My Asus Transformer Prime arrived by UPS yesterday evening while I was at work. Unboxing took place about two minutes after I was ‘pajamaed’ up for the night!
The Transformer was on my Christmas list, but Asus had trouble keeping up with demand (after a pre-release recall) and Amazon said I’d have to wait until February. Last week I saw a note that NewEgg had them in stock. The rest is history.
For the geeks reading this the Asus Transformer Prime is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU with 1Gb RAM and 32 Gb storage. It runs Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This tablet connects to the Internet solely through WiFi.
I loaded up some apps and started playing around. I screened a few minutes of a movie over Netflix. Beautiful.
I let the Android Market sync my apps from the Samsung phone. That was a mistake. Lots of those are formatted for the smaller screen of a cell phone.
I was disappointed Swype isn’t compatible. I love Swyping! I’m using the SlideIT Keyboard app instead. Pretty similar. Swype may lose me.
After a few hours playing I wiped the tablet clean, brought it back to its factory configuration and started over. That’s become common with me. It’s tough to know what you need before you know what the tablet does.
I still haven’t tried out Skype or any of the video functionality. That’s still to come.
Everyone said I ‘needed’ one. Now the fun begins.
BTW – this entry would have been done hours ago except I was playing.