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Hello, as I'm sure a lot of you know, the new ASUS transformer prime is stated for release and at first I was planning on getting it hands down.

But after looking at it, its gonna cost 650 dollars with the keyboard dock...which got me thinking...isnt that pretty much almost a high end laptop for a little bit more that i could game on as well tongue.gif? And for sure a laptop that I could use for school? I mostly need something that is portable and thought the tablet would be the sweet spot in portability and performance since it has the keyboard dock....but for that much do you think I'd be better off just getting a laptop and calling it a day?
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I'd definitely take a laptop over the Prime.

Prime is much less bang for the buck and not really ideal for schoolwork.

What would be your screensize preferences?
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post #3 of 14
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I'd definitely take a laptop over the Prime.
Prime is much less bang for the buck and not really ideal for schoolwork.
What would be your screensize preferences?

What? The Prime is the best plan you could hope for. Just take a case with a keyboard dock and you'd easily have something to do school stuff on. Seriously, the Tegra 3 processor is exceptionally fast for games and offers much higher performance over any laptop in the same price range.
     
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What? The Prime is the best plan you could hope for. Just take a case with a keyboard dock and you'd easily have something to do school stuff on. Seriously, the Tegra 3 processor is exceptionally fast for games and offers much higher performance over any laptop in the same price range.
Not sure if trolling thinking.gif
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What? The Prime is the best plan you could hope for. Just take a case with a keyboard dock and you'd easily have something to do school stuff on. Seriously, the Tegra 3 processor is exceptionally fast for games and offers much higher performance over any laptop in the same price range.

Can the prime play crysis for 650 dollars?

Nope.

But that super gpu that it's packing can sure play angry birds at whopping 60 fps
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Can the prime play crysis for 650 dollars?
Nope.
But that super gpu that it's packing can sure play angry birds at whopping 60 fps


I note how the OP explicitly stated that playing Crysis was a requirement for a school laptop.

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I note how the OP explicitly stated that playing Crysis was a requirement for a school laptop.

Ah, but you must understand that if laptop has the hardware capability of running crysis at is native screen resolution then it must be able to run games like star craft2, battlefield 3, deus ex and other awesome pc games.

And there are most definitely laptops that can do that for 650 dollars.

And for the record op did want to game on the side.
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For me, school work includes word, excel, powerpoint, gaming (like SC2). And everyone knows the tablet is not built to run those software. If you really want a tablet for school, wait for the windows 8 tablets, maybe coming out next year the earliest. You should be able to play games and run office.
    
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Gaming isnt really important to me on whatever portable device I get honestly, I've built my sig rig for that purpose, It;'s just at 650$ I feel like I should have that option if I ever wanted lol. (nothing intense like bf3 or crysis 1 or 2, but things like sc2, indie games from steam, etc.

Also, as far as screen size, I dont think a 17inch would be good, that would defeat the purpose, so it would have to be 13-15

One of my main requirements is browsing OCN from bed. Currently there are many nights were I like to stay up after work and browse the forums here, but I have to sit in my chair to do so and that gets old. So I want something that can sit in my lap or on my belly in bed. This is where the tablet really seemed like a good idea, with an incentive to have something that has internet/google access and slightly productivity capabilites for carrying around school.

But then i was like 650$

And for some reason no other tabs appeal to me even a little except the prime (silly since I havent seen it in person yet lol) I do like the transformer 1, but I feel for 100$ more there is no point to not get prime
Edited by Nano5656 - 11/11/11 at 11:01am
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Gaming isnt really important to me on whatever portable device I get honestly, I've built my sig rig for that purpose, It;'s just at 650$ I feel like I should have that option if I ever wanted lol. (nothing intense like bf3 or crysis 1 or 2, but things like sc2, indie games from steam, etc.
Also, as far as screen size, I dont think a 17inch would be good, that would defeat the purpose, so it would have to be 13-15
One of my main requirements is browsing OCN from bed. Currently there are many nights were I like to stay up after work and browse the forums here, but I have to sit in my chair to do so and that gets old. So I want something that can sit in my lap or on my belly in bed. This is where the tablet really seemed like a good idea, with an incentive to have something that has internet/google access and slightly productivity capabilites for carrying around school.
But then i was like 650$
And for some reason no other tabs appeal to me even a little except the prime (silly since I havent seen it in person yet lol) I do like the transformer 1, but I feel for 100$ more there is no point to not get prime

Wait so you want a tablet so you can use it sitting/laying in bed? I use my 14" laptop in bed all the time, don't see how using a tablet would be easier.

If you're doing schoolwork, there's not much point getting a tablet over laptop. Desktop Ubuntu is too restrictive for some of my schoolwork, don't want to even imagine what Android 3/4 would be like.

Also, you realize this Acer TimelineX 13.3" is only $620, right? http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS3830T-6870-13-3-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B005J2J9TM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321052650&sr=1-1 . Weighs 4 pounds, like 8 hour battery life, with a 2.3ghz SB i5, under 1" thick.
 
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