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3.2 XOOM or the Asus Transformer?

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22nd July 2011, 01:19 AM   |  #1  
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I am debating to get my first tablet. But having a hard time deciding if I should get the Xoom or the Asus Transformer. Or should I wait to see whats coming in the next few months...
I researched and seems that the negative reviews of the Xooms was when it first came out so wanted some feedbacks from new owners or reviewers.
Please help me decide.
22nd July 2011, 01:22 AM   |  #2  
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Rank these if your looking at the 32 gb models

1. Build quality
2. Updates
3. Price

if #2 is price then get the transformer
If you care about 1 + 2 then get the xoom.

If your worried about it being outdated then buy it from a place with a 90 day return policy for electronics
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Rank these if your looking at the 32 gb models

1. Build quality
2. Updates
3. Price

if #2 is price then get the transformer
If you care about 1 + 2 then get the xoom.

If your worried about it being outdated then buy it from a place with a 90 day return policy for electronics

I don't know how you can do better on price than $399. at Staples for the fabulous Xoom.
22nd July 2011, 02:43 AM   |  #4  
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Important to me is features and quality. I'm stuck between the two because I do like motorla products but the features on the TF looks great too. I've heard the TF has a better screen than the Xoom too. Is the correct?
Also, is there a retailer that has 90 return that can match the staples coupon?

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Important to me is features and quality. I'm stuck between the two because I do like motorla products but the features on the TF looks great too. I've heard the TF has a better screen than the Xoom too. Is the correct?
Also, is there a retailer that has 90 return that can match the staples coupon?

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The screen quality on the transformer is better. Light bleed on the transformer is a bit of an issue however.
22nd July 2011, 03:25 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by hipertec

Important to me is features and quality. I'm stuck between the two because I do like motorla products but the features on the TF looks great too. I've heard the TF has a better screen than the Xoom too. Is the correct?
Also, is there a retailer that has 90 return that can match the staples coupon?

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Yea I just got the Asus today for a friend and paid $299 for that you really can't go wrong. The screen does look better and you have to ability to get the keyboard to make it a net book. She did that and I must admit its nice piece. I like my Xoom but if I had a choice since mine was purchased for me I would of gotten the TF...
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I don't know how you can do better on price than $399. at Staples for the fabulous Xoom.



my post wasn't very descriptive xD maybe he might want the $399 - $100 transformer.

@ OP The transformer has that laptop thing and a better screen + price vs functionality. The xoom has it matched everywhere else. If you don't plan on rooting then we are spoon fed from google.
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I am debating to get my first tablet. But having a hard time
deciding if I should get the Xoom or the Asus Transformer. Or should I wait to see whats coming in the next few months...
I researched and seems that the negative reviews of the Xooms was when it first came out so wanted some feedbacks from new owners or reviewers.
Please help me decide.

At Staples you can get the Xoom for $398. If build quality mean's anything to you then Xoom is a No Brainer. This AWESOME device does not feel cheap. Screen looks great to me and I have 5 Blu-Ray's on it and get compliments all the time, and even from other ipad2 owners. Netflix looks Great. The Xoom for me
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Where did you get the tf at?

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I do not know where he picked it up from but you can get it at Office Depot and they will honor the Staples coupon. Office Depot honored the coupon without any debate for me but if they do you can always point them to their policy:

http://www.officedepot.com/renderSta...e/lowPrice.jsp

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If you find a lower price at another store on a new, identical item, show us the lower price at the time of purchase and we will match it on the spot. Or show us the lower price within 14 days of your Office Depot purchase and we will pay you the difference. Our price is the final price you pay after any discounts, coupons, instant savings and mail-in savings are applied. We will match the other store's point-of-sale price after deducting their instant rebates and coupons. We will not match the other store's mail-in rebates nor will we deduct the value of any gift with purchase.


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