Summary: When I first got this tablet I tried to utilize the Penabled drivers that were suppose to be built in so that I could use Photoshop, Manga Studio and Paint tool Sai. First thing I did was go to Asus' sight and install the latest b121 drivers. (I have a b121 not ep121 btw... (Says so on the box and in the computer properties.) Those drivers didn't work. I searched all over the internet for drivers that worked.
"Slick but buggy, forget about Asus customer support!"
27 February 2012
Pros: 1) Full windows functionality in a portable, easy to see tablet, 2) Fast enough 3)Seamless wifi and bluetooth, 4)The display is top-shelf,5) Built in gyro and lock for portrait and landscape views. 6) great screen!
Cons: 1)defective analogue sound output jack or the software 2)defective stylus bin 3) Screen odd dimension-carried hidden user interface issues(frustratingly, when adjusting Flash settings)4)Battery life only about 3 hrs.5)Asus product support very poor.
Summary: I am a college student, was psyched when I found out about the news of the relase of this product. Many people gave good reviews so far, but I am guessing that they have higher sensibilities in using the device or they haven't used yet enough. Let me tell you directly that electronic pad is irreplaceable to pen and paper.
Summary: I sold my Ipad1 to buy this Tablet. A week later I had to return it because the screen would not recognize my entries. I had to tap the screen multiple times for the tablet to work. I updated all the drivers, calibrated the screen multiple times, it never worked right. Maybe I got a defective unit? Who Knows? Returned it and bought an iPAD2.
Okay, but better to wait for the next version of Windows
Larry Hargis "Larry", Amazon
26 September 2011
Summary: It works okay and is better than a laptop if you need to work with Windows, but it's better to wait for this machine or a different machine to come with the next version of Windows. Problems: 1. The on screen keyboard takes up too much real-estate and is clumsy. Sometimes I'll have to try to enter my Password 4 or 5 times before I get it right. I rarely use the on-screen keyboard, which to a large extent defeats the purpose of buying this machine. 2.
Summary: I lightly used this computer for three months and found it stalls frequently, Asus has not created a detailed users manual, and I now have to send it to the company for repair because the screen backlight isn't working. It is difficult to find a tech service number and when you do get one, they are quick to get off the line. The computer is still under warranty, but the tech asked if the computer was dropped---no. So, we'll see if that goes well.
Summary: I really wanted this tablet to work, and bought it for business purposes to work with Microsoft Office and other web based applications my business uses. This tablet is too heavy, and the screen size (12.1") isn't justified for the price when a 10" tablet at $500 less is really okay. Main problem, when the battery runs out, Windows shuts down, and upon reboot it's the same old story "Windows System Recovery Error Message," except on a tablet, there's no keyboard or mouse...
Summary: I would've been better off reading the reviews here before buying, especially those who have pointed out that this is a specific kind of machine, and if you don't pay attention to that fact you could be dissapointed. But I was a bit taken in by the positives, namely the touch screen and obvious use for drawing, all while being able to run Windows 7. I thought it would be an interesting replacement for my aging 6 year old laptop, and I wanted something really portable.
Great portable Windows machine, until you need it fixed
15 February 2011
Summary: I've had this for a couple days now. I loaded Microsoft Office 2010, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 on it without a hitch. I can use it to show people code, and even write code with the included bluetooth keyboard. During meetings and presentations I can switch over to one note and take notes with sound or even video recordings when I want to.