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  1. #1
    Soundwave
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    New Transformer TF700 64 GB -- new to Tablets

    After much debate, reading reviews, research, etc., I decided to bite the bullet, buy myself an early BD present and just purchased the TF700T and docking station (which may or may not be the correct one but it's a TF700/TF201 -- who knew there was a newer one, the 500, because when you do a search on the docking station for the TF700T, you get the older model. And I thought I was getting a good deal -- purchased for $117 at J&R but ...


    I received my docking station today and is charging as I write; unfortunately, I wasn't home to sign for the tablet so I didn't get it yet. Fortunately, I was smart enough (or enough of a frenzied shopper) to order an extra charger because I was shocked to see the docking station didn't come with one. I ordered an "open box" transformer, 64 gigs for $449, which appears to be a good price and I'm delighted. However, when you add the docking station and the tablet, I debated back and forth between new laptop and/or tablet, and the portability won. I currently have a dying HP 17" laptop I bought the day before I left for an extended overseas trip, and while I was grateful to have it, "portable" it ain't! I think it's about 10 lbs. But I use it as an extra TV when I'm in the kitchen or whatnot and I will miss it when it finally gives up the ghost. Of course, I also have a Dell desktop which I can't imagine ever giving up although, who knows.

    My first question is -- when I get the tablet, do I need to update the operating system software and if so, which one and how? Everyone seems to like "Jelly Bean" but I've also come across some references to others. Also, I know my laptop (and possibly desktop) was hit with a virus just by going to a website (which was linked to something on Pinterest - ouch) and I need to know how to protect my tablet from malware of all sorts. Any suggestions?

    Also, I went to ASUS main website to register my ASUS docking station, and it appears there is no way to do so. Did I overlook something?

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to my new tablet and using it whenever/wherever. I started with a smartphone and made a BIG mistake with that, for which I'm still paying. Due to the phone's limitations, I went with the tablet because I am just a wanna-be-geek

    I guess I've asked enough questions for now. I look forward to being a part of the Transformer Community!
    Last edited by kitzelover; 02-19-2013 at 10:33 PM.



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    The tablet should automatically notify you of an update. It will show by the clock in the lower right hand corner.

    If it is NOT there, go to Settings - About - Check for update, then check the notifications again.

    As far as the dock, it should still be able to be registered. I have not been on their site in a while, but you can always call tech support and ask them how and where to do it.

    For A/V, if you are worried check out the AVG in the Play Store. It does a pretty good job, however viruses/malware on Android tend to be few and far between, unless you are installing battery saver and wallpaper apps.


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    To register the dock, you have to type in is as a tabet. When you select type of device. I was very confused as well, to be honest I found the registration page and process extremely painful...... but I so enjoy my device. Wellcome to the club!!

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    Registering your dock

    As frenzied mentioned, it looks like you should make two entries and ASUS will no doubt be able to tell the serial numbers are for a tablet or dock. Here's a screenshot of my registered devices:



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    Welcome to the Forum. Glad you joined us.

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    And I recommend you take a tour through the signature links shown below as they will greatly assist in the learning curve.

    They cover many things including malware & security on your device, updating the firmware & the best way to handle the update from ICS to Jelly Bean - and much, much more.

    All the best

    PLEASE Search for existing threads before posting a new one. Thanks.

    Your opinion matters. But should you disagree - please try not to be disagreeable

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

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    Starscream
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    Welcome to the forum. I hope that you enjoy your tf700. If you have any questions be sure and ask them.

    Chuck

 

 

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