The tablet is about 16 months old. It does have all updates. It works without any issues as long as it is not held in hand. If you try to use while holding it, the "Power Off, Airplane Mode, Silent mode" will pop up at random and then no matter what you do, it will then power down. It has been reset to the factory defaults and all applications have been removed, so I am convinced that it is a hardware issue.

After it has shut down it may or may not restart. Sometimes the power switch will restart it and sometimes not. When it fails to restart, it will usually show the 1st ASUS logo and then instead of the 2nd color ASUS logo, it will go black.

Is there any hope for this tablet or is it time to look for a replacement ?

Thanks.