The Asus Eee Pad Transformer love keeps rolling in, and for good reason. It’s set to debut in the United States on April 26th, 2011, and we can’t wait to get one. For now, check out this great and fairly comprehensive video review done by a user that has already gotten his. Robots in disguise!
Either way, so far, this is looking like one of the most compelling Honeycomb tablets to hit the market, and is likely to steal significant market share from the Xoom. Still, the battle may be won this round, but the war is far from over. It’s going to take a long time to dethrone the mighty mighty iPad, but more competition, more choice, will increase innovation and benefit consumers all around. Plus, at $399 for the 16GB, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is getting to a price point that I think we can all be happy with.
Thoughts? Will you be picking one of these up?
Cheers to Youtube user andyxover for the great hands on!
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I definitely want one of these. Shame it appears to have been delayed, but for good reason (or bad, depending on how you look at it). They do say that good things come to those who wait, so I will…patiently.
I’ve been waiting for this tablet. I wish the dock was a little cheaper or they offer a good deal for the combo. I just hope Google steps up on the software side. There’s a few issues with Honeycomb still, especially the browser–I really want it working as good as desktop Chrome and it isn’t close to that at this point.
We’ve caught wind that Google is expecting to roll out some improvements to Honeycomb at Google I/O in May. Stay tuned for an article :)
What’s the wish list?
- full SD card support
- USB 2.0 Host functionality
What about for the browser? It’s pretty good I think, but what are you hoping for?
I’ll definitely be picking one of these up.
Right now the browser can’t handle serious web apps like Google docs–tried using gDocs on the Xoom and it was bad and don’t even think about voice to text. . . at least that’s what I’ve found testing.
I’m sure Google will make an app but then that kind of goes against Google’s whole philosophy of web apps. Anyway, I really expect a tablet browser to be just as good the desktop browser in all respects. Also, the Honeycomb browser just doesn’t render pages as good especially sites with custom fonts. Right now RIM has the best browser on the Playbook with Chrome on Honeycomb second imo.
Yeah, I figured that there wold be some big announcements at I/O. . . maybe even Ice Cream (Sandwich) will be ready or close to it.
I think the gen 2 Android tablets will be pretty darn good, and they had better be because Win8 tablets will be following right behind.