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Transformer Prime

So as some of you know I’m a bit of an Android fanboy.  So it will come as no surprise to many of you that I recently got a Transformer Prime.  I’ve had the prime since mid January, so I’ve definitely put it through its paces.  So I though it was time to share a little about my experience with you.

First off the Prime is the snappiest experience I’ve had with Android.  The Tegra 3 processor absolutely smokes every other tablet or phone I’ve ever toyed with.  Plus the tablet is running ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich).  I’m really glad to have a device that is receiving regular updates, unlike my other current android daily the Nexus S 4g.  This is the first time I’ve had an android device and didn’t feel the need to immediately root in order to get the functionality I need.

The screen is crisp and bright, and the touch screen works perfectly well.  There are plenty of folks out there that have had issues with the Prime, but happily I’m not one of them.

The real thing that makes this tablet stand out from the rest is the optional keyboard dock.  This is what truly makes it a Transformer(sorry hasbro).  Without the dock, its a decent tablet, but with the dock its almost a laptop replacement.  I say almost because their is still a lack of some programs that I use daily on my laptop that I just cannot find in the android market.  Primarily coding tools.  But it certainly serves perfectly well to replace my couch surfing needs, and it has some awesome games that make it very worthwhile.

At the end of the day I’m use my transformer daily to monitor FB, G+, Twitter, and even to make posts like this one on the blog.  So its very useful for me.

Want to share your own Transformer Prime Thoughts/Experience?  Leave me a comment below!

  • SouthSideFlash says:

    So if you want a true laptop replacement, use remote desktop. I ran a technology company from an iPad for a year using remote desktop to one of my terminal servers. Obviously it’s not flawless, but it worked: I could use MSWord, remote to fix other servers, load webpages which insisted on having things like IE (why do people still write those types of pages?), etc.

    Long and short: wasn’t much I couldn’t do, including using network administrative tools (Active Directory, etc.) and what would be considered hacker’s tools.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  • skitzo says:

    I agree completely. In fact Asus includes a program called Splashtop remote that works pretty well to do just that. However I am not able to do my arduino programming remotely because in order to program the actual chip you need a bluetooth or usb connection directly connected to the pc. which isn’t so easy to do remotely.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

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