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I was looking at the EEE Transformer, but I thought windows on the W500 might be interesting to try. If anyone has one just let me know what you like and don't like about it. Also if you could go back, would you get a different tablet?

Thanks for looking! biggrin.gif
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Ihave a w500 only had it a week so not really found any problems so to speak.

Only really major problem is windows taking up abou 12gb of the ssd.
Having a bit of a problem with a bluetooth mouse as well

Appart from that its ace

Fast
Touch screen works perfectly
Ive installed games like football manager and eve-online on it.
Windows also means full word and excel.

I would definatly buy another one.
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So you would choose the W500 over the EEE Transformer?
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Drop by here as there a bunch of W500 owners hanging out:

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/acer/

You can also read the reviews on Amazon's W500 page.

Although the W500 is a bit heavier than most other tab and have a shorter battery life. There is no substitute for a full Win7 experience. You can do pretty much anything you normally do on your PC without having to find some 3rd party apps that only works partially.
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Originally Posted by Wiz33;14278186 
Drop by here as there a bunch of W500 owners hanging out:

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/acer/

You can also read the reviews on Amazon's W500 page.

Although the W500 is a bit heavier than most other tab and have a shorter battery life. There is no substitute for a full Win7 experience. You can do pretty much anything you normally do on your PC without having to find some 3rd party apps that only works partially.

That is why I am considering it, also thanks for the link! + rep
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How does it handle Flash and basic games (Plants v. Zombies or something similar)? And media like mkv movies or high bitrate encodes?
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Flash is no problem at all. I have played Torchlight and Eve online on mine. The W500 is the only tablet device that can handle High bitrate mkv. 1.2GB 720p mkv 43 mins TV shows plays perfectly. I have even played a 8GB 1080p mkv movie from an external drive with no problem. About the only problem you may have is Netflix HD streaming but that's a Microsoft Silverlight issue (SD works fine) and Amazon instant video in 720p plays decent.
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