Anybody else get a Android Tablet for Christmas?
I am of course a proud owner of a ipad2 but my wife bought me a Asus Slider for Christmas. It has been sitting on my desk for the last few weeks completely untouched until yesterday. I had asked for a small notebook or netbook just for surfing and email writing while I take the train to work. I originally asked for a Chromebook (hey I like them) but she was convinced by the salesman this was the machine for me. I kissed her and thanked her and decided just to take it to work and leave it in my desk. Well that is until yesterday when I started to play with it, I actually love it. The Asus Slider if you don't know is a tablet hybrid meaning it has a buit in keyboard that slides out of the bottom. This little guy meets all of my demands of a small portable surfing emailing machine with spades. Not to mention the added bonus of being able to watch all of my Divx films with full HW support, meaning 1080p. I rip all of my Bluerays into Divx. I still think it's best codec for ease of use and quality but my iPad could never play them which pissed me off. More then the flash thing did actually. Anyway, Android as well is much better in a tablet then on a phone. I can't stand Android on a phone, to much to do for simple tasks. I'm actually starting enjoy using the Android tablet more then my iPad. I forgot how much I missed a filesystem where I have full control over it's data and system files. The apps to are pretty decent, I found every app that I use for the iPad available for Android. Yes the iPad is more polished and I really miss Safari when using the Asus but I did find Opera to be a pretty close second. So if any of you are frowning down on the whole Android tablet landscape I would like to ask why because so far the good out ways the bad with this thing. Oh and if you do decide to buy a Android tablet, get the Asus Slider or Asus Transformer Prime. Hands down the best products out there for that OS.