Trying to decide iPad2 or not?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Chtidio, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. jmorton10

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    I also use an android phone (I have a highly modified DroidX) and there is no way I would dump that. I find an android phone can do an awful lot of things an iPad can't although they do go well together. If I had to stick with one device only, the android phone would win hands down IMHO.
     
  2. jmorton10

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    Looks like the transformer is pretty impressive:

    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

    I think I will buy one this week and then give a totally unbiased point by point comparison between that and my ipad2 if anybody is interested? I have no reason to prefer one or the other at this point (I've been a PC user/builder etc for years) but all these new options really intrigue me.

    If I like the transformer better, I will sell the ip. If I like the ip better I may take the transformer in to work and just use it there.
     
  3. STi

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    I have ipad 2 and Galaxy 10.1.... I don't think you can go wrong with either...The screen on the galaxy is better imo..also the curved edges where the ipad tends to dig in my hand..Ipad 2 is more fluid and smooth but with the new touchwiz rom the 10.1 is getting real close....You just missed the staples $100 coupon of any tablet which might of helped decide....I think if i could only keep one it would be the 10.1.

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  4. jduncan

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    $100 off a Galaxy 10.1! That's huge!
     
  5. STi

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    Yeah but it ran out yesturday:(....I had a white one from best buy but it had 2 dead pixels...Seen the coupon on xda forums and saved $100 and got gray and returned white one...Kinda like white better but oh well.

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  6. Mountainbikermark

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    No regrets at all . All those fairy tales of the constant freezes, crashes and no apps are just that.
    I'm gonna pm you a couple of sister sites to this one that may help.

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  7. FahQ

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    I have spent extended time with the Asus Transformer (best buddy has one) and I own several apple products (iPad2, Mac Pro Tower, Macbook Pro, and countless iPods and iPhones) but now own and use an Android phone. I'd like to think I'm pretty unbiased both ways.

    Asus Transformer Review:

    Cliffnotes: Best Android tablet on the market right now bar none. I hesitate to call it a tablet because with the keyboard dock option(150$ add-on) it's really for all intents and purposes a laptop. With crazy long battery life. And a touch-screen. Yes, the touchscreen still functions when the tablet is docked.

    Pros:
    - Versatility. Truly blends the line between tablet device and laptop. Could truly be an all-in-one type device for some consumers. With the keyboard dock it is essentially a netbook with a detachable touchscreen
    - Expandability. Including the keyboard dock you get: HDMI out, 2 usb ports, 1 microSD slot for additional memory, 1 card reader and two headphone jacks.
    - Battery life. Tablet alone is 9.5 hours, with the keyboard dock battery life is extended to 16 hours.
    - Specs. The usual Tegra2 dual-core 1.0ghz, IPS 10-point touchscreen, 1gb Ram. 16gb on board storage. Flash support
    - Android honeycomb 3.0 (and now 3.2). For some people this may be a minus, but I like Androids OS, and honeycomb is quite nice. Great notification system, live widgets look great, and true multi-tasking
    - Cost. 399 Tablet + 150 keyboard dock = $550 total. Very competitive.

    Cons:
    - Hefty. Longer, heavier, and more unwieldy than my iPad2.
    - Fit and finish. Hard to best apple products here. For the most part the Transformer is finished off nicely, albeit with a fair amount of hard plastic.
    - Apps. There simply is not a whole lot of them out yet with the Android tablets playing catch up to the iPad.
    - Honeycomb still not as polished as iOS. While I really like a lot of Honeycomb, it still isn't iOS and if that is what you are really after, it is not the same. Awfully close on a lot of levels but not the same. If you love your iphone and want to stay in a similar ecosystem you'd be happier with an iPad.

    I still have my iPad2 and love it. I also have a macbook pro and love it. For my needs (Professional level photo editing and graphic design), the transformer doesn't really give me anything I don't already have or need. It isn't powerful enough to be my laptop, and as strictly a tablet I feel the iPad2 is superior.

    HOWEVER, if you are not a "power-user" and you are in the market for an all-in-one solution that can meet all of a lot of peoples computing needs, the transformer is a bigtime winner
     
  8. RedCoil

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    At this point I would advise waiting if you're thinking about about an Android tablet, especially the Transformer. The Transformer 2 is about two or three months away. It will have the newer Tegra3 chipset and run Ice Cream Sandwich. Personally, I'm planning to sell my iPad 2 and buy that when it comes out.

    Lenovo also just released two new tablets that have some neat features, those might be worth looking into as well.
     
  9. Mountainbikermark

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    Don't forget the Amazon quad core stuff coming out in the fall also.

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  10. FahQ

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    True, but I'm not sure the transformer2 will arrive before 2012. I've seen reports for both as of late. But I agree the Tegra3 will be a game changer. 1.5ghz, quad-core and ice cream sandwich sound damn good to me.

    If apple deviates from their normal annual schedule and releases an iPad2HD or iPad3 this year we'll know that the Android tablet onslaught has them worried about losing market share.
     

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