Asus Eee Pad Slider launches in South Africa

Which Android tablet do you prefer?

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

    Votes: 5 9.4%
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer

    Votes: 18 34.0%
  • Asus Eee Pad Slider

    Votes: 5 9.4%
  • Motorola Xoom

    Votes: 3 5.7%
  • Acer Iconia A500

    Votes: 3 5.7%
  • Toshiba, Archos, or other unlisted 10-inch

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Still waiting for the perfect tablet...

    Votes: 15 28.3%
  • I prefer the smaller screen variants

    Votes: 4 7.5%

  • Total voters
    53

Elimentals

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So it's a tablet with a keyboard...?

It looks like a notebook to me :).

I guess you say the same thing about QWERTY phones :)

Personally I bought the Transformer but I can see when some people would prefer the Slider. Still a nice looking tablet, If the Transformer was not available this would have most defiantly been my next choice.
 

MightyMuffinMan

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mmm am I missing something or is the weight not mentioned?

hey i bought the Acer Iconia A500 which is the heaviest out there at the moment and I dont notice it but I'm sure if it was heavier than I would as at times it can be noticeble.
 

Mouse

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If the Transformer had a 3D screen it would have been perfect.
It's still better than all the rest though :)
 

KeezA

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Agreed well unless it has 3G then its not a bad price.
+1

I am looking at getting either the transformer or the slider in September(one of my goals for the year).
In terms of the size of the unit. Is 10.1 inches easy to manage in one hand? I have been working on the Galaxy Tab in that is easy to hold.
I am also considering the HTC Flyer. Not sure yet. All I know now. is no <censored> ipad
 
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ZeroAlpha

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1) the mainframe,s too big, make it smaller!
= pc

2) the pc's too big, make it smaller!
=laptop

3) The laptops too big, make it smaller!
=tablet

4) The tablets needs more, make it bigger!
=slider

Next phase: sleeker laptop. Then sleeker pc.

Why dont they just cut tot the chase and go straight to the wearable super pc that plugs right into our minds?

Hmmmm... I'm reminded of cable's ( x-men) soldier uniform onboard AI module.

I seriously need some sleep. :/


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ut tot the chase and go straight to the wearable super pc that plugs right into our minds?

Hmmmm... I'm reminded of cable's ( x-men) soldier uniform onboard AI module.

I seriously need some sleep. :/


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Elimentals

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1) the mainframe,s too big, make it smaller!
= pc

2) the pc's too big, make it smaller!
=laptop

3) The laptops too big, make it smaller!
=tablet

4) The tablets needs more, make it bigger!
=slider

Next phase: sleeker laptop. Then sleeker pc.

Why dont they just cut tot the chase and go straight to the wearable super pc that plugs right into our minds?

We already back to Mainframes.

PC's are to small, make it bigger
= Cloud computing :)
 

zek 2371

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Dealer price for the 32GB version from Platinum Micro is R5,149 ex VAT and expected ETA is end of August.
 

DominionZA

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If not the 3G then it is expensive. I got my 32GB from RebelTech for R4,999 Inc.

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
 

Park@82

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If not the 3G then it is expensive. I got my 32GB from RebelTech for R4,999 Inc.
Yeah but that was without the keyboard right?
R5000 TF101 (32gb) + R1500 Keyboard = R6500
This one includes the keyboard and usb host port for R6000
But the TF has the edge with the extended battery & more ports.
 

DominionZA

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Good price if with the keyboard then.

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
 

DominionZA

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Dealers will bundle them together at a discounted price. From what I have seen so far, people have bought them as separate products. Myself included.

EDIT: I am getting myself confused in threads. Thought I was typing in the Asus Eee Transformer threads.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
 
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BeVonk!

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I struggle to understand Android OEM pricing strategies. The premium brand - Apple - beats them on value for money. I know Android devices are feature rich but as long as an iPad comes in at the same price - or even cheaper - people WILL choose the Apple.

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Elimentals

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I struggle to understand Android OEM pricing strategies. The premium brand - Apple - beats them on value for money. I know Android devices are feature rich but as long as an iPad comes in at the same price - or even cheaper - people WILL choose the Apple.

Apple is a tad sneaky and using an excellent strategy to get their pricing low. They tend to buy out parts before the competitors can get some. I think they 1st started with this practice back on iPods with the HD's. The other OEM's then end up paying premium for parts as there normally end up to be a world shortage, and this end up increasing the prices.

Personally I would pay more for Android vs iOS anyway, as I get more features from the get go where I would have to buy applications on Apple to simulate.

See: http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/22/technology/apple_supply_chain/index.htm
 
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