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Hey guys -
Was wondering what your opinions would be on choosing the asus transformer or a $400 netbook? Please explain!
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The transformer would be more practical plus u could get the keyboard also.
    
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I find my transformer to be more enjoyable to use both from a "gadget" standpoint as well as a productivity standpoint compared to my old netbook.

The office apps and the keyboard are plenty good, and you can do things such as game/watch videos/better youtube/etc all because the stuff you're running are designed to be run on a phone or tablet, and the transformer is powerful in that respect. A netboiok running software designed for a desktop/faster laptop is on the low end of the foodchain.
    
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Thanks for the feedback. +rep for both.
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I would recommend the Hp Dm1z

it gets about 5 or 6 hours of battery life with reasonable brightness/setttings.

About 150$ cheaper than the transformer + keyboard.

I am running win7 remarkably well.

Not knocking the transformer, just throwing an option out.

It lacks the "cool" factor of the tablets, but it runs windows 7 just fine along with web browsing word processing, and high def movies.
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