Just got a Nexus 7. Taking back my Transformer 300General

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  1. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Well-Known Member

    Hello, I just wanted to give my experiences between a 7 inch and 10 inch tablet. I've been tablet shopping for a while. I was set on a 10inch from the get go. I looked at the Nexus 7 and just laughed at how small it was. I got a Tf300. I thought it would be perfect for me. I got the 32gb version downloaded a ton of games and played around with it for a week. Well I quickly realized that you can't hold a 10 inch tablet to play games with, my arms and neck were aching and I began thinking the thought of using my tablet was a tiring ordeal rather than a pleasant one. So I remembered the Nexus 7 and how light it is. I decided to give it a try. I'm simply as happy as can be with this thing. I've just typed this whole thing with my nexus 7 in portrait view and its so much easier and less of a hassle than the 10inch. The portability of it in comparison to the 10inch is just huge, I can see myself taking this thing far more places than I would think of the other one. Also the Nexus 7 has some great value almost half the price of my transformer that I'll be returning tomorrow. :)

  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Well-Known Member

    I too bought the Transformer 300 first but I decided that I like it too much to get rid of it. They both have their uses for me.
  3. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    You might want to consider keeping the TF300 as the 10" screen is good for some things. For example I find reading comics is better on my Transformer. On my N7 if I use the full screen view the text is just too small to read. However I must admit that I use the N7 for most things.
  4. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Well-Known Member

    I would love to have kept the tf300 but money is a concern with me right now as the tf300 was $420 with taxes and the nexus 7 was only $260. So far I don't miss the tf300 much at all. The nexus 7 is incredibly practical at half the weight and same cpu and RAM. The 300 nearly seemed like a chore to use. Only thing that might be a problem is only 13 gb of usable memory, but I know there are ways around this.
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    They're two different devices for different uses. I have a transformer infinity with keyboard dock and a nexus 7. I use the nexus7 as a multimedia device for videos, books, and browsing. I use the transformer as a laptop (thanks to Splashtop 2) with great battery life. It's just so much easier to do real work on a keyboard compared to a touchscreen.
  6. littlejohno

    littlejohno Active Member

    Great read I've been looking at these but due to prices in the UK I'd be looking second hand not new for the transformer anyway I'd be mainly watching films and browsing the net on the move so that's a good point 're size.
    How is the 7 with films
  7. BubbaHotepUK

    BubbaHotepUK Well-Known Member

    The Nexus 7 is a great video player, given it's smaller size. I do prefer my Transformer TF101 for movies and Netflix though, simply the ergonomics make it better for that. The TF101 is also better for web browsing and magazine reading, but is uncomfortable for eBooks and the audio quality is far worse than the Nexus for music listening.

    You really do need both :)
  8. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Well-Known Member

    I bought it mainly for the games and I prefer web browsing on the Nexus 7 because it's more comfortable and there's something about having a all this power in such a small device that is just awesome. I'm not putting down the Asus Transformer at all, they are very nice tablets, just not for me. I really want Asus to release their own 7 or 8 inch tablet next year with full features (hdmi sd card slot) with the Tegra 4 that would be awesome.
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I completely agree that browsing is much better on the Nexus7. Quite frankly, I would not even own the transformer if it wasn't for the dock. It puts it in a class of it's own that makes it impossible to compare to any other tab other than the other transformers. The 7in tab market seems to really be taking off so I could see Asus doing that down the road.
  10. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Well-Known Member

    yeah I probably would've liked the Transformer better with the keyboard dock, but that was putting it in a different price range when the Nexus 7 is only $250. I was having to use it as a tablet though and it was just too heavy to be comfortable... I would love Asus to make a tablet with the same foot print of the Nexus 7 but with the thinner bezel and 8 inch screen tegra 4 :)
  11. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    Having just bought Horn for 25p (thanks Google :), I find it nicer playing Horn on my Transformer Prime. Both the Prime and the N7 have the same screen resolution, but somehow the scenery looks better on the bigger screen. And of course the Prime now has Jelly Bean as well :)

    I still use the N7 for most things though.
  12. jmstrat

    jmstrat Well-Known Member

    how's the browser working with the new jelly bean update, I heard ics browsing was laggy (compared to the galaxy tab 2) However it looks like now those browsing issues are gone. Is this true jhsrennie?
  13. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    I can't remember any problems with the stock browser on ICS, but I tend to use Chrome anyway. To be honest I only use the TF201 for things like reading comics and playing Horn, so I can't think what the browsing speed is like.

    The only thing I really noticed with the update is that the user interface is noticably smoother. I hadn't thought the TF201 was juddery until I got my N7, and then I really noticed the difference. With the Jelly Bean update there's now no difference between the two.

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