Asus Ships Quad-core Transformer Pad 300 Tablet For $379
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:25 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:23 AM
It's interesting that while Apple gets clobbered in the tech media for "exploiting" Chinese workers, these Asian companies (Asus, Acer, Samsung, etc etc etc) get off scott free, being characterized positively as developing at a "furious pace". I would love to see PC World do a tour of the Asus factory to look at working conditions there, and to talk to the employees about their wages and working hours and the like.
Of course, we know that this won't happen with PC World...
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:46 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:59 AM
Same here I make every effort to ensure none of my gadgets come from Apple )
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:53 AM
Couldn't agree with you more! Jobs' decision to make Apple a "closed" system should have killed that company long ago - if it wasn't for Microsoft bailing them out, they would have tanked. I'm saving my $$ for an Asus with the optional keyboard!
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:56 AM
When you compare it to the prime, the 300 lacks a camera flash, has a lower intensity display,comes with less storage and both it and its keyboard are plastic cased (which makes it less expensive to produce).
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:08 AM
This post has been edited by DrLMCraig1s0v: 22 April 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:20 AM
I bought the original Transformer thinking it would be a lightweight machine, a barely adequate more portable replacement for Asus netbook. But when the kids and I were watching all the Superbowl ads in HD on it (all embedded on single page), we decided we wanted a bigger screen. But my PS3 wouldn't even load the page. And even my quad-core server with 16GB of RAM fared no better than the tablet and actually crashed more frequently.
It's not about the specs, Android is very efficient, and I am still really enjoying my original Transformer, which Asus upgraded to ICS.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:26 AM
How is that funny?