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Poll Results: ASUS Transformer 16GB or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

 
  • 59% (16)
    ASUS Transformer @ $399
  • 40% (11)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 @ $499
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post #1 of 24
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Alright. I want to take advantage of the staples coupon on tablets.

What do I plan on using it for?
  1. Web surfing
  2. Streaming video
  3. Audio books
  4. Simple gaming
  5. Movies? Transferred from computer or streamed from computer
  6. Office stuff

So my local staples can order a tranformer into the store but it is out of stock online currently (16gb version, the one I would get). Or the samsung is ready in store.

Coupon runs through the 30th.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 7/23/11 at 3:22pm
post #2 of 24
transformer. i used both and the transformer feels much faster, plus it feels like a more solid product. I also like the keyboard dock you can get, because it adds 7 hours of batter life to your device.
post #3 of 24
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transformer. i used both and the transformer feels much faster, plus it feels like a more solid product. I also like the keyboard dock you can get, because it adds 7 hours of batter life to your device.

The keybord dock does seem to be a nice option, but not one I am planning on getting. I do like the whole touchscreen thing and simplicity of it. I know a lot of people just say to get a netbook, but I hate the small keyboard they have and the battery life is not as long in most cases. Perhaps one day I will own both separately and see which one truly suits me best or whether they each serve their purpose. But, for right now the tablet is what I am looking at.

And I noticed you said the Transformer seemed faster, but that seems odd considering both are 3.1 and hardware seem mostly the same.
post #4 of 24
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The keybord dock does seem to be a nice option, but not one I am planning on getting. I do like the whole touchscreen thing and simplicity of it. I know a lot of people just say to get a netbook, but I hate the small keyboard they have and the battery life is not as long in most cases. Perhaps one day I will own both separately and see which one truly suits me best or whether they each serve their purpose. But, for right now the tablet is what I am looking at.

And I noticed you said the Transformer seemed faster, but that seems odd considering both are 3.1 and hardware seem mostly the same.
yes the transformer felt a little snappier, the guy at best buy said that he noticed the transformer is a little snappier then the xoom and the samsung. I Think it might have to do with bloatware and ram.
post #5 of 24
I say go for the trasnformer. Its probably the most popular non apple tablet on the market atm. If you test one out you will see why its so popular and well received. The samsung imo is an ipad knock off, it looks almost exactly the same.

Mine has had absolutely no problems so far (3 weeks of ownership) and I take it all over the place. You can even stream netflix now after rooting, which took away the only advantage the ipad had over the transformer imo.
    
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I say go for the trasnformer. Its probably the most popular non apple tablet on the market atm. If you test one out you will see why its so popular and well received. The samsung imo is an ipad knock off, it looks almost exactly the same.

Mine has had absolutely no problems so far (3 weeks of ownership) and I take it all over the place. You can even stream netflix now after rooting, which took away the only advantage the ipad had over the transformer imo.
The $100 price difference is the real kicker for me. I mean, if they were the same price i would probably make a coin flip as I do like the look and thickness of the Galaxy Tab more. However, that is not the case. What I am wondering though is if I should wait just a bit longer before making my foray into the tablet market. I would not have got a tablet until now anyway as 3.1 has just made it usable for me (nothing against apple here, but they are well overpriced and I would rather support linux based software).

And the way I hear it in the next few months (before the end of the year) we will see the quad core tablets and ice cream sandwich. That really sounds appealing. And I don't suspect prices will go up for such things.... they will penetrate lower price points eventually reaching $299 and have an average for around $400 similar to netbooks.

So it is all kind of interesting for me. I think what I will do if I can do it is get the Transformer provided it comes back in stock this next week and use the coupon to make the costs $300. At some point in the future should I get a new tablet I will simply sell mine at the $300 and put it towards a new one should I really want something new as I think I could get $300 for the Transformer 4 months from now.
post #7 of 24
I really wanted the transformer, but I bought the Tab 10.1. I'm betting the tab 10.1 will hold it's value better, and I plan on selling it and buying the Kal-El transformer when it comes in in the next 2-4 months (rumored at least).
    
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I really wanted the transformer, but I bought the Tab 10.1. I'm betting the tab 10.1 will hold it's value better, and I plan on selling it and buying the Kal-El transformer when it comes in in the next 2-4 months (rumored at least).
If I can't get BB to price match then maybe I will just wait and use some reward zone gift certificates to whatever comes out next in Fall. If Ice Cream Sandwich comes with it then all it could be is win...
post #9 of 24
I am actually in the exact same boat as you. I plan on using the Staples coupon on the 30th, and I am pretty sure I will get the Samsung. Price is no issue for me (for once) because I'm actually selling my whole rig, and that 100 buck off coupon is quite nice.

The reason I'm not picking the Transformer is because I care about the difference in thickness, and also because the micro HDMI is not something I need or care about. I also have no interest in the keyboard dock. The reason I'm choosing the Samsung is simply because it seems more like a tablet to me, while the Transformer with all of its features is getting closer to a netbook. The whole point of a tablet is the portability, and ease of us, which in my opinion is its most distinctive feature. I already have a netbook, and the Transformer with a keyboard is too close to it. And so again, I do care about the thinness and design of the Samsung... but also, if money was an issue, I would've surely went for the Transformer..
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every staples in my place is sold out of the transformer.... ******* sucks! guess I gotta pay 400 :/
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