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Well, it's still really mainly speculation as to the EXACT cause of the poor wifi. It's at least partially due to the pogo pins that connect the wifi/gps antennas, and partly the metal backing.
If you can wait, I would honestly. If you need the latest and greatest right now, get the Prime. The wifi on mine is decent, and improved a good amount after doing the pinch trick. Looking at the specs of the 300, it's dang close to the Prime it seems really, for less, and with the main problems fixed. Seems like it would be worth waiting IMO.
I've only used the keyboard for a short period on my gf's tf101, and it seems decent enough. Don't know if I would want to do extended periods of typing on it though.

I would be looking at the keyboard as kind of converting the tablet into a netbook-esque system. I can bring the tablet with the keyboard to class and type notes, while at night I can read news while watching TV (instead of reading news on my phone screen). The tablet converted to netbook concept is very nice, at least, for a student like me. biggrin.gif If they do release the 16GB for 399$ I think that's a steal, however, the IPS vs Super IPS+ (which is 600 nits) may be a difference, but I doubt I'll be using the tablet in direct sunlight as well.

I'll wait it out, anyways, next semester is a ways away, and I cannot afford to drop the money now (since I just built my SB system). smile.gif

How are you finding the tablet though? Lived up to expectations??
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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.

Your joking right?
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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.

iPad has 2 great things right now.

1) Resale Value. (Bought my iPad 2 for $450 and then sold it for $440)
2) 1 Year Life. (Unlike Android iOS Devices get replaces every year. Transformer came out not too long ago and was replaced by Prime and now Prime will get replaced again by a better version, Then comes other manufacturers. In short if you buy a Android Tab right now it gets inferior in less then 2 months.)
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How are you finding the tablet though? Lived up to expectations??

Overall, yes. The wifi isn't the greatest, but that mainly only affects me here at work where the router is a good distance away from where I am. This doesn't bother me much because I mainly use the tablet at home anyway, where the reception is great whereever I am in the apartment. The super ips+ is great if you're using it in direct sunlight like you mention, but as you say, I don't use it that way very often at all. I've had this tablet since about the middle of January, and I have yet to actually turn on the super ips option. The rest of the tablet is amazing though. Especially coming from the tf101. It does everything I want it to, and it does it quickly. I keep finding new uses for it, and I'm quite happy with my purchase overall. A little annoyed that so many new models are on the horizon, and most likely address most all of the issues the Prime has, but that's what happens with new tech.
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iPad has 2 great things right now.
1) Resale Value. (Bought my iPad 2 for $450 and then sold it for $440)
2) 1 Year Life. (Unlike Android iOS Devices get replaces every year. Transformer came out not too long ago and was replaced by Prime and now Prime will get replaced again by a better version, Then comes other manufacturers. In short if you buy a Android Tab right now it gets inferior in less then 2 months.)

True, but that's if you always have to upgrade. Same can be said about PC components (ie CPUs, GPUs, HDDs, etc.). Also, a good thing about new things always comes out is that halfway through a cycle, you can get the best that's available, whereas with the Apple cycle, what do you do when you're halfway in? Either wait half a cycle or get the item but knowing in half a cycle it will be replaced. smile.gif
post #26 of 42
I'd go with Prime for very sexy looks and to "own" the product I purchased.

Don't think I would drop 200$ more for 2mb camera and 1080p tho
Edited by DiNet - 2/27/12 at 11:43am
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2) 1 Year Life. (Unlike Android iOS Devices get replaces every year. Transformer came out not too long ago and was replaced by Prime and now Prime will get replaced again by a better version, Then comes other manufacturers. In short if you buy a Android Tab right now it gets inferior in less then 2 months.)

I believe the TF101 was released around May or June of 2011? Then the Prime released in late December. Hardly 2 months. And previous to the Prime, all the tablets were dual core processors of some sort. The tablets that are coming out after the Prime (300, 700, Infinity, whatever they're calling all the new ones) won't make the Prime "obsolete" anyway. They just improve a couple of things here and there. And they aren't slated to release till around June of this year also. About 6 months between releases, and again, the ones releasing in June will hardly make the Prime "obsolete".
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Your joking right?
Joking about what?
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WiFi is fine for me, but everything is, as you know, relative. I am used to getting 8-9 Mbps on my Nexus One over WiFi. I'm pulling 12-15 over WiFi on the Transformer Prime around the house.

So too is signal strength. Coming from the Nexus One, the Transformer Prime outperforms my cell phone. I'm in the green so I'm fine with it.
Edited by Spokker - 2/27/12 at 4:06pm
post #30 of 42
I got the dock with mine, used a mate's 101 as well. Pretty similar action on both, hell beats trying to type via touchscreen. Solid enough, I'd personally like a slightly more solid push action but it's not a big deal.
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