Pros 1) Beautiful 720P 10.1 Inch display
2) Quick Quad-core processor
3) Elegant aluminum spiral finish
4) Great battery life
5) Thin and light design
Cons 1) Small market that is missing some big name apps
2) Fingerprint magnet, and seems too easy to scratch
3) Got a hot pixel after 2 days (not only one)
4) Already an upgrade to this device in motion
Summary Overall, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is a beautiful luxury tablet. The form factor and design is excellent; Thin, light, beautiful spiral finish. The inside isn't the only thing that will shine on this device. Inside it has a 1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor -the first of it's kind- as well as NVIDIA's new tegra 3! The dock is also a delightful option, with it's great keyboard, multi-touch gestures, and trackpad, it really brings everything together in harmony, turning it into a laptop-like experience.
I did experience a few difficulties however, mostly with the operating system. It is running Android's new Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, and is a great experience, but still buggy. I noticed crashing, and freezing at times. I for one am a huge app-fanatic, and this device did not support some big name apps that I really desired. Sadly, the OS isn't the only downfall, it will also be tough to keep this thing looking pretty. From pictures you can tell that the device is no dog, and really brings elegance to the tablet world, however, I had this device for around 3-4 weeks, and I already had a small dent, fingerprints everywhere, and a small, shallow scratch or two. I take care of my devices, and had 2 cases, and lots of love, and this still happened. This isn't a device for a construction worker looking to take his favorite little gadget to work during lunch in the bulldozer.
Last thing I would like to cover is that the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is already in motion! The device was out for a few weeks when Asus announced this! This device can be considered a prototype, which is the main reason why I returned mine. The TF700T will feature a 1080P display, as well as improved wi-fi and GPS services. Clearly the current model is facing issues if they are "improving" them, even though I for one didn't experience them.
All in all, this is a great device, that I would recommend to anyone looking for a tablet, especially those planning to replace their laptops. It's snappy, and overall a great chunk of metal. I would caution them however that it is an Android tablet, and with Android comes bugs! It isn't for the person who becomes frustrated when things don't go his or her way. Also, if you're looking to have a top of the line, brand spanking new device, this isn't for you. Devices DO get upgraded, and clearly this one will since the upgrade is rumored for a June release, so in 7 months time, will you be fine with it being an older tablet?
I hope this lengthy review was of some assistance to you. The device is great so long as my brief cons list doesn't make you hesitant. I hope you enjoy this device, or whatever device you decide on! Enjoy!
Pros The camaera takes amazing pics I have a great cammera but find myself using my tablet simply because of the easynes of use. The picture come out fantastic. I have put tablet to the use with video internet music Skype i use it for every thing.
Cons The only con I have with it I wish it had speakers on both sides of unit other than that its perfect.
Summary If you r looking for Ipad 2 alternative this tablet is why apple needs IPAD3 it simply is wonderful. I use it everyday all day long I also llike that you can buy keyboard dock for it wich allows you to expand memory 250 gb on top 64gb mico sd card. People want to push cloud services wich r great for back up but not instant use. Asus u set the bechmark great job! I got mine for $499.99 Best buy also new egg 499.99I got 32 gb version because you can put 64 gb sd card and then if need more expand with dock to 250 gb thats why my tablet was 499.99
Updated on Feb 21, 2012