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I pre-ordered my Prime 11/24 from TigerDirect and received it on 1/4.
Very nice packaging, just big enough to fit the tablet's surface area, with a very solid construction to it. I had no fear of shipping damage after I held the box in my hands. Inside was 10.1 inches of widescreen gadget glory, and a few accessories, (Charger, USB cable, microfiber cloth, manual)
Tablet was heavier than I imagined, but had a GREAT feel to it. Mind-blowingly thin. The back of the device has a nice matte feel due to the anodized brushed aluminum surface. It is a pleasure to hold in both hands, and absolutely is nice to look at. It is a little bit heavy when holding with just one hand, but that is to be expected with 10.1 inch tablets. The edges are a little sharp, not annoyingly so, but definitely noticable. The finish on the back is a very dark grayish-purple. Yes, purple, but not immasculine. Its a great color for the device, absolutely no complaints on style.
This thing is gorgeous. The pixel density is just right for this size device, and reading web pages is an easy process. The contrast is fantastic for an LCD, and the colors absolutely pop. I'm no display expert, but I know for certain this is the best display I have ever seen on a tablet, smartphone, netbook, and 99% of laptops. It can get obscenely bright in "Super IPS" mode, which is great for using outdoors, which was once no-mans-land for LCD displays.
It is running Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb. Just that sentence alone will give you some insight on the UI's look and feel and responsiveness. I like the look and layout of Honeycomb, but the optimization and snappyness is subpar. Of course I will attribute this purely to the sluggish mess that is Android Honeycomb, and not to the blazing fast quad-core monster inside of the deivce. The included Asus UI is great, I have no complaints about any of the menu layouts or widgets etc, in fact, it is very nice to look at. Props to Asus for making a smart, sensible UI layer that anyone can use. The included cloud storage, "Webshare" or something of the sort is nice to have, but I will probably stick to dropbox for my cloud storage. Asus includes remote desktop software that works flawlessly, and a DLNA streaming app that I find intuitive and well executed.
Honestly, any software problems or sluggishness will be addressed with ICS on January 12th, so I am not worried about it for now.
This machine is fast. It absolutely slaughters every other device in EVERY benchmark. Well done, NVIDIA, this Tegra 3 chip is a phenom. The performance is most apparent in gaming, when all four cores are working to their full potential. Games have that extra layer of realism that really makes the difference between mobile gaming, and real, console quality stuff.
One spec I did not realize was included in this machine is the ability to play games in real, stereoscopic 3d when connected to a 3DTV. I played Riptide GP in 3d, and Shadowgun in 3d as well on my 50 inch samsung plasma, and I was floored! Definitely a huge statement to the performance of this machine. Well done, everyone.
Really no more needs to be said about this device's performance other than "its fast. really fast."
Cameras on tablets look ridiculous. This is true with any tablet. One cannot pull out a 10.1 tab and casually snap a few shots. The whole thing is a rather hilarious affair. Otherwise, the Cameras on the TF201 are absolutely top notch. Video is clear and smooth in 1080p, and still shots look better than my point'n'shoot. The webcam works great for skype. Good work team.
Flawless with MX Video Player. 1080p30 on a 50 inch plasma is fantastic. No complaints, and no more needs to be said. It just works.
And now for the bad.
The GPS issue is a well documented problem. There are ons of explanations for why the GPS is not as accurate as one would hope. Basically, Asus missed a key design point here. The aluminum construction blocks radio waves in a big way. It is a simple fix that could have been prevented by Asus when designing the thing.
Wifi performance is also affected, though less noticably. The range is not as good as my thinkpad's. Not a dealbreaker, but it is a rather glaring oversight.
EDIT: (Lighthearted sarcasm alert)
Who uses a tablet without 3G for GPS anyways? I mean cmon guys. Its a wifi tablet. Using this as a nav system in my car would give me a good chuckle, and really nothing else.
Ignore the one-star whiners that don't even own the thing. It is hands-down, the best device on the market.
Breaking the Vicious Cycle book and web site that goes with it has been a true blessing for my toddler son. My son was diagnosed with IBD in August 2011 when he was 19 months old. He spent almost a year with bloody, mucousy diapers and long crying nights before a colonoscopy & endoscopy were performed. The pictures were unbelievable to say the least with all the ulcers and inflammation. I will never forget getting the news at Childrens Hospital that my son would not be going home that afternoon instead he would be admitted right away for treatment. My husband and I both cried for many days because we didn't know what all this meant for our little boys future. Thankfully my son's 5 days of treatment consisted of only an antibiotic, anti inflammatory pills and Elecare formula. I have read of many other drugs that I am very thankful he didn't have to endure. He was released from the hospital and told to take 2 anit inflammatory pills a day along with at least 28 ounces of elecare formula. Long story short....the pills didn't work and I tried very hard to adjust the diet to what I thought was making him more comfortable. Needless to say I was feeding him EVERYTHING wrong according to the book.
I researched online every evening while my kids were sleeping on how to help my son. I never liked the drug idea and have always felt food had an impact.....I just didn't realize how much until I stumbled upon Breaking the Vicious Cycle. I truly cried when I found the SCD site and the book. I knew right away that it could be the answers to our prayers and reading all the reviews really gave me hope! I bought the book that evening and started the diet the day after......I slowly started the diet because he was eating mainly sugars and complex carbs. 1 month later my son is doing WONDERFUL! He no longer complains of his belly hurting, his bowel movements are 1-3 a day down from 4-7, his bowel movements are now formed instead of mucousy, bloody diarrhea, no more anti inflammatory medication and he has become a happy playful ball of energy! Amazing what food does to a body! Now for the cooking portion....I am not a cook by any means nor do I enjoy making extravagant dinners so the menu is a little overwhelming at a glance, but once you get started it's very easy. Most meals are so simple they don't take long to prepare or cook. You will need to take some time to buy the basic ingredients before starting. Most of us don't keep almond flour on hand! I love my son and I would do anything for him and this food plan is well worth every ounce of energy! I NEVER write reviews, but I felt compelled to share my story especially since very few babies are diagnosed with IBD. I guess in some way I'm trying to pay it forward!
This book is very good for introductory statistics. I am looking forward to the second part of this book. I wish it covered more topics. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants or needs to learn statistics. The story may probably apeal to teenagers, but the problems and explanations were very clear.