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?!!!