[clug] Two questions about Tablets

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Thu Dec 15 20:59:26 MST 2011

There's also the ASUS slider


Regarding price and 3G,

Before we go any further we should talk price, as it's a sensitive issue 
considering the strength of the Aussie dollar. Asus' wifi-only 16GB 
Slider retails for $AU649 and the 32GB wifi-only model for 
$AU749. Unfortunately there's no sign of the 3G-capable Slider at this 

So, unfortunately it doesn't fix your requirements. I only post this in 
case others are interested.

Another thought, you could turn your phone into a wifi hot spot to work 
around the lack of 3G if you can bare this trade off.


On 16/12/11 2:13 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
> I saw someone with an ASUS Transformer TF101 - and they *loved* their
> detachable keyboard with it's extra battery...
> The comments I've seen said "no 3G in Oz" (a deal-breaker for me), but
> I've not actually checked that out properly.
> I'm not sure if I want to go that route, but I'd like to be able to use
> a tablet to properly type - which would mean a bluetooth keyboard (if
> smaller ones exist).
> My two questions:
>   - Does anyone on-list use a Bluetooth keyboard with a Tablet (or with
> anything)? Are there "gotcha's" or other warnings/suggestions/comments?
>   - For extra battery life, are tablets efficient in charging from USB?
>     I've seen those battery+USB charger thingys and could cobble together
>     something myself if I needed/wanted.
>     Any war-stories or comments?
> cheers
> steve

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