I started a thread here back in June entitle 'Cracked Screen.' I had the mysterious spontaneous crack issue, sent it to ASUS, and was told it would cost $218+ shipping as it was user abuse. My daughter offered to pay for the repair if she could keep the tablet, so I sent them a payment authorization with a note that said I was authorizing the payment under protest. Once they received my 'protest note' they agreed to send me a new one if I would send in the keyboard for them to analyze with my tablet.
They shipped the replacement tablet when they got the shipping confirmation for the dock coming back to them. Once they received the dock they sent me a replacement dock. So they didn't charge me and I'm whole (probably with a refurb, but don't care about that). Or I should say, my daughter scored a tablet cheap.
Customer service was a nightmare (hours of hold time, many promised deadlines missed, six weeks in limbo, many correspondences never acknowledged), and I've explained to my daughter that she should only seat the tablet directly into the dock and not operate the hinge like a laptop, and we'll keep our fingers crossed.
TL;DR: Based on design issues and lousy customer service, I recommend that you buy something else.