Summary: Spent a long time lusting after an iPad but when faced with the price, I decided to break it down into what I really needed, compare with alternatives and then decide. Good screem size and res, android or IOS, access to apps, minimum 16GB but expandable, no need of 3G, ability to access work stuff, reliability and speed. Realised (as a geek) that the comfort of IOS along with big brother Apple was not necessary for me.
Summary: I've had this a few days and overall, I am very pleased. My order arrived very promptly. Both the tablet and the removable keyboard (I bought this at the same time but separately) have a well-engineered and stylish look and feel and the touchscreen is slick and responsive. The operating system out of the box was Android Honeycomb 3.0 but once it was charged up it showed a message offering to update to 3.2 which it did seamlessly.
Summary: Overall, I am very impressed with this tablet. I wanted a device to use when I couldn't be bothered to turn on my laptop, for quick web-surfing and watching online TV, and for that this tablet is very good. The hardware is, in general, great. I found the colouring and design attractive, and despite being thicker than the Galaxy tab 10, I haven't really found this a problem.
Summary: Honeycomb updates come in quickly. The keyboard is a joy to use, esp. when using vnc to access your home pc. I like Polaris office, but I still prefer to use the virtual desktop to access MS office 2010. Over- and underclocking is dead easy due to the unlocked core. All in all, imo it's easily the best tablet on the market, and without the keyboard undermines the prices of all the big players. Apple and Samsung: Your move!
Pros: Battery, speed, games, microSD and other ports. KEYBOARD
I had an iPad and was ok with it, got this and I am seriously impressed
Simon 'Englishman Abroad' Phillips, Amazon
8 September 2011
Summary: I got the Asus Transformer and the docking station after being ultimately frustrated with the iPad. The reason for my frustration was I felt limited by the OS and by having to spend money on apps just to connect with my PC. Also the whole iTune nonsense. I am really impressed with the Asus. It is a much more powerfull and "free" device than the ipad could ever have been.
Summary: I purchased the Asus EeePad Transformer for two reasons. Firstly it is far more comfortable and easily held than a laptop for armchair browsing and secondly when we travel we need to keep in touch with our e-mails for business reasons. I originally trialled a friend's IPad - first generation - and was well impressed but had the feeling that it was too tied to the Apple system, iTunes and store. I felt that Google Android would be the better solution for me.
Summary: Had this for a week now. It is simply one of the best pieces of tech I've ever bought! From the awesome battery life when docked (it eclipses any windows notebook), noise-free and heat free, and instant-on, to the ease of use when undocked (honeycomb rocks!) It's pretty much all good. I've encountered a few bugs, but nothing that should put anyone off buying this.
Summary: Very happy with my purchase. Buy with the keyboard and it's still cheaper than an iPad (at least at the time of purchase). I installed Opera in place of the browser it shipped with and K9-mail as a mail client, but these are really Android issues rather than Asus' fault. Great battery life and runs quickly. I bought a micro-SD card and HDMI cable and now have what is effectively a DVD player to take on holiday.