I was hoping to get a tablet for the holidays. Very exciting.
Helaine Santa ordered an Asus Tranformer Prime (TF201). It was considered hands down the best hardware available.
Yes Apple fans the TF201 has better hardware than the iPad2 though Apple’s IOS 5 is currently a smoother, more intuitive operating system than the version of Android that ships in the Prime.
The point is probably moot. An hour ago I asked Helaine to cancel the order.
First, you might be wondering, why am I still waiting for this tablet on January 9th. Good question. I have no good answer.
Meanwhile as the CES opens (and with my tablet still a no show) Asus has announced the next model!
The original Transformer Prime TF201 is barely a month old, and it received solid reviews for its strong performance and sleek design. Hot on its heels is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T. This model is due out in the second quarter of 2012, and will complement the existing model; pricing starts at $599 for the 32GB version, and $699 for the 64GB version.
The new model has new placement for the GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth receivers. There have been some complaints those elements under performed in the original model.
Meanwhile Acer has unveiled the Iconia Tab A700. It also looks to have beefy guts in a slender form.
I’m used to computer hardware quickly supplanted by new models, but while I’m still waiting for delivery? Please!