I am looking to replace an ASUS Transformer (TF101). I like the 10.1" form factor as I use it for watching videos more than I use it as an eReader. One of the features I liked about the Transformer was that I could install Cyanogenmod on it as well.
I'd like to upgrade to something more modern. The Transformer has not received a Cyanogenmod update since version 10. It hasn't received an official Android update since before that.
The problem I have in looking for a replacement is that tablets that support the new versions of Android out of the box are smaller form factors (7-9"). The 10 inch ones all seem to be on KitKat or Ice Cream (Android 4.x) versions.
- Supports Lollipop or Marshmellow (Android 5.0 through 5.2)
- Supports Cyanogenmod 12.1 or higher
- Has decent speakers is a must - I want to be able to set the tablet upright on a table about 3 feet in front of me and hear the sound (the TF101 did not meet this requirement)
- 10.1" form factor
- A microSD slot would be a very nice to have
- A keyboard accessory is optional
- A semi-sturdy case that allows me to prop the tablet up should exist for the recommendation
My price range is roughly $500-600, but if such a tablet doesn't exist in that price range, I'm open to something a bit more expensive.