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Old 02-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #16
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #17
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #18
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Another mediocre tablet. I hope this isn't the new normal.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #19
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Another mediocre tablet. I hope this isn't the new normal.
There is of course a perfectly valid market for mid-range tablets. But I do think this is overpriced for its spec.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #20
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Reported price is only second-hand. They may price it lower and, if so, have a hit. Asus is a very respectable brand. I've wanted one of their Transformer tablets forever but always too pricey.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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Another mediocre tablet. I hope this isn't the new normal.
Mediocre is normal, almost by definition.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #22
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There is of course a perfectly valid market for mid-range tablets. But I do think this is overpriced for its spec.
I'd call this low end at this point, not mid-range.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #23
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I'd call the Nexus 7 mid-range, with this new Asus taking a comfortable spot at the bottom of the range. It looks basically similar to the rooted Nook Color I let my ten-year-old use, and I wouldn't spend more than $100 for it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #24
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$149 is too much. Price it at $99 and they'll have a smash hit on their hands.
There's already a whole slew of crappy-resolution tablets at $99 or under. I don't think they'll have a hit no matter what price they sell it for.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #25
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There's already a whole slew of crappy-resolution tablets at $99 or under.
Then there's room for a $99 tablet with better resolution.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #26
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Then there's room for a $99 tablet with better resolution.
Yes, please, I want a 300 ppi 7" tab for $99.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #27
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Yes, please, I want a 300 ppi 7" tab for $99.
That won't happen anytime soon.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #28
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Interesting. So, no longer "Rival to iPad"? Even mini? Makes you think...

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Yes, please, I want a 300 ppi 7" tab for $99.
Actually, for a lot of the budget $99 tabs 1024x600 is higher resolution. There's a whole bunch at 800x480, and this would be a step up. It wasn't that long ago that 1024x600 was the standard res. for a quality 7" tablet.
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Actually, for a lot of the budget $99 tabs 1024x600 is higher resolution. There's a whole bunch at 800x480, and this would be a step up. It wasn't that long ago that 1024x600 was the standard res. for a quality 7" tablet.
Yes, I am aware that it won't happen for $99. One can hope though. Looking really close what happens with the Nexus 10 - if it wasn't out of stock that is a nice tab with 300 ppi. Maybe when it gets updated and price stays same, I might get one later this year.
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