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Asus transformer will be my Third purchase after I get a job again. I always liked it.
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Originally Posted by Rocket Lawnchair View Post

Whatever will be in the iPad 3 will most certainly be faster than Tegra 3. The iPhone 4S still has one of the best mobile GPUs on the market today.
That depends. Apple usually clocks their processors around 1-1.2GHz, so if it's a quad-core based on the Cortex A9 they'll perform a little less than the Tegra 3, if it's the A15, we'll see better performance. And yeah, the GPU is great.
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

It may be worth your while to wait until the release of the iPad 3 and either get it or pickup a cheaper iPad 2.


From someone who had the iPad 2, and now has the Prime, do NOT wait.

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The prime is an awesome piece of kit, youtube videos work well and web browsing is easy. I would suggest trying out the Dolphin HD web browser instead of the stock one though, the gesture links and simple interface make it easy and fun to use.

Yes, I am using Dolphin HD as well, and it scores some of the highest benchmark scores against the other browsers. It's so much faster and more responsive than the stock browser.
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However powerful the iPad 3 may or may not be, its the software that puts me off.

I will quite happily sell an iPad to a customer at work if I think its right for them, its a simple and well done OS thats very hard to do something wrong on and easy to get to grips with. If someone hasn't used a tablet before then its alot less scary getting used to iOS.

However for myself and alot of my customers iOS is too limited. Whilst it has productivity programs like pages and numbers they just feel a bit too simple, a bit like wordpad in windows compared to Word itself. Also its not as simple as it could be for putting documents and files onto the system to edit them, the prime on the other hand comes with polaris office preloaded and will open MS Office files easily.

Customization options are much higher on android, if you get bored with icons then you're a bit stuck on iOS as you can't have anything but icons.

The apps are more abundant on the apple side atm, the android market is getting there but its got a bit more catching up to do. However with the popularity of android tablets and other devices rising so is the rate at which developers are advancing their apps. The 'for tablets' section is getting better on the android market, but I feel that the apple market still has the edge at the moment.

The dock on the prime makes alot of difference. Typing is so much easier with a physical keyboard and whilst you can equip an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard it will never feel as well put together as the prime does with its dock. Along with the physical keyboard you also get an extra battery (18 hours life in total), a USB socket and an SD card slot to compliment the micro SD slot on the tablet itself. Expandable memory is something I feel apple really need to do.

At the end of the day its each to their own, the iPad is a well made piece of kit and great for first time or casual users. But for me the Prime is the better kit.
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by Shadow of Intent View Post

At the end of the day its each to their own, the iPad is a well made piece of kit and great for first time or casual users. But for me the Prime is the better kit.

i have said that for a long time.
my friends that have "i" devices accuse me of hating apple just because i dont have/use them.
i dont hate apple, they make a good product-but it is not for me.
i just tell them-"if you dont know jack, get a mac"-lol



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post #28 of 35
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However powerful the iPad 3 may or may not be, its the software that puts me off.
I will quite happily sell an iPad to a customer at work if I think its right for them, its a simple and well done OS thats very hard to do something wrong on and easy to get to grips with. If someone hasn't used a tablet before then its alot less scary getting used to iOS.
However for myself and alot of my customers iOS is too limited. Whilst it has productivity programs like pages and numbers they just feel a bit too simple, a bit like wordpad in windows compared to Word itself. Also its not as simple as it could be for putting documents and files onto the system to edit them, the prime on the other hand comes with polaris office preloaded and will open MS Office files easily.
Customization options are much higher on android, if you get bored with icons then you're a bit stuck on iOS as you can't have anything but icons.
The apps are more abundant on the apple side atm, the android market is getting there but its got a bit more catching up to do. However with the popularity of android tablets and other devices rising so is the rate at which developers are advancing their apps. The 'for tablets' section is getting better on the android market, but I feel that the apple market still has the edge at the moment.
The dock on the prime makes alot of difference. Typing is so much easier with a physical keyboard and whilst you can equip an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard it will never feel as well put together as the prime does with its dock. Along with the physical keyboard you also get an extra battery (18 hours life in total), a USB socket and an SD card slot to compliment the micro SD slot on the tablet itself. Expandable memory is something I feel apple really need to do.
At the end of the day its each to their own, the iPad is a well made piece of kit and great for first time or casual users. But for me the Prime is the better kit.
I agree that it isn't as simple to get files on the device, but what exactly can't Pages and Numbers do? They look quite powerful to me. I'm hoping iOS 6 will be a significant improvement to the OS, iOS 5 felt a bit more like a tick rather than a tock.
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Have you considered the Transformer Slider?
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I havent. hmm..
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