|11-04-2011, 11:23 AM||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Ipod Touch,Ipad3,Kindle fire, Samsung Galaxy tab, Samsung Galaxy S3
My wife is in the market for a 10 inch android tablet and both the Asus transformer and the Asus slider are very strong contenders both for the full usb and the keyboards as well as the remote access software both have (that looks great to me) i saw on mobile tech reviews lisa gade playing one of her full pc games on steam with the remot access software on the transformer if that works as well as it looks i may end up ditching my underpowered laptop and my ipad2!
Online it looks like they have almost the same exact spec's so have any of you transformer owners tride the slider and how do the two compare in real world use?
|11-04-2011, 12:54 PM||#17|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: REB1200 EBW1150 Device: T1 NSTG iLiad_v2 NC Device: Asus_TF Next1 WPDN
I seem to remember when I decided to go with the ASUS Transformer, the ASUS Slider was also mentioned that it would be coming to market soon as well.
As I recall, the Transformer was not as heavy when coupled with the keyboard dock and most certainly was lighter when just a tablet.
Since I use it as a "tablet only" 99% of the time, the Transformer had more appeal to me!
Other than that, I don't know much about the Slider...
|11-04-2011, 07:32 PM||#18|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Liberty, MO USA
Device: Asus TF, PB 360, Jetbook Lite
|01-14-2012, 11:40 AM||#20|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Easily attainable from BB and probably Amazon. Is the fever over with? All reviews have been good and since there were software updates, I'm sure lots of folks are quite happy with it.
Hoping folks are reading reported problems with the Prime before deciding to take that plunge.
Last edited by robertc88; 01-14-2012 at 12:12 PM.
|01-16-2012, 03:36 PM||#21|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Device: Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Droid X
I scored mine on Black Friday at Best Buy: $250 for the tablet + $100 for the dock. My parents had enough points at Staples through their business I was able to get two Class 10 32GB SD cards for $20. So for $370, I'm rocking an 80GB Android tablet with 2xUSB standard, a keyboard, 16hrs battery life, double the RAM (of the iPad 2), 1200x800 resolution, a superior camera, and HDMI capability.
It would have cost me like $900+ to get a 64GB iPad 2 with all the adapters and it still wouldn't match up. I do not regret my decision. I also owned a Xoom, but it was stolen. I prefer the Transformer.
Despite the heavier retail from demand the best used prices I've seen for the 10" class of Android tablets in the past couple of weeks I've seen for Transformers. I still see used units in "Like New" condition pop up for $300 now and then. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a friend. Since he tried mine, he "need(s) to have one...Madmick, I NEED it." And I can't sell him on the Kindle Fire. I can't push him off the lack of SD expandibility in the Fire (he realizes they're just trying to incur subscription fees for the Cloud) and the HDMI-capability (since he loves watching movies I download on his huge screen at his place through my tablet).
I heard a rumor on another board that Best Buy was planning on dropping the retail to $300 for these and $109 for the docks sometime here in the first quarter of 2012. Has anyone else heard this rumor? Or did this get scrapped when it was learned that the Transformer Prime's GPS are nonfunctional?
I'm hoping there's a big drop in the used market for this class when the iPad 3 hits (hopefully in March). The specs on the iPad 3 are scary. With the retinal display I'm seeing reports that the display resolution will be 2048x1536! The lens/glass quality in the iPads is already easily the best (although I think the advent of Gorilla Glass is closing this gap).
Add in LTE support and a quad-core A6 and I wouldn't be surprised if the 128GB version they release retails at $1000.
Last edited by Madmick; 01-16-2012 at 03:49 PM.
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