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Good: Very litte besides price.
Bad: Desperately fragile, the touch screen is slow and unresponsive
Comment: I would earnestly council that you avoid this tablet. It is so fragile that despite being encased in a protective cover, the smallest drop or tap (mine was in a case, and fell approximately 40 centimeters) shatters the screen, leaving unusable. There is no question that to get to this price level many, many corners have been cut in terms of quality.
Leaving build quality to oneside, the reponse is slow and deeply frustrating. Windows 8 itself is quite enjoyable to use.
Either get Google's Nexus 10, or face up to the fact the if you want a tablet with full Windows 8, its going to cost more.
Comment: just looking for now not ready to pull the trigger yet
Good: the internet
Comment: It's great
Good: Everything except can't upgrade ram and no removable battery
Bad: At the low asking price, nothing
Comment: Been using this for a couple of weeks, for the low asking price, i have nothing to complain about.
If i could add more ram i would love it more :)
Good: Full OS
Bad: Intels graphic choice
Comment: The Atom is a great CPU and more than enough for a Tablet. You don't really know what you have been missing on a iPad and Android Tablet until you have tried a full OS Tablet. The experience is amazing! Not really into the resolution stuff.. think this resolution is perfect for the screen size. On the iPad and Nexus I spend more time zooming.. same goes for my 1920x1080 laptop where even 15.6" is to small. Only downside is the Intel choice of Graphics for the Atom..but it is enough for games like Civ IV.
Comment: Hey iCnet, the Nexus has a higher resolution than the ipad, and i know you know that, so why suggest editing photos on the ipad when talking about the low resolution of this Asus tablet?
Good: Full windows, battery life and weight
Bad: Feels a little bit plasticy
Comment: Had this tablet for a couple of weeks now having bought it on launch day. As a full Windows 8 (read not RT) it works very smoothly and really makes Windows 8 shine. Swiping through programs feels very natural and the tiles make for easy navigation. Battery life seems to be pretty much on par with the claimed 9ish hours too.
Being full Windows means you can stick older programs on the tablet and that you aren't limited to just the Windows store. This is a real bonus. The CNET review makes a big deal out of the tablet not running heavy duty programs very smoothly. I’m sure this is true but then who buys a £400 tablet with an Atom processor for intensive photo editing! The tablet will probably do it just don’t expect full laptop performance… if that is what you want or need buy something appropriate!
The tablet is and feels very very light but as CNET says the compromise here is the back does feel a bit plasticy. One thing that feels very absent from the box when you buy the tablet is a micro USB to full size USB adaptor to allow you to plug in any Windows compatible device. This can easily be bought online but it would have been easier and nicer if there was one in the box!
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