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So, I currently own a touchpad, which I got for $150 along with the majority of you, and although I love it, I'm not quite pleased with its performance. Now, I would like to sell it and upgrade to either a TF201, TF700, or the ipad 3.

I know 2 out of the 3 listed above are currently not released yet, but the TF700 has been announced at CES 2012 and there are several videos showcasing it.

Before anything, I know there is this whole debate between the Android os vs. iOS. I have personally have used and owned both operating systems, and I could care less for either. I love them both. I love iOS for its simplicity and smoothness and Android for its customization compatibilities and the now ice cream sandwich seems to have really smooth-en things out. So, the operating system is out of the question, and I am purely focusing on performance, quality, and etc.

First, let's begin with the TF201 and the TF701. From my research, the only major differences is that the screen now has 1920x1200 resolution, 2 megapixel front camera, and a new body design to resolve the weak wifi problem the TF201 has. I've also read somewhere that the TF701 still has the NVIDIA tegra 3 processor, but it is now clocked at 1.3ghz as opposed to 1.0ghz. I'm not sure if this is 100% true, though. I guess my question is do you guys think it is worth the extra $100 for all of those upgrades? Yeah, I know it's hard to say since it's not released yet, but I would like to know your opinions.

And now for the ipad 3. Much information has not been released on the ipad 3 yet, but how do you guys think it will compare between the Primes? One thing that really bothers me about ipads is that they do not support flash. I watch a ton of videos on my tablet and flash is pretty important to me. I think there are some ways you can acquire flash on the ipad, but I haven't done much research on it.

Another thing to note is that I really do care about resale value. I'm always selling my slightly outdated products and obtaining the newer technology. I don't know how well the prime will resale for since it's too soon to tell, but I know for a fact that the ipad will hold its value like a champ.

And what I will be primarily using this tablet for is surfing the web, a few games, and most of all watching video/movies/tv shows through bootleg websites. lol
Edited by wompwomp - 2/23/12 at 5:51pm
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I got a Transformer for my gf, and a Prime for myself. After messing around with her tablet, I decided to get mine. The Prime is just... a whole different tablet with the Tegra 3 chip. It's definitely a very powerful tablet. As for the differences between the tf201 and tf700; The tf201 maxes at 1.3 according to the specs, and according to the xda forums it can hit 1.4ghz with the latest firmware update. The wifi is less than great on this device, but unless you're doing a lot of web usage in a place/places where the router is an extended distance away, it serves it's purpose pretty well. The gps is pretty much useless if you intend to use it as a navigation device. Other than those, I have had no issues with my Prime other than minor light bleed that's only noticeable on a solid black background. And the "pinch" helped my wifi reception quite a bit.

If you don't need a tablet now, and can wait till the release of the 700, then I would. If you want or need a new tablet right now, then I'd get the Prime. Assuming that the wifi and gps issues wouldn't affect you.
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Thanks for putting this thread up, I was about to lay my hands on TF201 and now I just knew about TF700. I definitely not going for iPad this time, I know how limited it is on my iPhone 4 even it has a lot of apps. I still want to be able to play any video files I throw at it and all the flash on the web.

 
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The TF201 has definitely caught my eye. Unfortunately the Best Buy I played around with it in didn't have any in stock, and neither do any other stores. On Amazon, 3rd-party sellers have the advantage right now, selling the device for $100 over retail, even when you factor in tax.

It's certainly the first time where the whole keyboard/tablet thing has clicked with me. When I was using it I kept forgetting that it wasn't Windows, though.
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Yeah, you have to camp out places a bit if you want one. I got a hold of Micro Center to find out when they'd get more in, and then watched the site till they updated stock. Purchased it for in store pick up and got it that night. nowinstock is a good site to use if you want to try and get it at a store. Good luck.
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try some of these places, there are some in stock-ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 32 GB - Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) - Amethyst gray .

i got mine at Office Depot.


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I don't think the ipad3 will be as "hot" as the ipad was in comparison to competitors (most importantly because now there's competition). My biggest issue with iOS devices is the lack of expandable storage. If you use your device as an on-the-go media player (like lots of travel, for example, without wifi), you'll really miss not having a large selection of movies/music/games, and files aren't really getting any smaller these days.

If it were me, I'd get one of the TF's and pass up the ipad. I don't really care about ICS more than honeycomb on my TF--I dumped it on my TF last night, and it seems to be more suitable for phones at the moment--but I think the advantages of iOS (that feeling of "smoothness" despite frequent app crashes) are surpassed in terms of the functionality that android can provide, at least from my uses and perspective.

But if all you need is something that can play a few movies/shows, check email, has an acceptable UI, then the ipad3 will be just fine. Might come down to a price and availability standpoint in that matter.
    
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Yeah, you have to camp out places a bit if you want one. I got a hold of Micro Center to find out when they'd get more in, and then watched the site till they updated stock. Purchased it for in store pick up and got it that night. nowinstock is a good site to use if you want to try and get it at a store. Good luck.

Thanks. Got one today and we didn't have to camp out or anything. We bought it from Gamestop of all places. I never even knew they sold tablets. I found out in the middle of researching the device. They hardly advertise the fact that they've got tablets in store.

In any case, we picked one up and I'm giving it the eight hour initial charge while I do some work. The box says it comes with several games like Sonic CD (big surprise and wonderful because I've always wanted to play it and I was very close to buying it on Xbox Live) and ShadowGun and other crap. I did take a peak at the device while it was charging and played one of my favorite YouTube videos in HD. The goddamn thing has very striking contrast, probably the best I've seen at a glance. It will be quite a treat to explore the device at length.
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Nice. Yeah I've read about a good number of people picking them up from Gamestop, probably for the reason you mentioned; people don't realize they sell them. And they come with free games too! Sonic CD isn't bad, but you should definitely check out Sonic Episode 1 if you like Sonic. Great graphics overall and fun. I use it with my Wiimote so I don't have to use the touch screen controls. Works perfectly.

Oh yeah, and you're going to have lots of fun with it. Report back when you've messed around with it for a bit. smile.gif
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The iPad 3's going to have a 2048x1536 (264 PPI) retina display and hopefully a 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex A15. Or perhaps just a quad-core Cortex A9 like the Prime. Will be saddened if it's only a dual-core A9.

It's worth the wait to see what else it touts. I'm expecting invitations to be sent out Feb 29 for the rumoured March 7 event.
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