So by the time you buy the Tablet and the Keyboard. Why not just buy a small Notebook? I am confused? Why would you buy a tablet only to have to buy a keyboard? Does this not acknowledge that the Tablet design is not ideal?
[citation][nom]jescott418[/nom]So by the time you buy the Tablet and the Keyboard. Why not just buy a small Notebook? I am confused? Why would you buy a tablet only to have to buy a keyboard? Does this not acknowledge that the Tablet design is not ideal?[/citation]
You don't get the idea that's why you asked this question.
The idea of a tablet is that it's fun to use, while also having useful real-life usage, If you're on the go and need internet browsing this will more than suffice and is a much better alternative than a notebook, try and get 16 hours of life from your notebook.
Plus it has the keyboard/mouse, which not only gives it more battery life but also acts as a stand, think of it as a computer in it's own class because it is, it's a tablet not a notebook
Actually does not look that appealing at all. I am buying a tablet because I want a tablet, not a netbook. I want a couch surfing device that I can hold comfortably and control with a few hand/finger swipes. It is most certainly not a device I want to do much work on. For that I have my desktop with a comfortable keyboard, fast processor (lightning fast compared to a tablet) and a full OS. If I absolutely must do some work on the couch, I have a Macbook Air which, again has a better keyboard, faster processor (much faster than even one in a real netbook), and a full OS.
As such, I am not looking for a tablet to try and replace any of my computers, especially seeing as it really can't even if I wanted it to. As a result an attachable keyboard is an unnecessary accessory that makes this device more clunky when attached, taking away from the simplicity and comfort of a tablet-type device.
As far as the Android versus iOS argument, I actually have mixed feelings. I have Galaxy S phone, and I certainly love the flexibility and openness of the android system. Just being able to copy any common movie format to the phone like I would to a USB flash drive and be able to play them is absolutely great. Having to reformat most movie formats and then use iTunes before being able to view them on iPod/iPhone/iPad feels retarded in comparison. On the other hand, the smooth operation of the idevices is really appealing and even the latest iterations of Android feel clunky in comparison.
The optional keyboard....is just that, optional. If you don't want it, don't buy it. Simply as that. You can buy the tablet....and use it as strictly a tablet. But for those that need a bit more than a tablet, but don't need/want a full size notebook/laptop....this is a bit of an inbetween.
Still the best idea in hybrid still belongs to lenovo with the u1. You have the tablet wich is a normal tablet, then you have the dock that is netbook with a core 2 duo with a full os in it. Too bad they never produced it, most likely because it's price would be too high.