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    ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Sees good potential for growth following the success of the Transformer Book T100.
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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Went from Note 10 to Asus T100 last year. Was a brilliant move and slowly moving my protable eco from Android to Windows. Windows 8.1 may not have zillions of apps, but it can connect to my computer, network and files without any issues - which is golden for me.

    Looking forward to the 2015 T300

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Bought a Asus tf300t 32GB a while back now and think its a great little tablet ($200 off Greys online). Having the keyboard and touchpad plus extra battery and full sized USB is a great added bonus (also means I can have 1x 128GB sd and 1x 128gb micro sd cards - how many tabs out there have 2 sd slots). OK it is not as powerful and not as many high end extras as the high end tabs, but have not had the need. Can even swap between android on the TV or TV on the tab via LG TV's wifi and app.
    Saw one Asus transformer which broke apart to a Windows dock (attach the keyboard dock to a monitor) and a android tab, or have it switchable between the 2 when connected. Talk about a all in one
    I think it is a great idea to be able to remove the keyboard section of laptops and improve functionality of tablets with the dock, why don't other manufacturers do it

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    Bought a Asus tf300t 32GB a while back now and think its a great little tablet. Having the keyboard and touchpad plus extra battery and full sized USB is a great added bonus (also means I can have 1x 128GB sd and 1x 128gb micro sd cards - how many tabs out there have 2 sd slots). OK it is not as powerful and not as many high end extras as the high end tabs, but have not had the need.
    TF101 for me, but if I had the spare cash for a TF103C then I'd buy it. Really tempted given that there's an Asus-sponsored tradeback deal going at the moment. The TF101's stuck on ICS and only dual core, so unless I ROM it then I'm missing out on quite a performance hike.
    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    Saw one Asus transformer which broke apart to a Windows dock (attach the keyboard dock to a monitor) and a android tab, or have it switchable between the 2 when connected. Talk about an all in one. I think it is a great idea to be able to remove the keyboard section of laptops and improve functionality of tablets with the dock, why don't other manufacturers do it
    The dual-Windows/Android tablet - so I'd heard - got killed because Google and Microsoft didn't want to share space with the other. Which, imho, makes them both a bunch of idiots!

    Other manufacturers - like HP for one - are now going down the route of dock+tablet=laptop which, as you rightly say, seems like a no-brainer. Especially if they put a secondary battery in the dock!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Went from Note 10 to Asus T100 last year. Was a brilliant move and slowly moving my protable eco from Android to Windows. Windows 8.1 may not have zillions of apps, but it can connect to my computer, network and files without any issues - which is golden for me.
    I've got the original Note 10 and I'm going to politely wonder what the problems were? Sure, if you're using Windows-specific features then you're going to always be disappointed with a non-Windows tablet, but I've had no problems connecting to computer (SplashTop), network (although wifi on my gen Note10 can sometimes be a bit flaky), and files (gDrive, OneDrive and even ftp/scp). Then again, I'm pretty confident that an Asus tablet doesn't have the same level of "what the heck is it doing now" as a Samsung one. While my Asus tablet (which predates the Note by a year or two) takes forever to boot and "get it's act together" once it's running it's a nicer experience because it's not encumbered by a load of Samsung dross like the Note10 is - that used to be very snappy, now it's down to that awful memory-challenged-Windows-system feeling.
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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Loved my TF101, best device I've owned. Used it as my only device when I was traveling around Asia. Didn't survive traveling around Central America tho

    I liked the look of the new T300 devices coming out and I'll be keeping my eye on them, if a good win 8.1 ones appears I'll prob take the plunge.

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Already have an ageing Transformer TF300T, but looking to replace it with the Toshiba Click Mini when that hits these shores. The idea of an 8 inch convertible really appeals to me; I used to love my Eee 701 since it was the perfect size for my manbag but still let me do enough when I was out and about.

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Quote Originally Posted by daddacool View Post
    Already have an ageing Transformer TF300T, but looking to replace it with the Toshiba Click Mini when that hits these shores. The idea of an 8 inch convertible really appeals to me; I used to love my Eee 701 since it was the perfect size for my manbag but still let me do enough when I was out and about.
    Dang that looks good, if the Toshiba does come in at £250 I'm sold. Was going to see what the T100 Chi came out at and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Full HD was in contention. Definitely wanted something above the standard T100 1366 x 768 resolution.

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    Oooo the Toshiba Click Mini does look good. Ticks all the boxes for me except maybe would like a slightly better CPU, will have a look at the full reviews when its released

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    I have been buying and using ASus products for many years now - great products that seem to last and work great. They also have very good tech support and warranty support.

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    The dual-Windows/Android tablet - so I'd heard - got killed because Google and Microsoft didn't want to share space with the other. Which, imho, makes them both a bunch of idiots!
    That makes sense and I agree they are idiots. We lose out while they play silly games.
    Other manufacturers - like HP for one - are now going down the route of dock+tablet=laptop which, as you rightly say, seems like a no-brainer. Especially if they put a secondary battery in the dock!
    The extra battery is great, because you can use just the tablet while you are out and still have the ease of the keyboard with a battery to run it when you get back home. Then when you go to bed, you can leave it to charge

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Excellent news. All news like this is excellent news, actually.

    I hate tablets, touch-screens and all, and for the life of me cannot understand how a device that does all the same things a netbook does but does them half as well became so damn popular. Since netbooks died a death solutions like this are all I have hope for now. >,<

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    The dual-Windows/Android tablet - so I'd heard - got killed because Google and Microsoft didn't want to share space with the other. Which, imho, makes them both a bunch of idiots!
    That makes sense and I agree they are idiots. We lose out while they play silly games.
    Other manufacturers - like HP for one - are now going down the route of dock+tablet=laptop which, as you rightly say, seems like a no-brainer. Especially if they put a secondary battery in the dock!
    The extra battery is great, because you can use just the tablet while you are out and still have the ease of the keyboard with a battery to run it when you get back home. Then when you go to bed, you can leave it to charge
    First off you might want to use some quote tags - otherwise it makes it kinda difficult to tell what's your replies and what is what you're replying to!

    Secondly I think we both got ahead of ourselves declaring the dual boot Windroid tablet a dead concept - at the weekend my Google Now threw up this review at Lilliputing:
    Hands-on with Cube i6 Air 3G dual-boot Android/Windows tablet
    And that looks like it could be pretty reasonable - pretty good spec:
    The Cube i6 Air 3G features a 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel IGZO display, an Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It features WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G, has an 8,000mAh battery, a microSD card slot, front and rear cameras, and perhaps the most significant feature is that it runs both Windows 8.1 and Google Android 4.4.
    And all this for only $230 - so here's hoping that this isn't a PRC-only device.

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    Re: ASUS to put more focus on 2-in-1 devices this year

    Bump...

    Anyone had sight of the Toshiba Mini Click or Asus t90 Chi in the UK? I keep googling them but am yet to find a release date.

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