That's great. But tell us what new software/apps will come that can utilize this horsepower. Because the only thing that comes to mind is 1080p, and as long as it's not using AC3 audio, the TF can already playback 1080p.
Interesting that the graphics performance is about the same as tegra2. I don't know much about tegra3 other than that it's a quad--how does the graphics hardware change from 2 to 3? Integer and FLOPS improvements are great and all, but let us know where those gains will be put to good use.
I'm not saying that I don't welcome more advanced hardware, I just think there's a larger discrepancy between tablet hardware releases and software capabilities (and likewise what users do with them), larger than there is in nearly every other area.
I am excited about the prospects of windows 8.
Originally Posted by Code-Red
Have to agree with Zealot. Went out and bought a Transformer last Monday (after years of saying I'd never ditch the desktop, I have), and I'm fairly disappointed in it. Lately, I'd been using my iPhone to browse the net, however I was wanting something more casual like a tablet, with a bigger screen and keyboard.
Sadly, the Transformer feels extremely slow. With a side-by-side comparison, my iPhone 4 not only loads sites properly 100% of the time, it does so much faster than the transformer does. The browser on the tablet constantly crashes, as do apps occassionally. Checking out the marketplace was a let down as well, as there is no where near the support or amount of good apps that iOS does. People can sit here and nitpick our complaints, but I'm looking for the same experience my iPhone gives me, just in a bigger package, be it Apple or Android. I'm putting it out there for people who are interested in buying a tablet from a consumer perspective, not from the perspective of a fanboy from either side.
I'm bringing the tablet back today. Personally, If I didn't hate Apple so much I'd pick up an iPad... but I'm not giving them any more of my hard earned money. I'm going to sit back and see where Anroid goes, or maybe pick up a Windows 8 tablet down the road. As it is right now, Anroid tablets arent worth what they are charging for them.
Wow, my experience with my TF was almost the exact opposite.
I wouldn't sit back and nit-pick at complaints though--all of these tablets are pretty young, and they all have their quirks/glitches/bugs to work out.
But one thing to bring up between your iphone and the TF is that they're loading different versions of the sites--most of the time a site may not recognize your tablet as a "mobile" device and hence loads the full "desktop" version, whereas most sites can properly recognize your iphone and will load the mobile site--that's probably the biggest reason for the speed difference you're seeing. And I do hate to bring this up since it seems like people have done it to death, but the natively-supported flash advantage far beats any bit of lag IMHO.
That being said, I have yet to notice a lag when browsing unless it's doing lots of app updating in the background. But if your experience is different, I agree--return it and don't waste your money on it.Edited by guyladouche - 11/7/11 at 6:28am