TechSpot: The Honeycomb Netbook - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

The iPad was able to outclass virtually every other tablet computer experience before it, and it's not going too far in saying that it created a market that didn't even exist. Fast forward to the present, everybody wants in, and most are taking advantage of the Android OS.

The Eee Pad Transformer goes beyond what most tablets are capable of by doubling as a Honeycomb-based netbook. Based on that premise and an attractive price since launch, it quickly became one of the most attractive Android tablets around.

If you are willing to look past the widely dominant iPad, we are paying another visit to Android Honeycomb (currently on version 3.2) along with one of the most popular and well regarded tablets under its umbrella.

Read: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

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I can't get past the feeling that Android is like a Linux Distro, you know, it works but it does not feel complete. Against iOS or even WP7, it feels half baked.

Even at a higher price, the iPad sell more than the lower priced Android tablet. HP had to drop webOS TouchPad to $99/$149 in order to sell them all.

TruckWEB said,
I can't get past the feeling that Android is like a Linux Distro, you know, it works but it does not feel complete. Against iOS or even WP7, it feels half baked.

Even at a higher price, the iPad sell more than the lower priced Android tablet. HP had to drop webOS TouchPad to $99/$149 in order to sell them all.

It's all about marketing. Plus iOS has had more time to mature. Personally, I'd never own an iPad because I don't want to be tied into their ecosystem. Same for Windows Phone. That might change later, but I doubt it. I would never pay over $300 for a tablet, because I can get a laptop for a little more. Can even get a convertible for a little over $500.

Because Neowin is now where you come to get "OLD" news not new news.

It's also where you go to get no help when asking. It's only a place where ppl troll and bash you when you seek help.

Does seem odd to review this 5 months after it's release (I bought mine in April'11), and with it's replacement due in a matter of weeks.
But I do agree with most the review, and it's certainly a better choice than the iPad

Why is this review coming out now...? The ASUS Transformer has been out for months and the hype has already pretty much died down.

I had one and my summary of it is as follow:

Decent hardware, software needs work.

DukeEsquire said,
Why is this review coming out now...? The ASUS Transformer has been out for months and the hype has already pretty much died down.

I had one and my summary of it is as follow:

Decent hardware, software needs work.


Maybe cause it was using Honeycomb 3.0 when they first reviewed it and now its running 3.2?
Meaning that the software has now had "work" done to it, as I understand it the device has benefited a lot from the newer version of Honeycomb it has fixed a lot of issues