Transformer or Desktop?
Pros: The pro's for this system, if it worked as advertised, are numerous. First off, having the two systems integrated into one is a fantastic concept. My wife and I purchased it primarily for this reason. She can use the tablet while I have the PC connected to my TV via HDMI. The PC is of a decent caliber, certainly not close to what one could build with the same $1300, but very good considering you get the world's largest android tablet as a monitor. I would easily give this product 5 eggs if it weren't for the issues I've had with it, I'm tempted to even now, just for the sheer strength of their design concept.
Cons: Now as far as the cons, there aren't that many. They are just terrible, and detract from the product as a whole. As soon as I got the system I noticed it had a hard time getting a good wifi signal.. and just to put this out there my wireless router has never been more than 15 feet from either the PC or tablet at any time during my ownership. The signal strength is usually good, but I goes up and down, and is often lost. I have run speed tests on the PC side and get readings anywhere from 1/mbs up to 25/mbs .. I have a 100/mpbs download speed on my other computers.. and all but one of those are also wireless. The next issue is windows 8. I want to stab whoever decided to put it on this system. Yes it's new and flashy.. sure the number that represents the OS is an 8 and not a 7 so it certainly would seem better... but no.. no it is not. I could go on about my hate for windows 8 for quite some time, but really my main issue is the wifi, windows 8 is just a side hatred.
Other Thoughts: Overall I would recommend the system to someone who has other computers, but is perhaps buying it to fill a niche roll in their home as shared system, and perhaps for the novelty of the tablet. If you are looking to upgrade your current system with this one, and are thinking of it with longevity, I would consider other options. The wifi issue is so bad, had I know about it before I purchased, I would not have done so. The system is a great idea, I truly love the direction they are going in, but they have some technical flaws needing to be addressed, and it may be better for some consumers to merely wait until the next iteration comes on the market.
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Where's the i7?
Pros: So this thing looks like it will be my next purchase from Asus. I had an Asus laptop and it ran strong for four years until Windows Vista decided to take a dump and I decided to buy a new laptop. Well it's been one year, and I've wanted to replace this thing since a few months after I got it. My bad for going with the other four letter company that also starts with an A.
Cons: Windows 8, I've used it and just don't like it.
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Geek Dream Come True
Pros: I was waiting over a year for the release of this amazing machine since I first heard it was in the pipeline. Now that it is in my livingroom every minute of the wait was worth it. Windows boots in seconds, it is snappy and responsive. It is able to run windows without being connected to the base (this is different then what was originally planned. The speakers (both in the base unit and the tablet) have amazing range and effect. The screen is stunning and the touch interface perfect. Switching between Jelly Bean and Windows is a touch of a button and seamless. You can access windows files from Android and versa visa. Wireless keyboard and mouse are comfortable and functional.
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