Originally Posted by E_man
They are full of crap, performance wise. The transformer, if anything, has an edge. See, asus actually updates the thing. Is the Acer even on 3.1 yet? The TF is 3.2. Asus is actually almost always right behind the XOOM, the dev platform for honeycomb, in regard to updates. Not bad at all.
As for build, I'd give that to the Acer. Not massively, but it is there.
Either one you get, you will need a keyboard for word editing. Transformer is designed to work with one. You can get a bluetooth keyboard for either however.
Hey, Acer updates too. Yes they are late to update, but it's not by any fault of theirs. I may be assuming here, but I believe they have to wait to release their updates because of contractual restraints, as they've implied a couple times that their updates have been delayed due to "Google Policies."
At any rate, YES the tablet has had the 3.1 update for over a month and we're due for the 3.2 update here with in this week (supposedly.) If a month of waiting is a deal breaker for update releases, well that's a right by a prospective buyer of an Iconia A500, but in my opinion....it's trivial.
In my opinion, there are only three flaws the Acer has. That's the screen, the searching for mobile phone connectivity (solved by keeping the tab in airplane mode which in turn fixes the high battery drain) and Honeycomb OS which is a shared by all Honeycomb tabs.
But it's undeniable that the Iconia A500 gives users the choice of mobility as a tablet without having to invest money in a dock to gain usb ports.
In my opinion the only advantage the Transformer has is a much better screen.