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ASUS TF101 Docking Station with Keyboard and Built-in Battery  for Transformer Tablet
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It works as a battery, at least so long as the tablet itself does not get confused about its connection state or the amount of charge that is remaining. That's pretty much it, though. It's a good battery.

Cons: Numerous keys have permanently ceased functioning, both number and letter keys. It's no longer possible to type single words or any password or PINs, so any time that I want to type something I must disconnect the tablet and use the on-screen keyboards. At first the keys would only temporarily fail, but would "turn back on" after leaving the device on for a couple of minutes. Now not only are they permanently unresponsive, but even more keys are dead now.

Still to this day, over a year after buying it, the tablet occasionally gets confused about what its battery charge is or even if it's plugged into the keyboard. It's much less common than it was in the beginning, but still happens.

Other Thoughts: I used this for taking notes during university classes. It was great for the first semester, then began to flake out during the 2nd semester of use, and is now useless as anything other than an extra battery. The device has been well taken care of, not thrown around, banged around, nor smashed between heavy books.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-B1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GB DDR2 Memory 32GB Flash 10.1
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It mostly lasted me through a couple of semesters, which made note-taking a much more convenient task.

Cons: I bought this back on 8/21/2011. Since that time it's convinced me to not buy another Asus tablet. The left side (where the buttons are located) feels "squishy", for lack of a better word, which makes holding it awkward. The left speaker is lower than the right. The tablet sometimes gets confused regarding its battery charge, and may insist that it has no charge even after having been plugged into the wall for hours at a time. The tablet may become confused upon connecting to or disconnecting from the optional keyboard. Things become SUPER frustrating when you spend the money on the keyboard, which becomes useless as a keyboard due to certain keys permanently failing to work (both numbers and letters).

Other Thoughts: This tablet was really good for the first 4 months, then became less useful during the 2nd semester and it went down hill from there. It does "okay" as a casual tablet, but I would never recommend the Asus line over something else.

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ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * Fast
* Price is getting much better

I purchased this drive for my parents' computer. I don't have an SSD in my own system yet, but I'm about to. My personal system has 8 GBs of ram and a six core processor. My parents are running 4 GBs on my old Q6600.

Their system now operates, on average, faster than my own.

Cons: A-DATA's software, that is required in order to install the firmware update, does NOT detect this drive. The software was downloaded directly from their website from the page for this drive. Ergo, it is not possible to upgrade the firmware for this drive! Unfortunately their software is extremely simplistic, and there is no way to manually point the software to the drive.

This problem has caused me to knock off an egg. Otherwise I would be very happy to rate it a full 5 eggs. I've considered knocking off two eggs as a result of this firmware issue, but the drive actually is better than 3 eggs - so far.

However, I will not be buying this drive for my own computer since I have no faith that I'll be able to update the firmware (without a great deal of hassle) if problems are eventually experienced. This may be a motherboard issue, yet it nonetheless really turned me off on this drive.

Other Thoughts: My parents' computer that is running this drive:

4 GBs RAM
Intel Q6600
Win 7 64bit Home Premium
Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i
... with latest BIOS installed.

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Display Name: Stephen M.

Date Joined: 05/16/04

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 11/24/10
  • Last Review: 05/01/13
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