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Nov 29 2011   10:00AM GMT

The Transformer

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I recently Ranted about my experience with trying to purchase the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-B1 32GB 10.1-Inch Tablet (Tablet Only) but I did not mention that I purchased the tablet anyway. I think that this is the best Andriod tablet on the market and I will post more once I get it and play with it some more and let you know if I still feel this way. I was debating about the Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi, and of course the IPad 2. So you can see that the prices go up a significant amount when looing at the Fire and the IPad2. SO I chose the middle of the price ground but it was not just based on price. I got the 32 Gig model and I paid a sale price of 399.00 so that is much better than the 599.00 price of the 32 Gig Ipad2. Also the Fire only has 6 Gigs and they did that to keep the price down and because of the Amazon media integration. I had a chance to play with both of these over the past few days. The Fire is the perfect device for your mom. Easy to use and the Amazon integration makes it a nice experience in the Amazon world and they did a great job of making everything super simple to use. But for me it has a few shortcomings. No camera front or back… Only 6 Gigs and no expansion slot, and only 7 inch screen. I wanted more and I do not want to be encumbered by the forked version of the OS. So out goes the Fire for me. It is a great device at a great price though. I also played with the IPad2 and I love it. That is a fantastic device especially if you like Apple products. Very simple to use, Screen is amazing, you can get it in 32 GIg model, has the cameras, easy to use IOS. But I Love Andriod and I hate that Apple has such a tight hold on the OS the Apps and the hardware. Also no expansion slot. So I chose the Transformer. I have not played with one yet so I am taking a bit of a risk but it has it all. Everything I am looking for, 32Gig internal plus an expansion slot up to 32Gigs more for a total of 64. Love that. Running Android and I will be able to upgrade to ICS when released. Has the cameras 10.1 inch screen and I have heard it is pretty nice, keyboard dock that I will get.

So that is why I went with the Transformer hope I did not make a mistake.

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