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    News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    We take a closer look at ASUS's 10in tablet, the Eee Pad EP101TC.
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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    looks nice - hopefully it'll be priced right too.
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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    That's an exceptionally promising looking piece of kit - it'll definitely be coming under my beady eye in a year or so's time (which is when I'll next be looking to upgrade my portable computing...)

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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    Looks promising, but the software is the make or break of a piece of kit like this. If it isn't very well polished, people will just buy an iPad instead. So far, it's looking like the software isn't going to be particularly great.

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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Looks promising, but the software is the make or break
    I agree, for mass-market acceptance. Although I almost always reinstall the OS straight away on any machine I use, to get rid of crap-ware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    I agree, for mass-market acceptance. Although I almost always reinstall the OS straight away on any machine I use, to get rid of crap-ware.
    The crap-ware is part of the problem. It ruins the initial user experience, all so the overall unit cost can be reduced slightly. If you ask me, it's a false economy that just makes people want to buy Apple products instead. They don't have to deal with all the BS.

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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    The crap-ware is part of the problem. It ruins the initial user experience, all so the overall unit cost can be reduced slightly. If you ask me, it's a false economy that just makes people want to buy Apple products instead. They don't have to deal with all the BS.
    You think Apple helps create a solution to this!?

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    Re: News - Hands on with the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC

    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    You think Apple helps create a solution to this!?
    No. I'm saying that Apple doesn't bundle their OS with thirty really crap pieces of annoying trial software that totally ruin the initial user experience of turning your brand new computer on. In fact, turning a Mac on for the first time is relatively pleasant.

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