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    Pre-purchase questions...need your help :)

    Hi guys,

    Thinking about buying a TF300 and I have some questions that I hope you can answer.

    1. Does the MX player work without complications now? A few months ago it seemed that a lot users had problems viewing videos. Since most of the videos I will be watching are in .avi format I need the MX player to work properly.

    2. I have also read that a lot of you are having problems video chatting through Skype. Are there any alternatives to Skype that work better on this tablet that someone here has tried?

    3. Would you recommend upgrading to Jelly Bean?

    4. I tried to look this up in the downloadable manual but didn't find an answer to my question. I'm getting the 3g tablet and I am assuming that there is an option to turn off the connection to the cellular network similar to the wifi option?

    Thanks in advance!!



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    Welcome to the forum.

    1. Yes. Works well, and is the most recommended media player.
    2. Try Tango -- available in the Play store.
    3. Yes.
    4. There should be an option to turn 3G off.

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    Re: Pre-purchase questions...need your help :)

    Hi smoothoperator,
    Unless you are simply not able to afford the infinity tf700, I would hardily recommend the infinity. It has far better resolution on the screen. The improvement in the screen is well worth the price difference between it and the 300 in my opinion.

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    And I completely agree with both of the above posts - with one codicil - get the tf700 if you live anywhere other than in Europe/UK as here the price difference is 300 ($450) & then it just isn't worth it.

    In fact with the MWC imminent, I wouldn't buy anything quite yet as a number of interesting devices are launching there - including a Samsung Tab 3 with the same superior (even to the tf700) screen as the Nexus 10 enjoys & if you do not want the dock it is likely to be better, with more RAM & a better chipset than even the tf700.

    Hope that helps

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    Thank you guys for the answers and advice.

    The reason I'm interested in the TF300 is the sim card. I'm moving abroad and I won't have access to wifi. So the only way for me to connect to the internet is through a 3g sim card.

    3g usb dongles don't work on the TF700 if I've understood correctly.

    Basically, I need a pc tablet with 3g and a usb-port so that I can connect it to a portable hard drive in order to transfer files. The TF300 seems like the best option.

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    Or perhaps I should go the mifi route and connect the 3g connection from my cell to the TF700.
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    From what I read, the TF300TG and TF300TL are carrier locked to AT&T and no way to unlock. (Unlocking bootloader and or rooting will NOT unlock the SIM)


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    Re: Pre-purchase questions...need your help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by smoothoperator View Post
    Thank you guys for the answers and advice.

    The reason I'm interested in the TF300 is the sim card. I'm moving abroad and I won't have access to wifi. So the only way for me to connect to the internet is through a 3g sim card.

    3g usb dongles don't work on the TF700 if I've understood correctly.

    Basically, I need a pc tablet with 3g and a usb-port so that I can connect it to a portable hard drive in order to transfer files. The TF300 seems like the best option.
    smoothoperator,
    I have both a tf 201 and a tf 700. Neither of them has a sim card. I connect to the internet using an AT&T dongle, but the dongle is not attached to my tablets. I have a cradle point router which accepts the AT&T dongle. The AT&T dongle does have a sim card in it and it can be connected directly to the tablet through a usb connection, but I like the cradle point router. The router allows up to six computers to be connected at a time. It was the most convenient way for me to go because I live in one place in the winter and another in the summer. Maintaining land lines to both was more expensive than using a cell phone, and where I live in the summer there is no cable or other way of accessing the internet other than a land line telephone or a cell phone. The land line access was slower than cold honey. I chose the cell phone and router route. I have to take the router with me, of course, but I have found that to be an advantage in that where ever I stop, if the motel does not have internet, then I simply use my dongle and cradle point router. You might be able to get a dongle from the local telephone company wherever you are and then use it with a router such as the cradle point router, or you might be able to connect the local telephone dongle directly to your tablet. I should point out that my AT&T dongle does connect directly to either of my tablets through the keyboard docks that I have for each of the tablets, but I prefer the use of the cradle point router.
    Hope this helps.

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    I'd go the mifi route (or smartphone tether) is it were me.

    And I would also look into the new Ubuntu tablet / OS that is in the wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janner43 View Post
    I'd go the mifi route (or smartphone tether) is it were me.
    I would second this approach. Mifi (not just a dongle) or "Hot Spot" capable smart phone makes your tablet choice independent of tablet 3G capabilities, and will enable any and all other wifi capable devices you might own - at present or in the future. As much as I prefer to not have any "extra pieces" to tote, in the case of Mifi, it makes sense.
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