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32gb arrives today. i also have the transformer prime with a 2 week cooling off period, so plan to put them head to head ! The looser gets returned.
My main objection to Apple products has always been this "intentional crippling". Not having a microSD slot isnt really showing any respect to your customer. I wouldn't ever go back to an Iphone from my android phone (Galaxy S2). I love having expandable storage, and the fact that I can carry a spare battery with me when I know Im not going to be able to re-charge for an extended length of time. However, from what many tell me, for the most part IOS provides a more refined tablet experience. I'll let you know how I get on.
Thanks again for all the comments. Much appreciated.
I recently smashed my Android tablet (the original Asus Transformer) and am in the market for a new slate.
In general, I live in the Google/Android ecosystem. I have a Samsung S2, all my email and organisational aids are Google apps, so Android plays nice straight out of the box. I am, however, sorely tempted by the display of the new Ipad (as opposed to going for the Transformer Prime). I do have some worries, which perhaps someone here can help me address.
[*]Most of my video media is either XVID AVIs or MKV. I know there are IPAD apps that will play these, but do the render then natively in their full glory, or will they get re-encoded in the background, leading to weird sync issues etc....
[*]Most of this media is kept on a NAS drive which acts a DLNA server. Will I be able to access this and stream my MKVS, and AVIs ?
I can probably live with the other limitations (No flash, no sd card slot, no screen widgets etc), but not being able to catch up on The Daily Show episodes on my tablet is a deal breaker ! Also, is the WIFI reception good ? The Prime has an iffy WIFI rep, so hearing that the IPAD's WIFI is good would help swing it.
Im not looking to start a fanboy war here.... I just figure this is the best place to here the arguments "for".