[colug-432] to get a tablet

Shane Zatezalo lottadot at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 12:00:00 EST 2012

Someone brought the Transformer 2 to our last NSCoder night. It was impressive, and quite fast compared to the other Android tablets that were there. If I were going to write an Android-tablet app and needed an Android tablet to test with I'd not hesitate to purchase it. That would, however, be my only use for it ATM.

We have iPad's (my wife and myself) and love them. In-fact I just ordered two of the new ones to replace ours. She uses hers for everything, hardly ever uses her laptop. I use mine for everything except writing code. If I've got to do development, graphic design, server maintenance (term/ssh), whatever, I will generally use a laptop or workstation (multi-monitors++). I find creating a lot of content on the tablets to be more difficult then a good laptop. But each iteration of tablet devices and their OS's seems to lessen that.


Sent from my iPad

On Mar 10, 2012, at 11:31 AM, Travis Hines <mthines at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have the asus Transformer with the dock, and I love it.  I got a heck of a deal on it for black friday last year, so I can't speak to the typical cost of them; I spent less than 400 for the tablet and dock.  The transformer 2 is out as well, so I also can't speak to the availability of the original.
> I use the tablet for web surfing, reading (love the kindle app), gaming, and some videos. I have netflix (for now) for streaming video, and upnplay to connect to my mediatomb server internally.  Both work very well and I could connect the tablet to my tv if it didn't already have the same capabilities.
> Another advantage of this tablet is the storage expansion abilities.  The tablet itself has a micro SD slot to supplement the included 16GB.  The dock also has an SD slot as well as two usb ports. 
> On Mar 10, 2012 10:15 AM, "Rick Troth" <rmt at casita.net> wrote:
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