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    First impression TF101 vs. TFP201

    Some may be aware of this but there is one particular new bit of info I hadn't seen or heard about.

    ASUS packed a lot into a thin package. The buttons on the TF were on a flat edge, and relatively easy to use. The buttons on the TFP are on a bevel and slightly more difficult to access as they are smaller, (as is the HDMI port) and much more flush with the case edge angled toward the rear, . Not having the access on a flat surface is a little less convenient but it seems to have been necessary to get the thickness down to where they wanted it. They changed a lot but didn't cut anything out. They added a reset button, also on the left. As I use the power button a lot I can say that I don't care for this one nearly as much.

    The buttons/ports pretty much have all their positions changed, except the volume, but it's smaller. HDMI moved to the left edge, power moved to the top left corner, (more difficult to use due to the size, at least for me), MicroSD moved to the left edge. speaker/earbud/microphone jack is now on the right edge.

    The tablet is very noticeably thinner and lighter in my hands. Display is fantastic in Super IPS mode. speakers actually sound like stereo even with only one speaker and sound better. No bleed I can see, no creaking, connected to my router faster than the TF101. BUT I don't pick up the surrounding access points on the 201 like I do on the 101. I see 6 on the 101 but only 2 on the 201 so the range does seem to be an issue but it still works 3 floors up and out to my driveway. (router is in the basement rear right. driveway one floor up front left through concrete).

    I haven't actually taken a ruler to it but it seems a few cm narrower that the 101

    Here is something some people will appreciate, the charging cable is 3' longer. That's the one I didn't know.

    Maybe more later.

    [edit] One thing I forgot to mention, the shadow that appears on the right side of the screen when you pull up the menu is more pronounced, it's not a flaw, it's an enhancement.

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    And it has vibrator with camera flash

    The tablet should be called "Transformer Batman"
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxDieselxXx View Post
    And it has vibrator with camera flash

    The tablet should be called "Transformer Batman"
    True, and a quad core processor and..... I didn't try the vibrate function and probably won't as it would use more battery. I did say more later. It really is a different (better in nearly every way) tablet. Without the logo I would never guess both were Transformers.

    My big trick is going to be getting the 201 set up the way the 101 was set up. I have a plan for that besides using the backup and restore. But I'm not going to attack it until it has a really good charge.

    The person I'm selling the 101 and dock too agreed to wait for it until he gets back from his XMAS vacation so I get to keep both until the 3rd.

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    I'm glad you are having fun

    Can't wait to get mine next week.

    *** back tracking my package

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    There's a vibration feature on the device? How does it work?

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    Thanks for the review. I'm sure you'll get use to the buttons over time.
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    Thanks for the impressions. Very excited, get 2 ATP's tomorrow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prim07 View Post
    There's a vibration feature on the device? How does it work?
    it vibrates? press the home button etc etc.. just like normal. prob can turn it into a pleasing device. who knows haha
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    Hahah, I'm curious if it's anything like the smartphones where it'll vibrate when you touch a key on the keyboard, etc.

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    Yes all keyboards that have the options of vibrate will do so if u enable it... tho kind of pointless IMHO. The vibrate doesn't feel particularly strong to me...

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