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4.0 out of 5 stars very good tablet, November 5, 2013
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This review is from: ASUS TF701T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)
I bought this having had a tf201t, the gps was useless, the wifi weak and eventually after two years the rear camera stopped working (pressure on the rear cover temporarily fixes it so I think its a dry joint). Despite this I liked my prime, fast,flexible and works great with dock. Got the TF701T today - 5 Nov 13 and first impressions are:

1/ very good improved screen,
2/very fast ,
3/nicer keyboard app,
4/ the gps is superb accurate and fast,
5/wifi seems so much faster and signal much improved.
BUT
1/ The tablet doesn't fit my old dock which is a pain and shame on Asus,
2/ The rear camera doesn't have the led flash the prime had.
3/ some of the widgets are much bigger on the tf701 than the tf201 but maybe I just need a setting change
4/ different power adapter to tablet plug ( see 1/ above)
5/ No screen cloth this time which seems a bit cheap

So thats first impressions, it would have been 5 stars but for the dock and flash. I'll update this review after some more use.

Update 8/11

Had the tablet a few days now, new comments :

1/ Still seems fast no lag apparent at all.
2/ GPS lock on - less than ten seconds
3/ Tablet gets little warm top left corner at rear when used for long time.
4/ My prime screen could get a little strange when using it while charging, the touch screen wasn't accurate and jumped about a bit but this only happened occasionally. Been using the infinity plugged in no problems apparent at all.
5/ Battery life appears better than my prime on tablet alone but my prime battery was 2+ yrs old and maybe not as good as new.
6/ Miss my keyboard dock, screen keyboard is good but I like a physical keyboard. Will order a dock soon!.
7/ Can't seem to find a car charger....another Asus consequence of changing the connector probably.
8/ Keyboard needs movement keys ↑↓←→ on stock screen keyboard.
9/ Like the top info bar not sure if this is android or Asus setup and the new button bottom left which shows last apps opened.

Update 29/11/13 just bought the dock

I had the tf201 dock and the build quality was better. The rear cover now feels plasticky but the dock seems lighter but more importantly the dock docked with the pad much better, they both have a certain amount of movement at the hinge BUT it is considerably more on the tf701 dock. Asus eliminated the front lip/overlap at the junction of the pad and dock and this makes it very loose. Good one Asus you changed the design and made it worse not better !!!!. To be fair I haven't had any connection problems but it doesn't auger well for the future. The keyboard itself is good with imho a nice positive feel to the keys. Battery performance seems to be not as good as the tf201 dock but time will tell....the dock is a great addition to the pad BUT Asus you really need to fire your design management / test team they let the tf201 out with bad WiFi and GPS performance and then ruined a perfectly good design by 'updating' the tf701 dock

Overall I'd still rather have this than an IPad but Asus need to get a grip of their product testing and stop making silly mistakes it might also be good if they actually followed the sentiment in their logo.......
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2013 12:44:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2013 12:45:09 PM PST
T. Boehnlein says:
My Samsung Galaxy S II had the same problem. Something about the current from the charger screws up the ability of the screen to measure touch. So not unique to this device at all. My phone is still working no problem for my brother so I'm not sure it's a big issue. A new charger might help.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 12:59:49 PM PST
Gadgetgeek says:
Yes my tf201 had the problem with multiple chargers on mains power, the tf701 I have now doesn't seem to have the problem which is a positive....for the tf701...

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 3:32:19 AM PST
Acontius says:
Thanks for the detailed user experience and updates. Excellent!
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