"POOR Editor Review! Misleading!"4.5 starson by much_ski
-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.