Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF700
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Good tablet for end users; Bad tablet for developers!
8 January 2014
Summary: Good for end user, but not for developwer: The tablet is good, but the firmware is bad, unless you can find a tf700 with firmware prior to 22.214.171.124, in which case you found the best tablet in the world, because you can use nvflash to make recovery blobs, protecting you from brick situations--great for developers or anyone who wants to run their own distro of linux on it.
Summary: I ran benchmarks with the tablet running in it's performance mode and this tablet gets horrible I/O rating when compared to it's older ASUS siblings.
Pros: The 10.1" screen is great for watching videos and the IPS+ Brightness option is great for seeing your screen outdoors on a sunny day. Plays games that take advantage of the Tegra 3 processor usually run pretty smooth. So far I am happy with the battery life and it seems to charge pretty quick.
Cons: My biggest complaint is that this tablet lags or freezes doing simple things like typing an email, changing the volume level, or just trying to turn the screen back on. If you turn off the screen with a resource heavy app or game running or recently running, it can sometimes take a while for it to respond when you press the power button. I also use the face unlock feature and frequently the camera doesn't turn on before it times out and then I have to use my pattern t...
Excerpt: Ok if I want to check old style e-mail: unable to use to play any advance flash apps or software. Holds a charge for ~ 28 hrs, of course It doesn't get used as much as I could use it. I use it to do recipes online (it is so portable, It fits everywhere and anywhere). does not load e-mail quickly...although that might be because of my IPS.
Excerpt: The whole Asus Transformer line suffers from awful I/O performance. Essentially they cannot multitask. So if you're looking for a modern day device... that can do more then one thing at a time... this whole line of tablets isn't for you.
Summary: Loved the device and flexibility of the keyboard. Extra battery power useful when away. Keyboard docking system started failing to lock the tablet in place after 7 months. Returned to Asus for warranty work but they refused to repair claiming user damage. Absolutely not the case.
Summary: its an ok tablet, but mine shuts down occasionally when it gets overwhelmed. Depending what you are looking for, as tablets go this one is good, but if you are looking for more of a laptop and think the keyboard will do it, would exactly choose this. Its rather fragile so get a case for it as well.
Summary: Everything about this Asus is great with the exception of its now limited ability to stream most video and TV due to Adobe withdrawing its Flash Player from the Android market. A solution is needed and fast to reverse the bad feeling I have having spent this much money.