1. Post #1
    ejonkou's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,102 Posts
    Hello. I am looking to buy an Android Tablet. I dont really know what is the tablet to have now and considered the better ones. I was looking at the Sony Tablet S. I got a budget of 420

  2. Post #2
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    jlj1's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,632 Posts
    -Snip-

    not sure of pricing

  3. Post #3
    ejonkou's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,102 Posts
    Anyone have any good tips for me? Thinking about the Asus Transformer.

  4. Post #4
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    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,841 Posts
    Asus Transformer seems to be the most popular. I'd personally recommend the Xoom since it has phenomenal build quality, but the screen isn't IPS and hence will look pretty poor for color vibrance. Of course, I own a Xoom so I'm biased. The best two, objectively, are the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Transformer. Both have great quality screens.
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  5. Post #5
    Frederick's Avatar
    February 2011
    120 Posts
    Get the Thinkpad Tablet from Lenovo. If you are a student, the N-Trig Digitizer pen is amazing for notes and for drawing. The tablet itself is great. It hasn't been rooted yet, but hopefully it will be in the future.

  6. Post #6
    ejonkou's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,102 Posts
    Asus Transformer seems to be the most popular. I'd personally recommend the Xoom since it has phenomenal build quality, but the screen isn't IPS and hence will look pretty poor for color vibrance. Of course, I own a Xoom so I'm biased. The best two, objectively, are the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Transformer. Both have great quality screens.
    Thanks, I think I will be going for the Transformer.
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  7. Post #7
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    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,841 Posts
    Thanks, I think I will be going for the Transformer.
    You will not be disappointed.
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  8. Post #8
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    Wii60's Avatar
    April 2007
    13,221 Posts
    get the transformer prime, not the transformer

    The prime is the newer model and is the first quad core tablet on the market

    just a fyi.
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  9. Post #9
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    Dennab
    October 2010
    12,084 Posts
    transformer prime is reportedly great and has ipad build quality, should be your first choice
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  10. Post #10
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    Dennab
    June 2009
    6,257 Posts
    I'd hold off until Google releases the Nexus tablet that they said they're building, apparently it is the "first true iPad competitor" from the guys at Google.
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    BackSapper's Avatar
    February 2009
    1,536 Posts
    I just bought an Galaxy Tablet, very nice quality.

  12. Post #12
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    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    I'd hold off until Google releases the Nexus tablet that they said they're building, apparently it is the "first true iPad competitor" from the guys at Google.
    Who cares when there's one already on the market made by Asus.
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  13. Post #13
    Krzystylez's Avatar
    September 2009
    297 Posts
    I was thinking of buying the Acer Iconia A500 on special at my local tech shop for $299. It has great specs for it's price. 1gb dual core tegra processor, 1gb ram, 16gb in built memory, wireless not 3g.

    The Acer Iconia A501 comes with 3G.
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  14. Post #14
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    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    Bought a Transformer, really satisfied with it even with the Prime around.
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  15. Post #15
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    You only need the prime if you want more gaming power

  16. Post #16
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,202 Posts
    I got my Transformer before the Prime was announced, let alone released, and have to say that I've had no issues with it - it can do 1080p already and I basically use it for web browsing and youtube, along with schoolwork on it. Have to say, the only reason that I'd want the prime is due to the build quality apparently being better, as build quality is the one issue with my Transformer. (and that's only due to general feel, it could be a bit more sturdy)
    I'd definitely recommend considering it as a tablet / netbook, but if you want a dedicated tablet, the Galaxy Tab is probably better. (I've not used one, just a shot in the dark)

  17. Post #17
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,420 Posts
    transformer is pretty nice, and it has a physical keyboard, assuming you get it together

  18. Post #18
    ejonkou's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,102 Posts
    I picked up the Transformer today with the physical keyboard. And I have to say this thing is great. Very smooth, only thing lacking is build quality but it doesnt feel cheap and plasticy in my opinion. The keyboard makes it a lot easyer for me since I do not like the on-screen keyboard other Smartphones/Tablets utilizes. Overall its just a great tablet.
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  19. Post #19
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    agentgamma's Avatar
    June 2010
    3,173 Posts
    Have the first Transformer, and I love it.
    Since the Prime is a faster, quad core version of the original, I would highly recommend getting it.

  20. Post #20
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    Dennab
    June 2009
    6,257 Posts
    Who cares when there's one already on the market made by Asus.
    I'd agree with that but what happens if and when Asus creates the first Nexus tablet? They've strongly hinted at an "iPad killer" and Google knows that Asus is their best option.

  21. Post #21
    Lemons in Bulk
    Cakebatyr's Avatar
    May 2005
    5,092 Posts
    Transformer owner here, love the device. For web browsing and YouTube it is fantastic.

  22. Post #22
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,202 Posts
    Just a question, but has anyone here managed to actually flatten the battery of their transformer? The lowest that I've ever got on mine was 20%, and that was after something like a week without recharging, and I use mine pretty intensively.
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  23. Post #23
    My birthday is on the 2nd and I have 100 dollars left over from Christmas. I'll get 200 or 300 dollars for my birthday. I was thinking about either getting a tablet or a laptop (For college) if I get a tablet, my parents may not buy me a laptop for when I graduate and go off to college.

  24. Post #24
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    June 2008
    2,232 Posts
    I got an original Transformer for Christmas, it's great. Getting the keyboard or not is your choice, but the tablet itself is awesome quality.

  25. Post #25
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,420 Posts
    A friend of mine got an iPad 2.

    Well his dad did, and I urged to get an Android Tablet instead...

    But either way, the iPad 2 is pretty good.

    I'd go for an Android tablet because of the same reasons why I would go for an Android Phone over an the iPhone.

  26. Post #26
    RocketSnail's Avatar
    October 2010
    282 Posts
    I bought an HP Touchpad for xmas, even though HP won't be making any more of the tablets until the end of 2012, they still update the original OS (webOS) and I can dual-boot android on it, and I can run ubuntu on it. very nice, it also has a dual core 1.2 ghz processor, which is safe to overclock to 1.7ghz when youre in android.

  27. Post #27
    RocketSnail's Avatar
    October 2010
    282 Posts
    Also, the only reason I got it was because I'm used to webOS (Palm pre, etc) and you can overclock webOS to 1.9ghz, but android you can overclock to 1.7ghz w/ setCPU

  28. Post #28
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    A friend of mine got an iPad 2.

    Well his dad did, and I urged to get an Android Tablet instead...

    But either way, the iPad 2 is pretty good.

    I'd go for an Android tablet because of the same reasons why I would go for an Android Phone over an the iPhone.
    The title assumes that he's already going for an android tablet

  29. Post #29
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    May 2008
    2,541 Posts
    I bought an HP Touchpad for xmas, even though HP won't be making any more of the tablets until the end of 2012, they still update the original OS (webOS) and I can dual-boot android on it, and I can run ubuntu on it. very nice, it also has a dual core 1.2 ghz processor, which is safe to overclock to 1.5ghz when youre in android.
    Are you talking about the Ubuntu chroot? Or is there a better way they've found to natively run linux on it?
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  30. Post #30
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,420 Posts
    The title assumes that he's already going for an android tablet
    nope, still with the iPad 2...

  31. Post #31
    RocketSnail's Avatar
    October 2010
    282 Posts
    Are you talking about the Ubuntu chroot? Or is there a better way they've found to natively run linux on it?
    sadly still just ubuntu chroot, its still better than nothing imho :)
    im loving the android though!

  32. Post #32
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    September 2005
    2,419 Posts
    nope, still with the iPad 2...
    I think he's saying that OP was never considering an iPad.
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  33. Post #33
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    AltFanatic's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,753 Posts
    quick question about the prime, will it eventually be able to be bootloaded
    i have never had an android device before, but i really want the transformer prime

  34. Post #34
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    bootloaded? You mean so the bootloader is unlocked? ASUS are apparently making a program to unlock it

  35. Post #35
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    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,104 Posts
    You like books (and comics) good support, and a good ecosystem (video streaming, cloud, etc)? Kindle Fire?

    Want something more like a PC? Asus Transformer.
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  36. Post #36
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,420 Posts
    Guys, guys, guys, the iPad 2 is so good!
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  37. Post #37
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,202 Posts
    Guys, guys, guys, the iPad 2 is so good!
    I feel so poor posting from my lowly transformer!
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  38. Post #38
    Sadboys2001
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    June 2011
    1,060 Posts
    Im getting the Transformer Prime on UK release next week. I cant wait
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  39. Post #39
    ejonkou's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,102 Posts
    Im getting the Transformer Prime on UK release next week. I cant wait
    The Transformer is great. Been using it for the past 2 weeks or so now and I love it.

  40. Post #40
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,420 Posts
    I feel so poor posting from my lowly transformer!
    Oh wait, I have to jailbreak to obtain the apps I want
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