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Topic # 95458 5-Jan-2012 00:55 Send private message

Thought I might as well kick this one off, hopefully I won't be alone in this club for too long!

First of all, here are my early thoughts from the other thread:

Early impressions:

- This is how Android Tablets should have been from the beginning, finally Honeycomb performance is as smooth as it should be (and should be getting the update to ICS very soon)
- Design/build quality/build materials: Drop dead gorgeous. The most beautififul tablet on the market right now
- Original Transformer USB adapter works in the Prime (got one yesterday from PB Tech, who have quite a few in stock for interested people), USB stuff seems to be working fine (used a Logitech combined USB wireless keyboard/mouse combo with it and all working well, did that whilst connected via micro HDMI to the TV and RDP to the laptop via Splashtop HD - awesome!)
- Finally Android tablets can play video perfectly, no longer will me phone play video better than my tablet!

...and here is some of the video stuff I've shot in the last few days:

Unboxing, hardware tour, brief UI demo

Video playback shootout:

Connectivity demo (accomanying blog piece http://www.androidnz.net/2012/01/asus-transformer-prime-video-playback.html):

ICS demo and information re: Root and ICS


(Navigation for the connectivity demo: bluetooth keyboard and mouse with the browser @ 1:00, USB adapter with wireless USB keyboard and mouse combo @ 2:55, N64oid with high res textures and the Logitech USB Games Controller @ 6:48, Shadowgun THD optimised for Tegra 3 with a PS3 Controller @ 9:07, 1080p MKV playback from a 500GB portable HDD with Dice Player to the HDTV @ 13:11)




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  Reply # 564547 5-Jan-2012 01:10 Send private message

Thanks heaps Murray! Always a fan of your comprehensive reviews.. Any word on your Galaxy Nexus ones?




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  Reply # 564550 5-Jan-2012 01:29 Send private message

Damager: Thanks heaps Murray! Always a fan of your comprehensive reviews.. Any word on your Galaxy Nexus ones?


Coming soon!




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  Reply # 567033 10-Jan-2012 18:37 Send private message

ICS installing on my Prime as I type!




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  Reply # 567036 10-Jan-2012 18:41 Send private message

NZtechfreak: ICS installing on my Prime as I type!


really??? thats awesome 







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  Reply # 567039 10-Jan-2012 18:53 Send private message

I'm on ICS, finally typing in the browser in forum's is fixed! No lag!




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  Reply # 567211 11-Jan-2012 08:47 Send private message

Video demo upped for ICS and the Prime.

Anyone else with a Prime needs to be aware they should Root prior to applying the update and use OTA Rootkeeper (free in the Market) to restore Root post-update.




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  Reply # 567214 11-Jan-2012 08:54 Send private message

I saw somewhere that ASUS is releasing a new model and changed the Prime's casing material. Apparently the current/previous casing stuffed up the GPS reception pretty badly. Have you noticed this?




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  Reply # 567216 11-Jan-2012 09:03 Send private message

Have yet to try GPS, not really a feature I use with tablets - will definitely check it out now I'm on ICS.




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  Reply # 567283 11-Jan-2012 11:16 Send private message

How big was the update?




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  Reply # 567290 11-Jan-2012 11:37 Send private message

Dingbatt: How big was the update?


Not sure, took a couple of minutes to download on our ~1.4MB/s home connection. 




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