Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
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Gina Raggette, Amazon
31 May 2013
Summary: Something must have been wrong with the one I had or they all just suck. Either way, I won't be buying that brand again. It just loved to reboot especially when I was in the middle of something. Why it did that I don't know because I had not yet loaded my apps and stuff on so it was practically stll at the factory settings stage. After two weeks of unnecessary rebooting and freezing, it had to go! Nuff said.
Summary: Tablet completely died. It doesn't come on nor will it charge. I never dropped or did anything harmful. I contact TIGER DIRECT and requested a replacement. I only had the tablet for 5 months. They did not respond at all. So I spend money to have a tablet completely DEAD within 5 months????? I performed more research on the internet and found that TIGER DIRECT return policy is AWFUL.
Summary: Purchased this product December 2011 and still does not work properly. After numerous communications with Asus and sending product back twice for repair it still turns on and off at will. The power button does not work. I will never buy Asus again.
Summary: This tablet wsa advertised as OPEN BOX LIKE NEW which it definitely was NOT. The unit did not have a manual or warranty card, had a ding on an edge and would not charge past 57%. This unit should have been returned to the factory. I did get my purchase price refunded. I will stay away from OPEN BOX electronics unless I'm at the Best Buy store.
Summary: I bought this product May 24th. I got 'The Black Screen Of Death' August 13th. I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased it. I can hear the sounds that it makes to let you know that email has downloaded, but no screen. This was a refurbished model. That tells me someone turned this back in, I am guessing it was for this very reason. If that is the case, it has been worked on at least once, maybe many more times than that.
Summary: In under a year of owning this, an OTA update broke this tablet so it no longer gives the battery status. Because the battery status is "unknown", I can't update the firmware (15% is required, even if it's plugged in). I contacted ASUS, I have to RMA the device if I want it fixed. I have to pay for shipping both ways for this RMA. I've found others with the same issue (firmware version is 18.104.22.168 for those who are curious).
Summary: Not real impressed so far. I should have done more research before I purchased. I can't seem to install anything. I want to use my own MS Office program but can't get it to accept my Windows Platform or my MS Office software. Tried to download and install Skype but it won't even open the file. I'm not a computer whiz but I have never had this much trouble adapting an electronic device to my needs. At this point I think I made a bad purchase.
Summary: Asus is the worst company I have ever seen. All they do is pissing off customer and risking customer relationship with their so called stupid policy. They sell warranty without giving you an actual way to use it because if you want to use your warranty it will cost you a fortune and you may as well buy a new product. The warranty they sell does not exist in reality. It's absolute fraud. I've never seen a big company that is so shameless.
Summary: I didn't mind the return for service when the firmware eliminated the screen functions (that happened to a certain number of these, and I figure this is complicated stuff that must be hard to sync up). What is really annoying is that you cannot charge the pad without the docking station. In other words, this is not a pad, it is a net book that you can detach for temporary use as a pad.
Summary: Cons: * crack prone screen * proprietary connector on a short cable * worse than average sound, left speaker not as loud as right * glitchy performance, jerky scrolling, lots of crashes (typical Android experience) Keep looking. I've had two TF101's. First one screen shattered when dropped 3 feet onto a wood floor. I was very disappointed, but I didn't complain or send it back, figuring it was my fault. I saved gift cards and purchased a second one.