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asus transformer primeWhen it comes to getting a tablet, I’ve taken a long time to explore all of the possibilities. I’ve read the reviews by iPad fanboys who have continually trashed Android tablets in favor of iPad. I carefully sifted through pro-iPad and pro-Android comments from readers. For a while, despite the fact that I’ve been an avid Droid user since Motorola first released it years ago, I seriously considered becoming “assimilated” with the lemming masses and getting the latest iPad.

Then, I finally took a good hard look at the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet and realized that for my particular needs and my lifestyle, it is the best tablet on the market today. Before all you iPad followers jump on me for that statement, remember – I said for my particular needs and lifestyle. It may not be for everyone.

I wanted a way to carry around all of my writing work and research in a package much lighter and smaller than a laptop, a portable tool that can give me quick access to my email and analytics data, and most importantly a way to type up blog articles anywhere and everywhere I am.

I even spent a lot of time playing around with the iPads in the Apple store at the mall and reading articles and reviews about tablets. In the end, I opted to stick with the operating system that I fell in love with years ago – and went with the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201.

What follows is an honest, unbiased review of the ASUS Transformer Prime which we bought with our own money. We’re also giving away a brand new 32GB model with a keyboard dock valued at $650! to one very lucky MakeUseOf reader.

Introducing the ASUS Transformer Prime

Here’s the low-down. The $499 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 is only 8.33mm thin, and features a 3 quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU. Of course it’s loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a screen wider than most other tablets, a MicroSD card reader, Micro HDMI port, an 8 megapixel rear camera with flash as well as a small 1.2 megapixel web cam on the front, and 32 GB of memory. It also comes with 8 GB of lifetime ASUS web storage space on the cloud (who needs Dropbox?)

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Top competitors in this price range are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the iPad 2, and of course the third generation iPad. The ASUS Transformer Prime easily beats out the Samsung Galaxy and iPad 2 in terms of case size, screen size and performance. So why opt for it over the third generation iPad?

Well, there wasn’t a lot that could sway me to choose third generation iPad – PCWorld ranks the ASUS Transformer Prime’s camera image quality as good as the new iPad (and finer exposure controls), and Transformer Prime is still the thinnest of all when undocked. Furthermore, the new iPad has 10 hrs of battery life, but the Transformer Prime when docked can surf, email and download for a whopping 17 hours – plus I can type without fat-fingering an on-screen keyboard. I looked at bluetooth keyboard cases for iPad, and nothing matched the design and performance of the Transformer Prime’s plug-in setup. Top that off with my favorite mobile OS of all time, and the choice was easy.

After receiving the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 a couple of weeks ago, it became apparent in minutes that I’d made a good choice. The Transformer Prime is slim and light, but the polished aluminum metal back and of course the Corning Gorilla Glass give the tablet a look and feel of real quality.

It is about an inch wider than the iPad 2 and slightly thinner, and comes with a microSD and Micro-HDMI port on the left side as well as the volume and microphone pinhole. Around the other sides you’ll find a second microphone pinhole, the headphone jack, and the data/power connector port on the bottom (where it plugs into the keyboard dock).

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The front of the tablet features the 1.2 megapixel camera for video conferencing or 1-on-1 video chats. The back of the tablet features the 8-megapixel camera and 1080p video recorder.

The Keyboard Defence

Before I even turned this baby on, I was pretty excited. As far as the keyboard goes, I read Matt’s article about why Tablets shouldn’t have keyboards Why Tablets Shouldn't Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In] Why Tablets Shouldn't Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In] Once the love of all geeks, laptops are now defending their turf against smaller, lighter tablets that provide excellent battery life. While it’s not clear if tablets are the cause, laptops have seen their sales... Read More , and let me say that the Asus Transformer proves all of his points wrong.

He wrote that the dock gives it excessive weight and 1.1 inches of thickness – well, the keyboard isn’t even a half an inch, but maybe if you measure the dock hinge (thickest part of the whole dock) it might measure 1.1 inches. Laying flat on a table, the whole thing just looks like a tablet. It is nowhere near as chunky as a netbook.

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This thing is sleek, sexy, powerful (17 hours of run-time with the dock battery, thank you very much), and no one will suspect that little tablet you’re carrying around is anything more than a tablet. That is, until you open up that baby and everyone can see how much more productive you can be while you’re on the go.

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With this setup, you can type emails, blog posts, fill out forms, IM, and everything else five to ten times faster than anyone else that’s messing around on a tablet with their thick, clumsy fingers.

And you aren’t stuck using the keyboard and mouse. After a while I discovered a really cool system of using a combination of screen taps and swipes combined with typing when required that made productivity soar – sometimes even faster than I would be capable of on my own laptop back home. This blows away my colleague Matt’s second contention that “…placing a set of keys on a tablet bestows it with every disadvantage of a netbook.”

No, it actually takes the advantages of a tablet touch screen, speed and power savings, and then slaps on the advantages of having a keyboard. It’s as simple as that.

Firing up the ASUS Transformer Prime

Once you turn this thing on, you’ll see why CNET and TechRadar both listed it as the top Android tablet of them all. Almost all other lists, like PCWorld, that rate all tablets, the Transformer Prime is always second or third – these lists nearly always kowtow to the mass iPad cult followers.

But if you want to stand out from the crowd – if you want a powerful, productive tablet apart from what all of the lemmings use, let me introduce you to your future tablet.

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This is the startup screen. I only installed a couple of apps before taking this screenshot – one of which was Dropbox so I could easily toss anything I write into the cloud and access it from my other computers or devices.

The home page is really nicely laid out. If you’re familiar with Android or have used an Android Smartphone in the past, you’ll catch on quickly. This one is Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS, and it’s a dream to play with.

Location data – like time/weather – comes from either the built-in GPS or your network location. You can quickly check or change all of your settings by tapping the icons in the lower right corner of the screen.

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There, you can easily tap the wi-fi, bluetooth or other icons to enable or disable them, or tab the gear wheel to dig deeper in the settings.

Again, if you’ve used the Android OS before, then none of this will be unfamiliar to you. Settings are easy to navigate, and guess what – ASUS has offered a built-in Screenshot app that works beautifully without the need to root your device, letting you maintain the built-in security of a non-rooted Linux-based system.

asus transformer prime review

If you’re at all curious what it’s like to use an 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back of a tablet – well, it’s actually pretty cool. The camera app shows your target in crystal-clear full-screen mode, and you can switch back and forth between photo or video mode with the tap of a finger.

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Change camera settings on the fly by tapping the settings icon. You can turn on or off flash, adjust picture size, shutter sound, anti-flicker and more. I thought my Motorola Droid took nice pictures, but this camera is actually pretty impressive for a tablet cam.

asus transformer prime review

Another cool feature of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich on this tablet that’s worth mentioning is the nice dual-search feature, where you can search both the Internet as well as your own device with the search bar in the upper left corner. You’ll get potential web searches on the left, or installed apps on the right. Quickly perform either action with one finger tap. You can’t do that with a Netbook.

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ASUS also sends a variety of apps pre-packaged on these tablets. There are a bunch of cloud-based apps, like MyCloud, MyNet and MyLibrary that let you tap into a whole bunch of free online resources for syncing your tablet data with your home PCs, syncing and playing music, and you can even set up your tablet to remote control your PC by just installing some software on your computer. Everything on the tablet is already installed and ready to go.

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I also wanted to mention quickly that if you’re a writer like I am, or you’re a student who needs to write up papers often while you’re on the move, I recommend Polaris Office, which lets you create Word documents, spreadsheets or slideshows on your Android tablet.

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I should also point out that applications running in landscape mode on this docked tablet have plenty of space to maneuver and read. I tested this using Gmail, because I’m very picky when it comes to email – I want to have space to quickly scroll through new mail and preview the email itself before deciding to delete or respond. It’s no problem at all on the Transformer Prime display.

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In fact, at times I forgot I was using a tablet. I was actually disappointed when I went back to my home laptop and realized that I just couldn’t move as fast as I could on the Transformer Prime, with quick finger swipes and taps. Withe the beauty of a touch screen and the convenience of a keyboard when you need it, the ASUS Transformer Prime is set to become the tablet of choice once more people realize just how much more it’s capable of than other tablets out there.

Should You Buy the ASUS Transformer Prime?

As you can tell, I love my Transformer Prime. But in all fairness, being a writer I would have liked the option of a wider keyboard with more finger space, and the mouse button is also a little hard-clicking at times. So far, I haven’t found anything to dislike about the actual tablet itself. I like that when I use it, people still take notice as I glide through screens quickly with a flick of my finger on the screen and a few taps of the keyboard.

If you are a person who longs to have what everyone else has, I would not recommend this tablet. Get the new iPad and you will be happy. Honestly, it is in all fairness as good as the Transformer Prime, and in some ways it is better – it simply works a little faster under CPU benchmark tests. However, if you are the type of person who looks for the alternative to what everyone else is doing – if you are a technology rebel that likes to take the path less traveled, typing up emails and research papers faster than other tablet users around you, then the ASUS Transformer Prime is for you.

And when you’re done typing, plug in your headphones, fire up your music playlist, close the dock, and sit back – basking in the knowledge that you own a tablet that puts you a step ahead of the competition, and a mile outside of the mainstream.

So do you like the Transformer Prime? We’re giving away a brand new 32GB model with a keyboard dock valued at $650! If you want to be in the running to win it, join the giveaway below.

How do I win the ASUS Transformer Prime?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions. Please note that we’ve included a new entry method which utilises your MakeUseOf points.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

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The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page, our Twitter stream and Google+ page.

The giveaway is over. Congratulations to the winner, David Dee!

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  1. Scott
    August 9, 2012 at 6:31 am

    l would not wast my time with ASUS i own a laptop and regret ever getting it, my three year old acer which cost less runs smother and faster
    i wish i never got an ASUS

  2. Nikko Acosta
    August 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Congrats to the winner

  3. Karl Joseph Ku
    August 3, 2012 at 5:51 am

    who won this? ^_^

    • Tina
      August 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      As posted above:
      The giveaway is over. Congratulations to the winner, David Dee!

  4. Charlie Player
    August 2, 2012 at 3:50 am

    anyone won??

  5. Patricia Castelo
    August 1, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Dang, got here a little too late. <//3

  6. Xiaowei Zhao
    July 26, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I got one, the quality is good. :)

  7. denny Gl
    July 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    who won actually

    • Tina
      July 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm


      The winner will be announced as fast as possible. Stay tuned!

  8. Achraf Almouloudi
    July 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    So did I win this beautiful tablet or not yet .

  9. Bill Gilbert
    July 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I have a Prime and the only thing I don't like about it is something I did myself. I used Asus's unlock tool to unlock it and now I can't watch any of the movies available from my Amazon Prime account. If I had known that would happen I would not have unlocked it.

  10. Jatin Rungta
    July 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

    The Prime ROCKS!!

  11. Tim Blake
    July 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    If it is Asus and Android it can't go wrong

  12. vidyasury
    July 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I need a new one. My laptop's keyboard and touchpad are begging me to relieve them :D Would love to win this!

  13. lonemavericks
    July 17, 2012 at 12:12 am

    love to have one

  14. Tim Berneman
    July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I've been debating on buying a tablet. Winning one would be better!

  15. steven mitchell
    July 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

    omg. please

  16. Bhagyashree Anvekar
    July 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Good review. Easy to understand

    July 13, 2012 at 4:34 am

    would make a great b-day present to myself

  18. Paul Girardin
    July 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I've been wanting one of those for awhile now but that darn cost of living always gets in the way to slow things down!

    Good timing for this contest!

    Good luck to all and to all, a good luck! :) ;)

  19. Tina Hartley
    July 13, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I would love to have this

  20. Ashvender kumar
    July 13, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Give me this tablet

  21. Dan Whitcomb
    July 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    This would be awesome to win!

  22. Vipul Jain
    July 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    okay i think this is the longest comment record and also the longest giveaway.. :D
    let the winner unfold :p

  23. jawaad
    July 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Best Giveaway!

  24. Stephanie Mumbi
    July 12, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Almost there... Finger's crossed!

  25. Hitesh Garg
    July 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Nice Post. I really liked your review. I am already a fan of Asus Transformer Prime.

  26. Kimmy Moore
    July 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I would LOVE one these! My employer won't let us get on the internet anymore at work, but we can on our own devises between calls. I don't have anything, so it would really be a blessing!

  27. andre sullivan
    July 10, 2012 at 8:50 am


  28. Sriram Gopalakrishnan
    July 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

    it's cool.................

  29. Carla
    July 10, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway - would love to win...:-)


  30. Hoku Sarroca
    July 10, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I have been following this and have pretty much made up my mind for this product, now my question would be the kb dock does it have to be from the tf201 series or could the tf101. dock be used with it.

    • Ryan Dube
      July 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

      Hi Hoku. From what I've read, the docks are not interchangeable. You need the TF201 dock for that model.

      • Hoku Sarroca
        July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        OH noeeeessss , Thank you Ryan for that info! one of kids were going to get me the dock for my bday.. while the other and hubby was going to get me the tablet itself. Now at least I can let them know it is not compatible.
        Has anyone had issues with the icecream and the gps giving out? that's one of the issues I was hearing about.. that's why I was waiting til they fix the issues b4 getting it. Also this might be a dumb question but will it be able to handle a 64micro sd as time goes on.. since it is capable to handle a 32 ..

  31. Candy Nickison
    July 10, 2012 at 3:42 am

    My kid could use this for school!

  32. Michal
    July 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Super, all this website is cool....

  33. Aaron Storms
    July 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Ooh I would really love to get one of these, Im short on cash so hopefully ill be able to win :)

  34. Achraf Almouloudi
    July 7, 2012 at 12:43 am

    It would be very amazing if I could win it and thank you Makeuseof for your generosity .

  35. YourCaringPal
    July 6, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Looking forward to this Cool Gadget. :)

  36. Edgar Meixueiro
    July 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, July 13th. Will it really be a lucky day?

  37. The Best Lists
    July 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Wonderful technology... In the last month, ASUS very cheap for the nebook series. To performance very handle and good usabilty.

  38. Aaron (EgoAnt)
    July 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I want to be doing more Android tablet development but don't have a tablet. This would be a great one to work have for development!

  39. Mohit Tandon
    July 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!! You guys rock!!
    Good luck everyone!!

    I would love to win one! :)

  40. Anne Huynh
    July 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    i have a Transformer TF101, the original one.. it's quite heavy xD

  41. Khaidir Tuah
    July 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Its looks awesome! Good luck everyone. :-)

  42. Obed Abraham
    July 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

    ASUS Transformer Prime is the world's first Tegra 3-powered quad-core tablet.

  43. Ryan McAfee
    July 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    This looks beautiful. :D Would make a nice replacement for my stolen gaming laptop.

  44. Eric Swank
    July 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    You gotta love it! The Asus Transformer Prime with NVIDIA and Android blows the doors off the competition. This would make an awesome traveling companion...

  45. mathieu
    July 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Maybe my dream will become reality. Can't wait for the result!

    • maureen
      July 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      first time to try this, all the way from cyprus, i hope to wine for my niece back in cameroon, africa, count me

  46. Mark Aruda
    July 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

    This one looks like a winner.

  47. Henree Arriola de Garcia
    July 2, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I hope I win this time! I'd love to get my hands on an Android tablet.

  48. PatrickEB
    July 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Love my transformer.

    I have one of the earlier models and would love a new one :)

    Definitely a device ahead of the rest.

  49. Michelle
    July 1, 2012 at 4:11 am

    It looks awesome - Hope I win it for my daughter (for homeschool next year!)

  50. Errol Dominguez
    July 1, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Is this giveaway open for participants in any country?

    • Tina
      July 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      It is open to any country that we can legally ship to. Some countries are subject to embargoes and are excluded only for that reason.

  51. safwan ahmed
    July 1, 2012 at 3:24 am

    hope to win

  52. Amit Shaw
    July 1, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I want to win this. Again trying my luck. Never win any giveaway fro MUO :)
    Hope this time i can win this.

  53. Pam Dickson
    July 1, 2012 at 2:40 am

    The review answered all the questions I might have about this tablet. I hope to win one - it sounds amazing!

  54. Laurie Forrest
    July 1, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I would love to win one of these for my last baby girl who just graduated from high school.

  55. Dishika Beohar
    June 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Nice give away..Want to win n gift it to my hubby on our anniversary, coming in July..:))

  56. Rebecca Raven
    June 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love my Transformer Prime. If I was getting something for my 75 year old mom, I'd get her the iPad...but I like a more customizable experience and enjoy optimizing and playing with my apps.

    If you want an appliance, go for the Apple. If you want a customizable tool for fun and productivity, the Transformer Prime is your baby!

  57. Monica Boler
    June 29, 2012 at 5:08 am

    A Transformer Prime would be excellent to replace our desktop model.

  58. Larry Rydel
    June 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    The motherboard on my computer is an ASUS product. I am sure the tablet will measure up to the company standards.

  59. bluedragon
    June 28, 2012 at 4:38 am

    i hope i can get this.. very nice... (Y) :) thanks

  60. Samit Tandukar
    June 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

    its been a while since i visited this site last time....there are already some awesome giveaway in for the giveaway....

  61. Carolyn Barnett
    June 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I hope to win to give to my husband.

  62. Gerwell Taroma
    June 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

    if i'm not mistaken,this giveaway is already through, ain't's like the form has been "closed" every time i came to visit this site since it's pronouncement that it's done, but here it is not yet done..

    nonetheless, i'm looking into winning this one..i mean it..i really do..

  63. Neil T
    June 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I would so love to win this Transformer Prime....truth be told I'd love to win just about any tablet right about now! lol

  64. Gunaid Ahmed Bawazir
    June 27, 2012 at 8:02 am

    OK ,, when can you send it to me ^_^ hhhh.
    I loved it and i hope to win.

  65. Elaine
    June 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I know I'm late entering...hopefully this giveaway is still going on. The local hospital has really strange IT rules on what/where from, you can send anything & I couldn't even enter comments on web pages.
    Anyways, would LOVE this-not to mention desperately need something other than my 4yr old net book that's on the outs-and my iPad!! Could I use it to connect with iTunes to sync??

  66. Marecris Montanez
    June 26, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Please make my dream come true..
    Because i'll be the happiest person if you do..
    please please please.. :)

  67. Marecris Montanez
    June 26, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Please make my dream come true..
    Because i'll be the happiest person if you do.. please please please.. :)

  68. Christine Hughes
    June 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I would really love to own one of these.

  69. Christine Hughes
    June 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Would really love to own one of these.

  70. Macc
    June 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    can i have one? please?

  71. Macc
    June 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    i want one!! please!! how many give away?

  72. Ravi Meena
    June 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I never Touched a tablet, this will be my lucky chance if i win :)

  73. Ayorinde Alexander Adanike
    June 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    This will be a great tablet for my kind of work. Your analysis is great and very helpful, sure it is a tablet for the present and d future.

  74. Gary Sinclair
    June 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    It's currently a fight between this and the Acer A700

  75. robert
    June 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    were do you find the code to enter the drawing

    • Tina
      June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am


      You can find it on our Facebook or Google+ Page. On Facebook, find the respective link in the sidebar. On Google+, find the post that announces this Giveaway and you will find the code in the text.

  76. Patty Ball
    June 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I'm not an Apple fan. Never have been, probably never will, so this looks like exactly what I need. Thanks for the review and the chance to enter the giveaway

  77. Tim
    June 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Would be nice to win one after mine fell and broke and can't afford another as it took 6 months to save for the other which wasn't a good one but was all I could afford and maybe stop using my girls laptop and had my Asus lappy stolen 2 years ago and as the old saying goes, if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
    Good luck to all !

  78. Scott
    June 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I have been oogling this Tablet for a while now. Would love to win one.

  79. Pat Woods
    June 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    This would be SO handy, I hope I win :)

  80. Jim Knoell
    June 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I need luck with this contest.

  81. Anees Bakrain
    June 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I want to enter android world by this tablet...I hear a lot about it...and haven't got any android mobile it is a nice jump to moved directly to a tablet...thanks for you.

  82. Dominic Chang
    June 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Can I win it if I'm in Singapore?

  83. Robert Arreola
    June 25, 2012 at 3:26 am

    hook me up!

  84. Mike Anderson
    June 25, 2012 at 3:24 am

    WOW! Great Giveaway.

  85. Susan Kennedy
    June 25, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I need this so badly!

  86. Gary Smith
    June 25, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I entered this giveaway because I'm a little behind in the technology and I'm looking to catch up. I believe this tablet will contribute to my quest. I haven't been an active member on your web site (much) -but- have commented frequently on your Facebook Page under my other Facebook page. I don't want to spam you, so the link will not be provided here. Thank you for wonderful web site and the help and tips you have given me over the last 5 years.

  87. Jason Reid
    June 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I'm in it to win it :)

    Great giveaway guys and gals!

  88. harsh vardhan tiwary
    June 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    i would love to have one because my dell ailenware m14x second gen got stolen and i aint gona get any other lappy from my parents................ :'(

  89. DonnaB
    June 24, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I think I got my entry in! I need this for my dear husband. The company where he's worked for our whole married life is closing, and he's so overburdened with that and worrying about being able to have medical coverage for me I am on oxygen with RA since I was 30. I find him nights huddled over his old laptop looking at the jobs and medical options we will or won't have. This would be so nice for him to have to use and not be trying to sit and use that old horror of a laptop of his. On the road going to interviews etc it would be a blessing for him also. Thanks

  90. Robert Wade
    June 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Nice option to a laptop for traveling!

  91. Chad Casson
    June 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    This is Boss with a Capital 'B', bring it!

  92. Randy Knight
    June 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Nice and slim.

  93. shaurya boogie
    June 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Oh lord, please select me as winner. i really want this.

  94. Gerwell Taroma
    June 23, 2012 at 6:51 am

    when are you guys going to post the very lucky winner of this giveaway?...i really am excited to know...

  95. Deepanshu pradhan
    June 23, 2012 at 6:31 am


  96. Jennifer Thompson
    June 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Would love to win, thanks!

  97. carrie rizzo
    June 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I hope I win

  98. Ira Brandstein
    June 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I played with this at a big box store. Wow is all I can say!

  99. craines
    June 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    This tablet looks amazing! Takes what's needed in a tablet and adds the sleekness and keyboard...not to mention the camera on the back and other features. The battery life is so important when on the move or having to travel while at the same time getting work done and communicating with those needed. Having to do research before and during each appointment and then even more after would surely make this a great gift to win!

  100. Thickn31
    June 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    hey, how u'guys doing? well, i own the Transformer TF101 and i have a huge problem NOT having a flash for my camera. yeah i know it has a 5 mega pixel, but sometimes it seem like the pictures isn't focus. Asus did me and alot of people wrong by coming out with the prime. too expensive, hopefully i'll be the one chosen. =)

  101. PapaJ Evans
    June 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    My wife and I share my TF101 and we both love it! Thank you for a opportunity to win an excellent ASUS product!

    Pick me, Pick me!

  102. Obed Abraham
    June 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Nice Giveaway

  103. Areeb Majeed
    June 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

    WoW! This gadget is cool....

  104. Carl De Vera
    June 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Nice Review and giveaway more power ^_^

  105. marcus
    June 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    i live in thomastown 1/2hr north of melbourne where can i get one asus transformer prime

  106. C
    June 22, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Another new baby toy from Asus. Very nice and good spec too. definetely enjoy it!

  107. t.
    June 22, 2012 at 5:53 am

    drooooool.......I've wanted one of these since they first announced them. It would be great for school work, too. (Lots of typing.)

  108. Felicity Sangster
    June 22, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Great review. great to see an unbias review of someone who has used both systems. I recently upgraded to a smartphone and after much research went with android as I noticed that too many ppl were just buying apple cause the masses were. For me android had much more scope and ability over the iphone. Am now doing research on tablets, I suffer from a chronic illness and am in bed alot as a result, my PC is too hard to set up in my bedroom and I dont have a laptop either. Still not 100% on tablet versus a laptop. But definately have to say this review has leant me towards the tablet and definately this model. I had found myself going but everyone I know has Ipad and they look so good....

  109. bipin
    June 22, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Was looking to sell my quad core hp for an ultrabook... really tired of lugging around the weight ! then decided to wait for the Surface !

    but this all in one Prime Package seems like a perfect solution !
    i have my fingers crossed :)

  110. Allen Barnett
    June 22, 2012 at 12:49 am

    why can't I find the giveaway code. I am signed in and then click the link to get the code but it is not listed. Only other codes.

    • Tina
      June 26, 2012 at 10:37 am


      Where did you try to look for the code? Facebook or Google+?

  111. Kevin Fegan
    June 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I would really love to have a ASUS Transformer Prime TF201.

    Thanks for making this available with this giveaway. Woo Hoo!!


  112. Jock Bliss
    June 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    MakeUseOf is a remarkably useful/helpful site!

  113. Greg Shaffer
    June 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I have been thinking about getting one of these.

  114. Tom
    June 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    very cool

  115. jaime ryan
    June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    yaaaayyy!! can't wait to hear from you!! thank you!!

  116. Jose Llleida
    June 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I am sure I would like to have one

  117. Henry Heuerman
    June 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I have never used a tablet before and always carried a rather heavy laptop, so I am entering here to maybe get a chance to join the tablet parade and reduce the load.
    Thanks for the chance to win one!!

  118. Varun
    June 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Couldnt find the giveaway code on fb.

  119. Carson Goodwyn
    June 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This sounds great!

  120. zug
    June 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    great chance for a giveaway, would love a chance

  121. Hoku Sarroca
    June 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

    This would be great for those that are new to pad, it gives those that have a hard time typing on a pad with this keyboard. I prefer keyboards than just clicking since at times clicking does not go through. Am looking for one for my bday this would be a great gift xD!!

  122. Ali Lou
    June 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This tablet is so cool would really love one. Asus have made a winner. Looks like will be needing to learn about Android operating system. Always wondered what it was. Nice review.

  123. Ahmed Max B
    June 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I like to have assus transformer prime, having it will make a lot of difference, my technology wil be expanded.

  124. Mayur Godhani
    June 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I was a bit confused, when i came to know about Asus transformer prime. after reading this makeuseof review, I can say that its one of the best tablet of my choice..
    Well, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was my all time favorite !!! but from now, i would prefer to have this Asus Eee Pad Transformer prime :)
    Thanks MakeUseOf for this excellent giveaway..

  125. Shehan Nirmal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

    That's looking sooooooooo cooooooooooooooool.....!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. Diana Smith Hil
    June 21, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Sweet! I hate the ipad doesnt have a keyboard or camera on the first grn! Also it doesnt have flash! Whatmwere they thinking? There are videos i cannot play, games I cannot play! This is very nice! Love the keyboard!

  127. Salman Abdullah
    June 21, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Nice review. But the reviewer has failed to tell the key of the attraction of this product.

  128. paula
    June 21, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I do not appreciate the necessity of using FB in order to participate in the giveaway. It is an invasion of my privacy. there should be alternate methods. thanks any way.

  129. anthony
    June 21, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Thanks Jackie.

  130. Paula Fergusson
    June 21, 2012 at 4:22 am

    It was a toss up between the Motorola Xoom & the Transformer but when Ryan described it as SEXY the Transformer must be the one for me ;o Good luck to every one entering the comp

    • Ryan Dube
      June 21, 2012 at 4:42 am

      haha - I hope you find it sexy too, Paula. Good luck!

      • Paula Fergusson
        June 21, 2012 at 5:31 am

        LOL I do & Thanks Ryan for the excellent review you did on the Transformer

  131. Paula Fergusson
    June 21, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Oh, It was a toss up between the Motorola Xoom & the Transformer but when Ryan described the Transformer as SEXY the Transformer must be the one for me. Good luck to everyone entering.

  132. Frank
    June 21, 2012 at 3:30 am

    So excited =) Wish I could have this !!!

  133. Azhar Madia
    June 21, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Count me in!

  134. Markus
    June 21, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Okay............never mind. It showed up after inputting the code.

  135. Brian
    June 21, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I have a Transformer with no dock, but I'd love this Transformer Prime with a dock even more.

  136. Gilles Deschenes
    June 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I Want One Please!

  137. WayAce King
    June 21, 2012 at 1:43 am

    I would love to win this as the ASUS Transformer Prime looks like a very good giveaway thank you for the chance to win it good luck to everybody:)

  138. Yang Yang Li
    June 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

    When I first saw this I got very excited. Then I read the title and felt the painful shock of disappointment. I thought MakeUseOf was giving away an Ultrabook but it is not so. I don't think there will be a market for these tablets in the future because of the new Ultrabooks and Windows 8. From a productivity point of view, Windows beats everything due to the breadth of things you can do on it. If there is one master of all devices I would place my bets on, it would be Microsoft's Surface tablet. I hope MakeUseOf can review the Surface sometimes in the future.

  139. Oleksandr Oksyuta
    June 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm


  140. Angeline Factor
    June 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Joined!!! Hope I'll win! Good luck guys and don't forget to share! :D

  141. Jeffrey S
    June 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I'm in !!!
    Good luck to all!!

  142. Le Mon
    June 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    i wish i could win the give away :) thanks for detailed review :)

  143. Shirley Raby
    June 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I own the Transformer prime, and love it. The only problem I have is that it came with no manual, so I am having to dig to learn what all it will do for me. The cool thing is that i get a new surprise often!!!

    • Le Mon
      June 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      give it to me :P

  144. Balder Zimmer
    June 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Great Computer. Love to get one!

  145. Miranda Ostermeier
    June 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I need one of these badly!!!

    • Le Mon
      June 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      me tooo :/ heheh

  146. shaurya boogie
    June 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    awesome one

  147. Joanna
    June 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I want to win this cool tablet. Great contest. Please count me in. :)

  148. Violet Smith
    June 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I would love to be able to win this and give it to my hubby. He doesn't currently have a laptop and uses mine when needed or if he wants to play a game. This way he could have his own. Keeping fingers crossed.

  149. Garry Bamrah
    June 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I desperately need one as i have just finished school and moving onto college
    this would be the perfect device for me.also i need to get rid of my vaio wich is on its last legs:)
    the extra battery boost is the killer in this deal

  150. Garry Bamrah
    June 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I desperately need one as I have just finished school and would be perfect for college as my vaio is pretty much on its last leg's
    HOPING TO WIN!!!!!!!!!

    June 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    i pray i win this ASUS transformer prime in Ghana here to demonstrate the companys good work. i need it badly. more luck.......................

  152. Juan Carlo
    June 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I'd love to win this --I already have an Android phone, iOS would njust confuse me (how lame is that?) Plus, I could use some good news... But still, good luck to all that have entered.

  153. Deepak
    June 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Love this,,,want this...

  154. Deepak
    June 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    love this ...Want this...

  155. stillmistry
    June 20, 2012 at 10:52 am want this...

  156. stillmistry febry
    June 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    wowww....i want this...

  157. Ravi Meena
    June 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Transformer Prime, I want this one. It reminds me of "Optimus Prime"

  158. Gerwell Taroma
    June 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    as hopeful as everyone else, i really am excited to winning this, i never have had any android device in my palm..maybe this is just my chance in having one...make me win this tablet!!!

  159. Carlo
    June 20, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I badly want one! Thanks for this giveaway

  160. Shih Hong Tai
    June 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Ryan has written an informative excellent report on the Transformer Prime. Thanks.

  161. Kim Paula Guess
    June 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I never had a tablet before. I wish to have one. This sleek tablet would be a great gift on my birthday! Thanks for the chance! :)

  162. Mike Skipp
    June 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I have read loads of reviews, but have yet to own a Tablet. This would be a great way to take the plunge!

  163. Ben Cogan
    June 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I don't have any tablet at all, because I was injured in an accident and I'm lying down most of the time, It will be wonderful to have a magnificent tablet like the Transformer Prime to keep in touch with the world.

    Hope to win, thank you.


  164. Asriel Rusdyawan
    June 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Wow Great and Awesome GIveaway Again!
    Please count me in too..
    I like to have this Exotic Tool!

  165. sai krishna
    June 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

    nice giveaway. Would like to get this one.

  166. RM
    June 20, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Great looking tablet. I really like the keyboard concept. I would love to win one of these!

  167. RM
    June 20, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Great looking laptop. I actually love the keyboard. Would love to win this one!!!

  168. Glen Viles
    June 20, 2012 at 4:45 am

    That is so cool! It would be real nice to win one.

  169. Mohammad Wasiullah
    June 20, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for giveaway i want to win count me in

  170. Debra Beshears
    June 20, 2012 at 4:27 am

    If I don't win this, it will still be on my 'To Buy' list! Thanks for the article.

  171. Ravi Patel
    June 20, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Need it for my independent game project but not have enough money. Thanks for give away.

  172. harold craig
    June 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

    i love when the good stuff start to come on line, i guess if i can hole out for eight month. i get a great table

  173. Yogesh Verma
    June 20, 2012 at 4:04 am

    optimus prime :)

  174. ferdinan sitohang
    June 20, 2012 at 3:56 am

    It is an awesome device, like its name, it will transform all your needs from PC to mobile device. Like it so much, and i wish to have it from this giveaway. Cheersss

  175. Oken
    June 20, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I m using mobile galaxy i551 it comes with slide keyboard, very convenience for typing and good for my mooving work; fieldwork and teaching outside, but android is just froyo 2.2. But I like ASUS Transformer Prime: 1/ tablet plus keyboard 2/battery life about 17 hours great for my particular works, 3/ The back of the tablet features the 8-megapixel camera and 1080p video recorder. So great with ASUS Transformer Prime on the way.
    hope to be lucky from this Giveaway. Thanks

  176. John Ang
    June 20, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Super Giveaway!

  177. Markus Evele
    June 20, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Fascinating to see so many people dumping on their iPads!
    This Transformer looks like it might be the real deal. Love to win it and find out. :-)

  178. ferdinan sitohang
    June 20, 2012 at 2:34 am

    It is very nice the design and the specification, like its name, i think it will transform any daily activity from PC to Mobile device. Hope can get it one for me from this giveaway. Cheerssss...

  179. Jonathon
    June 20, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Hey guys, I totally agree with you on your choice of tablet. I would never get an ipad, and I truly think that the Transformer Prime is the best tablet to get.

    Good luck to everyone!

  180. Alan Trinder
    June 20, 2012 at 1:34 am

    no doubt in my mind, this is the best tablet combo, would love one

  181. horn
    June 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Your review convinced me to enter in spite of the minuscule chance of winning.
    It's the first time I've even considered one of these things but your enthusiasm got me.


  182. Ken
    June 20, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Give to me now!

  183. Ken
    June 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Give to me now !

  184. Patsy
    June 20, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Thanks for the fab review and the newsletters - I always find something to Make Use Of when I get your emails!

  185. Alan Fawley
    June 20, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I would definitely want one of these

  186. Ibrahim Ali
    June 20, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Nice review. I would love to have Transformer Prime as my old laptop is broken and I am now left with an old desktop computer.

  187. Mike Markwick
    June 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I have been reading a lot about the Transformer Prime I would love to own one so thank you for the chance to enter the draw. Thank you.

  188. Stan Stookesberry
    June 20, 2012 at 12:02 am

    A very nice piece of equipment that should be in my home.

  189. Bobbie
    June 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I agree with Jackie, not having flash is a pain, iPad does get slow and sometimes just quits.

  190. Jim Ward
    June 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    nice! great review!

  191. NB
    June 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Everything in a little package... this product is great. I don't have a IPAD. This is so much better than a IPAD.

  192. NB
    June 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Wouah! that a system I really need....going to baseball games with my grandson (star games) his graduation, plays a school. family get together. this is a wonderful little machine....everything in a little package, vive technology!
    it looks great... I can't wait to win it. Thank you so much for showing me some great discovry of product I did not know excited outhere.

  193. Florin Ghita
    June 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    My wife also, would be very happy to have one too! Thanks for the giveeaway!

  194. Ron
    June 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Would love to win!!!! Thanks for the offer.

  195. Susan Wakeman
    June 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    These things are great!

  196. Chris
    June 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    wife has a samsung galaxy - I have an old gen 1 ipad - would love a tablet as cool as this!

  197. Nancy B
    June 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Makes me want to actually buy a tablet. The others just seemed like a fad and something else to break! This ASUS one seems more practical and useful than just a movie watching, gaming toy.
    Great article!

  198. Suzi Love
    June 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    This looks like just I've been wanting. Being able to write quickly, plus get the benefits of a light and easy to carry tablet/

  199. Neville
    June 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the interesting and informative review. Having an eye on possibly getting a tablet, your review really makes decision-making a lot easier.

  200. James Gibbons
    June 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I am looking for the list of past giveaway winners for some research so i figured I'd enter

  201. ronnie
    June 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I hope this is just as good as the original transformer. I had to give my away to a relative.

  202. Walt Gilbert
    June 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win a Asus Transformer Prime something I cannot afford.

  203. Anonymous User
    June 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Strange that you request a "real name and address" when the winner can be notified by email.

  204. ronnie
    June 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    dying to pick this up.

  205. Sheryl E
    June 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  206. Jeff
    June 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    winning IS everything, especially this. thanks

  207. Craig
    June 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I can't afford to buy and don't own a tablet but I could surely use one.

  208. froshea
    June 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Give away code rejected!

    • Tina
      June 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Please try again, this may have been a temporary issue.

  209. Teresa C.
    June 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Wow, this is an awesome giveaway...Thank You!!!

    Good luck everyone!!

  210. Sky Gullett
    June 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    i never had a Tablet yet are they any good for gaming?

  211. Tony
    June 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm


    I want it so I can test it out too. Then I can get rid of my Dell7 or if not I guess an ipad is going to be coming to me soon, I hope.

  212. RayInLV
    June 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I have to tell you this looks much nicer than the New Tablet just announced and not yet available at any price (by Microsoft).

    It would be a dream come true to have one. Please God, let it be so. If I don't win, could I just have an Ice Cream Sandwich....

    Have to smile....

  213. Donna Betty
    June 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    It says I do not put in the correct code and I do so am I antered? thanks!

  214. mary miley
    June 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Best giveaway to date, Thanks guys!

  215. Donna Betty
    June 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Trying again?

  216. Donna Bettu
    June 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Okay I tried, I'm not stupid I had the code, which is said is wrong twice, then won't let me enter with my email adderess! ????? Am I entered? I would love to win this Thanks!

    • Tina
      June 26, 2012 at 11:50 am


      Did you try to copy&paste the code or did you type it in manually? Please try again, maybe it was a temporary issue.

  217. Art Golden
    June 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I own the 64Gb TF201 and it's absolutely fantastic. I won't buy any Apple products (long story) and this beats my friend's iPad by a mile!!! If you're considering an iPad, don't waste your $$$. Go with the TF201.

  218. Alan
    June 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    For Susan

  219. Tuhin Bagh
    June 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Seriously a awesome tab, and i wanna win this baby :D
    please i hope i get it..!

  220. Travis Zepp
    June 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Friday the 13th in July may be my lucky day!!

  221. Vaibhav Manral
    June 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    i have never used tablet pc. I have only heard about this on newspaper, technology magzines and on technology websites so i wanna earn this opportunity and wanna be the owner of this powerful tablet from asus. I think only the name ''Transformer'' reveal so much about this machine so i definetly want to win this.......

  222. Norman Haase
    June 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    As my wife was an extra in Transformers 2, she's got to have this! :-)

  223. joy
    June 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    A couple of years ago I won a very nice Asus laptop. It was my first laptop. I dont remember entering any contests! This one I will remember despite the fact that I am 70 yrs old I love techy stuff. I got compliments when I brought the laptop into Best Buy looking for an external CD/DVD drive. they all were gathered around to see it! I basked in all the attention.
    Now I want to win another one! Yea1

  224. His Nibs
    June 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    As my wife was in Transformers 2 (a very small part!), this would be perfect for her!!!

  225. Vaibhav Manral
    June 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Successfully entered this giveaway and shared post on facebook,twitter and goole plus. I want this tab please count me in.........

  226. Samuel George
    June 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    i've never really owned something like this, and this makes me feel inferior to others. and would really appreciate this if you guys can let me have one. thanks

  227. Samuel George
    June 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    i have never really owned anything iPhone, iPad etc. And for that reason, my friends look down on me. i can't even talk while they talk. i feel so messed up and ashamed. if you guys can make me have one, i would be the happiest person in this world till die.

  228. Kathy Rose
    June 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Great computer products are made by ASUS!

  229. Kathy Rose
    June 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    ASUS Company makes great computer products!
    I would love to own one!

  230. David Ruhmann
    June 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh my wife would love this.

  231. Ruggy Rat
    June 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I always wanted one. Price is way out of my budget. Like any parents, my kids are making good used of my money. I am happy when they are happy. Oh, I would love to win one for Father's day gift.

    Good post and well put on type of users that should either get Ipad or tablets. I say anyone that is not computer literate, Ipad will work (even though with limited application and pricey). Otherwise, Tablet (WIndows/Android) is a good adventure.

  232. Colin Tsosie
    June 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I'd love to win this Tablet and give it to my Step Daughter. She starts Nursing school soon and this would be the perfect gift.

  233. Dot
    June 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    My daughter bought herself the TF101 and dock. She loves it. She does her writing on it and chats on it with friends all over the world. I just picked up a program to change the touch sensitivity ( Touchscreen Tune) and now she can do her sketches on it as well. (she could sketch before but the program makes it a bit better to sketch with.) It's been a good tablet. Hope to have another one in our house too.

  234. John
    June 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Only doing this for Asus Transformer Prime

  235. TexasScout
    June 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    If you have to sign up for fake book, count me out.

  236. Louella
    June 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Having used both the Ipad AND Transformer Prime - this review is right on target. For those of us not hooked in to the Apple technology, it is a fantastic alternative. This would be the answer to my "prayers:" so to speak - my poor old laptop is on its last legs, and the Transformer Prime would be the perfect replacement!!

  237. Jean
    June 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Impossible to get hte code for the Asus competition (I only see 4 codes, runner, pword etc. and no mention of Asus on Facebook.

  238. A Yvette
    June 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Love my TF201. Did a lot of research before settling on the prime. Would like to give my graduating granddaughter one.
    Thanks for the contest.

  239. Tunji Osunbade
    June 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    It will be great to have one, I read that its a great machine to have.

  240. Tracy
    June 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I always enjoy your reviews. I have been looking at this computer for a while and felt that your review, once again, is honest and straight forward. I feel this device would actually expedite a great deal of my classroom applications and will also allow me to use it with many of my digital classroom projects.

  241. selvakumaran
    June 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    i want one..

  242. Dee Wheat
    June 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    We old folks like technology too, and the more advanced, the happier it makes me. The fact that I can remember when a 6 gig Compaq was a screaming fast machine is almost scary, but I think it may scare you youngsters more than it scares me!

  243. Dorothy Schwarz
    June 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    On a recent trip to NYC I ran out of storage for my photos. I use an iPad2 and I would love this tablet.

    I W A N T ONE !!!

  244. BennyBeat
    June 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Spreading the word on all my contacts (G+, FB, Twitter...)
    Also crossing my 20+1 fingers ^_^"

    Thanks a lot for this contest!!!

  245. Dorothy Schwarz
    June 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I want this! I have the iPad2 and use it instead of a laptop but miss the storage of the laptop. Particularly when on a recent trip to NYC I ran out of photo storage on the iPad.

    I W A N T O N E!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    This looks like it could replace my desktop. I'd love to have one!!!!

  247. kprao
    June 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I want this.

  248. Val
    June 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for yet another cool giveaway. Good luck to everybody!

  249. celeron504
    June 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    As an owner of an iPad2, I am learning that the tablet format allows me to accomplish my work and tasks easier than toting/lugging a laptop around to business meetings.

    I have noticed an increase in meetings where more and more workers are using this method to record and pen notes for playback at a later time.

    Having an Android tablet would allow me to transfer and share these notes through my Android phone.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  250. michael rose
    June 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    my ideapad seems to be going down hill (hope not), i can now make use of a tablet or phablet.

  251. Rylan
    June 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Nice review, and thanks for the giveaway!

  252. Rylan
    June 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Nice review, and thanks for the giveaway!

  253. igbo14
    June 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I want Transformer Prime

  254. Anatoly
    June 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I just want to have one of my own.

  255. Dan
    June 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    this looks like an awesome setup.

  256. David ferrandino
    June 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Please pic me because I like to replace my desktop with something portable like the t-former p

  257. Torstein
    June 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  258. Mo Suqi
    June 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I want an Android Tablet mine broke :(

  259. Dave Rimmer
    June 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Being disabled I would love to win a Asus Transformer Prime because I can't sit very long at my desk top and could use this anyware, so count me in and thanks.

  260. sefcug
    June 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I sure would like to have this, and will probably look into purchasing if I don't win, based on this review.

  261. Lenella Rhodes
    June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I have an iPad and it has it's uses, but I first got an Android phone, loved the apps and ease of everything. Needed a smaller tablet for church, so I got 7" Samsung Galaxy Android 4.0. Love the OS and they are easier to transfer to than iPads and have more useful apps in my opinion. I love the Peel TV remote control which even switches my Direct TV to the channel I want to watch. I would like to have a full size tablet in the Android and with 17 hours run time and the full size keyboard the transformer sure fits the bill!

  262. Geoff
    June 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I would love to have one of these. It would really come in useful.
    It is a fabulous product.

  263. O. Lamoree
    June 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I have tried out "sample" tablets in the US$70-$100 range to see if I am a "tablet guy" and altho severely limited, they seems to do what I want for the moment... but.... to move on, I can see that the Asus Transformer Prime would fit perfectly for what I do on the cheapo tablets.... and more! A LOT more! I have up on desktops in favor of 17 inch laptops and use an Acer Netbook for travel and now I am ready to go "compact with everything!" Just the idea of a keyboard/dock designed particularly for the Prime makes it a winner.

  264. George Wood
    June 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Nice giveaway. I want one, pretty please.

  265. Mohd Zulhilmi Sani
    June 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Oh yeah! definitely on my wishlist, i'll be happy to get one ;)
    Hopefully i'll be lucky enough to fetch one from this give away!

  266. John Yates
    June 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    As an "older" non-tech UK resident are the giveaways compatible with UK power supplies ? This may be a naive question but if I won I would need to know.

    • Tina
      June 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm


      This can probably be arranged in the case you win.

  267. D??Jay N?rd
    June 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm


  268. david mckinnon
    June 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I have an Asus laptop, using it now but it's 2 years old and I need a change.I really like the brand,no problems of any kind. never been near a tech, it's tough, toddler proof, if the Prime is as good as you say then given I'm already a fan I want one please. Love your guides too.

  269. Martin van Zyl
    June 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I like it!!!

  270. Martin van Zyl
    June 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I like it!!!!

  271. Izz...
    June 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Make Use Of, thank you because of your generosity :)

  272. Marguerite Johnson
    June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I have always had Apple products, starting with the Apple ][e (forever)! You have, however, convinced me about the Transformer. Good writing!!!

  273. Mario Ornelas
    June 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I have one of the firts tablets with android 2.1, and its slow, some aplications don't work.
    A desire to win this tablet, have many cores and more memory capacity and the detachable keyboard, it's beutifull.

  274. James Conley
    June 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Hope I win!!!!!!

  275. richard solis
    June 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    i could sure check out a prime.

  276. Igor Ljubas
    June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    i need this :O

  277. Fritz Goebel
    June 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Could really use this, just found out yesterday that neither of my old laptop's optical drives work any more!

  278. Rajee Pandi
    June 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Great giveaway

  279. Henry Holmes
    June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi fella's, and I'm not knocking the Transformer Prime frrom the wonderful things it does. I might buy one when the cash is available, but my ipad2 1st generation is the greatest toy in the world. Using my Zagg keyboard (wireless) which also covers the ipad2 with some kind of alloy steel (very Light) is like using a regular laptop. Software Pages, Keynotes, Adobe Elements and all kinds of programing tools and I don't need anything. Now maybe I missed something, but does the Transformer Primer run an compiler of sorts on it?

  280. Gregori Gualdron
    June 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    La quierooo!! :)

  281. jo
    June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I've looking at prime for quite awhile now! It would be fabulous to win one!

  282. Don
    June 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I don't normally enter into these giveaways, but this is too good to pass up! Good luck to all!

  283. Cesar Mancilla
    June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I want one!

  284. Kao Vang
    June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    My wife wants to get me something for my bday and I would like a Transformer tablet.. but just don't want to buy it out of selfish desires. Winning it would be awesome! :)

  285. delenn13
    June 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Nice contest. I Google+'d and Twittered. :)

  286. Jesse
    June 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    One app that puts transformer prime over everything is "tablet talk" its $3 and i bluetooth it to my phone. Full keyboard text messages with notification of who is calling for a bluetooth headset to the phone.

    you can leave the phone in the house somewhere and just walk around with your keyboard TP201 and head set. its AWESOME. first post on this page just wanted everyone with TPS201 and dock to know that its even better with this app.

  287. Ed
    June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I would love to win this.

  288. BennyBeat
    June 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Nice giveaway!!!
    Good luck to everybody ;)

    June 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I need this one very badly.

  290. mtnmedic
    June 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Very nice. I'm an iPad user but my sister is an Android user and she would love to have the Transformer Prime. I think it would make a very nice birthday gift for her.

  291. Ed Sullivan
    June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Need one

  292. Xeon Shu
    June 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

    giveaways on this website is getting more awesome!

  293. Muhammad Ahmad
    June 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Really need this Prime.

  294. Ken Gaming
    June 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Is Microsoft Surface Tablet good?

  295. druv vb
    June 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

    This would make a nice laptop alternative since I was going to buy a new laptop within the following months.

    • Jesse
      June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      i have a asus zenbook, TP201 with dock and a dell XPS tower i7 tower. Don't buy this for a laptop. you can't print, the page loading isn't fast enough, no proper doc app with printing, web page key pad isn't responsive enough for full docs. 3ed party software stuck to apps not "makesueof" stuff like the portableapps system like makeuseof talks about.

      its an amazing gadget more and more everyday but i wouldn't use it as a laptop replacement. and the zenbooks instant on is actually just as fast boot time to full OS as this haha its kinda awesome. also if you are going for a laptop. look at this option in the next few months.,2817,2405236,00.asp

      or if you are looking for a phone/tablet/netbook to go with your laptop/tower look into the padphone by asus as well. great idea other then the 2core processor they are using. Hope they make one with a Tegra 3 and (wish) 2 gigs of DDR3 like the lenovo tab will have with the tegra 3.

  296. luvmy_babygio
    June 19, 2012 at 5:51 am

    OMG i want WANT want!! Crossing my fingers and toes lol :)

  297. leo garcia
    June 19, 2012 at 4:49 am

    hope to win:)

  298. jason
    June 19, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Hi..there.I'm from I entitled for the giveaway?

    • Craig
      June 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm


    • Anne Huynh
      July 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      i think the giveaway is world wide o.o

  299. Rene Gatdula
    June 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I tossed a lot of nickels in a wishing well.....

  300. Mark Dromgoole
    June 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I'm so over the transformer prime. I can't tell how many times mine has crashed....but its at least once a week. I bought it because of the keyboard, battery life, and USB, but the OS sucks eggs. Its a clunky ugly interface with big clocks, and terrible widgets. This is where MS and Apple have got it right. Now the Surface is here, the Prime is going up for sale. Good riddens.

    • Ryan Dube
      June 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

      Are you sure you're talking about the Transformer Prime? Nothing you've said about it is at all accurate... The interface is stunning, for starters. Apple Shill or something?

      • Mark Dromgoole
        June 19, 2012 at 3:27 am

        Hardware wise the transformer is everything I need. But if you look at this system from a design perspective its a nightmare. There's no uniformity in its design, making its simplicity and usability close to failure. Its not a user experience, its a user battelground. Each crowded app and widget fighting for pixel space on the home screen. At the end of the day ICS 4 has not moved Google forward far enough for me to enjoy ir or recommend it. Why would you buy this device when Surface is available in one month? Its got the power and features of an ultrabook making it a kick ass tablet.

        • Ryan Dube
          June 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

          Again - it doesn't seem like you're talking about the same tablet. There is indeed uniformity - and with 4 pages of full-screen space to flip through there's more than enough room for widgets if that's your fancy. I don't typically care for widgets - I am very app-focused.

          Honestly, the power (can't complain when I'm still typing away 17 hours later while everyone else has run out of juice), and features through the nose, make it a no-brainer for me. Seriously, I'm not sure we're talking about the same tablet.

        • Jesse
          June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

          3ed post on this sorry. i love my TP201. this does come with a SUPER widget for those people covers an entire page that if anything reminds me of a MSN home screen of 'too much info'
          i'm more of a google home screen of simplicity of a app list on the top to go to.

          msn to google reference resembles to Ryan as a app focused person.

        • Rebecca Raven
          June 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

          Mark: Wow. Your experience varies greatly from mine...sounds like you have your eye on the new Microsoft tablet. I hope your experience with it is everything you hope for.

          To all others: seriously, I have had ZERO such issues with my Prime. It has FIVE screens so I'm confused about the "battleground" comment.

  301. David Dew
    June 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Nice review. This would really help me out with my study :D

  302. Trevor L
    June 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Very cool

  303. Ronald Smith
    June 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I've wanted one of these bad boys for a long time now, so this would truly be a dream come true. Thanks for the opportunity, regardless of who wins.

  304. Catherine McCrum
    June 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I have an ASUS LAPTOP and I love it - would love to have this Transformer Prime

  305. John Braxton
    June 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I just want to have one of my own.

  306. Mihovil Pletikos
    June 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    best giveaway for now....

  307. Dean
    June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Like one commenter, I would like to get this device as an alternative to the original iPad that I have.

  308. G. Zeeman
    June 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    iPad... wait, yeah I think I remember what that was!

  309. Muhammad Shahrukh Khan
    June 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Hope I win one. I own a Gingerbread Tab but it is very sluggish.

  310. Dick Berry
    June 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Would like to have, looks like a winner

  311. Merlin
    June 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    All your Transformer Prime are belong to us!

    Cool giveaway! Hope I win it...

  312. david yehaskel
    June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I've been lusting after the Prime for a while now.

  313. Alex
    June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    great product and great contest! Thank you for this! Regards.

  314. Yudono Ra
    June 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    lemme win, win pretty please :)

  315. Ben
    June 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I am thinking of getting a tablet and I am one of those who likes to take the road less travelled. The Transformer Prime looks like the tablet for me.

    • Ryan Dube
      June 19, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Good for you - you will be welcome on this road. :-)

  316. Mark
    June 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Using terms like 'lemmings' 'fanboi' and 'stand out from the crowd' as well as putting forward the 'this is only my opinion' fallacy only shows the angle of bias that you are working from. This reads like a cheesy infomercial. Can we have an honest unbiased review please.

    • Truefire_
      June 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      This is an honest review, from someone who has used both. Use one yourself, and you'll see he has a right to be excited. This IS the best tablet on the market. I have the earlier model, the TF101, and it blows the iPad away. I will use anything that works, and the TF101 and the Prime work better than anything else on the market.

      • Ryan Dube
        June 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        Thanks Truefire. I expected more complaints from the iPad fans. Appreciate your positive feedback. :-)

        • Truefire_
          June 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

          Thank you! It's a great review that I will pass around to my friends interested in a tablet.

          Also, I really want the Prime, since the TF101 is technically my brother's ;)

    • Mark O'Neill
      June 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Mark - a review IS someone's opinion. What do you want Ryan to do? Lie? Of course he is going to express his opinion.

      This is an excellent review by Ryan.

    • Dave Parrack
      June 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      All reviews are opinions and this is Ryan's. It doesn't come as biased to me at all. The Transformer Prime is a magnificent product and a great alternative to those who don't want an iPad.

      You have to admit a lot of the people buying iPads, and all Apple products for that matter, are lemmings or fanboys who don't bother doing their research beforehand.

      • Truefire_
        June 27, 2012 at 3:19 am


  317. Bryan Kelley
    June 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Being a student at University, the prime would be so valuable in helping with my daily needs!

  318. Manide
    June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks, nice review. I'm happy 'cause I didn't find "ipad killer" expression (it causes me to get an allergy).

    Good luck to all participants to this giveaway!

  319. Absolom Green
    June 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    :| I wish the keyboard on my laptop looked like that.. D: I island keys how I want thee~

  320. Ananda Kumar M R
    June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I have Ipad2, I did not had any bad experiance with it, I used android with LG phone only also like to get experiance using with Android tablet...

  321. Gonçalo Ferreira
    June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    This concept from Asus, the Transformer, is the future of technology. Multifunction devices as this will dominate tablet and laptop market.

  322. den
    June 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    good giveaway - good prize. i want try Transformer Prime and want win this contest

  323. Carl Nabbzy
    June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    That's transformer prime look sexy :D

  324. Ravinder Putta
    June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Asus <3 <3

  325. Jackie Parkins
    June 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I have the original iPad and I am not at all happy with it, this would be the perfect alternative. Then I can hand down my iPad to my husband.

    • Jackson Chung
      June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Why aren't you happy with your iPad, Jackie?

      • Jackie Parkins
        June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        I don't like the fact that it doesn't do Flash, and never will, and I knew that when I got it, but didn't think it would be an issue. But it is. Also, their Safari browser just shuts down randomly and for no good reason. I am using the latest iOS and I wonder if that could be the problem, too much OS for the original processor, etc. It has also become pretty slow, again - maybe the OS? I read that they are getting rid of Google maps in their new OS release for the 2nd and 3rd gen. iPads and the iPhone as well. Great move, Apple. I love Google anything and hope that Google comes out with a tablet soon. ASUS makes awesome products and the one you are giving away looks really great.

        • Truefire_
          June 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

          It is a fantastic tablet. I own the predecessor, which is also great, the TF101. Google is coming out with at least a 7inch Nexus-line tablet within a few months though.

        • Ryan Dube
          June 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          Depending on what you need it for, the Transformer may be right up your alley - it sounds like it would be a good fit for you.

        • Jackie Parkins
          June 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

          I think you are absolutely right about that.

    • Rebecca Doremus
      June 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Jackie, this is also why I would like to win it ... not because I want to give my IPAD to my husband, since he has a newer model than me ... but my original IPAD has gotten so sluggish since the cloud feature was introduced to it. Especially my library. I never did use the Safari app on the IPAD though, G-Whizz is so much better. Takes all things Google and keeps them together in a great interface. Also manages FB quite well.

      • Jackie Parkins
        June 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        I will have to check out the G-Whizz app, I have never heard of it. Thanks for the tip.

  326. Raj Sarkar
    June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I badly want one! Thanks for this giveaway! :)

    • Steve Morgan
      June 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      I want one too :)

      • Eman Asuncion
        July 9, 2012 at 3:42 am

        me too!! :-)

        • Nathan Vringd
          July 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

          One more.

  327. Dany Bouffard
    June 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I already own a Transformer Prime, but I think my wife would really like to have one, so I am entering this givewaway hoping to win one for her.

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