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Joshua C.

Joshua C.

Joined on 04/05/07

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Great beautiful monitor -- After I figured out the HDMI

Samsung PX2370 23" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor  Slim Design 250 cd /m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Samsung PX2370 23" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd /m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: The monitor is gorgeous. It is incredibly bright and big. I feel like it is another step up from my normal LCD. Compared side by side with my old LCD there is definitely a difference. Sometimes its so bright I need to turn down the brightness

Cons: The stand is flimsy. As long as you don't need to move it constantly its fine though.

Overall Review: If you are trying to hook it up with an HDMI be aware that for some reason when you hook up the HDMI cable the monitor switches to (or is already in) AVI mode. This makes the screen look blurry and streaked. To fix it go into the last thing in the monitor options and you'll see where you can change it to "Computer Mode". This should fix it. It took me a long time to figure this out. Hopefully this will save you the trouble.

Great low cost product, some issues

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-A1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.00GHz 1GB DDR2 Memory 10.1" 1280 x 800 Tablet Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-A1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.00GHz 1GB DDR2 Memory 10.1" 1280 x 800 Tablet Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

Pros: Asus has put together a generally good product here. The screen is beautiful and the keyboard dock immensely helpful. Unlike other tablets which just have a keyboard accessory, this actually makes you feel like you have a laptop The USB and extra memory spaces allow for a reat deal of flexibility and occaisionally the touchpad, which functions quite well, is helpful.

Cons: 1) There is a somewhat important flaw in the design on this tablet; the left side of the tablet is not as sturdy as the rest of the tablet. The very edge is hollow - you can feel this when you squeeze that side. This makes this side very vulnerable to damage. I dropped my first Transformer from only about a food and a half and it landed on the left corner and completely ruined the bezel and cracked the screen. The other side would not do this since it is much sturdier. 2) A lot of the reviews here have complained about Android. I can second this: in some ways I feel like the hardware is just a little too slow to handle the software. Right now I am typing this on my transformer and it is lagging as I type.The browser often does this kind of thing. That said, the ecosystem is being developed very quickly and I would expect it to be fully developed and capable within the next year.

Overall Review: The main thing about this tablet is that you have to realize whatyou are getting. Somethings are different and it will not (at this point) replace a main computer. For one thing, even with the keyboard there are some peculiarities: some hotkeysyou may be used to from windows wont' work, selecting text is a whole different process, the mouse pad just works like a second little touch screen (the mouse is a big circle like your finger), etc. You won't discover all these little nuances until several weeks intousing the product regularly. Using a touchscreen generally feels amazing and is incredibly helpful for all sorts of tasks but I feel like the software designers are still trying to figure out how to translate many regular PC functions into this format. However, generally this product (or any Android tablet) is a huge step forward in computing interactions despite its peculiarities.