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I'm asking the community a quick question: between the Asus EEE PAD Transformer TF101 and the ViewSonic GTablet... Which would you choose and why?
GTablet recently clocked to 1.4ghz too Lul

Well onto specifics. I know the specs pretty well, and seen unmoving videos for the 101 while the GTablet my buddy (a pretty pro user from the G1 days of android and 1.5) allowed me to test drive, ofcourse it didn't have the view sonic overlay, friend hated it too much.
Which tablet would you choose if you were to buy one of these tablets and why? Not just because your in ROG and asus is your homie g but reasons like if Asus will run without overlay (they did mention they had some changes but it seemed to be only on the app launcher) or dev support would be better of. Battery life is really a non issue.

Transformer : $400 + $150 = $550
gtab : $280

You can see why I'm deciding Between them. And PLEASE do not say I should wait from something like the Optimus tab 3D or the HTC Flyer. I could've gotten the Advent Vega awhile back but I waited. I waited for the Evolve III Meastro since CES. before this I've waited since February of last year when I heard about the iPad and I hoped android would soon follow. If you call 600mhz rockchip CPUs a tablet experience then sadly I am not that accomadating. Ive waited since August of last year when I got into pcs, for I had seen too many (go to android tablets.net I've been a member since June 2010) people fall to the iPad. But I held on. Friends, I can hold on no longer....
     
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The Transformer is the first tablet I've seen that I'm actually seriously considering. The detachable keyboard/second battery did it for me.
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I would go for an official google tablet
cause: http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/off-...-platform.html

Nvidia is set to drop support the Harmony Platform which the Gtab is based on after Froyo
I also read (on my captivate using "Pulse" app) but I can't find the article again, that Nvidia will continue to support the platform
so the future for the Gtab is rather murky

so IMO, stick to an official Google Device and you'll be "safe"
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I would go for an official google tablet
cause: http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/off-...-platform.html

Nvidia is set to drop support the Harmony Platform which the Gtab is based on after Froyo
I also read (on my captivate using "Pulse" app) but I can't find the article again, that Nvidia will continue to support the platform
so the future for the Gtab is rather murky

so IMO, stick to an official Google Device and you'll be "safe"
Thanks Mr. pie! Also hmm that Toshiba Ant eh? Too bad the transformer kicks it's booty too.
     
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Thanks Mr. pie! Also hmm that Toshiba Ant eh? Too bad the transformer kicks it's booty too.
take that news with a grain of salt
cause remember I read an article that says nvidia isn't dropping support, but I forgot the link to it
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Doesn't the Gtablet still run like 2.2?
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Doesn't the Gtablet still run like 2.2?
If your a noob it does. Friend is trying an experimental 2.3 rom right now but he had a semi stable gingerbread build on at the time. It was a real pleasure to use.

Toshiba ant.. No
Optimus Pad.. You kidding me probably no stateside release
Acer Iconia A500, same specs costs more
Misc tabs like the notion ink Adam.. I've waited long enough. Remember the Wetab? Remember hoping for the Meego plus 2.2 experience??? Remember the pain you felt when it was only a german release and not android. Yeah I Remember. So no, I want a big ticket tablet.
     
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I much prefer Honeycomb to 2.2/3, feels better on a tablet.

(i own a xoom remember)
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I much prefer Honeycomb to 2.2/3, feels better on a tablet.

(i own a xoom remember)
If google would stop being such ajdianfks and release the "keys" to 3.0 we may finally get the ball rolling on some nice 3.0 roms on the gtab. Also I yeah I remember talking to you about that lol. Meh talking to you irl is way cooler than OCN. You sound like a boss (no sarcasm).
     
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if you were on steam maybe we could
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