Asus Launches Eee Pad Transformer Hybrid

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Best. Tablet. Ever.

A nice iPad-ish entertaintment device (but with superior software and likely hardware) combined with a decent netbook. Great!

And before someone mentions the 'but the iPad has a dock too' argument: this one is a full fledged notebook with the dock. The iPad with dock isn't something you'd put on your lap.
 
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according to the website in Taiwan, yes, it has IPS panel and a microSD slot, on the tablet. The tablet itself does not have USB port, the USB port only exist on the dock.
 

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Cyberlife has come full circle, with tablets today becoming more like Laptops of the past. That being the case, why not buy a netbook or a light form factor lappy?
 
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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?
 

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[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
 
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It' tablet! It's a netbook! Best internet and media consumption device to date! Way to go Asus!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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