I tried this tablet at the Asus Event.
But I didn’t think about it again until today, after seeing that unboxing video.
Here’s the thing.
And that’s $499 for full Windows 8, not the worthless Windows RT.
Jumping from $300 to $500 makes sense to me because:
1) I could use the same Windows software I use on my desktop
2) I wouldn’t have to dick around with rooting anything
3) Even though there’s just 33.5GB free of the Smart’s 64GBs, there’s a microSD card slot for document/file storage
4) The screen is bigger (non-Retina is a non-issue here for me)
5) The Nook HD+ did not get a reassuring review
6) Again, I’ve tried the Vivo Tab Smart
The only question I have is how well that Atom CPU would handle full Windows apps. Would it be as weak as past Netbooks?
Then, of course, there are eBook reading apps for Nook, Kobo, Kindle, Sony, and the hair-raising Adobe Digital Editions.
I didn’t get to try any of those at the Asus Event, instead concentrating on PDF viewing of difficult documents.
Still, why do without what I’m used to on the desktop and have to search for Android equivalents?
This kind of decision-making is what I think other people are going to start to do now too.
Why Android if we can have full Windows on the go?