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22nd April 2012, 12:43 AM   |  #501  
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This weekend was my first experience taking my Prime for our weekend vacation. It was the first time I officially and fully used the device instead of the laptop and A500, I have usually brought along in the past.

Great experience. Complete replacement for everything that we needed to do: Facebook, Bank of America, XDA (of course), news, weather, looking up hotel information, looking up local restaurant information including menus, checking out local attractions, maps, directions, even checking out Google Earth to match up what we were seeing outside of the window.

And fast Wifi connection, even with the dubbed "slow" Wifi connection here at the Westin.

Thanks, Geritol.

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22nd April 2012, 03:20 AM   |  #502  
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Long time lurker, nearly never poster. Hi, all.

I sold a Eeepc netbook to "trade" in for a prime. I got my prime and dock yesterday from Amazon, a grey 64G C3, after waiting about a month for it to ship. Agonizing. I had been doing a bunch of reading on it here while I waited, so I had a game plan all lined up for rooting/customizing.

First, the bad. Out of the box, the wifi would never complete turning on. Found someone else here with the same problem, doing an immediate factory data wipe fixed that. GPS is abysmal, almost completely unusable. Registered for the dongle immediately. (I didn't buy this for the GPS, but that's still disappointing.)

Now, the good. Pretty much everything else. It came with the .15 firmware. I gotta say, the Asus stock rom really isn't too bad at all. This was a pleasant surprise.. I've had a G1, MyTouch, Samsung Galaxy, and now the Galaxy II, and to date all the manufactuer additions only detract from the android experience. Bloat bloat bloat. The Asus stock was refreshingly clean. Gotta give props where it is due, that's really nice.

I waited to root until I was sure hardware was all okay. Read the "checklist" forum posts. No dead pixels, no light bleeds... basically, it seems perfect. The wifi signal strength almost always shows one bar, but the signal itself works completely fine from anywhere inside my house, and outside on the patio. Video streaming from Plex is awesome.

As good as the stock rom was, I only lasted a few hours with it before I rooted (vipermod), flashed CWM (method 2), and put on the most recent Cyanogen nightly (4/18.) Not everything works yet (it's only a nightly, after all), but I'm running nightlies for my Galaxy 2 also, and I'm uber impressed at how quickly stuff is coming together over there. I can only anticipate the same rapid clip of making things great from the Cyanogen team -- as it is now, it's easily usable as a daily driver... and there's something really nice about a "computer" and my phone acting the same, syncing data, etc. AAIIIEE THE FUTURE

I think the only thing I could want now is a stable/easy method to dual boot into ubuntu for when I need to do some "real" work, and this would qualify as my dream device.

Super, super happy camper. Worth every penny.
22nd April 2012, 03:40 AM   |  #503  
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I love this tablet. Yeah there are some issues, but ill take it any day of the week. +1 to the OP for this post.

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22nd April 2012, 04:30 AM   |  #504  
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I have had my Prime for two weeks and the dock for a few days. I read lots about the issues and was concerned, but decided to do my own testing. Wifi is not as good as my Rezound, but it is good enough. Having the dock is sure a pleasure. I did not think it would be easy to type on, but it has and the short cut keys help speed things up.

I debated on getting a iPad because of all of the bad post. After giving this a chance, it will work out for me. Both units have the C3 serial number. This might also be why I am not experiencing the issues others have had. Having the 32gb unit with the upgradeable storage, it will all my to add lots of content.

There are things that I wish I could do with this that I can't, but for the most part, I have not complaints.

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26th April 2012, 04:36 AM   |  #505  
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6th May 2012, 04:12 PM   |  #506  
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finally I got my prime, I really love it, no issues, all works great, the only thing i need to do is test the with the dock
7th May 2012, 09:09 PM   |  #507  
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8th May 2012, 04:15 AM   |  #508  
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I love my prime. I use it in my car, at home, while on my desktop LOL. My lady thinks i am quite strange...

The alum backplate may have caused some issues, but it is super sexy and i can imagine very robust


Oh... Old.

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23rd May 2012, 11:01 PM   |  #509  
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Got my Prime yesterday, so far amazing.
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24th May 2012, 03:31 AM   |  #510  
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Got my Prime yesterday, so far amazing.

glad to hear. keep us posted on how it performs after putting it through its paces.

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