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Ordered myself one of these; I've been trying to decide whether to get myself a fancy phone or a laptop or a tablet and even looked at the Transformer Prime from Asus because it is more useful than a laptop or tablet alone but I couldn't look past this deal. Great price, great specifications and a perfect size to fit in any bag I choose to use.
But will it give me much over my One X?
Might be nice to have the fullscreen mail/evernote and other similar apps that have the side bar and such instead of the single page by page ones on the phone versions.
no sd card and only being 7" means a no from me, if they brought out a 10" with sd slot i would consider it but i think im more inclined to wait for the Microsoft surface .
Its not a bad price at all though considering the tech in it, pretty much a bargain if you want something that size!.
Remember that the TP is also a 10" device, whereas this is "only" 7" - great for (imho) Kindle or a bit of light web browsing (tethered phone or wireless hotspot, since I thought the Nexus7 was WiFi only), mails etc. On the other hand a large screen is going to do browsing, mails etc better.
I'm in a position to comment because I've already got a 7" tablet (HP Zeen) and when I got my Transformer the smaller device got a LOT less use. But ymmv. And that 7" form factor IS a lot more ruckie-friendly - although the 10" transformer is about the same size as an A4 writing pad.
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think thats the unfortunate part for me, this is a great size for an ereader, my kindle suites that role perfectly and backlit displays kill my eyes in comparison . If i didnt have access to my laptop id be considering this .
But seriously, it doesn't have a Micro SD card slot..it's surprising how many tablets don't...my current Samsung Galazy 10.1 3g doesn't....and dont even get started on Apple.
And the price is at a point where if you buy and ebay you're going to lose £50-£100 where as the larger tabs at £400 you're in for more depreciation
By the way do you use your Transformer as a tablet often? What is your ratio between docked and un-docked and don't you think just moving to a desktop for the times when it is docked would be easier?
My prediction is that I'd prefer to just use the desktop for typing and general work even if I had a laptop(or transformer) so it would then leave the laptop only doing what a tablet can just with the extra cost, size and weight. I am accumulating devices but I find I prefer to have devices perform certain functions well: my desktop is for gaming, working and media while a tablet can provide mobile access to the internet, casual games and documents while my kindle is perfect for books when going on holiday without access to electricity. More cluttered yes but better functionality and I am happy to manage with more devices.
If there was a 3G version I'd have bought it, my formerly loved Archos 80 G9 is away for replacement after cooking itself and breaking it's USB slot (for 3G stick)... and it has been annoying me lately with it's restarts, perhaps the replacement will not irk me so.
Really. Should. Wait. Windows 8 version of Asus Transformer Prime is probably what I really want... or a MS Surface...
I'm guessing that removal of the sdcard slot is a way to keep prices keen, and to make it an alternative to the iPad which also suffers from no upgradeable memory...
Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!
can you not just use an adapter and usb memory stick?
If they came out with a 10" version , I would buy it instantly, 7" is just too small for me.
Meh I kind of want one because they are so incredibly cheap - similar to why I bought my playbook...but at the same time that's why I can't buy one - I don't need it when I already have a 7" Tablet, and in any case it's running Android which is a massive downside.
For those that do get one though this is exactly the right form factor - 7" is the perfect size for a tablet for most uses - light enough to be held comfortably with one hand, big enough to type on with two hands if/when you need to create as well as consume content, great size as an ebook reader (I HATE e-ink screens, so ugly!), and fast enough to cope with lazy developers writing poor quality apps (which is really key on android!).
If you don't want a playbook then this is the next best thing, and at this price if you are in the market for a new tablet and can cope with it running Android then I would go for one in a snap!
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