[Exclusive] First Impressions of the Asus Transformer Prime

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  1. dgstorm

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    One of our very own members (and moderators) of TransformerForums, leeshor, did an excellent brief first impressions writeup on the Asus Transformer Prime. His writeup does a great job of sharing the differences between the OG Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the new Transformer Prime. Here's what he had to say,

    Later in his post, he also added, "It really is a different (better in nearly every way) tablet. Without the logo I would never guess both were Transformers."

    Thanks for doing such a great job sharing your thoughts with us, leeshor!

    Source: TransformerForums - First impression TF101 vs. TFP201
     
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    I'm thinking about getting one of these so I can start developing apps for tablets. :big smile:
     
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    I would get one, if only they are available in stock somewhere ...everywhere i heard is that they're out of stock.


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    im considering getting one, but wondering if it would be worth it, i have a Bionic and a laptop. any thoughts to justify the $500.
     
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    I have an iPhone, a 17" Windows laptop for work, a 15" MacBook Pro (about 4 years old) and the first generation Transformer. I find that I very rarely touch my MacBook Pro (maybe once a week) and that most of the time I use my Transformer. I have a media server on my network and I can play anything anywhere at home from the server. I can watch Justin.tv and catch my football in my laundry room whilst folding laundry, etc. My Transformer has also helped with my work being that I have about 16 hours of battery life and can go all day with a sub 3 lb computing machine.

    Does it replace a laptop? Absolutley not. But, it can do 95% of what I can do on a laptop. There are still some things I go to my laptop for, but not all that often.

    I also found that my phone battery will last about 2 days now that I am not constantly fiddling with it to check facebook, twitter, etc and I use my tablet for that.

    Keep in mind, a tablet is not for everyone. I absolutely love it, it is great for traveling and having movies on the go for some overseas flights. Amazingly portable to take with you everywhere and have your important files/documents with you when you need them. No need to remember to email someone a file when you get home, show it to them on the spot then email it to them right there while tethered to your smartphone.

    That is just my $0.02.
     
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    Just gave me reason to save up and buy one. Gonna hand down my HP Touchpad to my son seeing as he loves playing on it and will use this to replace my laptop
     
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    Awesome. Once you get it, feel free to check out all the tips and tricks at TransformerForums.com.
     
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    its just cool!:D
     
  9. czerdrill

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    mine is on the way, have to wait till the 28th for it to arrive. can't wait!
     
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    Stupid question: can you do word processing on this thing?

    sent from my rooted nexus
     
  11. Frederuco

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    It comes with Polaris Office, and there are many other office suites out there (QuickOffice Pro HD, OfficeSuite5, KingSoft Office, Documents 2 Go) out there.

    They cannot do everything that M$ Word can do. None of them have in built spell check, and I have not found a way to edit headers and footers. They do a decent job for simple stuff, but still not a full blown version of Word.
     
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    Thanks for this. I'm trying to find something simple but powerful for my folks.

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    I'm getting one next pay check after I buy all my books for next semester. 'twill be my Christmas present to myself!
     
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    just got my prime!...this thing is beastly...time to play haha
     
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    What kind of battery life are you getting for video playback, web surfing etc.?
     
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