Should I buy an Asus Transformer or the Toshiba Portege?
Question by Denny Lawton /

Could you advise on best/appropriate device for my needs? I currently have a HP Pavillion DV6.

Priority: Photos, Office, Communication, Portability etc.
Low priority: Games and Music.

Thank you!



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Answers (16)
  • Arun Vishnu

    i give priority to windows devices for all your needs because they are feature rich.but you can countinue with android anyway

  • Jeremiah Iliffe

    I would take the Transformer in your situation seeing as you already have a laptop. However if you are looking to upgrade that the Toshiba Protege would be a good option. The ASUS Transformer would probably be better for Games and Music (if casual games) and probably photos as well.

  • Umair Adil

    Toshiba Portege is more reliable than Asus Transformer.

  • julien croy

    Definintily a Toshiba, there very reliable, you get alot for your money. If you don’t like Portege take a look at some of the Satelitte laptops.

  • fatihamzah

    ASUS Transformer of course. For Portable. But mind the OS firstly,

  • sigits Sigit

    if the hp pavillion needs are fulfilled, you add the asus transformer. but if the hp pavillion unfulfilled you must choose toshiba portege.

  • jrasulev

    If money is not the issue, laptop is the best option. You will have full featured working machine, not a toy

  • Declan Lopez

    Asus Transformer because of the portability and battery life

  • Kannon Y

    Something that’s extremely important to note about the Transformer series is that it’s getting an upgrade to Android 4.1, Jellybean, which is the well regarded successor to Icecream Sandwich (4).

    The best value out of the Transformer series is the TF300T, which has the same performance as the Prime, but without the Wifi and GPS issues. There’s also the Infinity, which offers a bumped up CPU, but is otherwise a Prime with fewer trademark infringing qualities and a steeper price tag.

    However, despite how great a device the Transformer is, most models of Protégé are better for general PC use. If you play PC games, the Protégé is easily better.

    The Core i5 (depending on your model) is also many times faster than the Tegra 3 chipset. It’s quite an outstanding laptop build and for the money, is one of the best devices on the market. Also, the Toshiba offers a full Windows operating system rather than Android, which won’t work with anything made in Windows (because they’re different operating systems).

    The best feature of the Transformer is that it can double as a tablet and has an 18 hour battery life (as other have mentioned). If that’s an indispensable feature to you, then I’d say that the Transformer is your guy. Otherwise, go with a Protégé. Good luck!

  • Ahmed Saqr

    Asus Transformer will be perfect for you

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