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I've taken this lens out to the various western US deserts and made some of the best pictures of my life. I often work on a tripod, I set my white balance, I am (in other words) time staking in my efforts (I am not one for the snap shot). My pictures sparkle. If you are interested in landscape photography, drop the coin on this little gem.
I haven't had any of the problems that i've been reading about in the other reviews. my device did not come with any scratches or bugs. i will admit that i haven't tried the gps but i also have no use for gps on a tablet. i have my phone for that. my keyboard is still back ordered but my friend received his and allowed me to use it for a little. the keyboard is cramped but doesn't take much practice to get used to. i can easily get 3 days of use of of the keyboard/tablet combo before charging and i'd say i use it moderately to heavily. i took it to class to take notes on and was able to use the keyboard efficiently and also draw on the tablet when necessary, though it was a little awkward drawing without taking it out of the dock. I've had the ice cream sandwich update for quite some time now and i have not experienced any of the problems that other people have mentioned with reboots and lag. there has also been (i think) two additional updates since ICS was sent out but i'm not sure what they did. the tablet is blazingly fast regardless of what it's doing and i recently installed the chrome beta to use instead of dolphin/stock that i had been alternating between before and i noticed huge speed increases over what i already thought was rather fast load times from the stock/dolphin. both of my parents and my sister have ipads and i'm here to tell you that they don't come close to competing with this tablet in any category. there is no need for the ipad to exist anymore with the invention of the transformer. the reign of apple is officially beginning its decline.
I purchased the Asus Transformer Prime two weeks ago and I am delighted. Having had a long history with iPads I was concerned that the Asus quality or performance might not match-up. I was also concerned because of the often discussed Wi-Fi and GPS issues with the Prime. But once I received and had it in my hands I could tell that much of those concerns were unfounded. The Asus Transformer Prime performs just as well as my iPad ever did. You can point to specs and bench-marking data to define those things that are not perceivable to the naked eye if you want to, but I am certain that most folks will never see or feel the difference. After using an iPad for many years I can honestly tell you there is not one thing I can not do with the Transformer Prime that I could do with my iPad. There is no limitation on available apps and the Transformer Prime even has a setting that will not allow you to accidentally install up proven apps... unless you want to (something iPads will not let you do). While ALL tablets can not be considered a full-blown computer or laptop experience, the Transformer Prime is as close as you can get. One of the primary differences between an iPad and the Transformer is that you have the ability to do REAL file management. Download files move them to new or existing folders, share the same file with multiple apps and move copy and paste files as needed. I also purchased the Keyboard Dock and it too is wonderfully made and perfectly functional. The quality and the workmanship on this product is excellent and I am so glad I went with the Prime and got the beautiful metal finish. There is indeed a GPS issue and you will need to order the free GPS dongle. The Wi-Fi issue is over blown, at least for me, I have not had any issues at all with Wi-Fi the connection strength "perhaps" fluctuates from time to time but I have not notice any issues with performance based on the Wi-Fi. I have had to do a reboot (reboot is very quick)on it a few times because of some quirky behavior but its not like I did not have to do the same thing from time-to-time with my iPad.
From a user standpoint I see the Asus Transformer Prime as an iPad equal. Yes the display is not 400 times better than your HD TV but I challenge you to notice the difference when you have it in your hands. The speed and responsiveness is equal to if not exceeds my iPad. I can recommend the Asus Transformer Prime without hesitation.
I bought my Kindle in July with the stimulus money from the government.
I have not touched a paper book since. Yes, there are minor problems and some annoying things that need to be fixed or re-designed, but if you read alot IT IS WONDERFUL!!
The accessories need some work. Like the book cover. Go to M-Edge and buy one of their leather covers. Well worth the price. And you know that your Kindle will never fall out of the cover like they do with the original cover that comes with the Kindle.
I loved the fact that I can select and download purchased games that are highly educational at the same time entertaining for my child.
My child is turning 3, and he has learned a lot from this game/learning console alone. He even teaches me with his new discoveries.
Be aware that you are going to be asked a lot of why's.