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$500 16G/Keyboard combo would be a killer
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A good review by Anand: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4277/a...sformer-review
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cheaper than the xoom.
lighter than the xoom.
flash.
399.
WIN!
soooo buying this!
keyboard dock is a tad overpriced imo. when i first saw it at CES i thought it was included lol

might be better to wait for the slider if the keyboard is really what you want
    
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I don't really see the point of tablets. I'd rather have a 11.6" Acer laptop with a 2.4ghz i3, 4GB of ram and a 500gb hdd for $499 than waste money on a tablet.

Are tablets replacing netbooks or....?
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I don't really see the point of tablets. I'd rather have a 11.6" Acer laptop with a 2.4ghz i3, 4GB of ram and a 500gb hdd for $499 than waste money on a tablet.

Are tablets replacing netbooks or....?
Tablets and netbooks are two different markets... for now.


What's the battery life on the laptop? Can you use it while walking around?
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Tablets and netbooks are two different markets... for now.


What's the battery life on the laptop? Can you use it while walking around?
I have that Acer at my work, its gotten just a bit over 5 hours on battery playing movies in loops. You COULD use it while walking around... but why would you?
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I have that Acer at my work, its gotten just a bit over 5 hours on battery playing movies in loops. You COULD use it while walking around... but why would you?
Tablets last 8-10 hrs (a full day's usage) and people like to move. Sitting back on a couch or in bed... a tablet is nicer.

Or another argument... why use a laptop when you can use a desktop replacement or a desktop? Or why use a laptop when you can use a portable DVD player?

Different form factor, different market, different uses.
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eh, It's not just a "keyboard", it's also a battery that doubles the lifespan.

It's still a BIT overpriced, but not by much IHMO, $129 or $99 would have been awesome.
i agree. and its definitely justified at that price.

jus puts the overall price somewhat higher than id rly like.

but rly theres no way im getting this anyways lol.

too poor
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Last i check you cant get a notebook with 16 hours of battery life, iPS panel, same PPI, the ability to use it as 2 things, light weight, touch screen for $550.
Ok so the hardware is great, but what can you do with it other than surf the web and listen to/watch media?

Write a term paper? No.
Create a spreadsheet for work? No
How about a presentation? No
Diagnostic tools? No

For $550 dollars I'd rather have a system that I can do actual work on. If I want to casually browse the web and run some android apps, I'll use my smartphone.
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Tablets last 8-10 hrs (a full day's usage) and people like to move. Sitting back on a couch or in bed... a tablet is nicer.

Or another argument... why use a laptop when you can use a desktop replacement or a desktop? Or why use a laptop when you can use a portable DVD player?

Different form factor, different market, different uses.
The argument between a laptop and desktop is quite different. Laptops are clearly more portable (even desktop replacements) and so they have a more obvious advantage. Tablets are filling a gap between smartphones and ultra-portable laptops but for many (including myself), their price point is just too high. I have a 13.3in ultra portable from Toshiba and it has a good 7-9hr battery life, even on balanced power settings. I only paid $450 dollars for the system and it's more feature rich than the Xoom, iPad 2 or any other tablet out there. This Asus Transformer is the only tablet that I've actually considered getting because it can be used with the keyboard dock, but again, the price for the whole package is equal to or over the price of a well spec'd laptop.
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