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Kudos for your review not using the term "backwards compatible" improperly when talking about the fact that the docs (produced before the Pad 300) aren't compatible. :)
 
We're getting closer and closer to a device that I can see my self using as a replacement to my laptop as a secondary computer.
 
+Matt Eden They do seem to keep missing the mark, though. I wanna get a tablet, but I can't find one that seems worth getting.
 
Apps that are useful, aren't bloatware
 
+Caner Özdemir I hear ya. From this article it seems this new Transformer meets the price:quality ratio I'm looking for (although it is on the end of that spectrum it still works for me), the battery life is more than sufficient, it's flexible as a mobile productivity device (w/dock) and as a hyper mobile consuming device. I guess the one thing for me I'd like to see is for Android to have a browser that's as fully featured and fleshed out as its desktop version. I want web apps like Google Drive to works identically to how they work on my desktop. Android browsers are more than sufficient for idle browsing and news reading on my phone or a tablet but for a full secondary computing device I need the equivalent of desktop Chrome or desktop Firefox.

What's the one feature that tablets and similar devices are lacking that's keeping you from moving forward? (This goes out to everyone! I'm curious.)
 
The biggest issue I am aware of is the poor support of most mobile versions of presentation software like powerpoint. I don't use it much myself but in trying to work with managers here their most often complaint is that powerpoint presentations that work perfectly well on a laptop look terrible when pesented with a mobile device like an Android Tablet or an iPad.

I haven't tested this since the iPad2 or apps avaliable about a year ago for Honeycomb but that is what I have heard as the biggest stumbling block.

Disk storage is one of the others but the docking system for the Transformer line takes care of that because you can put an external drive of any size you want on it to transfer and access files.
 
I agree with +Matt Eden - an Android browser that is equivalent to desktop Firefox or Chrome is still a disadvantage. Although Dolphin is probably the closest equivalent in terms of add-ons, etc, it still isn't as slick as the desktop browsers. Maybe this is an inherent problem associated with Android as an OS.

The other frustration I have with Tablets is the lack of a word processing package that allows one to track changes and add comments to documents in the same way that one can using Microsoft Word. I have to review a lot of manuscripts and find that the lack of Review functionality prevents me from doing this work on my tablet.
 
If Asus gets onboard with the Ubuntu/Android hybrid kernel, the Transformer line would a thousand times more attractive than it already is. The dock plus a full fledged desktop OS would seal it for most people, I think.
 
The key/quality issue being valid for the TF300, I really wish reviewers would stop complaining about the docks keyboards in general. It's a 10 inch form factor, never gonna ride like a Modem M, and for anyone that has used a comparable Eee PC will be used to it. TF101/TF201 docks are extremely similar to 1015 Eee PC's.

Maybe it's my hands but I've had less incident with the touch pad than I have had with typing on 15" laptops, and there is a handy button to always forget to push if someones not used to typing on such a machine. Since pairing off with a notebook in '06, I've come to view it as a natural issue of typing on a laptop style computer: learn not to piss off your touch pads tap-to-click.


My only gripe between the TF101/TF201 docks, has been the lack of a backlight that can be switched on manually for use in the dark; and a hook to toggle it based on the sensor feeding the auto-brightness stuff.
 
I sometimes turn off the touchpad on my Prime when I am typing something intense because of my tendency to brush the touchpad with my hands.
 
+Terry Poulin There are plenty of people out there considering buying this device (and the dock) that have never owned a 10.1-inch tablet before, and I guarantee they are very interested in how the keyboard dock and mouse work in a practical, day-to-day sense compared to a netbook or small laptop.

You clearly have already come to a conclusion about the keyboard dock yourself, so those complaints really aren't written for you anyway.
 
+David Ruddock very true and a respectable stance. You're also right it's not aimed for someone like me but people like me read them as well. Reviewers always seem to miss out the fact that a lot of the reviews keyboard portion typically apply to 90%-120% of such products, not specific products. We have to wade through to find the part that is applicable to the specific product.

In many reviews, it's like chattering about gas mileage but missing out that a V8 and straight 4 are going to be different beasts as much as a Tempo and a Diablo, even if they do the same thing. Anyone that's lived the class range is already going to know that enough to barely need to think about it, and the rest are probably going to be far enough removed that they won't have enough experience to judge "In class" without the reviewers help. I've always thought that was a point of reviewing, to offer aid as well as "This is what I experieced". I've read many, many, many reviews of laptops over the years and I've seen enough remarks on keyboards to think some people can it, or don't share the audience of what they're reviewing.

I in fact, targeted the TF101 exactly because of battery life and already having 6+ months typing on almost the exact same keyboard, I knew what I was buying even though most reviews said it was utter crap. I've used 15, 13, and 10 inch wides, and have yet to see reviews of anything under 15 that didn't either smell of 17" lugger or someone that spends more time reviewing products than using compacts.

In the end, a lot of more "Normal" people than my sort are just going to think "I'm never gonna be able to use THAT crap!", and less like "Well, it's not as roomy as the huge thing plugged into my desktop but if it types like that compared to other 10" and 11" ers, maybe it's worth a go when I'm on the go".

Not sure if I've communicated that notion well, but I'm a programmer so I've a terser means of communicating for a living than an editor needs to excel at.
 
The only thing I don*t get is the price: If you wanted the 32GB TF300 with dock it costs you 550$. The Prime with aluminium back, better screen and battery comes to 600$. I guess I'd try save those 50$ somewhere else and get the better one...
 
+Stewart Higgins Yes but in the over all scheme of things the people like you don't make up a large majority of their target market.
 
+Daniel Mayer Did you just compare the TF Prime price (without a KB/Dock) to the TF300 with a KB/Dock? For a $50 difference with the better one you don't get something that many would consider essential - the KB/Dock...

Compare apples to apples: TF300 with dock = $550.00 TF201 with dock = $750.00 (list prices). That is a substantial difference.
 
+Shane Shepherd Yes I did >.< I'm sorry but somehow I must've overlooked that :/ Atleast I understand the understand the existence of the 300 now ;)
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