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Is the prime worth it over the regular transformer? Does a tablet really need a quad core yet, is there really any applications that could take advantage of it? Just wondering if the Prime is worth it for almost $150 more.
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Is the prime worth it over the regular transformer? Does a tablet really need a quad core yet, is there really any applications that could take advantage of it? Just wondering if the Prime is worth it for almost $150 more.
Basically, if you want a faster tablet, get the prime. Think of it being a difference of 150$ for an older dual core and a newer quad core. Be aware though that the Prime has GPS/WiFi issues. smile.gif
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Ok, well I was looking around a little more and I found the Transformer Pad. It seems pretty similar to the Prime. It is just slightly slower, has a lower res screen, and is made from plastic instead of aluminum. It seems like it is a good middle ground between the Transformer and the Prime. Does the Pad have the same issues as the Prime?
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I own the tf101 and I can personally say I love it. I tried the dock and am going to buy one soon, and that is great to.

If you're willing to spend extra money get the prime since you get the tegra 3.

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The og transformer is great. It kind of lacks for HD video. But I have a TV for that. For normal stuff like web browsing it handles it fine.
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Ok, well I was looking around a little more and I found the Transformer Pad. It seems pretty similar to the Prime. It is just slightly slower, has a lower res screen, and is made from plastic instead of aluminum. It seems like it is a good middle ground between the Transformer and the Prime. Does the Pad have the same issues as the Prime?
No, the new Pad is made of plastic so it should be fine with GPS/WiFi. The reason the Prime has problems is because of the aluminum. And the pogo pins.
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No, the new Pad is made of plastic so it should be fine with GPS/WiFi. The reason the Prime has problems is because of the aluminum. And the pogo pins.

Could you see any reason not to get the Pad over the Prime? The Transformer Pad is cheaper, and are there really any applications or games out there that need the higher processing power right now?
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Could you see any reason not to get the Pad over the Prime? The Transformer Pad is cheaper, and are there really any applications or games out there that need the higher processing power right now?
The Transformer Pad has a quad core Tegra 3 processor, so processing wise they're both the same.

http://eee.asus.com/eeepad/transformer-300/specification/
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i have the tf300t its the same processor as the prime just lower resolution and plastic back, gps and wifi work great, used the gps today locks on quick, wifi is also great use it to stream hd movies though i still havent found a good app to play them lol. can get signal about 40ft outside my house with brick walls.

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i have the tf300t its the same processor as the prime just lower resolution and plastic back, gps and wifi work great

Pretty sure the Prime and TF300T have the same screen resolution. I think the latter just has a lower quality LCD panel.
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