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Old July 10th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #51 (permalink)
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***Transformer vs Ipad 2

I know this is an android forum; however after reading your responses there is alot of criticism of the honeycomb android operating system. I am looking for a tablet mainly for storing and reading many research papers in pdf format, annotating, managing them in files, emailing, modifying and editing documents, note taking (with a stylus) and reading large textbooks with complex illustrations. I am looking for easy connectivity, long battery life and perhaps a good range of apps to use to teach medical students eg: anatomy demonstrations etc....

I am attracted by the well developed app store from apple but the ipad lacks connectivity (via usb), multi-tasking, good file management and flexibility. WHat are everyones thoughts ?

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Doing all of that on ANY tablet will be tedious/cumbersome.

Right now I don't know of any good notetaking (stylus) apps for Android, but look in the note-taking thread.
-Dunno if Adobe for Android allows annotating.
-I believe the apps for doctors/nurses are much more developoed by now for iPad, as much as I hate to recommend that route.

The reason I immediately wanted the Transformer the first time I saw it was the keyboard. I literally have a tablet that becomes a netbook, or a netbook that becomes a tablet. HDMI out, USB on the keyboard, and microSD storage were all super pluses as well. Typing is just as fast as any netbook, for my note taking and document writing. Battery life can't be beat, and if you mostly use the tablet but get low on juice, just put it on the keyboard for a half hour and it's good to go again.

I'm sure there are plenty of people who try to use a tablet for work but in my opinion I just wouldn't be able to survive that way.

You MIGHT look into hacking the Transformer and putting linux on it- however don't know if the software you need is available, you'd likely need to spend many hours of research, installing, and tweaking to get it to do exactly what you want.
(I like hacking as much as the next guy but am using stock Honeycomb, I use mine for games, email, movies, music, light workstuff. In that order.)
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Default Sending my Transformer back to the shop!

My Rating 1
I received my Transformer last Tuesday set it up on Wednesday and by Friday afternoon the front of the case was already coming away from the back!

Imagine holding the tablet part in landscape view with connectors to the bottom, then with your left hand very very gently grip the case about halfway up the left hand side and I can hear it taping as the front of the case hits the back part of the device! I paid 425 inc dock and I am NOT happy.

Fortunately I bought it through a reputable dealer who have agreed to a return and exchange, but if the next one is not right then I will want my money back.

Other problems so far
  • Browser constant crashes
  • Docking unit keeps reverting to US keyboard without reason
  • Typing in the browser is so slow as to make text entry an impossible task

All in all I am not terribly impressed so far
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The Transformer is a brilliant design concept severely handicapped by the marketing genius who talked asus into supplying a 'universal'charger. My first Transformer had a charger which wouldn't output at all. Amazon.uk immediately sent me a replacement Transformer, but again the the charger was DOA. Just give me a country-specific charger, even if you have to charge a few euros more.
Replacement chargers are unavailable from asus.uk, and out of stock at asus.us (even the 2-pin US type).
On another forum I read weird and wonderful solutions: bend the charger pins outwards, stick it in the freezer for an hour. They can't be serious.
This is a beautifully-designed, well-build mini-computer marred by that cheese=paring charger.
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Had my Asus Eee Pad Transformer 3 weeks and give 10 as it is better than I was expecting....Only Con...Seating Pad back onto the Dock takes a little practice.
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On another forum I read weird and wonderful solutions: bend the charger pins outwards, stick it in the freezer for an hour. They can't be serious.
Haha! The freezer? What is this...a clicking hard drive?

Sorry...back on topic...just thought that was pretty funny
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Hi everyone, just registered so I could post, but I've been lurking here for a few weeks, reading all the hints/tips/news etc. Thanks to everyone.

I have to say that I LOVE my Transformer, BUT am returning it to the retailer. I've had it close to four weeks, and it is a brilliant piece of kit, superbly designed and implemented, but oh-so badly let down by Android, and particularly the complete lack of anything decent to run on it!

I'm not an Apple fan boy - but I do have an iPad 2. The thing I hate about the ipad is that there is no dock with a keyboard, at least not one built by the manufacturer - that's why the Asus Transformer appealed so much.

I had hoped I might love the TF101 and sell the ipad. I search the android store in vain, someone here has posted the available apps, but there's nothing. Those free apps that I've tried have been appalling!

The iPad as everyone knows, has tons of great apps. For example, I read the UK's Times newspaper, and I have a subscription on my iPad - it's a great app, and I get the newspaper every day.

The same app on Honeycomb is shocking, and crashes frequently. As does the browser. Typing has terrible lag.

I really, really wanted to love my TF1, and I do. It just doesn't have anything for me to do on it, and to tie up 429 when there's so little I can actually do with it, is madness. I even find myself reading this forum on the ipad, as I default to it first.

I think the design is brilliant - I love the dock, with the keyboard, and the extra battery that keeps the tablet topped up with juice. I love the brown metallic colour. I love the design.

I cannot bear Honeycomb 3.1 and it is this that lets down so badly the TF101. If it gets better, I may be back for another - but I've taken the chance to return to Comet under Asus's '28 day dead on arrival' refund policy.

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So far, I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10. No light leaks, but I do still get some keyboard lag on web forms. Give me netflix, and it's a 9.
You can get netflix directly through your browser rather than an app. Also Opera's browser has virtually no keyboard lag.
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You can get netflix directly through your browser rather than an app. Also Opera's browser has virtually no keyboard lag.
What browser lets you watch Netflix on this tablet?
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You can get netflix directly through your browser rather than an app. Also Opera's browser has virtually no keyboard lag.
I'll give that a try tonight. If it works, it's a 9, then bumped back down to a 7.5 because the USB and SD port in the dock don't seem to be working.
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I'll give that a try tonight. If it works, it's a 9, then bumped back down to a 7.5 because the USB and SD port in the dock don't seem to be working.
I heard there was an update for the dock. Did you try that?
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What browser lets you watch Netflix on this tablet?
When I tried to watch Netflix on the tablet the site said it wasn't available for my platform. I'm guessing you'd need a browser that hid the fact you were using Android. The only way I've watched Netflix on the Transformer was with Splashtop, but that doesn't really count since you need a PC turned on somewhere.
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When I tried to watch Netflix on the tablet the site said it wasn't available for my platform. I'm guessing you'd need a browser that hid the fact you were using Android. The only way I've watched Netflix on the Transformer was with Splashtop, but that doesn't really count since you need a PC turned on somewhere.

Yeah, I've never seen or heard about this being done. If netflix thinks you are on an windows PC then it would prompt you to install MS Silverlight...which isn't available on Android. I'm thinking someone was mistaken...but I would love to be proved wrong
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Yup, you are correct. I was mistaken. I was totally thinking about HBOgo. Netflix is indeed a no go for now.
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Just found this though concerning Silverlight:

InfoQ: Mono Brings Silverlight to the Android Tablet and Phone
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I just got my Transformer 7/11

After having it for 5 days i must admit that i am in love. This device has exceeded my expectations.

I wanted the Toshiba Thrive and was waiting on it because of all the connectivity. But price and final configuration showed me the Transformer was the way to go.

I did get the keyboard and its a must have. I love just using my tablet, but when i want to take notes, and go web, its good to have, quite useful. Even connecting flash or hard drives, works like a charm. Battery life its excellent, exactly what i was expecting an Android device to be like. So far no regrets and i will not look elsewhere.

Only gripe is the camera doesnt give you the options to autofocus or touch to focus.
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For those of you that own an Asus eee pad transformer, how satisfied are you with your tablet? (on a scale from 1-10, 10 being extremely satisfied) If you could list some of your pro's and con's as well, that would be great. This is the tablet I'm very likely going to purchase, but I'd like to hear from current owners of the tablet on their thoughts.
Hardware: 9/10, Software 6/10. Overall: 8/10
Pros: it's fast; it looks very good; on the whole it performs well as tablet and netbook; wifi hardware is good; sound quality is good; screen display excellent; pricing is very competetive.
Cons: getting it docked is a bit tricky sometimes (maybe because mine is less than a week old); the charger arrangement (see below) is crap; manuals provided are not much better than useless (there's a far better one available on Asus' site, so why not load that PDF as standard onto the tablet?) No real accessories available in the UK (although it fits perfectly into the 10" HP netbook bag I bought on sale locally)
Honeycomb has some rough edges, like a rash of browser crashes with no explanation, plus - on occasion - the keyboard/typing lag is abysmal. Strangely enough switching browser seems to sort that - Opera, Firefox or Dolphin are all good.
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The Transformer is a brilliant design concept severely handicapped by the marketing genius who talked asus into supplying a 'universal'charger. My first Transformer had a charger which wouldn't output at all. Amazon.uk immediately sent me a replacement Transformer, but again the the charger was DOA. Just give me a country-specific charger, even if you have to charge a few euros more.
Oh, I couldn't agree more - and the bl**dy cable is too short to boot. The first company to come out with a proper charger is going to get a slab of my cash asap. I thought for a microsecond that it was actually the Apple dock connector - it looks kinda similar.

("@freuchie" - yer no a fella' Fifer by any chance?)

Do I regret buying it instead of an iPad or a Xoom? ... NO!
Do I think it could be improved? ... YES - a couple of OS updates and a better charger would boost that to a 9 or even 10/10.
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Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It's been 5 days since I bought my Transformer and I still haven't told my wife

Of course I have been busier than a Congressman at a corporate recruiting fair and haven't had the chance to put it through many of it's paces, but here is my initial impression.

The screen is what I would expect from an IPS display. Bright and vibrant with colors reproducing anywhere from good to excellent. There is a bit of light leaking around the bezel but only on bootup (that I've noticed) when the screen is completely black. Also, out of the box, there was a stuck pixel (red) for the first day or so, but it has settled down and is gone.

One thing I noticed right away was the way the screen was mounted. There is no separation or creaking on mine as has been reported by others, but the black plastic ribbon around the glass seems to be a little rough on one edge. I an not sure if it common from manufacturing or it was something done in the process of refurbing the unit. (FYI, purchased as new item from Best Buy with all seals seemingly intact.)

No matter, it's working fine so I am not going to get my boxers in a bunch over it.

Had some app freakiness, mainly from phone apps trying to run on a tablet, but that's to be expected. I also am marginally unimpressed with media support. I can play mpeg files okay with moboplayer, but if I try to fastforward or rewind the app force closes. I've tried converting a few to MP4's but the sound is out of sync. That's a problem with my conversion and not the player, so i guess I have to work on that one.

I'll be back when I have had more time with it, but for now I give it two thumbs up with a hangnail or two.
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Are people BENDING a tablet on purpose? I've notice if I take both hands and wiggle the Transformer it will move a little bit, but nothing like people have been complaining about.

It's a big piece of glass connected to plastic. Be careful with it!
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Here's my experience.

Browser loves crashing, so you have to use Dolphin if you want a browser that doesn't look like crap on HC and actually works.

Flash works. Flash is crap. Thank God Apple is trying to destroy it. Someone has to. Too bad there's no iPad user agent in Browser like on the a500.

Build quality is good. I would've taken it back if it felt anything less than sturdy. Of course I'm not trying to break it on a regular basis either.

Not as fast/smooth as the iPad 2, but it's comparable with the iPad 1.

Not too many apps worth writing home about. And you have to deal with a bunch of 'people' recommending that you don't need an app when you have a website for it, completely ignoring that every other tablet out there has that exact same advantage. >_>

If it wasn't for the keyboard dock, I would've gotten an iPad 2.

Luckily, I have a usenet account with access to any xvid I want and it's my preferred way for getting/watching shows and movies. And of course you can always get your xvids in other ways. But no Netflix, no Google Movies, no Hulu, and it doesn't even support your average hd mkv out in the wild. Oh and TV Shows Stream has stopped working too, which may be a sign of further crackdowns in the marketplace or against devs.

HC is such a nice interface, much better than default iOS. But an interface can only take you so far.

The app situation is horrible, no matter what pitiful excuses you hear. But whether or not that affects you truly depends on what you plan on using your tablet for. Me? Web browsing, irc, shows/movies, music, and various rss feeds. It works just fine.

Honest feelings? It feels like I bought into a dying platform. That's how it feels. Hopefully, the app situation will get better, and that they will mostly err on the side of looking as good as the youtube app, and not as bad as the average pre 3.0 app (yea, I said it). The youtube app gives me hope that there's nothing stopping other apps like zinio from being as smooth and fast. It also feels like google needs to support their own OS a bit more, since it feels like the red headed stepchild in between gingerbread and ICS at times. I expect Asus to update to ICS when the time comes though.
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The new apk for netflix that 1.3 I believe is working on Xoom, Transformers, and Galaxy Tabs, you have to do a manual install though not through the market. Flash is getting better and will continue to do so as hardware improves on the tablets. The biggest advantages now is the newest flash updates allow for hardware acceleration and that significantly drops the CPU usage.

A good article about how it all stacks up is this one:
Does HTML5 Really Beat Flash? The Surprising Results of New Tests

Everything else you do have good points on however.
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The new apk for netflix that 1.3 I believe is working on Xoom, Transformers, and Galaxy Tabs, you have to do a manual install though not through the market. Flash is getting better and will continue to do so as hardware improves on the tablets. The biggest advantages now is the newest flash updates allow for hardware acceleration and that significantly drops the CPU usage.

A good article about how it all stacks up is this one:
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Everything else you do have good points on however.
Not running on mine

Luckily...us rooted folk always have other options. I'll be trying this out tonight [DEV] Netflix patch for Asus Transformer - xda-developers
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Luckily...us rooted folk always have other options. I'll be trying this out tonight [DEV] Netflix patch for Asus Transformer - xda-developers
And it works like to charm
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I see that a lot of people think the power adapter is really short...2' I think I saw someone say? Really? That is crazy short. When I get a tf here in the coming weeks, if the cable really is that short, I'm going to take some wire and shrink tube and lengthen it by about 4 ft. It's very cheap and easy to do and with some nice shrink tubing work you can even make it look stock. No one else has tried this yet?
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I see that a lot of people think the power adapter is really short...2' I think I saw someone say? Really? That is crazy short. When I get a tf here in the coming weeks, if the cable really is that short, I'm going to take some wire and shrink tube and lengthen it by about 4 ft. It's very cheap and easy to do and with some nice shrink tubing work you can even make it look stock. No one else has tried this yet?
Seems like a little too much work to me... I went this route instead:

Amazon.com: USB 2.0 Extension Cable Type A Male to Type A Female 6 ft, Black: Electronics

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Thought someone said a usb cable wouldn't work?
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Thought someone said a usb cable wouldn't work?
I bought the cable and hadn't actually tried it out yet. It works as an extension for my Thunderbolt but not my TF.

Must use a different pinout and I'm guessing it's because that's the docking port and the dock charges the tablet as well as providing the interface. The short cable pisses me off much more now...
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lol...sorry man. I'm telling you...little wire and some shrink tubing...all it would take to make it as long as you want...lol
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lol...sorry man. I'm telling you...little wire and some shrink tubing...all it would take to make it as long as you want...lol
Come on... I'm far too lazy for that

Good advise though for someone not as lazy as me... With a more pressing need. I bought the usb extension on a "just in case" basis.

But Asus should have included a 6' cable with this.
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Definitely. I SWEAR my CR-48 has a 12' power adapter...at least. This thing could be used to lower yourself from a 2nd story window in case of fire, no problem...lol
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I bought the cable and hadn't actually tried it out yet. It works as an extension for my Thunderbolt but not my TF.

Must use a different pinout and I'm guessing it's because that's the docking port and the dock charges the tablet as well as providing the interface. The short cable pisses me off much more now...

You need a USB 3.0 cable to use with the charger. I got mine from some online retailer for about $6 with shipping, and it works like a charm.

For only $3.18 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Extension 28/24AWG Cable (Gold Plated) | USB 3.0 Extension Cables - A Male to A Female
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You need a USB 3.0 cable to use with the charger. I got mine from some online retailer for about $6 with shipping, and it works like a charm.

For only $3.18 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Extension 28/24AWG Cable (Gold Plated) | USB 3.0 Extension Cables - A Male to A Female
Cool, good tip. I just found one on Amazon with free shipping $4.75

Amazon.com: StarTech 6-Feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Extension Cable A to A - M/F (USB3SEXTAA6): Electronics
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Cool, good tip. I just found one on Amazon with free shipping $4.75

Amazon.com: StarTech 6-Feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Extension Cable A to A - M/F (USB3SEXTAA6): Electronics
Looks like winner winner chicken dinner there. Good find. I'll remember that when I get mine. Saves me from having to do wiring work...lol Should be ordering next week. Hope it doesn't take too long to get out to afghaniland...:-D
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Looks like winner winner chicken dinner there. Good find. I'll remember that when I get mine. Saves me from having to do wiring work...lol Should be ordering next week. Hope it doesn't take too long to get out to afghaniland...:-D
Great...I just made you more lazy

I'll let you know how it works when I get it. But I'm not too worriedas one of the reviews mentioned that it worked great for his TF LOL

Afghanistan? You from there or in the military? Sorry for the OT question
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Great...I just made you more lazy

I'll let you know how it works when I get it. But I'm not too worriedas one of the reviews mentioned that it worked great for his TF LOL

Afghanistan? You from there or in the military? Sorry for the OT question
You did! I was busting out the hot air gun for the shrink tubing and everything and now I'm like...meh...lol

I'm a tactical networking specialist for the United States Marine Corps. I'm actually not back to asscrackistan yet but I'm not in the US at the moment either. I'm in transit BACK to the sandbox and should be back soon.

And, I don't see how ANYONE would want to live in the wretched place of their own accord, honestly. Disgusting place it is.
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You did! I was busting out the hot air gun for the shrink tubing and everything and now I'm like...meh...lol

I'm a tactical networking specialist for the United States Marine Corps. I'm actually not back to asscrackistan yet but I'm not in the US at the moment either. I'm in transit BACK to the sandbox and should be back soon.

And, I don't see how ANYONE would want to live in the wretched place of their own accord, honestly. Disgusting place it is.
Less than 5 bucks for the cable...hard to be motivated to do manual labor.

Thank you for your service! Former Air Force Satcom guy here. Hope your time goes fast over there. You get to take your tablet with you? I got out in 2005 so I'm not sure how they are treating the new electronics.

Make friends with the comm guys...they'll hook you up!
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Less than 5 bucks for the cable...hard to be motivated to do manual labor.

Thank you for your service! Former Air Force Satcom guy here. Hope your time goes fast over there. You get to take your tablet with you? I got out in 2005 so I'm not sure how they are treating the new electronics.

Make friends with the comm guys...they'll hook you up!
My pleasure!

I'm actually on an Air Force base as we speak! Much nicer than what I'm used to...lol

I plan on getting the tf shipped out so me and the rest of us comm guys (in the Corps, I'm comm too) can play emulators on it. Can it do...like...nes/genesis/snes/dreamcast games with 2 usb controllers? That's what I'm hoping because the thing's battery life is amazing. Big plus since our generators die all the time.
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My pleasure!

I'm actually on an Air Force base as we speak! Much nicer than what I'm used to...lol

I plan on getting the tf shipped out so me and the rest of us comm guys (in the Corps, I'm comm too) can play emulators on it. Can it do...like...nes/genesis/snes/dreamcast games with 2 usb controllers? That's what I'm hoping because the thing's battery life is amazing. Big plus since our generators die all the time.
Power pro has issues with keeping those crap generators going...that's a universal theme

I've never used an emulator on the TF so I'm not sure. I don't know about the usb controllers either. I've heard that you can use Wii controllers with some emulators but have no personal experience with them.
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Hmmm...I was originally looking at the toshiba thrive because of the full size usb, then I found out the tf had one too. Due to the lighter weight, battery life and keyboard dock, I decided I'm going to go with the tf. Apparently the toshiba can do emulators with some usb controllers. If someone has a controller or 2 laying around and could give it a try for me, that would be awesome. My overall goal is to get a couple of the usb snes controllers you can find on amazon to use with the tf.

Our generators overheat all the time...lol We're in afsandycrack in the middle of summer...you'd think measures would have been taken to prevent this...but no...lol
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Thought someone said a usb cable wouldn't work?
USB 2.0 doesnt work, but USB 3.0 will work for charging from what Ive read.

Edit: Dammit, I got beat to it.
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Had our Asus Transformer for a couple of days now, and overall it just above average
The unit constantly lags, browser FC'S all the time,touch screen keyboard lags something shocking,
Very very disappointed.
The hardware is great, looksgood, feels right and has all the ports and plugs needed

I have updated to 3.2 and have put all my issues down to this
Overall 6/10 purely for the hardware,
I will be factory resetting to see any improvements,
If not, seriously considering taking it back
It has taken me 15mins to type this post on it,due to the lag and glitching
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Can't say that I observed any of those issues on mine...
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The transformer is the reason I didn't buy another laptop. Does about 90% of what I need from a device.
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My first transformer has backlight bleed which was very noticeable, kind of looked like a smudge under the glass. Had to return it.

Second one had slight backlight bleed near the bottom left corner, but not bad enough for me to return it, overall the performance is good but in some games the performance really isn’t great, Stuff like Galaxy On Fire 2, Riptide GP and Dungeon Defender really don't run that well, I think the resolution may be a bit too much for Tegra 2. Or maybe I'm spoilt by my Galaxy S II.

Only other complaint would be the lack of good apps to really take advantage the hardware which seems to always be the case with android.

Google should maybe start encouraging more quality applications and games, quality over quantity.

Maybe 7/10
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Had our Asus Transformer for a couple of days now, and overall it just above average
The unit constantly lags, browser FC'S all the time,touch screen keyboard lags something shocking,
Very very disappointed.
The hardware is great, looksgood, feels right and has all the ports and plugs needed

I have updated to 3.2 and have put all my issues down to this
Overall 6/10 purely for the hardware,
I will be factory resetting to see any improvements,
If not, seriously considering taking it back
It has taken me 15mins to type this post on it,due to the lag and glitching
Dolphin for pad and thumb keyboard will make you much happier with your unit.
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Dolphin for pad and thumb keyboard will make you much happier with your unit.
Also, I've steered away from Opera Mobile in the past because text typed into input fields (like this one) would be deleted when you dropped the keyboard...but that issue has been recently resolved.

I updated Opera a day or two ago and I am loving it. Really nice browser for tablets and it was my preferred browser but that text issue made it unusable. It is now a very viable solution.
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Also, I've steered away from Opera Mobile in the past because text typed into input fields (like this one) would be deleted when you dropped the keyboard...but that issue has been recently resolved.

I updated Opera a day or two ago and I am loving it. Really nice browser for tablets and it was my preferred browser but that text issue made it unusable. It is now a very viable solution.
I just tried opera and I really don't like how unsmooth the scrolling and the pinch to zoom is. If that worked better than I would most likely use it, but dolphin for pad just seems better for now.
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I give 8 for the hardware, but no more than 4 for Honeycomb. VERY unstable, beta release level. Hopefully google gets their shit corrected.
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I just tried opera and I really don't like how unsmooth the scrolling and the pinch to zoom is. If that worked better than I would most likely use it, but dolphin for pad just seems better for now.
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I can't say that I have seen that myself, but I'm OC'd to 1.4GHz and running the latest Revolver ROM...different software and OC's may cause your mileage to very.
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