Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
61017 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11849

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 114421 19-Feb-2013 15:05
Send private message

Got this one here today for my parents-in-law. It took about 30 days to get it, back ordered through Ascent.

My parents-in-law use Google Apps. Setup was a breeze - although Google Chrome didn't like their account didn't have sync enabled, but once I added this to the account the tablet stopped complaining.

The keyboard is handy, as it comes with an extra battery. Very responsive and with 3G/HSAP+.

So impressed with this that it made me wonder if I could replace my current Windows + Office 365 account with one of these. A little bit of local storage, 3G for access stuff in the cloud and off we go.

Really, really cool tablet.







Create new topic
Awesome
4805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 765823 19-Feb-2013 15:10
Send private message

Nice. How much storage do they have onboard?

I like the idea of say 64GB on board. At least then you can have a decent local cache of emails and files through Google Drive. It's also useful when travelling if you want to take video to watch say on a plane where there is (usually) no network. I assume they have an SD card reader, tho?




Twitter: ajobbins


75 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 765832 19-Feb-2013 15:18
Send private message

I had one of these too, it's really nice, build quality is excellent, software is good too, but I upgraded to the tf700t just for the improved screen and resolution.

~Dylan.



BDFL - Memuneh
61017 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11849

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

3165 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 890

Trusted

  Reply # 765846 19-Feb-2013 15:31
Send private message

Nice one; I've been using a TF101 since it was released and it's still going strong. Kids and wife use it too so quite impressive that there's no issues with it! :) ASUS IMO are the kings of the tablet + keyboard combo.

153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 765860 19-Feb-2013 16:13
Send private message

It looks a nice unit!  I have had many Asus notebook over the years and they have all been trouble free, so it a good chance my next machine will be an Asus also.

Actually I'm holding out for this.





_Allan (my blogmy tweetscompany tweetscompany web site)
           Geekzone Speedtest  -  Download: 16.28 mbps  Upload: 5.86 Mbps



BDFL - Memuneh
61017 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11849

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 765863 19-Feb-2013 16:21
Send private message
Awesome
4805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 765866 19-Feb-2013 16:29
Send private message

_Allan: Actually I'm holding out for this.


Yet another tablet with no mobile data option. Deal breaker




Twitter: ajobbins


81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted

  Reply # 765873 19-Feb-2013 17:01
Send private message

Bought a TF700T 64GB with keyboard dock last week. Much better than the old Acer Iconia. Bond&Bond have the kit online for $1149. Pricey but nicey :-)

153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 765878 19-Feb-2013 17:21
Send private message

Yet another tablet with no mobile data option. Deal breaker


A mobile data option on a tablet does not concern me.
I like to only pay for one sim card, so I would much prefer to tether to my mobile phone, when I'm away from a WIFI connection.





_Allan (my blogmy tweetscompany tweetscompany web site)
           Geekzone Speedtest  -  Download: 16.28 mbps  Upload: 5.86 Mbps

dpw

812 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13

Trusted

  Reply # 765894 19-Feb-2013 18:20
Send private message

Bowering: Bought a TF700T 64GB with keyboard dock last week. Much better than the old Acer Iconia. Bond&Bond have the kit online for $1149. Pricey but nicey :-)


We got one exactly like that from Noel Leeming - superb unit! It replaced my partner's aging MBP (late 2007 model) and she's very happy with it. In fact, she can't imagine life without a note/netbook that has touchscreen.




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

3356 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 568

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 766066 19-Feb-2013 22:56
Send private message

sidefx: Nice one; I've been using a TF101 since it was released and it's still going strong. Kids and wife use it too so quite impressive that there's no issues with it! :) ASUS IMO are the kings of the tablet + keyboard combo.


I too have the TF101 (owned for approx 18 months). It WAS a great tablet, and innovative with the keyboard dock doubling the battery life and ports. However, in my case, ASUS wrecked my experience with their botched upgrade from Honeycomb to ICS. Producing a tablet that was no longer stable, even after multiple patches. In the end I gave up on ASUS and loaded a custom Jellybean ROM. The 101 still isn't completely stable but at least it runs 720p video smoothly again. And ASUS have pulled the plug on any official JB release. I used to like ASUS gear, but I am also having problems with a new modem/router from them, so am fast going off their brand.

I know the TF300 has a Tegra 3 processor and that probably makes the world of difference. And I think it has already been upgraded to Jellybean.

As for storage, my TF101 has 32GB onboard with 32 added by way of a microSD and another 32 on a low profile USB stick in the dock. That seems to be adequate for now.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.