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Re: Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Is a Notebook in Disguise
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2011-03-29 03:35:16
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Asus on Friday announced the first shipments of its Eee Pad Transformer, which are directed to Taiwan. The Eee Pad Transformer is so named because it uses an optional docking station that provides a full QWERTY keyboard with unique Android function keys. This tablet runs on an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and uses Google's Android 3.0 operating system, aka "Honeycomb." Its frame just over half an inch deep, and it weighs in at about 24 ounces. It comes preloaded with Polaris Office 3.0, which supports the most frequently used file formats on PCs.

Acer is not Asus
Posted by: MaxPower23 2011-03-29 07:37:26 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
"Even with the docking station, Acer's Transformer doesn't quite stand out of the crowd, McGregor thinks."

Acer is a different company. They have there own Tablet coming out later. But I think this should says Asus, which is the one doing the Transformer.

I disagree with Carl Howe...
Posted by: mole 2011-03-29 03:56:42 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
iPad 2 does not have 'seamless connectivity' compared to most Google Android devices. Firstly there's no standard USB port, or HDMI.
Secondly, setting it up requires connection to a PC/Mac and registering it with iTunes. All 'Google experience' Android devices are up over-the-air on entry of a Google account login. Give it 10 mins and your contacts/calendar is synced and apps are downloading.

Android has no cloud-based apps? What about contact sync with gmail, calendar sync, easy access to GoogleMaps created online (e.g. routes), Chrome bookmark sync, auto apps install when moving to a new device, docs... these are just the Google ones.

I would have liked to have seen a comparison in physical size/looks with the iPad2, and a comparison to any similar 'clamshell' quickrelease keyboard docks available for the iPad 2.

This thing is looking to be more expensive than many had hoped, it doesn't slay the iPad on price like the original eee did to notebooks, so more comparisons are needed...
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