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Actually very good.... apart from the power button...
on 26 February 2014
I picked this up from a shop in the Azores as I would have had to wait 2-3 months with Amazon. They had it on sale for €310 which I thought was a misprint, but it arrived and was this model. After reading many reviews and getting confused, I will split this review into three parts: good, bad and personal conclusion.
Good: screen is nice and responsive. Mostly, the build quality is good. The sound is great and the stereo speakers work well. The stylus is very nice and when you try it out with Freshpaint, for example, you really see why it is a great addition to the tab. It comes with nearly full Office, albeit without Outlook. It's pretty light and it easy to hold in one hand. The processor is good and although it might not handle more intensive games, it works well with Asphalt 8, which is a pretty good benchmark to see how it holds up.
Bad: the power button doesn't feel responsive. There isn't much click( if you know what i mean) The battery is ok, but no awards. I also use an iPad air and a Nexus 7 (2013) so I might have been spoilt, but I can only usually get about 6 hours out of this tablet. When you first start using the stylus, it feels grainy and you think you will scratch the screen. This might be because there is some sort of coating, but it feels really odd, especially compared to the silky glide on my Galaxy note.
Personal conclusion: the negaitives really are just small gripes. I can now ditch my laptop to go to work. I can print directly from this and it's great to have a full on 8.1 tablet in my pocket. I really didn't think ASUS would be the first company to include a wacom digitizer, but they have done a good job.