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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by cory1234 View Post
It sounds like your trying to justify the tablet purchase, which is fine, but as others mentioned, tablets are not meant for business, as least not yet. Using the on screen keyboard there is a pretty significant lag on the Transformer. I can type at least 5x faster on a laptop keyboard.

Windows 7 is a major plus for using productivity programs like Word.

The one thing the Transformer has going for it is the battery life when connected to the dock..16 hrs.
My brother in law has a transformer and I checked it out today. We fixed the keyboard lag by switching the on screen keyboard to the standard Android one instead of the ASUS one. The ASUS one was admittedly atrocious. I was actually turned off of possibly getting one until the swap.

Now I am strongly considering it for PnP RP game sessions as for reading books / comics, web surfing. Maybe also for work doing minor spreadsheet input while doing inventory counts on the floor (vs. carrying a clip board and paper... so I can copy/paste the data.)

Edit:
He does not have the dock, so I cannot confirm either way if the dock keyboard input lags or not. I just know switching the On Screen Keyboard to the standard android one fixed input lag on that.
Edited by oni5115 - 6/19/11 at 8:09pm
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hmm....
whats your opinion on note-taking at school then?
I've only played with the HC tabs but I haven't been able to find any docks on display to try with
General note taking here and there with the Transformer dock is perfectly fine and just as easy as it would be with Windows.

But the software (Polaris Office) is just not nearly as robust as your typical Microsoft Office setup.

The Transformer keyboard dock does have a *tiny* bit of input lag, but it doesn't skip any letters/words you're typing or anything of that sort, and I wholly expect the lag to disappear altogether once Honeycomb matures a bit more.
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General note taking here and there with the Transformer dock is perfectly fine and just as easy as it would be with Windows.

But the software (Polaris Office) is just not nearly as robust as your typical Microsoft Office setup.

The Transformer keyboard dock does have a *tiny* bit of input lag, but it doesn't skip any letters/words you're typing or anything of that sort, and I wholly expect the lag to disappear altogether once Honeycomb matures a bit more.
well I'll only be using it for note taking if I ever get a Transformer......what do you mean by not as robust? can you set the font, bold, italics, underline etc with Polaris? and insert images?

if it can....that'll do for me....especially with econ as I can just draw the graphs
post #14 of 16
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OK, i may be getting off my original mission at this point, but there seems to be a strongly voiced opinion for the Netbook. Let me raise this question, does anyone know of a windows app that will manage my routes for me, so that i can specify addresses and have it generate a list of stops in the most efficient manner, as well as be able to adjust it on the fly accounting for time spent in the locations servicing the machines. This is a decent part of my leaning toward the Transformer. The android App is called Best Route, currently im playing with the Free on, but the paid is still minimal.

At this point in the game, the transformer is leading 2:1 vs the Netbook. Although there is more vocalization of reasoning for the net book, as opposed to the Transformer.
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Last call I'm ordering one or the other on Friday.
 
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I know it wasn't on the list but i ended up purchasing a used Acer Iconia A500 for $150 used, some chick needed rent money.I just wanted to add a conclusion to the post.

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