"Is everything the good reviews say it is!!"4.5 starson by mcampl
Pros: The Wi-Fi has improved with some of the firmware updates. Screen is great!! Operation is great, other software updates have also improved operations. Battery charges from keyboard battery if below 70%. Setting easy to change. Love the 32GB chips!
Cons: Battery life is not quite as much as stated if Wi-Fi is left on and power setting is boosted to medium or high. Some of the Market apps are formated for phones, not tablets. This seems to be improving rapidly. No Flash in the Google beta Chrome??
Summary: Received in mid-January with ICS already installed. Have had 4 or maybe 5 firmware updates since. No problems noted with the updates and significant improvements in operations noted. Wi-Fi now OK although maybe a little weak compared to other units. I do not use an N Wi-Fi, so this is good. Have not used the GPS so can't comment. The apps made for tablets are generally good, while those for phone are usually OK, sometimes the phone apps won't even install, especially if there is a compaion app for tablets. Did note big improvements in streaming video when the power is boosted to medium or high. Watched half a Netflix movie with no pause or flickers with Wi-Fi 3 rooms away. I suspect some of the Wi-Fi complaints may be from users keeping their power setting too low. I also wonder if some of the reviewers have not waited for all their update downloads. Comes with cloud storage from ASUS which I haven't tried. Used One-Note and MS Skydrive, synced with desktop OK. I was impressed, worked like it was supposed to. Tried several print apps, found one which only found one of my 3 printers until after an update. Could't figure that one out, but apparently someone did. Took off 1/2 star for purported GPS problems, weaker that normal Wi-Fi, and apps designed for phones. Some of this will probably be improved again soon. Also waiting for full release of Chrome with Flash ability.