It'll be an update after launch. ICS isn't quite ready for Prime time yet, and the Transformers need to ship soon to hit all the stores and sellers.
I have found that in the last month of owning my Transformer, I have found many more practical uses for it than my laptop. It's true that these have a lot of entertainment value to them, but I have found they are also GREAT for business. I use mine for business every day, and it hasn't disappointed. Before calling these tablets "toys" I recommend using one for more than 5 minutes first. Playing with the tablets at Best Buy doesn't count.Guest said:
These toys should be priced around $200 ($300 tops). Compare laptops &netbooks with these and its hard to justify spending $500 on a device which does not have a half of productivity, compatibility, port access. I better get a decent laptop for that price.
I think it all depends on what you are putting them up against in comparison. If you are comparing the Transformer with, say, the iPad, then pricing vs functionality tends to favor the Transformer - if you add the keyboard, and have a heavy emphasis on functionality, the scales tilt even more towards the Transformer.I am not saying these are useless, its just their pricing needs to mature to a more realistic level.
The reason you don't see an advantage, is that you're thinking small. You obviously don't have any real time working with a tablet, so you can't see the many benefits. I understand that. I was the same way when I bought my Transformer (which I originally bought just for entertainment purposes). After a few days, I realized just how powerful a tool it could be, and I decided to use it for work. I've become so dependent the many apps that help increase my productivity, that upgrading to the Transformer Prime just makes sense. Anything a laptop can do (business wise), this can do, and usually better.Yes, I'm sure one can utilize these for business too, however, I don't see any advantage (maybe you can name it for me) of a $500 tablet vs. $500 laptop other than a form factor and quality of tablet's screens (how much you would prefer that vs. a larger screen is a different matter I guess). Once again, productivity wise (check the specs - cpu, ram, storage, OS stability, compatibility with well developed business softwhare, etc, etc) I do not see how a spending of $500 on an iferior device can be justified (other than if you, again, need a much smaller device, do not care about specs much, etc). Utilization wise tablets are somewhere in between modern smartphones and entry level netbooks/laptops, so their affordability should be adequate.
I am not saying these are useless, its just their pricing needs to mature to a more realistic level.