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Originally Posted by majjo View Post

The study was linked above, but I can vouch for Asus reliability. I've owned 2 of their laptops, and have used countless amount of their motherboards in systems I've built over the years. Their notebooks are built damn well, and I haven't had a single problem with their motherboards.

It looks like the transformer is selling well; amazon, bestbuy, and newegg are out of stock (at least for the 16GB model that i've checked). Based on what I've read online, people are having a hard time finding them in B&M stores as well. Of course we will need to know how was was actually distributed to retailers to get a complete picture, though I can't imagine its too big a stock considering the component shortages.


I'v used 2 of their motherboard and both died, they may have a good spec sheet but their reliability is questionable and their customer service is woefull enough that i wont consider any of their products as long as their are other companies willing to compete for my cash.

As for the Transformer, Asus aside, it's just not for me and i don't think many people are interested in an Android notebook. HP sold out quickly then we found out they only produced 5000 devices, we will have to wait to see if the number sold is smooth, large or small.

As an aside, if these companies releasing tablets think they can take on the iPad 2 then why not release them in countries where there is no iPad 2, Finland, France?, Japan for exmple. They can build up some buzz, get good PR and ramp up production before bring their product to the English speaking world.
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Sorry if I'm dense but what exactly is a EEE machine converter? What is an SOS competitor? I looked these up in Bing and found no artiles relating to either of them. A couple of links would help clear this up for me.

Thanks.

i know this is posted ,but it is more than Best buy that has is sold out

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-Ee...y.52180.0.html

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post #43 of 43
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I don't know how reliable this source is, but it seems Asus was only able to ship "under 100k" transformers this month:
http://www.electronista.com/articles...rmers.at.best/

and this is global supply, so split between Taiwan, UK, and US. Reports say its sold out in all 3 countries, so best case will look like 100k sold.

Not iPad like numbers, but respectable


Considering they actually hit a goal (would be higher if screens were reliable) and SOLD OUT I would imagine that if it is okay it will have supply problems for awhile (200k est.) BUT if it is very good with the high (compared to every other non-iPad tablet to my knowledge) it could be the second tablet to "break through"

Either way I think that it would be nice to have a dock like that (idk if it exists, sorry if I am wrong) and could enable the IPad to be used for "serious" typing things (more for stand, wireless keyboards work with iPad) it would go in Apple's post-PC era (which I think is BS til 2020 at least)

Sorry for any spelling issues or autocorrection issues (I am on itouch, SOS was a mistake hahaha)

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