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No budget per say, although the cheaper the better.

My problem with the transformer is that I have an Atrix, that I am rather un-wow'd by, an it shares the same internals. So that leaves me thinking I should wait and see what qualcomm comes out with. Tegra 2 is fast, just not as fast as the iPad, or the new Orion Dual Core. Are these worries unfounded?


Need it by July 5 as that is the date I will be flying out.
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The reason why you are not wow'ed by the atrix is because of the older android version and it has Motorola's crapware on it.

Right now the Asus transformer is the cheapest and highest quality android tablet out there.

Trust me you will like it
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Bro I've checked out all and owned a few, so happy sold them and got the asus transformer. WAY better then the moto xoom, acer's and the iPad IMO from what I've owned. I'd get the Transformer
    
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The reason why you are not wow'ed by the atrix is because of the older android version and it has Motorola's crapware on it.

Right now the Asus transformer is the cheapest and highest quality android tablet out there.

Trust me you will like it
This. I wouldn't judge by the Atrix. The Transformer runs a fully accelerated version of android.

That said, I'm a huge android fan, buy I bought an OG iPad. I got it got cheap ($400 for 32Gb with Case), I'll be able to sell it for very little loss, and I get to use a tablet OS that has apps designed for it. Right now, for me, the honeycomb apps are lacking hard.
    
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No budget per say, although the cheaper the better.

My problem with the transformer is that I have an Atrix, that I am rather un-wow'd by, an it shares the same internals. So that leaves me thinking I should wait and see what qualcomm comes out with. Tegra 2 is fast, just not as fast as the iPad, or the new Orion Dual Core. Are these worries unfounded?


Need it by July 5 as that is the date I will be flying out.
My 1.6Ghz Transformer begs to differ
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@reaper: How stable is that, by the way? What does the battery life look like at 1.6? Does it show significant improvement over stock? I really JUST ordered one, should be coming in Friday/Monday, and I can't wait. I was looking at OCing it eventually, just gathering info.
    
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@reaper: How stable is that, by the way? What does the battery life look like at 1.6? Does it show significant improvement over stock? I really JUST ordered one, should be coming in Friday/Monday, and I can't wait. I was looking at OCing it eventually, just gathering info.
Perfectly stable on mine. It all depends on your chip I upgraded to 3.1 today so it's no longer overclocked (older overclocked kernels won't work on 3.1). Fear not, once Asus releases the source code to the 3.1 kernel, we'll be overclocking again!

When I was running at 1.6, everything was butter smooth. 720P on youtube was previously stuttering due to hardware acceleration not being enabled in 3.0.1 (this is fixed in 3.1, even unoverclocked), but at 1.6, there were no problems.
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Nice! Well I'll toy with it then. If I don't see a real benefit of doing it I probably won't, but I'll probably try it to see what kind of chip I got. I'd be happy if it could run 1.2-1.4 stable too... I just don't want apps crashing on me, if it does I want to back out 100-200mhz, hehe.
    
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You still didnt by the transformer yet lol
    
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Nope... I am at a crossroads. I do this with all purchases though, well over like 300-400 bucks, college yo.

Also the new quad core Tegra 4 chip-set coming in Q1 2012 isn't helping.
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