- May 9, 2009
Its certainly not a cheap piece of kit.
I'd get the asus after reading a ton of reviews for bothNot much discussion about Honeycomb and Android tablets in general here, so I thought I'd bring in a question.
My mom has had an iPad for quite a while now, long enough for me to decide I want a tablet as well. But for me, it's going to be Honeycomb for multiple reasons. I think now is the time one can actually look around and get one of the things, since Google finally seems to be putting some efforts behind the platform, and with multiple devices hitting the market this year, the software situation should drastically improve as well (actually, one of my reasons for a Honeycomb tablet is app development). Now, there are two alternatives I'm considering at the moment: the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500.
My arguments so far for the two devices are:
Asus Eee Pad Transformer: IPS screen, lower price (without keyboard attachment) or keyboard attachment (don't really see the need, but want to try it out first).
Acer Iconia Tab: aluminum casing (a really nice thing to hold), availability - it's on the shelves here already.
The Xoom is pretty much out of it, for the simple reason of it being the same hardware as the two above for almost double the price. Another candidate would possibly be the Galaxy Tab 10.1" from Samsung, but I'm not sure about pricing nor availability.
So, here we go... Any ideas or comments on the matter are very welcome
Abysmal, no. The ghosting, I'll grant you that, but "Endurance Homescreen Scrolling" was never a great selling game anyway.The Nexus S has a far better screen, the Desire HD has an abismal one, it's TFT, god knows why... Massive ghosting, low contrast and blacks are more light grey. It does have a nice aluminium unibody, better signal and gps performance and comes with HTC sense.
If I were you, I'd wait for another month for the Sensation to arrive.
The 32GB model is just starting to roll in around here... demand is a lot less for it though, I was told one store had 30 people waiting on the 32GB and 200+ people on the 16GB.If any of the retailers in Belgium offered an Eee Pad Transformer I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Unfortunately there they aren't availble yet.