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So guys as it stands, we may have a great tablet on our hands. One that isn't extremely overpriced and gives quite a few nice features. On top of that it comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb (tablet OS from Android) and can be used as a portable netbook. I know people reading this are as excited for the Transformer as I am, so I'll provide links to some good reviews and specs to let you get in on as much as you can of this great tablet.

By the way, If you're in the UK, you already have access to this beast. Or if you're in Taiwan.

So as it stands (but could change) I plan on purchasing the tablet either from an online retailer the day of or buying it at a store on Tuesday, April 26th.

I know we've all seen the reviews and unboxing of this great tablet, but have we seen one by a member on OCN? or have we seen one where the questions we asked get answered?

So I ask you, my friends at OCN, to give me a list of questions as what you want me to review, for I too want to do a review of the Asus EEE Pad Transformer T101.

Here's some links to keep you guys busy:

Slash Gear review of the Acer Iconia A500 vs. the Asus EEE pad Transformer

Asus Official Specs Page

Asus Facebook Page for the Transformer

Engadgets Information on the Transformer

Engadgets Transformer UK review

Anand's Thorough Review of the Transformer

Awful
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Preorder (mega overpriced) only buy if you're impatient and rich

Second Post on this page has all the official retailers (thanks to Mad Mule). As it stands now you can preorder on Expansys (linked above)

My Accreditation stands at:
- Interest in android tablets since March 2010
- Learning about tablets every day
- member on androidtablets.net since July
- Usage of major tablets out today such as the:
iPad
Xoom
Gtablet (by Viewsonic)


List of things I shall compare with:

Transformer VS. BB PB
Transformer vs. Toshiba Protege 705
Transformer Vs iPad
Transformer vs. iPhone 4

all bases will be touched upon. Keep leaving suggestions!


Update: so I bought an Iconia!
Who'd a thought?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS0AltQlt0U&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Edited by Spykerv - 4/29/11 at 7:10pm
     
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I think you'll be fine, with the Transformer launching in all these locations:
  • Amazon
  • American TV
  • B&H
  • BestBuy.com
  • BJ's
  • Buy.com
  • Datavision
  • Fry's
  • HH Gregg
  • J&R
  • Micro Center
  • Newegg
  • OfficeMax.com
  • Office Depot
  • PC Richards
  • Sears.com
  • Staples
  • Target
  • TigerDirect
  • Walmart.com

Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/asus-e...d-availability
    
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
I think you'll be fine, with the Transformer launching in all these locations:
  • Amazon
  • American TV
  • B&H
  • BestBuy.com
  • BJ's
  • Buy.com
  • Datavision
  • Fry's
  • HH Gregg
  • J&R
  • Micro Center
  • Newegg
  • OfficeMax.com
  • Office Depot
  • PC Richards
  • Sears.com
  • Staples
  • Target
  • TigerDirect
  • Walmart.com

Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/asus-e...d-availability
Oh thanks! Solved my fears . Now just have to wait a few more days. Played with a xoom today, absolutely fell in love. That's not to say I just got into tablets, been waiting for the transformer since... August 2010?
     
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Was just about to say what about the Canadians!? But they included us in the source link

Now the question is, buy this now? Or wait until Kal-El later this year, or early 2012?
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I'm SO buying this
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Was just about to say what about the Canadians!? But they included us in the source link

Now the question is, buy this now? Or wait until Kal-El later this year, or early 2012?
Kal El is projected for late q2 or mid q3... I think? And it won't be implemented en masse till next year. You can wait. A lot of tabs have used T250 such as the advent vega for months ahead of all the new manufacturers. But I've Waited for too long ( >1 year) for this. I'm not waiting any longer myself.
     
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The Transformer is a sweet tablet. If i didn't get my G-tablet a while back I would be getting the Transformer. Although the G Tablet is still an amazing tablet for the price i paid for it. Not to mention i can tinker around with my tablet quite a bit!
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I'm so jittery. I CAN'T WAIT TILL TUESDAY. imma camp out Tuesday morning in front of Best Buy...
     
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I am getting one as well, hopefully from amazon since I have a gift card I can use there, so I am pretty excited as well. I did wish they let us preorder though but I think they decided to not do that.
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I am getting one as well, hopefully from amazon since I have a gift card I can use there, so I am pretty excited as well. I did wish they let us preorder though but I think they decided to not do that.
Why they did not.. I wish I knew. Id settle for even holding one till the day off for instore pickup. Atleast some way of knowing that on next week tuesday I'll be a proud transformer owner.
     
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