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The fuck is that shit

It's fucked up shit, that's what it is :-(

 

Was there a reason why? or just had enough of the QQ going on around here?

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Too be honest I am not usually one to be interested in this kind of thing but I have frequented these forums for many years now so unless it is something best undisclosed I would be appreciative if someone filled me in here or via pm because its a big loss to this community

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i'll post a reply once i get mine, but at the moment, still waiting, and the shipping isnt the extra speedy one from amazon, so might not get it till a another couple of weeks

i did play with one in store at harvey norman and jbhifi

very nice, and a little snappier when the 3.1 update was applied to it also

 

i felt that it was a little tricky at first to get the tablet in and out of the keyboard dock, but i guess i only tried a couple of times, and its just something i imagine you'd get better at (plus i was in a hurry to get back to work from my lunch break)

 

i like the screen better than the acer iconia tab and the xoom device

its very nice, the build quality was good, i didnt get the feeling it was a "cheap"

keyboard worked very well, responsive (but then again i was in a hurry so did just a quick test out of the keyboard)

 

so my impressions were that i really liked it, and glad i ordered one

 

i managed to get it from amazon, plus the dock from amazon ($499USD for tablet $149USD for the dock) not inc shipping

i also ordered the asus case for $50

 

price tag at harvey and jbhifi is close to $799 for 32gb (which includes the keyboard dock)

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Morris got his from JB Hifi. Staff discounts are awesome.

He did the 3.1 update as soon as he got home.

He said the screen is very usable in sunlight. He was sending an email to me while he was outside.

He also said he's got no problems getting it in and out of the dock. It clips in when it's in properly.

He told me he hasn't charged it for over 2 days now. It's mostly on standby in his locker at work, but he hasn't bothered charging it when he gets home. Still going strong with about 50% battery at the moment.

 

He's glad he got it now instead of waiting for overseas.

 

As for Morris himself, well I think he's only told 3 people the reason he's going. And I won't say.

 

 

Morris' friend (On his computer. With his permission to post this)

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Completely off-topic post incoming: dreadfully sad to see yet another wonderful member of the gaming community disappear. This place is kinda, disappearing, bit by bit.

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Completely off-topic post incoming: dreadfully sad to see yet another wonderful member of the gaming community disappear. This place is kinda, disappearing, bit by bit.

I'm sorry I've been gone for quite a while. But the bromance goes on... <3

 

Edit: but in all seriousness, morris is a very cool guy. This place is a little poorer without him.

Edited by Apocrypha

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looked at the transformer in JB today.

Why the hell are they so expensive in Aus. It's friggin stupid.

Local.. price .. gouging.. urge.. to.. kill.. rising..

 

So who's ordering from OS and from where?

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Got my hands on one in JB HIFI in Miranda. No dock though :(

 

I quite liked it. They have about 6 of the 32GB ones coming in sometime during the next two weeks. I put a deposit down.

 

Have already bought a 32GB MicroSD for it.

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I keep playing with it at work. Slick kit, although I kinda want a Xoom for the 3G, and the fact it'd match my Defy >_>

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Ive got tethering on my nexus 1 for that. There is almost no situation where id have the transformer but not my phone.

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I picked up the 32GB with dock from my local Good Guys this evening. They were running their VIP night as well. $610!!!

 

Im smiling like a thief.

 

Will let you know how it goes. i am about to begin the unboxing.

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I picked up the 32GB with dock from my local Good Guys this evening. They were running their VIP night as well. $610!!!

 

Im smiling like a thief.

 

Will let you know how it goes. i am about to begin the unboxing.

What! That is an amazing price! How did you get that and how can I get the same deal?

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It was only for the VIP night, they only had three 32GB tabs and all were sold. One to someone who saw me post about it on Whirlpool.

 

Though i have heard that someone got one from the good guys for sub 700 with no vip night discount.

 

http://tinypic.com/r/w1pdo2/7

 

Copy of my reciept

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Been using one for 2 weeks both at home and at work.

 

I'm finding it quite handy for work looking at plans and procedures that are in PDF and .xml format.

 

I can't install Asus Sync onto work computers so it only shows up as a media player when plugged in so I use a card to grab the updates I need.

 

Apart from that I'm pretty happy with it. It seems very 'snappy' when opening assorted files like .xml, .doc and such.

 

And video looks good as well.

 

Battery life is great.

 

I work 13 hour shifts and I use the pad around 20-30 time a day, with about 30 mins of video being watched during the commute to and from work. After the day is over I'd still have around 85 % of battery life. And this is not including the dock power cell either.

 

The Android market appears limited compared to the Apple juggernaut but it has the stuff that I need so no complaints.

 

Overall I'm happy with it.

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ASUS sync? I haven't even played with that yet. What's it supposed to do?

 

I completely agree with your comment on battery life. It's remarkably good!

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Im spewin....could have grabbed a 32GB model with the keyboard for $650 but took too long to decide and missed out :(

dammit. So jealous :P

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Virgin Megastore Dubai has them now. Insanely expensive though - the equivalent of A$600 for just the 16Gb version without the dock.

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Hey MIB and other transformer users, how does the keyboard and device go for word processing applications? I am a student and considering replacing my old netbook with one of these because of the battery life, tech goodness and tablet function however I do a bit of typing and document reading whilst studying though have a desktop for hard core assignment writing/procrastinating.

 

Any advice = most appreciated!

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Anyone who has one getting any issues with battery and the dock in particular? Some reports of docks getting to 0% battery and never recharging, losing battery life (1% an hour etc) when not plugged in etc etc

 

I was just about to purchase to unit (32gb) from amazon and then wait for amazon to get more stock of the docking station before ordering that too, but am holding off if this is an issue given that a huge component of purchasing is the dock unit.

 

The official line seems to be a very small number of units affected and it has now been rectified but this does not seem to be the case according to some users...

 

Anyone who has one getting any issues with battery and the dock in particular? Some reports of docks getting to 0% battery and never recharging, losing battery life (1% an hour etc) when not plugged in etc etc

 

I was just about to purchase to unit (32gb) from amazon and then wait for amazon to get more stock of the docking station before ordering that too, but am holding off if this is an issue given that a huge component of purchasing is the dock unit.

 

The official line seems to be a very small number of units affected and it has now been rectified but this does not seem to be the case according to some users...

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Did anyone end up ordering from the US? I'm interested in whether the PSU is one of the standard 100v-240v deals that just needs the plug changer, or if it's 100v-110v specialised.

 

From what I've read, you can't rely on USB 1 or 2 to trickle charge it so it's pretty big factor in ordering from the US.

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Everyone got their 3.2 update?

 

Apart from fixing the battery use readings, i noticed its reduced the browser typing lag heaps.

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