Transformer v. Samsung 10.1
Being that I can't typically log in to a website and buy in 3-5 minutes, I am considering waiting it out for the 10.1. Any positives or negatives that some of you know would be appreciated. I am not worried about the price, it will be a business expense.
However, I am not interested in a $800 tablet.
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- 05-10-2011, 10:12 PM #2
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Judging from the limited edition release it has the same connectivity as an iPad, which is to say no Micro SD or HDMI. Everything is handled though a proprietary port/cable. I'm ok with the Asus doing charging and data through a proprietary port/cable but shame on Samsung for not having the other features. Definitely copying the iPad.
- 05-11-2011, 07:11 AM #3
For all intents and purposes, Honeycomb is going to run the same on all of these tegra2 devices.
Therefore, it comes down to personal preference about the subjective features. Shape, size, weight, available ports, available keyboard dock, screen quality, etc. etc.
Unfortunately, a number of these things can’t be properly evaluated until you can play with the devices side-by-side. So if you are undecided, you should wait for them to become available. I’d put wagers that a person could find a Transformer and the Samsung at the same best buy within a week or so of the Samsung being released.
- 05-11-2011, 08:53 AM #4
- 05-11-2011, 10:28 PM #5
- 11 Posts
not all tegra 2 will run the same
Reviewers and people who have used most tegra 2 honeycomb tablets have noticed differences between these tablets, and it's wrong to assume that since the soc is the same they will run the same. I advise reading the reviews and looking at some benchmarks.
- 05-12-2011, 07:57 AM #6
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- 05-13-2011, 08:30 AM #9
I think these units are really targeting two slightly different buyers. The Samsung is going for the buyer that wants a unit that is sleek, light, thin, more mobile, and not an iPad. The Transformer targets someone for who needs/wants the dock's capabilities. Someone who willing to put up with the slightly higher weight and bulk to get the docking and additional I/O capabilities.
I want the docking to allow easier use of creating data in business situations (emails, documents, spreadsheets, etc) and my photography hobby (view images and upload to a hard drive, etc). I view to the transformer as a netbook/tablet combination for creating content vs a standalone tablet which is more of a content consumption device.
FWIW, if I wanted something sleeker and lighter and more of an iPad killer I would wait and play with the Samsung 8.9. That unit is even lighter and thinner, and based on my experience with the iPad and Nook Color, the 8.9 screen may be the perfect size.