Should I buy an Asus Transformer or the Toshiba Portege?

Denny Lawton July 24, 2012
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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!

  1. Arun Vishnu
    December 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

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

  2. Jeremiah Iliffe
    October 29, 2012 at 6:50 am

    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.

  3. Umair Adil
    October 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Toshiba Portege is more reliable than Asus Transformer.

  4. julien croy
    September 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    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.

  5. fatihamzah
    September 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

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

  6. sigits Sigit
    August 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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

  7. jrasulev
    August 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

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

  8. Declan Lopez
    August 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Asus Transformer because of the portability and battery life

  9. Kannon Y
    July 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    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!

  10. Ahmed Saqr
    July 28, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Asus Transformer will be perfect for you

  11. UD98
    July 27, 2012 at 2:07 am

    depends if you want android over windows

  12. UD98
    July 27, 2012 at 2:07 am

    note that asus is android, toshiba is (windows)

  13. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 25, 2012 at 2:21 am

    if you are looking for a computing device then laptop is the best one for you. But if you are looking a device which can support you 24 hours ON, and what you need is just a simple office and all you need is a simple one, then tablet asus transformer is the best one. May be on top of that, you need to make a priority of what you concern.1. Portable, 24 hours ON and basic office functionality -> Asus transformer. 2. Advance and complex computing -> Toshiba Portege.

  14. Dalsan
    July 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I agree. When using the keyboard dock, you will have a close to laptop experience with the added bonus of touch capabilities and longer battery life. It will offer all the basics you need and then some with the ability to be ultra portable with little need to bring the charger everywhere (up to 18 hours battery life with the keyboard dock, but 13 hours is average for average use). You can easily do basic office documents on the Transformer, and you can easily use a USB keyboard and mouse if need be for more comfort in writing long documents as the smaller size keyboard is cramped. The Transformer is an excellent choice for travel.

  15. susendeep dutta
    July 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Looking into your priority,a laptop is the best you can have.But since you already have a laptop,it's better to have Asus Transformer as it has very good battery life and is very productive too.It will fulfill your priorities.

    • Denny Lawton
      July 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thankyou

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