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#1 PGHammer

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 13:21

As anyone that has been following the tablet space is doubtless aware of by now, ASUS has two versions of their Transformer Prime - the TF-201 (original Tegra quad-core that shipped with Honeycomb, but is updatable to ICS) and the newer TF-300T (which ships with ICS). What I'm looking for is how does ICS on the Prime compare to Honeycomb.

Two reasons - my visiting cousin has the TF-201 that may still be running Honeycomb, and I wonder if I should recommend she update to ICS, and I'm looking personally at the TF-300T (which includes ICS) due to it actually costing *less* than the TF-201.

Also, I'm curious about differences between the keyboard docks (if any).


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 13:35

I would google for "TF201 Random Reboot" and other similar terms such as Sleep of Death and make your mind up from there

Many have all the problems, some have none, seems ASUS decided to cut corners and create 1 ICS build for both the Tegra 2 and the Tegra 3 (TF101 + TF201) rather than an image each, and it did not go well for most of us (TF101 here)

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 15:16

I would google for "TF201 Random Reboot" and other similar terms such as Sleep of Death and make your mind up from there

Many have all the problems, some have none, seems ASUS decided to cut corners and create 1 ICS build for both the Tegra 2 and the Tegra 3 (TF101 + TF201) rather than an image each, and it did not go well for most of us (TF101 here)


All *that* means is that Android basically has to be custom-written for each device. The TF-201 and TF-300T differ primarily in which version of Android they ship with and their screens (they both have Tegra3 quad-core CPUs, which is exactly why the TF-1012 didn't make the cut) - the 300T has a Gorilla Glass screen that the 201 lacks, and (rather surprisingly), the 300T costs less.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 15:19

All *that* means is that Android basically has to be custom-written for each device. The TF-201 and TF-300T differ primarily in which version of Android they ship with and their screens (they both have Tegra3 quad-core CPUs, which is exactly why the TF-1012 didn't make the cut) - the 300T has a Gorilla Glass screen that the 201 lacks, and (rather surprisingly), the 300T costs less.


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 15:38

All *that* means is that Android basically has to be custom-written for each device. The TF-201 and TF-300T differ primarily in which version of Android they ship with and their screens (they both have Tegra3 quad-core CPUs, which is exactly why the TF-1012 didn't make the cut) - the 300T has a Gorilla Glass screen that the 201 lacks, and (rather surprisingly), the 300T costs less.


Just a slight correction I believe that the 201 has gorilla glass and the 300 does not. I have seen a number of reports that 300 users have wound up with scraches on their screens.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 16:02

Just a slight correction I believe that the 201 has gorilla glass and the 300 does not. I have seen a number of reports that 300 users have wound up with scraches on their screens.


The TF-300T has a new formulation of Gorilla Glass - Gorilla Glass 2.

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