Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
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Very bad product from ASUS. Very poor technical service. Don't buy it.
5 September 2012
Summary: Very bad product from ASUS, think twices if you want buy it. The wireless signal is very poor and it come down. More poor than signal of TF101. The front camera turns green and you will have send it to technical service. Maybe back camera become green too. The technical service from ASUS is very poor. Is just a table with a pretty design. I can't recommend it. I recommend that you verify all reviews with less 4 stars first and think in another tablet.
Great Product, Terrible Support, Not Worth the Wait
Dean Murray "Dean", Amazon
24 May 2012
Summary: I waited more than a month to get my TF201 and keyboard. They arrived and were all that I'd hoped they would be for ~1 month until I tried to dock the tablet to the keyboard today and it wouldn't go all of the way down into the keyboard. Closer examination revealed that one of the screws had come out of the keyboard and was rattling around loose in the clam shell.
"Tablet not for everyone, must have bought a lemon?"
9 April 2012
Pros: Cute purple color, easy to hold in your hands, nice android features once you can get the WiFi to work. You could probably tell your friends you got a iPAD and show it to them at a distance and amaze them that you really did get the real thing(iPAD).
Cons: The glue that holds this together is WiFi access and after 10 feet away from my WiFi, it loses signal and drops out, making it useless for downloads, net access and so on, just terrible. HBO GO is not accessible, GPS is a bust.
Summary: Finally saw Amazon has 15 in stock and I immediately ordered one. I have been using it extensively for the last 3 days. All reviews praised about how fast this is. But I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed. Once in a while, the browser would hesitate and even pop up asking me whether I want to kill it or wait. The 2-finger pinch/zoom is too sensitive and it often over zooms it. My HTC android phone has a better browser pinch/zoom than this.
Pros: Great processor speed and decent battery life, nice packaging, great weight
Cons: poor gps and wifi out of the box and each new firmware made it worse. either the new units are perfect or they are not. I think ASUS had Quality Control issues with the connectors. Simple design should not let some units work great and others not while fi
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow .. Not Ready for Prime Time
P. Rudy, Amazon
19 March 2012
Summary: I have just sent back my third Prime. I am done. I really wanted to love it. It started last November. Preordered, then got cancelled, then reordered, then delayed, then the problems wifi/gps, etc. starting happening. I donot care about GPS, but wifi is critical. I am not a gamer. I don't spend my life on Facebook or Twitter. I am professional and I really wanted to use the Prime in my business and personal reading.
Summary: I actually loved everything about both of my 32 GB primes but in my house the wifi did not work on all floors and did not work at all outside. I have other devices that worked fine. I had to add a second AP router on the main floor to get consitent service. GPS is non existent but you will find very few reviewers who have working GPS and most will say it does not matter. Firmware updates worked fine for me but again differing results for different users.
Pros: Like many have said here, it's a responsive and beautiful tablet. Fast updates from Asus including Android 4 (ice cream sandwich).
Cons: Wifi is a major issue. Have no illusions and ignore the people that deny it. Do a web search and you'll see. The practical range is less than 20 ft. from router. This design flaw has been acknowledged by Asus, yet they shipped them out anyway.