Welcome to the forum Chris! First, you say that, "after getting home i switched it on and let it go through the standard setup routine," but did you first charged it the 8 hours that Asus prescribed? Have you downloaded anything from the Play store? I'm thinking the best thing for you to do, especially since you don't have much on it, is to do a factory reset, and start from scratch! The "how to" link is in my signature.