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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime NVIDIA Tegra 3 1 GB Memory 32GB Flash 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I have had it for a little over a week but have fallen totally in love with it. It is really lightweight and very thin - it makes holding and using it nothing but a joy.

The screen is very nice. The screen can be set to a very high brightness setting to allow reading outside. I haven't tested it in very bright sunshine yet but so far it has passed the outdoor tested very well.

The upgrade to ICS from Honeycomb was painless and smooth. Took approximately 10 minutes to complete. The version of ICS with the Prime is about as stock as you can get, but the tweaks Asus have added are perfect and bloatware has been kept to a minimum.

The tablet is responsive, the battery life is good. Both the Wifi and Bluetooth work flawlessly. I know early adopters have expressed problems with Wifi but no such problems with for me. (More on this below.)

Cons: The only real negative with the tablet is the sound - there is just one speaker on one of the short sides of the tablet. For me this isn't a problem, but do not expect high quality stereo playback with a good base response from the inbuilt speaker.

The sound reproduction through headphones is, of course, very good.

Other Thoughts: I spent a long time wondering: 1) if I needed a tablet; 2) if the TFP was the tablet for me. In the end I convinced myself I did need a tablet and that the TFP was the best option for me. I spent a lot of hours researching the technology in the tablet and decided it was the best out there. I have not been disappointed and use the tablet daily.

With regards to the wifi, as I mentioned above I have had no trouble with it. Some early adopters have had some problems but I believe that was largely due to faulty wifi antennae rather than the design of the tablet. The wifi router in my building is somewhere I do not have access to. I don't know exactly where it is, but I know it is on the floor above so the signal probably has to go through the floor and a wall. I used to check the internet speed on my Galaxy Nexus phone, the tablet and my now aging laptop from different places in my home - all three devices gave the same numbers. Wifi is not an issue at all.

Acer S201HLbd Black 20
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought this last year when building my new PC. I had a limited budget and thought the only component I could afford to skimp on was the monitor. I was unsure how good it was going to be but I'm not disappointed at all. The contrast is great, the brightness is very good. It is very thin, light and elegant.

There is a lot of real estate on the screen and games look pretty sweet. I am happy with it!

Cons: It isn't HD, but you knew that already....

The only gripe I have with the monitor is the location of the menu buttons, which is on the underside of the bottom bezel. But once the monitor is set up you will never really need to use the buttons and menu.

Other Thoughts: For the money I find it difficult to find fault. Some have complained about the brightness of the power on LED, but I don't find that a problem at all.

If you manage to pick one of these up in the Newegg sales for around $100, then you've got yourself an absolute bargain.

Logitech 967674-0120 Midnight Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Very good keyboard 02/07/2012

This review is from: Logitech 967674-0120 Midnight Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

Pros: The keyboard is a good size with large backspace and enter keys. the multimedia keys just work which is nice. The main keys are 1.3 mm square. In total, the keyboard is approximately 46 cm wide by 20 cm deep.

The keyboard's multimedia keys are also compatible with Linux (Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10) out of the box.

A lot of people have been complaining that the keyboard is not a standard layout. That is partially correct - it is not a standard US keyboard layout. It is, however, a perfectly standard UK keyboard. For me, this isn't a problem - I am a Brit living in America and, like you being used to your US layout, I'm rather attached to the UK layout.

For some of the common problems people have encountered, please read my "other thoughts" below.

Cons: None. If you are British and/or have the correct keymapping selected in your operating system.

Other Thoughts: someone said the "pipe" was missing. it isn't; it is next to the left shift key.

As for the key labels not matching what is output to the screen, that is perfectly normal behaviour. When a keyboard key is depressed an electronic signal is sent to the computer and that signal is interpreted by the OS. In Windows you can change the keyboard layout by going to Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Keyboards and Languages. If you have a US keyboard the keyboard layout should be set to US. If you have a UK keyboard you will need to change this setting to the standard UK layout. If you don't do that, signals sent to the computer will be interpreted to have come from a US layout and thus produce the "wrong" characters, e.g. Shift-2 producing @ instead of ". If, of course, you know where the keys "should" be, ignore the letters on the keys and type.


James A.'s Profile

Display Name: James A.

Date Joined: 09/19/11

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 10/14/11
  • Last Review: 03/23/12
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