"Nice Tablet, and stands out with the Keyboard"5.0 starson by gblong23
Pros: -Optional "excellent" Keyboard dock
-Micro SD slot in tablet
-Standard SD slot on keyboard
-Tablet works well
-Micro HDMI slot on tablet
-Two regular USB ports on Keyboard dock
-Awesome battery life when connected to Keyboard
-Nice viewing angles
Cons: -Power cord may be a little short and a new one costs $30 or more
-Keyboard does not come with a power cord so you must use the one
that comes with the tablet or buy a new one
Summary: There are enough reviews with excellent specs so this is just my impressions of the Asus Transformer. I wanted something small and light weight and needed to occasionally type which points to a netbook, but I also wanted a tablet for entertainment reasons. These things are cool. The various bluetooth keyboards are decent, but seemed disjointed, needing something to sit the tablet on and essentially you had a tablet with a wireless keyboard that performed like a tablet and wireless keyboard. You have to interact with the touch screen for a lot of functions. When the Asus Transformer and Keyboard are joined the tablet behaves pretty much like a netbook making it a lot more functional than a seperate bluetooth Keyboard, plus the Keyboard will recharge the tablet if needed. The optional USB and SD slots are great to use with a thumb drive or eaisly take the SD card from a camera and view on the tablet. I have to see if the printer will work... The Transformer is not near as powerful as my laptop, but smaller and lighter and I love a tablet. I feel it is a lot better than a stand alone tablet if you need to occasionally do some heavy typing, need extended battery life or the optional SD and USB ports or if I do not need to bring the laptop on trips.
Some other thoughts. I would not buy any tablet without some sort of memory card slot for storage or a micro HDMI port If there are other ones in the same price range. Various manufactures have accessories that can be purchased to enable these functions, but this is an added cost and few more things to carry around and lose. The "cloud" storage offered with many devices (including Asus) is nice, but would is very limiting without WiFi not to mention they seem to have a yearly cost associated cost with them after a trial period. If you have pictures or videos that you would like for a group of people to watch, the HDMI port is wonderful to hook into a flat screen TV not to mention to be used as a video player on vacation. A standard movie converted for a tablet or smartphone is about 500 - 800MB. They look pretty good on a TV, not great, but beats lugging around a book of DVD's. I didn't really think that the camera would be of much use, but my daughter used the tablet and in 20 minutes made a short "power point" of the pets. It is nice to take a picture and attach to an email. No flash though.
If you do not need the Keyboard with its various benefits, then any good tablet would fit the bill. The 7" models are great for portability, with Dad loving his 7" tablet. All in all I am very happy with the Transformer and Keyboard.