Discussion in 'Android Chat' started by News Bot, May 4, 2012.
The Transformer is overpriced too like most tablets. For what they do it's not worth it.
There is a tablet for everyone, expensive or not, there must be consumers and a market for each to exist. It's stupid to say Apple or Windows is better than one another. iOS and Android, etc. There's a market and consumers for each. You can argue that SOME things might be better on each platform, but you can never assume one is ultimately better than the other.
I agree that the iPad isn't overpriced (I would personally never spend that much, but in the grand scheme of things it isn't overpriced), but it is expensive for sure.
The ASUS Transformer Prime has far more hardware capabilities than the iPad, though. It's the "I'm buying the best one!" Android tablet with almost all of the bells and whistles plus more. There are many cheaper Android tablets out there that are more competitive with the iPad price-wise.
Read my post just above yours ^^^ it's my ultimate opinion.
Maybe they should start selling it outside of the US. My mom just got a normal Kindle but I guess she would've taken the Fire as well. But Amazon doesn't sell it here in Germany.
Why do these companies attempt to target the iPad, when their consumer base is completely different? I mean, seriously, do they not understand that there are "technologically inane" people out there? It's not about bigger, faster, or more powerful for those people. If they want to actually compete with Apple, they need to designate a particular product and push the name out there. I still don't know what my Samsung TV is called, yet I could mention Apple TV or iTV (assuming it will come out) in my sleep.
For power users, ok, I can understand, and that's why something like a hardcore tablet with the Android OS makes sense; however, for someone who could care less about this stuff? They will simply go with the product that other people say works, is super hyped-up, and works beautifully: The iPad (unless persuaded otherwise). Of course, there are exceptions, but the Kindle Fire looks as cheap as the cost of it (IMO). It just looks impersonal (IMO again).
So for those of you who use the derogatory term "iSheep", you are indeed correct. Not every Apple user is a sheep, but the majority of buyers are because they do not have another perspective to go from. My mom bought the Apple iPad simply because people say it works and that she doesn't know anything out there, and even if she did, she would call it the best looking. My dad will only buy Blackberries and Windows-based computers because people say those are for business. Both do not have the same technological exposure that I do.
The iPad is the basis for which all tablets on the market are compared. Se with MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and iMacs.
You beat me to it. Although I agree about the different markets point of view.
I agree about refebs, but that said $350 is a lo more than $199. Some people do not want to pay the extra $$ for a larger version of "the same thing."
Although I love the term isheep and I completely agree with the theory, I would probably have to say that I fall into that category, as far as idevices go. I feel locked in. I have many apps that are paid and would have to start over on an android tablet. Because as some other poster stated, the transformer prime is way more of a tablet thn the iPad, IMHO, but if I were going to do that, I'd just wait till the new one comes out next month.
The way I see it, they shot themselves in the foot when they decided to put it against the iPad. The Kindle Fire and the iPad aren't the same thing. I guess Amazon didn't realize this or thought their pricing would speak for itself?
God if I could go back in time and stop myself from asking for a Kindle Fire for Christmas I would. It barely gets any use anymore other than for the flash (if you know what I mean ) and I charge it like once a week. I want an iPad. Of course I installed CM7 on it and that makes it a little more bearable, but it still sucks.
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