Sunday, November 27, 2011

Android Table for Development - Asus Eee Pad Transformer

For those of you looking for Android devices both for work, play and development, I strongly recommend the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. I ordered mine from a couple days ago and it arrived within a couple of days.

My criteria for buying an Android device is simple. It must be:
1. Relatively cheap
2. Relatively lightweight
3. Running the latest Android OS, or at least easily upgradeable to the latest
4. Been positively reviewed by others

I was agonizing over the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I was leaning towards the Galaxy Tab, but the price was one factor that pulled me back. In the end, the Eee Pad Transformer's price (US$379 for the 16GB edition) and Asus's good reputation for updating the device to the latest OS (it came with Android 3.1 out of the box, but while I was charging it for first use it automatically downloaded Android 3.2.1 and updated it before the battery was 30% full) made me decide to get the Eee Pad Transformer. I am playing with it now, but so far I am a happy user. I am looking forward to updating it to Ice Cream Sandwich when it is available.

For those of you still deciding, it is good to get it now before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion ends. Hit on the link above and you should be able to get a better deal than I do.

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