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  1. rockcrawler's Avatar
    Better picture taken from a real camera and not my eVo.
    05-06-2011 12:05 AM
  2. allergy's Avatar
    Does it seem like all units are having issues?

    Would you say that the gap is bearable and worth the extra versatility of HC and a keyboard dock?

    What about the light bleeding, is it so obvious that you get distracted when watching movies or playing games?

    I was so excited to have a Tablet/Keyboard combo, but now, I almost feel like just sticking it out with my current laptop (a mac! booo) and waiting for the next batch of transformers, or perhaps just the next generation..
    05-06-2011 12:32 AM
  3. rockcrawler's Avatar
    Does it seem like all units are having issues?

    Would you say that the gap is bearable and worth the extra versatility of HC and a keyboard dock?

    What about the light bleeding, is it so obvious that you get distracted when watching movies or playing games?

    I was so excited to have a Tablet/Keyboard combo, but now, I almost feel like just sticking it out with my current laptop (a mac! booo) and waiting for the next batch of transformers, or perhaps just the next generation..
    * the current gap is definately bearable

    * the light bleed on this unit is bad all the time no matter the conditions or what you are using it for. Its bad just on the homescreen.
    The previous unit i had the light bleed is bearable

    All in all its a mixed bad / luck of the draw. Its definately not everyone, i thibk that i am just really unlucky.
    Still weighing my options, the only thing that ia know for sure is that this particular unit is getting replaced one way or another. The question is if it will be with another transformer.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 12:33 AM
  4. antacus's Avatar
    I can feel your pain. I have been waiting for the TF since I first heard about it then it took me a solid week to actually track one down. So far, knock on wood, I have been overly happy with my personal unit. NO screen bleed at all with static images or movies in a dark or bright room plus my battery drain is a lot less then others is seems. I wonder why such the vast gap between units. Poor QC?
    05-06-2011 09:16 AM
  5. anon(292241)'s Avatar
    That one spokesperson did say that the short supply was due to changes in quality control. Maybe they've caught on to the problem and are trying to rectify the situation?
    05-06-2011 02:20 PM
  6. mikerealohs's Avatar
    Better picture taken from a real camera and not my eVo.
    Geez yours is almost as bad as mine... Is this a wide a spread problem? I'll for sure keep you posted on my unit's status. Just waiting to hear back Asus now.
    05-06-2011 02:35 PM
  7. mikerealohs's Avatar
    * the current gap is definately bearable

    * the light bleed on this unit is bad all the time no matter the conditions or what you are using it for. Its bad just on the homescreen.
    The previous unit i had the light bleed is bearable

    All in all its a mixed bad / luck of the draw. Its definately not everyone, i thibk that i am just really unlucky.
    Still weighing my options, the only thing that ia know for sure is that this particular unit is getting replaced one way or another. The question is if it will be with another transformer.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
    I totally agree 110% with what was said. The light bleed is unbearable on mine. I don't mind the gap, however the light bleed becomes a problem the second the screen darkens/goes black for some process (ie; watching a video or using a app where a majority of the screen is black)...
    05-06-2011 02:39 PM
  8. mikerealohs's Avatar
    Well, it's been 6 days since I sent in my request for a RMA number to Asus. I got a case number and trackable email from Asus with in their internal email system, however when checking it's status with the link provided in the email they sent me it still shows as being unreplied (the page states that all inquiries are responded to within 48 hours of it's initial receipt)... I've tried contacting them with the phone number provided on their website, hitting the key prompts provided by the automated voice, and just when it starts to ring to a person (I think) it hangs up... I'm kind of at my wits end at this point. I've contacted Amazon, as they fulfilled my order, and the customer service rep I spoke to was pretty awesome. He would have replaced my unit, however they're still sold out and unable to offer me a replacement so ultimately they weren't of much help... At this point I have until the 7th of June to request a return and get a full refund.

    In a nutshell, here's what I've gleamed about both companies from this experience:
    Amazon = pretty awesome
    Asus = pretty shady
    05-11-2011 10:50 AM
  9. Jonneh's Avatar
    Well, it's been 6 days since I sent in my request for a RMA number to Asus. I got a case number and trackable number from Asus in the email, however when checking it's status with the link provided in the email it still shows as being as unreplied... I've tried contacting them with the phone number provided on their website, hitting the key prompts provided by the automated voice and just when it starts to ring to a person (I think) it hangs up... I'm kind of at my wits end at this point. I contacted Amazon (since they fulfilled my order) and the customer service rep I spoke to was pretty awesome. He would have replaced my unit, however they're still sold out so it's a no go... At this point I have until the 7th of June to request return and full refund.

    In a nutshell, here's what I've learned from this experience:
    Amazon = pretty awesome
    Asus = pretty shady
    Thanks man. Think I'll wait until I know for sure that Asus is upping their Quality Control.
    05-11-2011 11:51 AM
  10. KeithGP's Avatar
    I'm enjoying my tablet but I would love to have it exchanged for one with no light bleed.
    05-16-2011 07:13 AM
  11. sonofdroid's Avatar
    Take it back that looks miserable.
    05-16-2011 04:07 PM
  12. apd123#AC's Avatar
    Wow I thought you all might whining until I saw the pics that is terrible. So is the consensus that the product is flawed or just some bad units?
    05-16-2011 09:44 PM
  13. craftyhack's Avatar
    First post so I can see your pics. My 16GB TF definitely has some bleed in a few places, but not too bad I don't think, a few dime to quarter sized spots. Now going back in the thread to see if I have low standards or got lucky. Note that I haven't yet used my TF to watch any movies (still trying to sort out the right combo of transcoding given crappy hardware acceleration support on Tegra2 at this point, Handbrake is encoding as we speak), so maybe what I think isn't a big deal now won't be the case once I start watching video's on my TF...
    05-16-2011 11:49 PM
  14. craftyhack's Avatar
    OK, just compared mine, and it looks just as bad with light bleed as the others posted, but only if I have brightness up to 100% in a very dark room. With auto brightness enabled, the bleed is barely noticeable. The brightness does decrease dramatically when in a dark room and brightness set to automatic, but the level it sets is comfortable for me I think... once I get some movies transcoded I will know for sure!
    05-16-2011 11:57 PM
  15. sonofdroid's Avatar
    OK, just compared mine, and it looks just as bad with light bleed as the others posted, but only if I have brightness up to 100% in a very dark room. With auto brightness enabled, the bleed is barely noticeable. The brightness does decrease dramatically when in a dark room and brightness set to automatic, but the level it sets is comfortable for me I think... once I get some movies transcoded I will know for sure!
    I stay far away from devices that have known issues. The Asus TF is one of the devises known to have light bleed, choice is simple, take it or leave it.
    05-17-2011 06:14 AM
  16. anon(292241)'s Avatar
    I stay far away from devices that have known issues. The Asus TF is one of the devises known to have light bleed, choice is simple, take it or leave it.
    You don't have any devices, then, do you? LOL...
    05-17-2011 08:30 AM
  17. jon_stewart's Avatar
    I stay far away from devices that have known issues.
    I thought you said you had a Xoom???

    ROFL!
    05-17-2011 11:06 AM
  18. HappyFish's Avatar
    I ordered 4 TF from different places and they arrived at different time. The first arrived, it had a gap in the front of the panel as well as at back of the panel. It made creaking noise! I returned that one. The 2nd and 3rd TF arrived. Opened the 2nd one and it was perfect...no problem at all. The 3rd one as a gift which I gave over the weekend. The recipient opened the box and found no problems...it was also perfect. The 4th one arrived yesterday. Again, it is intended as a gift and I don't want to open it.

    Seems like it is a hit or miss.
    05-17-2011 02:31 PM
  19. Suntan's Avatar
    I ordered 4 TF from different places and they arrived at different time. The first arrived, it had a gap in the front of the panel as well as at back of the panel. It made creaking noise! I returned that one. The 2nd and 3rd TF arrived. Opened the 2nd one and it was perfect...no problem at all. The 3rd one as a gift which I gave over the weekend. The recipient opened the box and found no problems...it was also perfect. The 4th one arrived yesterday. Again, it is intended as a gift and I don't want to open it.

    Seems like it is a hit or miss.
    I want to be your friend at Christmas time

    -Suntan
    05-17-2011 02:44 PM
  20. HappyFish's Avatar
    Before I have my TF, my wife love her Xoom. Now she wants to take my TF! My only defense is to keep telling her the TF has bad build quality and that the Xoom is more reliable and feel more high quality. It is still my TF as of today! :-)
    05-17-2011 03:13 PM
  21. sonofdroid's Avatar
    You don't have any devices, then, do you? LOL...
    I have two xooms in my house and sold one 3g version when the wifi version came out.I could verify the issues the Asus TF has because I had one and put it up for sale the same day. Bottom line it lacks quality and quality control. The only thing it has going for it is the keyboard that separates it from the rest, but then again how hard would it be to make a similar add on for other tablets? I said this before, nothing compares to the Motorola xoom as far as build goes but that's my opinion.
    05-17-2011 03:24 PM
  22. Suntan's Avatar
    Jeez this gets tiring.

    Look, youre not the only person capable of looking at both units and then deciding for themselves which will work better for their needs.

    Personally, when I had a Xoom for a week or two, the build is what turned me off. As for fit and finish, there was a fair amount of misalignment where the stamped metal backplate met the plastic strip at the top (right below the hard-to-use speaker buttons.) Not a reliability issue, but definitely frustrating when that is where your hand naturally rests while holding it in landscape. Yes, Im sure yours has *absolutely zero* misalignment but after I noticed it on mine, I also noticed the same misalignment on a Xoom on display at a BB, although not as severely as the sample I got.

    Motorola is not immune to quality issues either.

    In any case, can we please stop hearing from you about how poorly the Transformer is built? There are enough of them shipped out now that we can decide that for ourselves. The Xoom is a quality product, the Transformer is no good at anything important. The Xoom is stylish, the Transformer is garish, the Xoom has a cool name, the Transformer has a girly name, the transformer will be dead soon, Long live the Xoom

    Does that about cover it?

    -Suntan
    05-17-2011 03:38 PM
  23. sonofdroid's Avatar
    I thought you said you had a Xoom???

    ROFL!
    What issues does the xoom have besides the high price? But compare it to what's out there and it seems to be a steel in my opinion. I dont think you're going to see qulity material in future tablets because Asus Acer and soon Samsung 10.1 are proving that cheaper made is more profitable.
    05-17-2011 03:47 PM
  24. HappyFish's Avatar
    I have both Xoom and TF at home. Seems like people still like the TF better even the Xoom has better build quality. I showed both to friends. All like TF better. I think it is the usability and connectivity that people like about the TF. And to top it off, TF is $200 lower.
    05-17-2011 03:50 PM
  25. sonofdroid's Avatar
    I'm done here guys sorry to take up your precious time.
    05-17-2011 03:56 PM
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