Pros android honeycomb os, cool google apps plus asus apps, docking keyboard, usb ports, etc. better browser. lower price
Cons none that i can think of
Summary finally a tablet with a better browser and super long battery life. cool google maps, voice etc. comes with document editing software, spreadsheet etc. im tired of the limitations of the ipad and of the gaillion web apps. all i need is just one capable browser. i cant even enter this comment on the ipad because crippled safari couldnt accept it.
-Usability: turns niche devices like iPad into necessity. Virtual keyboards on tablets are not good for any substantial typing/productivity tasks. Sleek integration of tablet and dock into one package, 16 hr battery life, what's not to love
Cons -occasional bugs with docking keyboard (ironed out in future firmwares probably)
-USB on tablet would've been nice not a dealbreaker
-laggy video recording (again Asus working with Google, should be ironed out soon)
-oversensitive touchpad (Im sure softwa
Summary Thoroughly disappointed by the review. Basically Eric has nitpicked some minor annoyances and seemed to have pulled some new ones out of thin air, not a single other review mentions sharp corners that fall just short of cutting?, android ui too complicated??? most agree it's simple yet extremely flexible, customizable and not dumbed down and closed + limited like iPad if that's what you mean? Pad too hard to dock? ***? every other review says its sturdy, smooth hinge, easy to dock/undock. Video recording is unfortunate but almost certainly will be ironed out, and who is going to be James Cameron with a 10.1 slate, like any convergence device, its great to have the features there but by no means is it a dealbreaker. Lastly, very puzzled why you still believe G slate is best Android tab, I mean it's pretty darned good, but are you really going to award a $799 device, twice the cost of Eeepad that distinction because of marginally better build and inclusion of cellular optons? You can't ignore how much the Eeepad brings to the table and throw it away because of those "gripes"! Especially considering the world of readily available smartphone tether and unlimited data plans, the tablet won't replace the smartphone you carry so why pay for two data plans or even a share plan?
How about highlighting what a slick integration of tablet and dock Asus has achieved, converting a tablet from a niche into a necessity/useful commodity where you can get work done, impressive offering of additional ports and readers (basically everything except a single USB on the pad itself), the fact that it can run flash, tremendous quality/features/value for the price (gorilla glass, IPS).
The writing of the article wasn't bad, but I can't stop facepalming how overly negative and biased it sounds. I'm sure this thing didn't sell out everywhere because it's average at best.
Pros -Android Honeycomb
-Amazing screen 10.1 inches
-Super fast(comparable processor speeds to iPad 2)
-1.2mp front camera and 5mp back + Microphone work great
-Micro SD and HDMI
-Docking station syncs perfectly
-Only $399 compared to Apple iPad 2 at $499.
Cons -A bit of a learning curve with Honeycomb OS
-Not as many apps as Apple's app store
Summary At only $399, this is a steal! Android Honeycomb 3.1 should be arriving to this tablet shortly making it even better, but even right now this is an amazing device and I am just really disappointed that people don't know about it because of the lack of advertisement.
Pros 1. As many others have said, why are you submitting reviews for products that are not even available yet?
Why are you wasting my time reading your opinions for something you have never even seen? I wish Cnet would not allow reviews before the product hits
Cons Like I said above.
Summary thats all folks.I now have my machine. Once again, Cnet has got it wrong! Sharp edges? What sharp edges? Problems docking? A joke? It took me less than 30 seconds to master the process. Perhaps the cnet reviewer had monkeys trying to do the docking, I don't know. What I can say is that having owned both an iPad and the Transformer, they are both great products. I loved the ipad but a few missing features, such as no gps and the apple's stubborn insistence on banning certain types of apps made me choose the transformer. Shame on you Apple!
Updated on Jun 30, 2011
Pros Very nice design and good value for money.
Cons No USB port inbuilt. You need the keyboard dock.
Summary The Eee pad has one of the best tablet screens. The only drawback I see is the lack of USB ports inbuilt in it. The whole point of a tablet is to carry it without a keyboard, otherwise you would just carry an Eee PC netbook. But, once you carry it without a keyboard you cant attach any USB devices. If you want to review a document quickly you have on your pendrive, or maybe a friend gave you some pictures to see on a pendrive and you have the tablet without the keyboard dock... you cant. (Honestly I can't understand this philosophy of removing ports instead of adding in, even the cheapest China Android 2.1 tablet has a USB port!)