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Old 11-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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With my ASUS Transformer, I'm one of a million...

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Asus have sold 1.2m Transformers since it launched in April, and are ontrack for 1.8m for the 3/4 of a year of 2011...

Not too shabby at all. Whilst all the media have been talking about Xoom and Tab, it seems consumers were actually buying Transformers....
Last Christmas, I was ready to buy my first android tablet and was about to "pull the trigger" on the Samsung Galaxy 7" Tab, but was inadvertently alerted to the ASUS Transformer and waited for it's release in Spring 2011.

I bought it and have never regretted it. So that makes me one of 1.2M users... not to be confused with me being one in a million!
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It is esp. considering they only produced 100K units on launch date because they expected sales to be small.

Of course they where the only ones that did it right. A good price with WIFI option not forcing one to be tied to a carrier.

Also the keyboard integration was excellent.

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It is esp. considering they only produced 100K units on launch date because they expected sales to be small.
The initial units were in scarce supply with only two Canadian retail outlets (Staples and Canada Computers) carrying them. No Best Buy exposure at that time, even though they had the ACER Iconia tablet!

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Of course they where the only ones that did it right. A good price with WIFI option not forcing one to be tied to a carrier.
So true, the price was a nice incentive. However, the lack of a phone (and carrier 3G data plan) was what actually STOPPED me from buying the Galaxy 7" Tab. In Europe, the Galaxy Tab's phone was active, but not so in North America! Though, in retrospect, holding a 7" device to one's ear may have looked (and felt) awkward....

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And the keyboard makes a great stand, except for when I need to rotate the screen vertical!

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #4
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #6
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This is a product that looks interesting .... combining netbook and tablet
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*sigh* It's more expensive now than it was during release. I remember seeing it for $350 on Amazon when it was first released. Now it's selling for retail price. >.<
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I picked up a new 32GB version for the price of a 16GB off of Ebay for my wife's Christmas gift. Played with it a bit (have to make sure it works afterall ) and while I still really have no use for a tablet myself, it was a pretty spiffy device, and might even consider getting the Transformer Prime when it comes out.
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Same here.
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I am told Bestbuy has a huge supply of these so keep an eye on the sales fliers.

It or the Iconia a500 are on my list if the price drops far enough.
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True, and if I had been in the market for a 10" screen, I'd have bought that one. But I find 10" simply too large...
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My first netbook was the ASUS eee PC 1000H 10" netbook and it was smaller than the laptop it replaced but bigger than the previous generation 7"/8"/9" netbooks.

It had a good balance between keyboard size and desktop viewport size, especially when viewing webpages and MS Excel files. It was also lightweight!!!

What is your ideal size for a netbook/tablet?
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My first netbook was the ASUS eee PC 1000H 10" netbook and it was smaller than the laptop it replaced but bigger than the previous generation 7"/8"/9" netbooks.

It had a good balance between keyboard size and desktop viewport size, especially when viewing webpages and MS Excel files. It was also lightweight!!!

What is your ideal size for a netbook/tablet?
7" tablet. Don't even consider a netbook unless it's a convertible. I do have a (cheepo) 10" tablet and it's simply too large to take with me everywhere I go. And it's too large to hold with one hand (so useless for reading for me).

My laptop, on the other hand, is a beast. And I don't want a small laptop. The functions of both devices are just not interchangeable nor do I want them to be.
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7" tablet. Don't even consider a netbook unless it's a convertible. I do have a (cheepo) 10" tablet and it's simply too large to take with me everywhere I go. And it's too large to hold with one hand (so useless for reading for me).
My Nook Color (rooted tablet with Phiremod v6.3) is a great example of a 7" device, with a high resolution screen, that is ideal for ebook reading, although it too suffers from too great a weight over extended periods of time (compared to a 10" tablet it is perfectly acceptable in that regard).

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My laptop, on the other hand, is a beast. And I don't want a small laptop. The functions of both devices are just not interchangeable nor do I want them to be.
In summary, for a tablet, I prefer a 10" device, for a laptop anything less than 17" is not functional for me and for an ebook reader anything less than 8" is just for texts/novels not technical/pdf documents!

So, if you need to use just ONE device, then I would surmise that the 10" tablet (especially when coupled with a physical keyboard) is a good compromise.
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UK Stuff's Gadget of the Year (2011)

Transformer wins Gadget of the year.

Beating iPad2, in the overall category. The Transformer didn't win as best tablet, though.

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A hybrid laptop-tablet computer is the unexpected winner of Stuff magazine's gadget of the year award.

Asus's Eee Pad Transformer beat the iPad 2 to the top prize, despite stronger demand for Apple's device.

It is a marketing coup for the Taiwanese company ahead of the busy Christmas shopping period. It may also aid Asus with the imminent launch of an upgraded version of its product.

However, other journalists voiced surprise at the choice.

"Despite the iPad 2 being a finer tablet in the purest sense, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer offers so much more," Stuff's consulting editor, Simon Osborne-Walker, told the BBC.

"The clip-on keyboard means it can be as much about productivity as leisure.

"Best tablet? No. Best netbook? Probably not. But as a combo of the two - awesome."
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