"The best Tablet-laptop hybrid out there"4.0 starson by lorsban
Pros: Classy design
Great software keyboard
Good general build quality
High end games play smoothly
Free Polaris office client
Fast OTA updating
Cons: Slight hardware quality lapses (back panel has some "give")
Weighty, but less so than Xoom, Toshiba, lenovo tablets
Wifi isn't very strong
No stock task or app manager
Short cable for charging
Hardware keypad could take some getting used to, noticeable la
Summary: Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. I knew about all the features but the way Asus put it all together is impressive for a first effort. They really have a hell of an idea here, embracing the best that tablets and laptops/netbooks have to offer, while adding to their functionality overall.Forgot to mention that the camera's crappy.
I understand there's a light-bleed issue but I don't see or notice it here. Other issues are more related to Android but if you've delt with Android, you know what you're getting. There are issues related to app management in terms of RAM use and prioritization but there are apps that help keep running apps in check so things continue to run smoothly. I know that very soon, Google will have a better solution (apps keeping other apps in check isn't very elegant in the slightest).
So, 4 stars because I think the execution of their idea is brilliant considering that it's a1st gen product. But, it's not without fault. There are lapses but the pluses and solutions they present to those wanting a hybrid product more than make up for the negatives.
Updated on Sep 25, 2011