If this was like $100 without the expensive IPS screen and 3D i would buy it, not use it outside the house. It would be good as a remote for tv/pvr/home automation,remote desktop, video streaming to see who is at the door,email,browsing and music streaming around the house.
I know thats not actually mainstream but still.
Hey, it looks like Asus is trying to resurrect PDA form-factor... lol =) That's actually really nice, I'd get one if I wanted a tablet. Not as huge as a tablet, not as tiny as a regular phone... perfect. But $500 to $700? No way.
The one thing I think that isn't needed on this is the 3D screen. It's too small for enjoyment of 3D content on it. On a 10.1" or larger size screen, sure. Not on a 7" screen...it's a feature that's in the wrong market, screen size-wise. A nice, high quality normal IPS screen is just fine for something like this. The rest of it is awesome though. Love the inclusion of the capacitive stylus. I am really looking for a good 7" tablet that has pen capability so I can take notes.
Thats one issue with tablets, if you cant bring your laptop then you cant bring a tablet either, so why spend $600 of a tablet when you can get a laptop with like 100 times the performance and functionality for for less money?, and If you need a mobile device then get one of those mini android tablets that have around 4 inch screens
@razor512 -- a 4 inch screen? My Droid X has a larger screen than that. A 7" screen is a perfect size for a small portable tablet. It can't replace a 10.1" tablet, which I think is more for entertainment. But for a "work" tablet with pen support, I think a 7" or 8" tablet is a good size.