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seems like a decent device, but why have a keyboard? kind of seems pointless maybe if it was a Windows OS then maybe but for android???
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Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh;13232741 
seems like a decent device, but why have a keyboard? kind of seems pointless maybe if it was a Windows OS then maybe but for android???

Asus will release a firmware update and make the keyboard a very nice feature. It isn't a necessity, but with the extra ports, battery and a nice mobile office suite, you can finish work on the go. I quite like it.
     
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Hows this mobile office suite going to work with Mircosoft office? surely its not going to be anywhere near productive as using a laptop with Microsoft office? of course it has its size advantage but what about the smaller laptop/netbooks?
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Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh;13234098 
Hows this mobile office suite going to work with Mircosoft office? surely its not going to be anywhere near productive as using a laptop with Microsoft office? of course it has its size advantage but what about the smaller laptop/netbooks?

It's polaris office, works with cloud support, MS office and google docs. Check Anandtechs review of the tablet, they spend 3 pages reviewing the keyboard and the heavy integration of the os with it as well as it's limitations.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4277/asus-eee-pad-transformer-review/1

Its a very thorough review IMO. Gives you an idea of what you'll get into.
Compared to a NOTEbook, yhis sucks
Compared to a NETbook, id say that even the intel n475 can compete with this. Honeycomb is far more adaptable and usable to a 1ghz dual core than a crappy NETbook (ive used 3, 1 from Asus and 1 from samsung and I from... Forgot Manu) they all felt sluggish as hell running win 7, and the browsing experience was awful to say the least.

To put this in perspective, went to a verizon store the other day, xoom with 3.0 felt smooth as butter for everything. Then loaded up a page that was 100% flash based. Slightly sluggish but overall an enjoyable experience, video even loaded fine

Friend went to best buy and tried a Playbook. Loaded 1080p live streaming of a Star Craft 2 game (full flash based) and reported no lag at all (granted download rates had a big effect kn that but you get the picture).
If you root the transformer and overclock it, I'm sure you'll get the performance you need, however I feel the transformer is as good if not better than any netbook.

Also, best buy is pissing me off. Dumb chick in the LA store can't even check her inventory. Said the ONLY tablet they sell is the Acer Iconia, which isn't even release! WHAT THE?!!!
     
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Herp... Only expansysUS allows for preorder at $684!!!!!
Their Facebook (Asus official) didn't help me. It actually got me more concerned, reading all the posters on the Facebook page, the engadget comments (the post about the Gslate coupon.. I saw more Asus transformer related comments), android forums

This all has me worried. I expected this tablet to be an underground release like the Gtab. It may not be blockbuster sales like the iPad, but it's pretty worrisome you guys. And best buy representatives obviously do not know how to user their inventory systems.

Really hope I can buy instore (without camping out).. I can't possibly wait for it to ship!! Stupid retailers and Asus for not allowing preorders, the derp is wrong with them.

Sorry I'm acting so paranoid over a tablet guys, but you all understand (being in a pc forum and all). I'm just jittery and anxious.
     
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Anyone have any luck with a preorder? Any retailer post anything? :|
     
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Have you looked at the Acer W500?? Im gonna try and buy one of those cause I need W7 for the wifes school work.
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Have you looked at the Acer W500?? Im gonna try and buy one of those cause I need W7 for the wifes school work.

Meh win 7 and tablets have never been my thing. I hate netbooks (have used 3) and also dint really like laptops.

The Acer Iconia A500 is another option but it's $450, $50 too much for the sane specs.
     
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Have you looked at the Acer W500?? Im gonna try and buy one of those cause I need W7 for the wifes school work.

Nice idea but what is with tablets being quite big but the screen being quite small? the area around the screen was too big for my liking, if they should have made the bezel as small as possible
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Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh;13251737 
Nice idea but what is with tablets being quite big but the screen being quite small? the area around the screen was too big for my liking, if they should have made the bezel as small as possible

Lol it should have been a 12" screen.


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