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Comment: I bought this item from a distributor called SIMPLYASUS and the product developed fault after a month. I spoke to SIMPLYASUS and they referred me to the manufacturer. I picked up the phone and the manufacturer told me to send it for repair. Thirty days have now passed and I don’t still have my devise back from the repair centre. Successive follow ups did not yield any result. Now I have asked the manufacturer to refund me and I await their reply.
While I had the product it did not meet my expectations. I installed basic software such as Zotero for referencing and to my surprise it had negatively affected the performance of the machine. This should make people think twice before they commit 500 pounds of their hard earned money to this inefficient but pricy product. The keyboard is also uncomfortable. In other words there is no uniformity in the keyboard strokes and while some are smooth others have to be pressed hard to produce results.
In addition, even when it was not faulty, the machine got stuck occasionally and it hard to be switched off to make it function properly. I initially though that this could be related to the windows 8 on which it runs but after buying an HP laptop running also on windows 8, I realised that the problem is more to do with either the ASUS hardware or drivers.
I have just written this piece over a cup of coffee but more comprehensive review of my experience with the product will follow soon.
Good: it has the basic 3 usb ports, sd, hdmi, front camera and a lan jack
Bad: the hard disk should be a flash storage 128 gb
Comment: i think a flash storage drive should have been given as an optional choice.
Comment: The slightly larger size makes this less of a true tablet, but this definitely looks to be a great true hybrid device. If you are wanting to use the tablet a lot in a desktop, "docked" environment, then this is probably going to be a good buy.
However, if you are wanting a more true tablet, then you can overcome the two major objections (Could be expensive and Large tablet could prove unwieldy) by getting a the VivoTab Smart. It's 10.1" and is priced at $499. For the same price as the Surface you can get full Windows 8 on a tablet made by ASUS. ;-)
Good: Best of all worlds
Bad: Price, size
Comment: I've just sent an Infinity TF700 back! Lovely bit of kit, but Android just can't offer me the software I need for work, so I will still need my laptop.
As well as browsing and email, this should be a great entertainment centre (photos, videos, music and games for the kids), but it is also claimed that W8 is backward compatible with W7 programs, so my core power programs should work.
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