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    Default Asus Challenging Apple for Tablet Supremacy in Japan


    Although Apple has seen a tremendous jump in market share across Japan in the last twelve months, surging iPhone and iPad sales haven't been sufficient to keep all competitors at bay, especially in the increasingly competitive tablet market.

    New research from BCN shows that Asus has been defeating Apple in the tablet sales department. "Taiwan's Asus sold more tablets in Japan than Apple in the January-June period, its first time in the top spot for the half," Nikkei reported this morning, citing figures from BCN.

    One of the major factors contributing to the gains logged by Asus is pricing. The average price of 20,000 yen -- $195 -- for an Asus tablet is roughly half the price of a rival Apple iPad in Japan.

    Notwithstanding the price gap, Asus has a loyal following of users who rave about their quality tablet experiences. So it looks like Apple has its hands full on two fronts -- battling a competitor that makes a quality and more affordable product.

    Source: Nikkei

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    ASUS makes nice computers, but unless you're paying iPad prices you won't necessarily be getting iPad quality. Their laptops are the same.

    Source: owned a MacBook Pro and now a 512Gb UX51

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    What exactly is iPad quality in your terms? I won´t pay $800 for an iPad when my $400 ASUS tablet does MORE than an iPad, even a jailbroken one.

    Their laptops aren´t all the same. They have a gaming line, consumer line, and a business line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Amazing Atheist View Post
    What exactly is iPad quality in your terms? I won´t pay $800 for an iPad when my $400 ASUS tablet does MORE than an iPad, even a jailbroken one.

    Their laptops aren´t all the same. They have a gaming line, consumer line, and a business line.
    iPads are made from nice materials, seem to take more abuse and hold their value for quite some time. You don't get that with most other products. the UX51 is the comsumer line, so is the MacBook Pro. In those categories both computers are the same because they cost the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuG III View Post
    iPads are made from nice materials, seem to take more abuse and hold their value for quite some time. You don't get that with most other products. the UX51 is the comsumer line, so is the MacBook Pro. In those categories both computers are the same because they cost the same.


    Sorry, but they break just as easily as any other tablet. Cheap aluminum doesn't make something "nice".
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