Getting the Asus EEE Transformer over the iPad 2.

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Thinking of getting the Asus Transformer over the iPad 2. It's like having the iPad and the MacBook Air all in one device. And it runs the Honeycomb 3.0 which looks so smooth.

    Sorry iPad :p. (Already own the first iteration.) :p
     
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  3. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, meaning that Apple didn't have a docking to convert the iPad 2 into a laptop :) Oh there.
     
  4. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    Thats because it isnt a laptop
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Nope.

    Nope.

    If you mean it's like having a laptop and tablet, fine. But an Asus laptop is nothing like a Macbook Air and an Android tablet is nothing like an iPad
     
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    Apple might not make one themselves, but that doesn't mean they're not available
     
  7. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah but the ClamCase is more expensive with the iPad 1 than the Transformer will be price wise.
     
  8. dmaul1114, Apr 8, 2011
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    I am tempted by such devices, but want to wait and see what happens with MS's tablet version of windows they're supposed to be working on.

    For me a tablet with docking solution to turn it into a full laptop (i.e. the docking base has full windows and the tablet part just becomes a screen when docked).

    As they I have a tablet which I love for reading etc, but also a portable laptop for business trips. Currently I just have a big laptop as I need a full sized and powered laptop as that's my main work at home machine. I hate lugging it on the road, but I don't travel enough to justify buying a 2nd, smaller laptop just for travel, and no current tablets are robust enough for me to get my work done on.

    So some future windows tablet with laptop dock type of thing would be an ideal middle ground for me. Tablet I use around the house, dock I take along when traveling so I can do work on that and take it instead of my heavy Thinkpad.

    For now, the iPad is the best tablet, so I'll stick with it and just lug my Thinkpad on business trips.
     
  9. Phil A. Moderator

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    You didn't mention price was a factor: you just said that "Apple didn't have a docking to convert the iPad 2 into a laptop", and I was just pointing out that there is at least one available from a third party.
     
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    There's the original iPad keyboard dock and a number of 3rd party options (e.g. Zaggmate). Don't see what the issue is.
     
  12. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, good luck with that beta software from Google.
     
  13. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  14. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    Laptops are laptops and tablets are tablets. Take away the fluff and you got the same thing happening.
     
  15. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats...?
     
  16. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    unless you're pulling the dock out your a$$, it is just as inconvient to carry that thing around as it would be if you carried a whole laptop, in fact probably more because now you have to carry 2 things instead of one

    the design is novel but it would be more useful if there were places you could go and dock your tablet rather than carry it around with you. at that point you might as well just carry a netbook with you and call it a day
     
  17. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    Are we supposed to care? I don't go on a LG forum to say I am buying. A Sony TV.
     
  18. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    the asus is the same weight as duct taping two macbook airs and an ipad together, with a 2 hour battery. sounds like a winner.
     
  19. mkruck macrumors regular

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    Yeah, actually, some of us do care. Those of us that consider ourselves non-sheeple, that is.

    Open your mind.


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  21. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked, this was an Apple board.
     
  22. mkruck macrumors regular

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    And you just illustrated my point. Thank you.


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  23. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Your point was that you are trolling on a board dedicated to users of a device you apparently hate because you have nothing better to waste your time on?
     
  24. vito macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy the vast numbers of native Apps available :D
     
  25. mkruck macrumors regular

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    Where did I say I hate the iPad? You have very poor reading comprehension. In fact, take a look at my signature.

    So defensive.


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