Re: The Motorola Playbook
- From: hannahfontana69@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:15:42 -0800 (PST)
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:11:54 AM UTC-8, Lloyd wrote:
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:08:41 AM UTC-8, Lloyd wrote:
On Monday, December 5, 2011 8:44:30 PM UTC-8, Tommy Troll wrote:
Somebody is going to come out with a tablet that is a serious
computing and content machine. One that will hook up to a projector
and play that content. One that has an accessible file system. One
that is not constrained by an app store sandbox. A tablet with a real
keyboard for input.
The Asus Transformer Prime - nothing else comes close. It's the only
on the market with a quad core CPU. $499 + $150 for the keyboard. It has
18 hour battery life (12 for the unit, another six when you use the
It's thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, costs less and does more.
Of course, the iPad 3 is due any day. For all we know, it could blow the
Prime away. I doubt it, but I'm holding off on my purchase until I see
keynote address that introduces the iPad 3.
So far, the big selling point on the Prime is the 18 hour battery life
with the keyboard that basically turns the tablet into a notebook. I'm
into games, but the demos show that it can do as well as the best console
games. Hook it up to an HDTV and you can use the same game controllers as
PS3 or XBOX 360. The included cameras are at least as good if not better
the iPhone 4S. It also has the ability to install apps from any source,
just the Android Market - without rooting. Something you can't do with
iPad. The freedom to choose any app you want, not just those that are
approved by the manufacturer. That's important to me.
I'm glad you've found what you think is what you want. I did too. Mine
is the iPad first version.
What you are describing is very close to what has been failing for 10+
years, and is more expensive than the market defining iPad. At $650
with keyboard, I seen little to recommend it.
I can do an entry level iPad for $499 and add the Apple Bluetooth
keyboard for $69 and do the same thing for a total of $568.
Heck I can do a wifi + 3G iPad with the BT keyboard for less than the
I'd like to see Apple sell an external keyboard for the iPad that works
similar to the Transformer, but with one big difference. It would include a
board that would essentially turn the iPad into a Mac book Air.
I'm glad you'd like to see that. But given the sales figures, seems you
are in a very tiny minority... :)
And a keyboard is a keyboard, if they put something into theirs that
gives longer battery operation, then good for them. Of course that
changes a cheap keyboard into a very expensive one...
The original keyboard would still be kept as an option for those who don't want or can't afford the extra features.
I think it would sell great. Obviously we won't know for sure until they try it.
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