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Hello all,

So i finally got my hand on the transformer prime, and are ready to test the hell out of it.
Im planning to make a video review like the first transformer.
Before i do it id like to ask around and see what people would like to know about the tf prime aside from the obvious thats already been addressed by most review sites.
Im not a developer so dont ask things that are too technical.
Questions ill be able to answer are like what video format does it play, does it get warm and things like that.
And please dont ask me about the release date, i have no idea,
Bought mine from taiwan computer exhibit.
Ill collect the info and post thevideo hopefully by tonight.

*Sneak previewed: the first reaction when i opened the box, WOW!!!

Edit: I'm sorry guys, making the video takes a little longer than I expected, I'll make sure to post it by tomorrow night.

PS. Please read the post before reply so i can organize the qs more efficiently.

Edit: the videos are up on YouTube, I feel like I didn't cover half as much as I'd like to say,
Will do an update video, sorry guys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ixbPbVk3wQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8d4tPW_6Cw

Edit 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWzRZyJ2Q3M
Video 3 is up, covers things like gaming, super note and onlive

Edit not sure which time:
video 4, hdmi out to 55inch display, demo of 1080 High profile mkv video clip (played with MXplayer) + Onlive arkham city with bt keyboard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTqUQFUa10A

a quick note on standby battery life,
I charged it fully last night, unplug it from the charger.
Wifi is connected to my home router and set to never turn off. (actually everything in setting if left as Out of the box)
went to bed, and this morning , about 8 hours in standby. Battery reads 98%.

I don't have a good way to test the battery life, but it doesn't feel any shorter than the ipads. So it's definitely more than
the 5 hours claimed by the Verge.



EDIT:
I just got some preliminary results on wifi performance.

3 meters from the router, nothing in between

download upload
laptop 18mb/s 2mb/s
TF101 15mb/s 3mb/s
Prime 12mb/s 2.5mb/s

6 meters from router, with wooden wall in between

download upload
laptop 14mb/s 2mb/s
TF101 9mb/s 2mb/s
prime 7.8mb/s 2mb/s


it appears prime does have a slower wifi speed, not dramatically though,
I'm suspecting the metal chasis is causing some sort of interference.
but keep in mind these are preliminary result and I haven't repeat it nearly as enough
to confirm the result.
And from what I've heard in Taiwan they've already made progress in the issue and the wifi
performance are hugely improved. (I'm pretty sure mine is the first batch)


Edit (again):
By going even further away from the router with more obstruction in between,
the results became obvious.

about 15 meters away, with concrete, doors, windows in between (outside of my house to be exact)
wifi signal shows one bar (for both TF101 and prime)


download upload
TF101 3.5mb/s 1mb/s
Prime 0.67mb/s 1.25 mb/s


Despite from the wifi result, I don't really feel any drop in wifi speed with the prime, perhaps due to the faster page rendering speed with the prime. In a user point of view, couldn't really notice the difference. Reliable sources in Taiwan indicated that they are aware of the issue, and good progress has been made to improve the performance of the wifi signal. So my guess is by the time you guys receives your units, the wifi strength would be much stronger compare to mine.



I know this might seem a little biased, but I just have to add that the PRIME is without a doubt the best piece of electronic device I've used in years.

***by the way, never experienced the SOD (sleep of death), woohoo!! hopefully it is gone for good.

Best,
A.
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Hello all,

So i finally got my hand on the transformer prime, and are ready to test the hell out of it.
Im planning to make a video review like the first transformer.
Before i do it id like to ask around and see what people would like to know about the tf prime aside from the obvious thats already been addressed by most review sites.
Im not a developer so dont ask things that are too technical.
Questions ill be able to answer are like what video format does it play, does it get warm and things like that.
Ill collect the info and post thevideo hopefully by tonight.

*Sneak previewed: the first reaction when i opened the box, WOW!!!

PS. Please read the post before reply so i can organize the qs more efficiently.


Best,
A.
does it get warm? lol I actually would like to know this.

hows the scrolling? compared to a ipad1?

hows the internet speed compared to it aswell?
 
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does it get warm? lol I actually would like to know this.

hows the scrolling? compared to a ipad1?

hows the internet speed compared to it aswell?
The top, where the camera is gets warmer than before ( i was charging it at the same time though)
But never to the point thats uncomfortable.
I think ipads 1,2 still have the best scrolling in the world,
Because it heavily related the software. Its smoother, but notipad smooth yet, lets hope ics can deliver that, and i think it will.
 
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-How well does it handle flash content? Try playing a normal flash game like Boxhead and see how well it runs and how well the dock (if you have it) emulates a keyboard.

-If you got the grey version, is it too purple? (Been getting mixed opinions regarding the purpleness)
 
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would love to see some quick handwriting on ezpdf. Not sure if the original has any lag while doing that but thats definitely something I will be using the prime for
 
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Why can the prime not handle simple text inputs in the browser? With Tegra 2 it did this in any browser, could u test this for us further?

And what about the checker board patterns while scrolling?
 
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would love to see some quick handwriting on ezpdf. Not sure if the original has any lag while doing that but thats definitely something I will be using the prime for
Ive tested out handwriting on a original TF at BB and there doesn't seem to have any lag.
 
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What about the sound with/without cover?
 
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would love to see some quick handwriting on ezpdf. Not sure if the original has any lag while doing that but thats definitely something I will be using the prime for
- This. ^
- install Swype and test out typing: http://beta.swype.com/
 
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Could you please do an in depth look into the camera/ quality of pictures in low light, normal light, sunshine etc., videos in full 1080p and give a comparison as to how it stacks up with something like iphone 4s since they seem to have very similar cameras.
Also can you sample the sound from the device, is it by any chance tinny/ has low volume.
Check the wifi performance if you can, there has been this problem with a few reviewers.
Flash performance on websites would also be nice to see.

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