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Offline AshSimmonds

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Samsung isn't in country due to embargo.

Kogan are doing the dirty and getting them higher up the chain:

http://www.kogan.com.au/shop/category/ipads-laptops-tablet-pc/

But the more I think about it, the more I'm still keen on retaining a physical keyboard and mouse - I wonder if USB/Bluetooth works with Android tablets yet...? Best of both worlds.





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Offline AshSimmonds

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But the more I think about it, the more I'm still keen on retaining a physical keyboard and mouse - I wonder if USB/Bluetooth works with Android tablets yet...? Best of both worlds.

Hitting up Google, things looking good. :cool:




Offline dkabab

Kogan are doing the dirty and getting them higher up the chain:

http://www.kogan.com.au/shop/category/ipads-laptops-tablet-pc/

But the more I think about it, the more I'm still keen on retaining a physical keyboard and mouse - I wonder if USB/Bluetooth works with Android tablets yet...? Best of both worlds.

For $688 you can get the asus epad with keyboard dock (extra 6hr battery) and has USB ports and card reader.
The Acer iconia have a Bluetooth keyboard available for ~$80



Offline AshSimmonds

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Man, I haven't looked at the market for ages, so much stuff around now.

For $688 you can get the asus epad with keyboard dock (extra 6hr battery) and has USB ports and card reader.

Eee Pad looks pretty cool, $599 on mobicity.

http://www.mobicity.com.au/asus-eee-pad-transformer.html





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ipad 2

just got one -  much nicer than the original

I've had one for a while and yes it is much nicer than the original one, feels less cumbersome.



Offline hydie


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I picked up a Acer A500 16GB (wifi only) on Monday afternoon because I had a store credit with Harvey Horman. $386, down from $579.

Haven't stopped playing with it since! I do another of browsing and this is great for it. I chose the non-3g because i can tether it with my iPhone over (does work, but haven't tried it myself yet).

I didn't want an iPad as i didn't want to be 'restricted' like with the iPhone.

@ Ash, most now work with any bluetooth keyboard.



Offline leburpor

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I bought the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer today. I was initially impressd and thought it looked promising. However, after a few more hours of use I am getting a bit frustrated with it.

The Good:
- being able to connect to a keyboard that makes it like a laptop is convenient
- Has Flash!
- screen sliding is smoother than i expected

The Bad:
- typing on web pages, like this one, is laggy.
- web page loading is noticably slower than ipad or normal laptops.
- the keyboard sensitivity sucks big time. i have to hit each key harder than i'd like to to ensure it's triggered.
- having probs downloading attachments from MS Exhange emails. I have to forward them to my gmail to open the attachments.
- pic and video resolution is not as good as ipad.
- typing this message on the ASUS has been quite frustrating.

I realize I need to get used to the Android o/s. However, so far it has lived up to the warnings that others have given me. I'd stay away for now. I'm hoping I'll change my mind... it does have potential.



Offline tdc911


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I bought the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer today. I was initially impressd and thought it looked promising. However, after a few more hours of use I am getting a bit frustrated with it.

The Good:
- being able to connect to a keyboard that makes it like a laptop is convenient
- Has Flash!
- screen sliding is smoother than i expected

The Bad:
- typing on web pages, like this one, is laggy.
- web page loading is noticably slower than ipad or normal laptops.
- the keyboard sensitivity sucks big time. i have to hit each key harder than i'd like to to ensure it's triggered.
- having probs downloading attachments from MS Exhange emails. I have to forward them to my gmail to open the attachments.
- pic and video resolution is not as good as ipad.
- typing this message on the ASUS has been quite frustrating.

I realize I need to get used to the Android o/s. However, so far it has lived up to the warnings that others have given me. I'd stay away for now. I'm hoping I'll change my mind... it does have potential.
Thanks for that feedback, very helpful to me.



Offline dkabab

Hmm.... Did you update the OS? The one you got has 3.0 but I think they have had 2-3 updates since then.




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