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!