| | 05-30-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Author #1
ASUS TF300 Transformer Pad + Keyboard dock
Wow! I am really impressed with ASUS' TF300 Android tablet. It's unequivocally the best Android tablet I've ever used and the iPad I had before it, which I traded for this ASUS, can't even compare to the goodness of this tablet. I also got the ASUS keyboard dock for the tablet and it's nothing short of marvelous...a little on the light side, though. This is like having the best of all worlds: A notebook, a tablet and a netbook. I goti9ne at Gamestop and am glad I did. They slightly customize the tablets they sell and include a bunch of games and apps. I found out when I bought my keyboard dock that they also sell a Bluetooth dual-analog game controller for use with the tablets they sell. And the controller works with the pre-installed games on the tablet.
Everything about ASUS' tablet is impressive to the point of wondering why Samsung and the other tablet makers don't follow how ASUS has done it. My serious personal opinion is that ASUS is in this tablet business to take it over and rule. I've never been all that fond of ASUS hardware in the past...they make decent motherboards and such, which I've used reliably in several custom-made PCs...and their first tablet efforts weren't all that impressive. That fiasco with the GPS troubles on the Transformer Prime and how ASUS handled it left me amused at best. Sending out a slip-on dongle that the user has to attach to the dock connector of their tablet is a horrendous way of dealing with it, in my opinion. But they apparently learned their lesson with the TF300. It's nothing short of fantastic.
If ASUS continues with this level of goodness, they will eventually be the *the* preeminent tablet maker the world over. And Gamestop's partnership isn't hurting it. I'm really glad I got mine at Gamestop. It just feels right.
I've used a number of Android tablets before, including the Samsung brand and Acer brand, but this ASUS tablet blows them all away. It feels like ASUS researched hard and fine-tuned the system just right to get it to work this well. I don't know they did that, they might have just gotten lucky, but they have one outstanding tablet on their hands.