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Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 100% (6)
    TF101 Transformer+dock
  • 0% (0)
    ThinkPad Edge E420S
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post #1 of 9
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There must be 1 million threads about this already

all the same, I want to hear some opinions in my own thread

So basically, I want/need a new laptop to use to take notes or for work at school

Right now, I'm stuck between the TF101 Transformer or a ThinkPad Edge E420s
(specs of the thinkpad would be a SB i5, HD 6630M switchable to IGP, 4 GB RAM and the usual 7.2K RPM HDD)

Dilemma is the TF101 offers better battery life and the ability to take notes with the dock while the ThinkPad Edge though roughly double the price of the 16GB Transformer+dock offers significantly more power and options down the line.

I'm torn between which to choose as I already have an excellent desktop at home for gaming or any work that requires windows applications that doesn't exist on Android.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 9
Did you really need to make 2 threads 3 minutes apart?

I'd get the transformer if all you're doing is taking notes. Much better battery life, and the keyboard isn't supposed to be that bad.
post #3 of 9
Try them both out and see which one is more comfortable to take notes on, but I vote the Transformer.
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post #4 of 9
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Did you really need to make 2 threads 3 minutes apart?

I'd get the transformer if all you're doing is taking notes. Much better battery life, and the keyboard isn't supposed to be that bad.
well I had to get the tablet guys to come over and comment don't I?

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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Try them both out and see which one is more comfortable to take notes on, but I vote the Transformer.
I have tried the thinkpad, but so far I haven't found any transformer+docks on display for me to try out

I have tried other HC based tablets though and didn't find the experience bad at all
post #5 of 9
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bumping this thread up
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post #7 of 9
Eh.... My only reason I would suggest the thinkpad is because, you *never* know when you may need windows and a full os for something.

I was considering the Transformer + doc for a while because of awesome battery life and modularity.

Then I remembered netbooks are cheaper and got this. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?EdpNo=354304
Should get it in the next few days.

Even though its refurb its "like new" condition, same battery life as the tablet without the keyboard, twice the power.

Plus I can use it for programming in my cmps classes.

Not really trying to push my solution as perfect.. but, I must admit the fusion APU's are impressive.
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Yah.....But the Transformer has Built in Remote Desktop. and after watching a few videos....IM sold on it

I'm ditching my win7 ibm labtop and getting the transformer as well. I only use my labtop when i get tired of sitting at my desktop at night and use it browse the web and forums.

If I ever need win7. I'll just remote connect right from the transformer, right to my desktop.
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Bigo1087 View Post
Yah.....But the Transformer has Built in Remote Desktop. and after watching a few videos....IM sold on it

I'm ditching my win7 ibm labtop and getting the transformer as well. I only use my labtop when i get tired of sitting at my desktop at night and use it browse the web and forums.

If I ever need win7. I'll just remote connect right from the transformer, right to my desktop.
got my transformer yesterday

rooted and running prime 1.5 right now
awesome!
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