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#136478 28-Nov-2013 16:38
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I recently upgraded from the original Motorola Xoom (I still have and use it) to a Asus Transformer TF700.

I would have thought this would have been a significant upgrade but I am finding, well at least with Chrome, it's laggy and unresponsive.

The tablet is not rooted, is running the latest Android Asus provide (4.2.1) and doesn't have a ton of apps loaded.

It might not even be Chrome since I notice when I press the windows icon to show running tasks, that can often take a few seconds to show the active tasks.

It's pretty disappointing and I can understand why iPad users are so gleeful about their devices!

Of course I would never move over to the dark side but I might ditch this tablet (and I got the keyboard also) and get a Nexus 10 (2) when it comes out.

Anyone interested in a lightly used Asus Transformer TF700 with keyboard?




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  #942430 28-Nov-2013 18:09
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My TF101 has just received a new lease of life by loading Android 4.3 in the form of a KatKiss ROM by timduru. It was basically unusable being laggy and constantly rebooting.
Might be worth considering a custom rom before ditching the 700.




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  #942628 29-Nov-2013 08:38
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I find Chrome horrible. Even on an LG G2 it's laggy and terrible with touch. Opera or Dolphin is far better.

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  #942667 29-Nov-2013 09:26
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I have gone back to the stock browser on my tablet.

It seems much faster.

But interestingly on my wife's N7 where there is no stock browser, Chrome seems fine. Maybe it's baked into the OS better. On my Galaxy Nexus Chrome is okay most of the time.

But I wonder if the lag (which usually occurs when typing a URL) is Google checking your account to see your search history and pre-populating the search with your previous searches?




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  #942860 29-Nov-2013 11:47
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lchiu7:
But I wonder if the lag (which usually occurs when typing a URL) is Google checking your account to see your search history and pre-populating the search with your previous searches?


Yeah, I see this on my TF300 + other devices.

I thought it was swiftkey to start with.



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  #942968 29-Nov-2013 16:02
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Dingbatt: My TF101 has just received a new lease of life by loading Android 4.3 in the form of a KatKiss ROM by timduru. It was basically unusable being laggy and constantly rebooting.
Might be worth considering a custom rom before ditching the 700.


I would have thought a quad core running the Tegra 3? chip would be much faster than my lowly Motorola Xoom.




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  #943470 30-Nov-2013 18:19
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lchiu7:
Dingbatt: My TF101 has just received a new lease of life by loading Android 4.3 in the form of a KatKiss ROM by timduru. It was basically unusable being laggy and constantly rebooting.
Might be worth considering a custom rom before ditching the 700.


I would have thought a quad core running the Tegra 3? chip would be much faster than my lowly Motorola Xoom.


I totally agree. But the TF700 is an awesome piece of kit. I would be trying other avenues before ditching it. I have found (to my cost) that ASUS are great at hardware but crap at firmware.




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