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post #31 of 185 (permalink) Old 2011-04-06, 02:20 PM
 
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The lack of an SD slot also makes higher capacity versions that much more salable.

It looks like Google didn't plan on having SD card support for Honeycomb initially. But has since changed its mind. And I'm glad they did.
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post #32 of 185 (permalink) Old 2011-04-06, 11:47 PM
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I think Apple is thinking bigger than USB/SD. Reports are out today that Apple has acquired 12PB (yes, petabytes...12 000 000 TB!) of storage for their new secretive data center and plan to make their MobileMe service free in a matter of weeks.

That could allow them to solve the storage/media problem with iDisk without compromising their form factor.
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Apple is taking the file system concept and abstracting it away. I have no idea where the files for each particular app are stored nor do I particularly care. All I know that the file is stored locally or in the cloud. It's kind of a relief not getting calls that go, "I can't find where I saved my what have you. Can you help?"
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cloud is nice, but if you're not in wifi/3g range, or don't want to pay for the bandwidth, it's useless

removable storage is a nice advantage for everyone else
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I agree, plus some files/information may not want to be kept on a server/cloud. The consumer should have either option open to them. Don't think that they won't charge for cloud storage either.
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Asus eeePad Transformer

My final choice will most likely stop on a tablet with USB ports. From what I read so far neither the ACER or SAMSUNG 10.1" tablets are equiped with USB ports.

I want the advantage of Mobility that you get from 3G Tablets but without paying the extra $150 that comes with the SIM entry. So a tablet equiped with USB ports will allow me to connect a Mobility stick like I would on a laptop, notebook or netbook. I would be surprised if no one else had this idea...

And with a USB port you can plug a portable hard-drive to your tablet. So you can download tons of material on it and bring it over when you go onl long drives or trips.
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Just as a point. Just because something has USB ports doesn't mean any usb device will work with it.
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it looks pretty good actually

be nice to play with one
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Asus just announced that the eee Pad Transformer will be launched in the US and Canada next Tuesday. Because it seems to be the only tablet other than the iPad line that has an IPS display, I think I will be going in that direction instead of the Acer. Xoom is just overpriced for my needs (and it doesn't have an IPS display either).
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@rsambuca: Source?

I've been keeping an eye out for the Transformer as far as release date and price both here and in the US to get as my gift to the wife instead of the Iconia Tab but have been unsuccessful over the last week. The best I've found is an estimated MSRP of $399 USD and a late April release but no definites and no info for Canada.
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Where do you buy an ASUS EeePad Tranformer? And when can you buy an ASUS EeePad Transformer?

First off, the 16GB*version will run you $399. The 32GB version costs $499. And the optional keyboard dock is another $150.

You can pick up the ASUS EeePad Transformer starting April 26 at the following locations:

In Canada, you can purchase an ASUS EeePad Transformer at:

Canada Computers
Memory Express
NCIX
Staples CA
Visions





I asked at Visions today and the salesman said they should get them in the first week of May.
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Asus has been releasing info on the Transformer on their facebook page. The info Hilman posted looks correct.

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I was looking to get a Xoom to replace my iPad but this ASUS looks like the winner!
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post #45 of 185 (permalink) Old 2011-04-22, 12:25 PM
 
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I believe amazon.ca will sell it as well. They had a pre-order page up a while ago.
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