says why not to buy an android tablet, yet this is running on one...
The title says not to buy one this summer, as a quad core will come out. Although, the fact is new technology is always being developed, so you might as well get what is the best at the moment.
post #14 of 36
And the rest of us will actually use our tablets to serve a purpose rather than playing pointless pretty games.
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I hate technology, it moves too fast.
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Since I don't see my Asus Transformer replacing my desktop for gaming, there really isn't any reason why I need to pay a premium to upgrade from a dual-core Tegra to a quad-core Tegra SoC.

If the resell value is decent enough once Kal-El is out I may do it. But for me, the Transformer does everything I need it to do perfectly fine with its dual-core Tegra; play my encoded 720/1080 vids, all my music, all my books, word processing, browsing the internet with a decent browser and Honeycomb is maturing especially with 3.1 incoming in a couple of weeks (for the Transformer, already out for Xoom I believe) so the UI will be much more smooth, in addition to it being already much more open and versatile than iOS.

And of course, there's the excellent 8-9 hour battery life, at which point I can bust out my keyboard dock for an additional ~7 hours + be able to type if i need to. And lastly, it's got as nice of a 10.1" IPS screen as the iPad (Gorilla glass and all too).

If you have a use for a tablet right now, there's really no point in waiting. You'll enjoy it just the same unless you're thinking about having a tablet replace your gaming needs (and as it stands Tegra 2 can handle a decent amount of graphics processing).
Edited by jcde7ago - 5/30/11 at 12:03pm
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Two things. First, if you don't game much on your tablet, then you Tegra 3's main advantage is null. Second, we have no idea about the per core performance of Tegra 3. Even in Android 3.1, there is a lot that is well optimized for multiple cores.
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I'm glad this coming out. Will drive the Transformer down to a price I can spend for something I have absolutely no need for.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
Why wouldn't you want this much power for a on the go device? IMO,it shouldn't cost much more than current tablets.
I'm not that interested in gaming on the go so I'm thinking that the apps that I would make use of would never utilize something with that much power.
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I'm glad this coming out. Will drive the Transformer down to a price I can spend for something I have absolutely no need for.
lol This is what I was thinking. Except I need a laptop/netbook for travel this coming year.

I think, the 8 hrs + 7 from the keyboard dock is more than sufficient for my needs and a wonderful piece of technology. I want it, at a lower price.
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