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Asus EeePad Transformer Prime TF201,
This review is from: Asus EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 10.1 inch Tablet with Keyboard/Dock - Grey (Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.3GHz, RAM 1GB, Storage 32GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 3.2) (Personal Computers)
Bought my Transformer Prime from a company called Misco, since Amazon had no stock except at twice the general price. I paid £499, plus next-day delivery charge because I needed to time delivery to arrive on my day off. Misco delivered on time and courteously. Excellent service from Misco.
I love the feel and look of this item. Sleek smooth and lightwieght. Box contains the tablet, the tablet dock, a charger and short manuals for tablet and dock separately, plus warranty card and a wrapped microfibre cleaning cloth.
The charger has an adaptor for UK plug socket, which needs to be clicked FIRMLY or it wont charge, make sure the two parts are firmly locked, as i didnt at first, and the tablet didnt charge, but it warned me that it wasnt charging, so all worked out well in the end. The dock and tablet did contain some charge so you can get started straight away, and I didn't have to wait to explore and update. Updates are prompted at first use, all seamless, easy and quick to complete.
The tablet is incredibly light but sturdy, not at all flimsy, the Dock is slightly heavier.
BE SURE TO REMOVE THE RUBBER BITS THAT ARE PROTECTING THE PORTS FOR THE DOCK AND TABLET BEFORE PUTTING THEM TOGETHER. Thanks to the reviews I knew I had to do this, God bless Amazon reviewers.
When the Tablet is docked, the Prime feels like a good quality Netbook. The two halves fit together very well, absolutely solid, you can pick the whole thing up by the screen without a qualm. The hinge is stiff and firm with no waggle, or feeling of looseness. They come apart by touching a sliding button on the Dock which releases the lock and slide apart quickly and easily. The mechanism is firm and solid, and although mine is new and perhaps this will slacken with use, it does not feel like it will.
There has been some discussion about screen protectors - in my opinion? dont bother... the screen is made of Gorilla Glass so it wont scratch and a wipe with the cleaning cloth removes fingerprints in a second. Why spend £8 on a bit of plastic that is impossible to fit straight and without dust particles beneath it. Enjoy the beauty of the machine.
I am not at all Techie, so I wont go into that side of things - other reviewers have done that better than I can. I chose this machine on the basis of Nvidea graphics (the best in my opinion), the fact it has quad cores like my desktop, the FANTASTIC battery life, the perfect combination of tablet and netbook provided by the combination of the Dock, and the almost universal thumbs-up by all the reviews, by lay people and by professionals across the board.
I just wish it was also a phone... if it did that, well it would be PERFECT!! (Though my son says you would look a bit stupid holding it up to your ear :)
For the price, this is an amazing machine... get one!