"Works great, just put in an order for a second one!"5.0 starson by Jason_Franco
Pros: - Nice Design, Built Solid
- Great display
- Usable Apps Included
- Works well as an entertainment power house or for the
professional who like to travel light but still be productive.
Cons: 1. Stock Browser performance but that will be fixed with android 4.0
or installing another android browser from the market.
2. Not comfortable to hold and use with stock keyboard, download the
app thumb keyboard.
Summary: I am going to keep my review as short as possible. First off, my tablet works flawlessly. I did have my concerns like some of you who have done your research about wifi performance, gps and light bleed. Off the bat, my wifi performance was good but not consistent. I used wifi analyzer to check my signal with comparison to my current android phone, the HTC EVO 3D. Both showed the same signal strength but I noticed the inconsistency with various download speeds that ranged from 8 to 20MPS. This was from about 15-20 feet away from my wireless router, the Netgear Wireless N600. I re-configured my router to use channel 11, set the security options to WPA2-PSK (AES), Mode set to 300mps. I disabled the guest network and the 5ghz wireless broadcast. After making those changes my wireless reception improved and I was consistently hitting 20 Mbs using the speed test app. My internet service is provided by Comcast. About the GPS... I was not able to lock onto any GPS satellites from inside my home. Took the table outside and locked on to 6 satellites and counting within seconds with great accuracy on location. Using the stock Navigation app I was able to lock and use. About light bleed... There is no light bleed what so ever on my tablet, confirmed using the light bleed app from the market. ONE issue I have with the tablet is when typing with the tablet using the stock keyboard can feel uncomfortable. Its like the edges of the tablet start digging into your palm. This will be easily be fixed once you put it in a case and/or download the app Thumb Keyboard. Performance wise, I did not notice any slowdown in switching between apps and screens until I installed the app called Pulse. This app or others like it may have a compatibility issue with the companion core causing a slow down when the Asus using the companion core to conserve power. Just something to keep in mind. The browser did not load web pages as fast as other free android browsers such as Opera, Dolphin Browser and Boat Browser. I was able to speed up the Asus stock browser by typing in the address bar, "about:debug" without quotes. *This will not take you to another screen though, follow my next steps...* Then enter the browser's settings, touch the option that says "debug", then make sure only the following is checked:
- Enable open GL rendering
- Enable Web Gl
- Use Wide viewport
Relaunch the stock browser and now one of my cons is no longer a con. Enjoy!
In short, this tablet looks great and does everything I want. I love everything about it, watching movies, fluidity, games, Multiple email account support using the Asus stock email app, and a beautiful display built into a great design to ice the cake. I was looking to jump in on a full featured Android tablet and I found it here with the transformer prime. All that's missing is Ice Cream Sandwich. I will update my review again when I receive the ICS update and/or our second transformer prime (champagne) that I ordered for my girlfriend. To bad it wont ship until the end of January early February from Amazon. The Grey Transformer tablet that I own know came from Best Buy, ordered on November 29th, shipped on December 19th, received on December 23rd. I know, I was one of the lucky ones!