The Asus Transformer Prime tablet that transforms into a notebook computer with a matching keyboard is the first quad-core tablet and the first with new glitches. It may also be first most popular Super Bowl giveaway around.
The Asus Transformer Prime was the first tablet to be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is the first quad-core tablet to continually sell-out. It's so sold-out that gray-marketers are selling the amethyst gray tablets for above the base MSRP price.
First there was a known GPS glitch. Now there are reports of more problems with lock-ups, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth fallout on Asus Transformer Prime tablets. An Asus manager wrote in a forum, "We working on two different solutions now and hope to have a fix available in early February. "
He also wrote "I am traveling to Taiwan from January 27th through February 4th to work on Transformer Prime problems with our engineering group. I will read messages and forward information to R&D but expect direct replies to be very delayed or answered by Customer Care."
Because of its metal case, the GPS signals are not received well. Also, it has been reported that Asus Transformer Prime tablets Wi-FI connections are fine until, the tablet is far away from the wireless router. However some owners reported that after sending back their Asus Transformer Prime tablets to Asus for new Wi-Fi Bluetooth chips, it fixed connection problems.
Asus is offering Supernote free to Asus tablet users via an update. Asus will release a bootloader unlock tool will be in early February for the Asus Transformer Prime.
For those who really want an Asus Transformer Prime tablet and a Zenbook , Asus will be giving them away as of the championship giveaway, that states "make your Super Bowl an historic win with Asus."
The grand prize is an ASUS Zenbook UX21 making your football experience incredible and the ASUS Transformer Prime that may just transform the way you follow your fantasy team next year.
To enter go to the Asus North America Facebook page, answer a survey as to which team will win and you could have a really super Super Bowl.
The next model due out later this year, the Transformer Prime TF700T will have a case made of different material should handle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS better.
For short time, the 32GB Asus Transformer Prime TF201 in Gray was in stock at Walmart.com with 97 cents shipping or free shipping to stores for the MSRP of $499.99. We've seen prices higher than that for new Transformer Prime tablets.