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Good: sturdy, loud speaker, good screen
Bad: extremely slow performance
Comment: I got the Tf300 for my birthday and it worked perfectly for the first 3 weeks, but after that it slowed right down, even on "performance mode" and with nothing running in the background. I did a factory reset and it still runs slow. I actually returned it and got an iPad. Not very impressed with Asus at the moment.
Good: Screen - Keyboard - Portable - Micro SD
Bad: No 3G - Web Browsing
Comment: I have had this for 12 months now - It is used on a weekly and sometime dally basis
I use it for web browsing and apps around the house and find it really useful. I have the keyboard for the odd occasions it is required and it is great.
The web browsing was originally fast but seems to be a little slow now and then - This could be down to the number of apps I have on the machine.
Screen is excellent - No problems there.
The Android system is superb - recommended
Would I buy one again - the answer is yes.
Good: Excellent screen, speed, docking keyboard. Great for the front-room and travel.
Bad: Does not support playback of HDCP movies over HDMI
Comment: An excellent tablet with all the features and performance you would expect BUT - and it is a BIG BUT - it cannot play Google Play movies via HDMI on to your big screen. This is a bug common to the original Transformer and the Prime!
It is the same for iPlayer content This is a bug that ASUS is aware of since the original Transformer but they have failed to fix it.
It lets the product down.
Youtube and Netflix work fine. But Netflix in the UK does not have great content (it is ok, but not great).
This seriously cripples the Transformer family and prevents them from being the all round solution their specs promise.
Good: Very fast, keyboard
Comment: I got this for my wife as she is starting a 2 year course and claimed it was necessary, as a lap-top would be too heavy!?
We were originally attracted to the Samsung GalaxyTab 8.9. We thought an 8.9 in screen was plenty big enough and had already dismissed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as being too big! A bit ironic as we ended up with Isus TF300 with its 10.1 in screen!
Well although my wife has a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone which is truely excellent (Phones 4U at just over £20 pm), the Galaxy Tabs seem a little lacking. I.e. Dual Core Processor instead of the Quad processor found on Isus. Secondly the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has no mini SD port. To compensate for this we started to look at the Samsung 32GB version which of course pushed up the price.
I had already been drawn to the Isus Transformer Prime, but at nearly £500 with keyboard, it is a lot of money. My wife originally said she didn't want a key board, but decided it might not be such a bad idea as she will have to type up work for her course. I then discovered that Dixons had an offer on the Isus Transformer Pad. £399 for the 32Gb version with keyboard.
On a closer examination the Pad is not very different from the Prime and in my view the Prime is not worth the extra money.
Although the Pad is plastic it is a very nice finish to it and the alternative Samsung is also plastic. I also read in a review (although I don't know if it is true?) that the metal case on the Prime creates difficulty connecting by wi-fi if at a distance and slows down the connection. Given that Wi-Fi is the only way to connect with this model, I wouldn't want to take the risk until I had evidence that it is untrue...
It was the keyboard and excellent processor (and of course Dixons price!) that swayed us to purchasing the Isus. A keyboard is not of course a requirement for a lot of people. The Isus can be bought without a keyboard, and it can in any event be detached from the keyboard, making it an excellent touch screen tablet.
Arguably the Quad processor is not required for some one who needs it primarily for college work, but for some one who wants to play videos, it is I believe a benefit (coming to think of it I have seen her playing videos and games - must be a project for college or something?!) Surfing is also very quick.
So if you don't want a keyboard why not just buy an Ipad. My brother has all things Apple and has really been sucked into the brand. I got to say his Iphone etc are very slick and attractive. However my experience based on the Samsung Galaxy mobile phone is that there are products out there, that are as good as Apple and in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S2 arguably better, and cheaper.
Any I have no loyalty I am a brand tart!
Good: The design, keyboard & battery life.
Bad: It doesn't have both wifi & 3G
Comment: I always tell my friends that ASUS tablets are good but they're still unfinished products. A mobile phone of £100 has both wifi & 3G, and dont know why Asus are not capable of including both wifi & 3G in their tablets?!
Apple iPad still remains the best tablet.
Good: 1-responsive , 2-android thousands of app.s , 3-good size , 4-price is 400$ on amazon for 32GB model(cheap)
Bad: the screen isn't good outdoors (source is reviews)
Comment: the reviewer here said that it's for £400 which equals 646.713$ , but on amazon US the price was 400$ only for the 32GB model and the new ipad 4G model for 630$ , so the asus is much cheaper when we compare both tablets.
Comment: looks great want one so badly
Good: slick looking
Bad: i dont have one :)
Comment: This looks like the perfect less expensive younger cousin to the prime which i have and am extremely happy with
Good: Like a Prime but less expensive!!
Comment: I love this. I have a Prime which is fine for me but if I wanted to get something for my son or daughter I wouldnt want to pay out that much so this is perfect. Great too for students i would imagine to take to lectures and of course gaming in their spare time!!
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