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I'm confused on why people are arguing the "can't type a paper" on this. Obviously this isn't a total replacement for an actual computer. I wouldn't recommend any college student get this if this is gonna be their "primary" pc.

But say you have a laptop or desktop and bam, this thing gets pretty cool.

Also, tablets are still obviously a luxury item. There's no point in arguing that it costs too much money when you don't need it in the first place.
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I'm waiting for some real world test of this Asus Transformer VS. the BB Playbook!!!
    
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I'm confused on why people are arguing the "can't type a paper" on this. Obviously this isn't a total replacement for an actual computer. I wouldn't recommend any college student get this if this is gonna be their "primary" pc.

But say you have a laptop or desktop and bam, this thing gets pretty cool.

Also, tablets are still obviously a luxury item. There's no point in arguing that it costs too much money when you don't need it in the first place.
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I don't know if I should get this, wait for the Amazon tablet, get an iPad (since it has Capture Pilot) or wait for whatever hit's in 2012.
If you CAN wait, then wait. Things will only get better with time, in this market. Especially as Amazon may very well do something that changes everything.

Besides that, I am fairly sure you would be happy with the iPad, as I've yet to meet any client that has one and does not like it (personally, I dislike the iOS interface, but then again I didn't like Android's interface until I really started using it). If you got this, you'd be able to use it as a netbook (physical keyboard) and get sixteen hours of battery life.

But the best action is to wait as long as possible until you find a "no brainer" choice. Good luck!
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If you CAN wait, then wait. Things will only get better with time, in this market. Especially as Amazon may very well do something that changes everything.

Besides that, I am fairly sure you would be happy with the iPad, as I've yet to meet any client that has one and does not like it (personally, I dislike the iOS interface, but then again I didn't like Android's interface until I really started using it). If you got this, you'd be able to use it as a netbook (physical keyboard) and get sixteen hours of battery life.

But the best action is to wait as long as possible until you find a "no brainer" choice. Good luck!
Not an option for me. Ive been waiting since before IPad 1. I gave up on the advent vega and the Wetab, nope thus is a no brained choice. HONEY COMB HERE I COME.
     
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I'm waiting for some real world test of this Asus Transformer VS. the BB Playbook!!!
Look out for me . On tuesday I'm hoping to go with my friend ( Playbook dev who's getting one for free o: ) to Bestbuy and compare the tablets side by side. He's pushing me to the playbook, so let's see what happens
     
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Not an option for me. Ive been waiting since before IPad 1. I gave up on the advent vega and the Wetab, nope thus is a no brained choice. HONEY COMB HERE I COME.
I expect a full unboxing/report on it after you stop drooling, ok mate? I, personally, just hope I can wait as I don't want to spend the money right this second.
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I expect a full unboxing/report on it after you stop drooling, ok mate? I, personally, just hope I can wait as I don't want to spend the money right this second.
If no one on OCN does ( The UK or China members) I will for the North American edition, you can count on that.

Ive used the:
Xoom : 15 minutes (browsing flash content, using camera, general UI)
GTab Viewsonic: 2 hours (games, browsing, downloading apps, video chat, actually everything)
BB PB: have yet to try
iPad 2: 5 minutes brief usage but
iPad 1: 3.3-4.3 iOS 16 hours (everything, from initial setup to all sorts of usage)

So after viewing all those tabs you can see I'm qualified. Besides watching reviews from most sites and unboxing bids (Phandroid, android central, mashable, engadget etc)
I've seen reviews for all sorts of tablets. So trust that I'll give OCN a worthy review


But I may end up drooling a lot so it could take awhile.
     
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post #79 of 94
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But I may end up drooling a lot so it could take awhile.
Heck, I know I would, and I don't have anywhere near that level of usage in tablet devices. Maybe I'll go down to the local Best Buy come Wednesday, or whenever they're released, and see Marin (he was thinking about getting one, himself) in line as well, eh? Ah well, at least I already have the perfect place for it, heheh.
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I tried one of these at a local Car Phone Warehouse for about 20mins. It's really good, solid build and very fast. Everything about the screen is great, except the touchscreen sensitivity - you have to exert a little bit of pressure on it. With iPad, even with a feather light touch, you get fluid motion.

But this is not a major issue, just a little something I noticed. For a device that costs only £380, it can do so much.

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