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I just sold my Macbook Pro that I had purchased for college. I ended up using my desktop for all my work, and a laptop was overkill. I really just wanted something to browse the internet with. I've then decided a tablet would be a much better choice to tote around for me. That being said, I want to spend around $500. So then the next question arises, what tablet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL5Pg15eDBU

After watching that tablet I really want an Asus Transformer Prime. Would this be my best choice? Any cons with them? My next choice would be a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but for the same price I am getting older hardware. Basically, I'm looking for some advice and input on tablets. Thanks!
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I have the Asus Transformer and love it, i'd get the prime, but i just see 500 dollars too much for a toy. as you said you just wanted something to browse the internet, it works great for sites like OCN, Reddit, Facebook. It doesn't work too good for youtube website. the android app works fine.

i bought mine to help in school ( 3rd year of college), Its just a 500 dollar toy, but a fun one at that. if you're deadset on getting one, the transformer prime would be the way to go with the 5 core 1.3 ghz processor and ice cream sandwich by the end of the year (what we've heard from asus).
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I have the Asus Transformer and love it, i'd get the prime, but i just see 500 dollars too much for a toy. as you said you just wanted something to browse the internet, it works great for sites like OCN, Reddit, Facebook. It doesn't work too good for youtube website. the android app works fine.
i bought mine to help in school ( 3rd year of college), Its just a 500 dollar toy, but a fun one at that. if you're deadset on getting one, the transformer prime would be the way to go with the 4 core 1.3 ghz processor and ice cream sandwich by the end of the year (what we've heard from asus).

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It IS a five-core CPU, but only 4 cores do the heavy lifting. The 5th "companion" core is an efficient low-power core.
     
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It IS a five-core CPU, but only 4 cores do the heavy lifting. The 5th "companion" core is an efficient low-power core.

Everything i've read through tells me its the "First ever Quad-core Tablet"...

Do you have a source through which i can read?
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Everything i've read through tells me its the "First ever Quad-core Tablet"...
Do you have a source through which i can read?

http://androidcommunity.com/nvidia-announces-tegra-3-quad-core-processor-we-have-all-the-details-video-20111108/
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I suggest you start out with a cheaper tablet and use it for a while so that you will better appreciate the more expensive ones. I had a hp touchpad and its horrible compared to my new ipad 2.

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It is a 5 core, but not in the way that you might think. It's more of a 4+1 core processor. It has a high power, high power usage quad core for gaming and such, and a slower single core, energy efficient processor for background tasks/UI rendering.
    
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Its not the first 4 core tablet anyway there are a few i5 tabs out there.......


And to answer the Op i would get the prime it is a beast
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