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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-B1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GB DDR2 Memory 32GB Flash 10.1" Tablet Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

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  • NVIDIA Tegra 2
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • NVIDIA ULP GeForce
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Steven R.
  • 2/25/2014 12:27:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps on Going

Pros: Durable. Well supported by developer community. Long battery life. Fast charging. Good display.

Cons: Relatively slow by modern (2014) standards. No oil-resistant glass coating. Requires special USB cable and proprietary charger, but a small negative given the really fast charging afforded by its 15V charger. Very low volume from speakers and headphones.

Other Thoughts: I bought this almost 2 years ago for $375 and I just completed another upgrade to Androiid 4.4.2 KitKat. Although Asus stopped upgrades after ICS, the developer community continues to provide updated ROMs. It's relatively slow to boot and shutdown by current standards, but everything else about this tablet remains fine for my browsing and blog reading. I have a Samsung tab 7 and my wife has an Asus Note 8 which are faster, but I prefer the size and feel of the TF101. I am worried about its continued reliability (2 years is old for a tablet), so I just ordered a new Asus TF107T after spending a lot of time reviewing the competition. My positive experience with the TF101 was a big influence on my decision. I haven't needed any support from ASUS. The few questions I've had were quickly answered via on-line resources,

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  • Joseph M.
  • 1/10/2014 7:23:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMany Problems

Pros: Great at first, ran somewhat smooth. Very sleek and nice. The keyboard addition made it great for college.

Cons: Started freezing after a couple months, acted really glitchy and didn't work right.
Audio jack stopped working completely and customer service at both ASUS and the warranty company were poor.
Mini HDMI port stopped working shortly after the audio jack.
Last but not least, this device no longer works. When I power it on, the screen lights up and that's it. If I push the unlock/power button, the screen flashes blue, flickers a little, and goes back to black.

For the record, I took really good care of this device. Never dropped, never gotten wet, etc. etc.

Other Thoughts: This tablet could be better if the ASUS and the warranty people didn't have tech service people from India. It is hard to understand the people over the phone.

In addition, this tablet would be great if it was more stable. It used to crash a lot, freeze, etc. and it made using it difficult at times.

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  • Charles D.
  • 11/30/2013 9:03:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Experience...

Pros: The only pros was that it made it to my house. But never worked. Asus customer support walked me through the resetting process but nothing worked. Called up Newegg for a replacement but none left. So I exchanged it for the Nexus 7 32GB tablet.

Cons: Read pros.

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  • Scott P.
  • 9/5/2013 10:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsscreen quit working

Pros: Seemed to work well before the screen stopped working

Cons: Screen stopped working after 30 days.

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  • Jenny A.
  • 7/24/2013 3:57:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible....

Pros: None

Cons: I ordered this tablet with high expectations. When I received the tablet in the mail, it had white spotting under the screen which suggests water damage, so I sent it back the same day and processed the return for a replacement. Two weeks later, I received the replacement only to find that it would not turn on, even after several hours of charging. I bought this as an anniversary gift to my husband and had to beg for a refund under the condition that I bought a brand new tablet ($300) in order to make sure that I had his gift in time for our anniversary. I can't speak to ease of access with the tablet, because I never got one that worked! It also does not fit the 10.1" tablet case, because it is the wide version. I couldn't find a case to fit the wide tablet.

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  • Paul D.
  • 7/3/2013 5:00:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent android tablet. Found it perfect in size and operation for several months

Cons: Failed to take a charge after about 6 months. Thought it might be the charging cable so bought another cable assembly. It worked for about 1 month and again tablet would not charge. Thank goodness my son purchased a service warranty agreement. Sent unit back for supposed replacement.

Other Thoughts: Service warranty extension will NOT replace the unit. They send you a gift card and it is up to you to find another replacement. I found the same unit is noi longer available so had to research all over again for the best unit for the price.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your review on the TF101 tablet.

First and foremost, I am sorry the tablet malfunctioned in such a short amount of time. Even though you have to look for a replacement model, I am glad you were able to get a gift card to find a new tablet.

Should you need any help while researching the different options available to you, please let me know, and I will be happy to assist you in finding a replacement. My email is cl-mark@asus.com.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Tom K.
  • 6/3/2013 8:12:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-B1) Tablet NVIDIA Tegra 2 10.1" Wide SVGA 1GB DDR2 Memory 32GB Flash NVIDIA ULP GeForce

Pros: seemed like a good idea

Cons: on/off power switch failed to work regurlarly- unit was returned

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry the TF101 tablet had issues with its power switch. It is good to know, however, that you will be able to send the device back for a refund. If, in the future, you have any questions about ASUS or its products, please let me know. My email is cl-mark@asus.com. Thank you, and have a nice day!

Best regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Bryan N.
  • 5/18/2013 12:19:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice functional tablet for the cost

Cons: I dropped the tablet and the glass broke after 1 month of usage Everything else worked fine. I got RMA from ASUS and they wanted over 500$ to repair glass.!!!!..

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am very sorry for the bad experience you have had with the tablet. It is unfortunate that your tablet has a broken screen. I completely understand your frustration.

Although the estimated cost of the repair is expensive, you still have an option to have us repair the tablet. Please let me know if you would like to get the tablet repaired by emailing me at cl-mark@asus.com; and I will be happy to assist you further.

Best regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Christopher A.
  • 4/29/2013 11:57:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very nice tablet, nice response time, enough space to store a lot of apps. I use mine as an organizer and its light enough for me to be able to bring it wherever I go. Very nice texture for carrying.

Cons: Only comes in one colour(brownish copper) that isn't really that appealing.

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  • Jake M.
  • 2/18/2013 2:18:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems

Pros: I am not the user of this, but m wife has had no problems with it

Cons: none

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