Pros Good battery life, microSD slot, Quad core processor
Cons Not good for a traveling worker. Without 3G/4G connectivity for Internet/Email... and poor GPS for navigation this tablet no matter how powerful and beautiful will not be very useful.
Summary I see a tablet as a semi-replacement for a laptop/GPS navigator when away from home. If I can only get limited usefulness from this tablet when on the road then it does me no good. Do your research before buying this tablet, especially about its GPS. If you're never going to leave home or work with it, then this my be for you.
Pros Beautiful screen, nice cameras, useful extras
Cons Poor wifi range, shorter than promised battery life, unstable operations -- lockup and reboot
Summary Asus, in an effort to cash in on the holiday season (they managed to blow this), rushed the Prime to market before it was ready. I believe in ease of use with no hassles. It's going back. I will wait foe an iPad 3.
Pros Beautiful style, bright sharp screen, smooth as butter UI, ICE CREAM SANDWICH!!! Light and extremely thin. Incredible gaming machine with HDMI out. Fully customizable.
Cons Some people are having problems with GPS and wifi, although I didn't experience that.
Tablet specific apps are still low in comparison to smartphone apps on the Android Market
Summary http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/asus-eee-pad-transformer/4507-3126_7-35089447.htmlThis is the one to beat. Nothing else comes close.Update: Ok. After nearly a year of using the TP, I have to say I'm severely disappointed. The tablet apps by Google Play haven't come nearly as fast as they should have and the performance of the tablet has degraded substantially. Jelly Bean is a plus, but they killed updates for the original Transformer which was only 9 months old when they lauched the TP, which leads me to believe that I won't be seeing Jelly Bean 4.2 or Key Lime Pie. I can't change my star score here, so just know that I would give the TP 3 stars now if I could. It was awesome at first, but performance has degraded substantially, there aren't enough apps, and ASUS took away Flash with the Jelly Bean update. My next tablet will probably be a Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, an iPad, or if Google can inspire developers (and that's a BIG IF), the Nexus 10.
Updated on Nov 7, 2012
Pros Everything is smooth, snappy and great working. I have had no issues since the latest firmware update (and very few issues before which did include the GPS issue).
Cons Expensive relative to what seems to be in the pipes for this year, took a while to arrive, and some initial hiccups that have since disappeared.
Summary First yes I ran into the GPS issues initially but now everything seems fine with the newest update it instantly gets a lock. I have had no issues with wifi (I have a two story house with finished basement and it works anywhere in the house without issue and even outside the house). I've been extremely pleased thus far with how smooth and fast everything is with no UI issues at all.
I have the dock as well and together they really make for a great experience with the option of being a laptop or tablet depending upon what I want at the moment. Build quality is great and they both look good.
"WIFI Issues"on by net_junkie
Pros Like many have said here, it's a responsive and beautiful tablet. Fast updates from Asus including Android 4 (ice cream sandwich).
Cons Wifi is a major issue. Have no illusions and ignore the people that deny it. Do a web search and you'll see. The practical range is less than 20 ft. from router. This design flaw has been acknowledged by Asus, yet they shipped them out anyway.
Summary The new Asus Transformer Prime model, to be released in the second quarter of 2012 fixes the problem. Yet, the early adopters of the Transformer Prime were sold a defective product, and given no resolution. Asus even listed the GPS as a feature, until it didn't work because of the reception issue. They then took it off of the attributes list.
You have been warned. Unless you are always within 20ft of your router, stay away from this model! Asus has admitted the tablet has a design flaw that affects connectivity. Why are you buying it?