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According to research commissioned by KeyPoint Technologies and conducted by Opinion Matters, tablets are so difficult to type on that they are used mainly as passive devices. The research showed that people find the lack of accuracy and the effort required to type with speed discouraging.

This means that those expensive tablets are being used for simple activities such as email and social media, hardly the uses to which such power should be put, don’t you think?

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Typing was outed as the biggest problem with over 44% of respondents finding it frustrating. A direct quote from Sunil Motaparti, CTO of KeyPoint Technologies says, “It’s clear that text input will be the next battlefield in tablet computing…”

While this survey goes on to outline, in impressive detail, the issues surrounding typing on the tablet, it is rather nice to know that the latest tablet offering from ASUS can sit back with a smug grin.

Oh, go on, you know I’m not exaggerating. Even the critics have raved about the genius behind the keyboard dock that slots neatly into the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. If you just want to sit back and enjoy multimedia, social media or emailing, the you can leave the keyboard neatly tucked away in your bag.

However, if you fancy writing that bestselling novel or you just came up with the idea of a lifetime and need to write it down, well, you can. And you get those extra 7 hours of battery life to really add some cherries to the cake.


The Eee Pad Transformer isn’t the only tablet that ASUS has released with foresight. The Slider is another little gem that has taken user needs into consideration. The Eee Pad Slider is a 10.1 inch tablet that will hopefully be coming in August this year. It has substantial features and packs a meaty punch, making it ideal for the heavier tech user and also neatly sidestepping the typing issue.

So, if you have abandoned the idea of a tablet because the thought of living without a keyboard fills you with dread, then you can pick it up again. Here you go, two lovely devices that do everything a tablet should but with the kind of extras that make all the difference in the world.

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