I researched a lot of tablets before buying this one. I bought Asus products before (24" monitor, motherboards, DVD drives) and they have all been well made and priced right. So far, I am very pleased with this purchase. I wanted a 10" screen and this one looks very good with movies, apps, and the Kindle reader. For my purposes, a higher resolution at a much higher price wasn't worth it. This model includes three features I think all tablets should have but most don't:
(1) An SD memory card slot lets you add 32 GB for less than $25, compared to over $100 for built in memory. Plus you can preload SD cards with games, music, photos, etc. and swap them out.
(2) A micro USB port that lets you (with a cheap adapter cable) connect a flash drive, keyboard, or game controller. It is also a universal connector for the battery charger.
(3) An HDMI mini port through which you can connect (with an adapter cable) your LCD TV to watch Netflix or Youtube.
Also included is Bluetooth wireless capability so you can add a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. The battery holds a good charge - I get about 2 days of mixed use before having to recharge. A battery utility lets you see how much charge is remaining. Asus preloads a lot of useful applications (Kindle reader, Netflix, Youtube, email, a generic browser, etc.) and a few widgets. My weather widget stopped working after I downloaded a software upgrade, so hopefully they will fix that in the next release. I suggest a leatherette slip case (less than $15) to protect the unit. Add the all hazards 2 year policy for $28, which is about half of what the other big online stores are charging and you will have a great package for less than $350..
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