questionswhat is the best tablet for your buck right now?

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Inquiring minds want to know..oh, you weren't talking about that kind of tablet?

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Asus Transformer hands down. $399 and it comes with an IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass.

Look it up.

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@promyst: I agree, but when will it be available?

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http://www.amazon.com/Mead-100Ct6x9-Writing-Tablet-70102/dp/B001PID01M

100 RULED SHEETS EACH, A PACK OF 6 SO A TOTAL OF 600 SHEETS.

HOURS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

YOU CAN PLAY TIC TAC TOE.

WRITE LETTERS.

ROLL JOINTS.

MAKE PAPER AIRPLANES.

PLAY MORE TIC TAC TOE.

PLAY SOME HANGMAN.

AND MUCH MORE.

FOR ONLY $11.15 INCLUDING SHIPPING!

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@eeekdageek: Without knowing what you want to use it for, the question is too general. I know multiple people that use iPads even though they aren't Apple fanboys because it has specific useful applications native, and sometimes you need things that just work (VPN, ssh, etc etc). Android tablets need to be jail broken to gain similar functionality.

What did you want to use it for? What are the most important things you need it for?

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@rlapid2112: It has been out for a month, but is sold out. Stores should be stocked by June hopefully.

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@shrdlu: General web surfing and email, watching movies, some game playing (fun & educational) & spreadsheet capabilities, are a few things that come to mind. And anything else that I could get would be great too.

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@eeekdageek: Ah. You aren't actually using it for anything work related, so I'd say that it depends mostly on which apps you think you'll want to use. Many things are on both platforms, but not all. In the long run, a few dollars one way or the other isn't going to make the difference that choosing the wrong one will. I'd suggest finding a place that carries a few, and trying them out. Hit the local Apple store (if you have one). Find friends that have one or the other.

It's like the difference between Kindle and Nook. Mostly, it's what you like once you start using it. I belong to a book club, and there's one person who still buys the book, but otherwise, it's split precisely down the middle between Kindle and Nook. I have friends who have iPads, and friends who have Androids; I actually want neither, so far.

Here's the best review (4/28/11):

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-tablets/?tag=contentBody;edPicks

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@rlapid2112: Yeah that is for sale by a 3rd party scalper don't pay those prices! Asus is trying to roll out 10,000 a month so stock should be coming back soon.

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@promyst: Got a link for that price? On Amazon, the 16GB is $439 but I'm not sure it is the same model...
http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-TF101-A1-10-1-Inch-Tablet-Computer/dp/B004U78J1G

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@benyust2: Actually, I think this is it. Just a $40 markup, too.

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Staples carries the ASUS online (only, not in any stores around here) and there's a $100 off coupon (look at Cnet or androidcentral) which means $300 for the 16GB model. Without Dock--I've seen Dock on craigs list for $130, but Amazon is $150.

This has no USB port. Need the dock for that, $150 more.

Acer at the same price (same coupon) has a USB port without requiring a doc. Toshiba is about the same but has replaceable battery (only tablet I know of that does). Again...Staples online only.