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Photographic Proof that TF-201 and TF-700 docks are identical, except stickers.

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By craftyhack, Member on 2nd August 2012, 09:20 AM
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17th October 2012, 10:33 PM |#81  
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Sweet, thanks for the tip, that is actually pretty easy to remember, already got it down. I was already used to just moving the cursor behind what I wanted to delete and using backspace, but this is much better .

No problem. You may find these helpful:

List of keyboard shortcuts - (Prime, but works on Infinity): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1435242
 
 
1st December 2012, 12:02 AM |#82  
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There are three different versions that everyone is mixing up.

-Prime Dock
-Prime Dock rebadged as an Infinity Dock
-Real Infinity Dock

The pics in the OP are the prime dock compared to a rebadge. So yes, of course they look the same.....they are!

However the REAL 700 dock IS different, that's what ASUS is trying to say, but they still pulled a fast one and tried to scam consumers with the bull sh*t rebadged units.

The real 700 does not have the tipping issues because of new weight distribution. Good luck getting ASUS to fix their mistake though. Look at there listing on BBB.org, its a disaster and they aren't even accredited anyways....go figure.
1st December 2012, 12:14 AM |#83  
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There are three different versions that everyone is mixing up.

-Prime Dock
-Prime Dock rebadged as an Infinity Dock
-Real Infinity Dock

The pics in the OP are the prime dock compared to a rebadge. So yes, of course they look the same.....they are!

However the REAL 700 dock IS different, that's what ASUS is trying to say, but they still pulled a fast one and tried to scam consumers with the bull sh*t rebadged units.

The real 700 does not have the tipping issues because of new weight distribution. Good luck getting ASUS to fix their mistake though. Look at there listing on BBB.org, its a disaster and they aren't even accredited anyways....go figure.

Where is the "real" 700 dock? I am using a 201 dock which is working fine, but I am curious about the real T700 doc, and pics or YT vids showing it anywhere, more specifically showing the differences? Just want to know if it is worth it to upgrade.
1st December 2012, 12:49 AM |#84  
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Originally Posted by Draco719

There are three different versions that everyone is mixing up.

-Prime Dock
-Prime Dock rebadged as an Infinity Dock
-Real Infinity Dock

The pics in the OP are the prime dock compared to a rebadge. So yes, of course they look the same.....they are!

However the REAL 700 dock IS different, that's what ASUS is trying to say, but they still pulled a fast one and tried to scam consumers with the bull sh*t rebadged units.

The real 700 does not have the tipping issues because of new weight distribution. Good luck getting ASUS to fix their mistake though. Look at there listing on BBB.org, its a disaster and they aren't even accredited anyways....go figure.

Why are you resurrecting a month and a half old thread.... seriously this has been put to rest a long time ago...

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2nd December 2012, 05:21 PM |#85  
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So moral of the story is to get the Primes dock? I'm thinking about buying a dock. Whats the point in spending $60 extra for the same thing? I can use that towards school! And beverages!!!

The docks are made of different materials, although, it is true that they have the same circuitry.
12th February 2013, 08:13 PM |#86  
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At the risk of getting flamed for bringing up an old thread: I did read through this thread, and the question still remains - Is there a real TF700 dock out now that has a smaller battery and redistributed weight? If there is a real one, it certainly would affect my decision in buying a new vs used one.

I get that at one time, the TF700 docks were rebadged. However, there are no more TF200 docks for sale that I can find, and a better weight distribution claimed for new docks would be nice bonus. I always thought the one in the store with the TF201 dock was top heavy. So are the TF700 docks for sale now, still TF201 docks, or are they the real deal?
12th February 2013, 10:11 PM |#87  
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At the risk of getting flamed for bringing up an old thread: I did read through this thread, and the question still remains - Is there a real TF700 dock out now that has a smaller battery and redistributed weight? If there is a real one, it certainly would affect my decision in buying a new vs used one.

I get that at one time, the TF700 docks were rebadged. However, there are no more TF200 docks for sale that I can find, and a better weight distribution claimed for new docks would be nice bonus. I always thought the one in the store with the TF201 dock was top heavy. So are the TF700 docks for sale now, still TF201 docks, or are they the real deal?

Here's my experience with this issue. Check out the last 2-3 pages of that thread for some more insights. Personally, I think the TF201-labeled docks are cosmetically superior and functionally identical to the newer "real" AD01-labeled docks.
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19th February 2013, 09:29 PM |#88  
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Here's my experience with this issue. Check out the last 2-3 pages of that thread for some more insights. Personally, I think the TF201-labeled docks are cosmetically superior and functionally identical to the newer "real" AD01-labeled docks.

I've been unable to locate a TF201 dock new so I picked up an AD01 dock last week. I don't really see any better weight distribution. The battery still feels located mid-deck. The housing is definitely plastic, but for me it doesn't stand out a whole lot. It obviously looks a bit different from the back of the tablet, but I don't really spend a lot of time looking at the bottom of the keyboard. The fit & lock are solid, and I have not had a single issue with that. The tablet does feel top heavy, and I have flipped it over a handful of times. Using it now on my lap, it wants to tip back. I don't think much has really changed, other than a cheaper plastic housing for the same price. I will continue to look for a new TF201 dock for the time being to see if I can compare them. The tiny keyboard does take a bit of getting used to. I find I have a higher error rate with it, than with a real keyboard or even the touchscreen keyboard. However, being able to view the full screen on the tablet when I am typing (e.g. now) is actually very useful.
19th February 2013, 11:59 PM |#89  
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Re: Photographic Proof that TF-201 and TF-700 docks are identical, except stickers.
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I've been unable to locate a TF201 dock new so I picked up an AD01 dock last week. I don't really see any better weight distribution. The battery still feels located mid-deck. The housing is definitely plastic, but for me it doesn't stand out a whole lot. It obviously looks a bit different from the back of the tablet, but I don't really spend a lot of time looking at the bottom of the keyboard. The fit & lock are solid, and I have not had a single issue with that. The tablet does feel top heavy, and I have flipped it over a handful of times. Using it now on my lap, it wants to tip back. I don't think much has really changed, other than a cheaper plastic housing for the same price. I will continue to look for a new TF201 dock for the time being to see if I can compare them. The tiny keyboard does take a bit of getting used to. I find I have a higher error rate with it, than with a real keyboard or even the touchscreen keyboard. However, being able to view the full screen on the tablet when I am typing (e.g. now) is actually very useful.

Don't worry - you'll be typing full speed on the TF700 keyboard soon enough. The more you use it, the faster you'll get with it.

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20th February 2013, 12:23 AM |#90  
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I will continue to look for a new TF201 dock for the time being to see if I can compare them.

Like I said in the thread I linked above, a big retailer with a small tablet sales volume is your best bet. Definitely try Office Depot.
28th February 2013, 10:23 PM |#91  
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Hi ALL,
This post is to address the confusion regarding the difference between the TF-201 only doc and the TF-700 Infinity dock that was released at the same time as the Infinity that I like many orderd the package on release day, (paying full MSRP for both, some paid more, where TF-201 doc is available easily $50-$60 cheaper, hence the importance of figuring out the distinction). The common theory is there is no real difference... that I shared once I received my TF-700 dock and saw no external differences other than a few stickers, and no differences what so ever in capability. There was a reported reduction in battery capacity in the TF-700 dock and change in battery position to distribute weight more effectively to prevent tip overs, but all indications (model number on box, in BIOS, etc.) indicate that this isn't true, that we all received repackaged TF-201 docks. Given the dramatic price difference (50% more in price), and the fact that I have been a loyal Asus customer for years, if Asus is going downhill and resorting to blatant misleading of their customers just to make a buck, IMO I can no longer trust anything that company says, and to me, beyond all else, trust is the most important when selecting your supplier of choice.

Their honesty regarding product issues, their innovation, and fantastic value (in most cases) for Asus products will be missed, but there are other great choices out there (and cheaper too), so do not despair. In the last month alone, even before the first reviews hit the inet (either professional or consumer) I have purchased an Asus Z77 Premium motherboard (their TOTL 1155 Z77 motherboard, and NOT CHEAP). I also got their GTX670 Direct CUII TOP video card (TOP version supposedly means it has the best binned video ships of all of the 670s for better over clocks and over all stability), but based on the cumulative results across then the inet on the comparisons between the standard Direct DUII and the TOP version I regularly see the normal version doing better (sometimes significantly) than the TOP versions, sometimes not, it basically looks like a TOP is no different than a standard model. These tests are controlled and documented tests, with one variable, which card is used in the test bed, everything else was done properly. In other words, I believe now that I payed an extra $30 for three letter printed on a box that mean nothing(MINE OVERCLOCKS HORRIBLY BTW), and overclocking is what paying the extra $30 for the TOP versions is FOR, they even given you an app overclock by pushing a button in their auto-oveclock app, so it is certainly a "supported and encouraged" practice. I bring this other example up because I am thinking that this dock thing is not an isolated incident. I am depressed to loose a friend/hardware partner where the only benefit is increasing the margin just a tiny bit. I have also just purchased the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (SSD, ULV i-5, over a grand for that), and now I am wondering what I got into on that front. Now on to the proof...

All of the ones on the left in the SxS's are the TF-700s, (you can tell in the TF 700 because its stickers is missing the claim of 18hr battery life on the sticker on the palm rest). For the close ups, with only one dock, the pic is labeled with which doc it is.

Can you give us a quick rundown on how to open up the tf700 dock? I have to open it and see what's wrong with my trackpad...It'll click along the bottom edge but won't register anything. Are there screws under the rubber stoppers under the keyboard?

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