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  1. jubb

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    So since I have a Amethyst Grey one sitting on my desk and no idea when the my Champagne one will ship I need some help. Someone fill me in, is it really as purple as it looks in the renders and stuff? I'm soo tempted to open this thing, but I don't want to regret it. Can you really call it grey or is it a purple?
     

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    sitting in my home office with the desk lamp (incadescent) it has a purple tint to it. in my work office, it looks grey, almost a brown grey - even french grey, and that is with the flourscent lights and a halogen desk lamp.
     
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    pic is more purple. i think what you are seeing there is the sky reflect on (obvious window glare in the pics) and is giving it more blue to make it look purple.
     
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    Thanks!!!

    So I decided to open it...


    The screen gave one flash and won't turn on anymore.

    I think I'm one of the Brick out of box people. SOOOOO FRUSTRATED!!!!
     
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    How about charging it.
     
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    full time student, which means I'm too lazy to get
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    charge it... Mine did the same thing and I left it for an hour and it turned right on. As for the purple tint, yes, it does seem a bit less "metallic" then the picture online make it out to be but I'm actually liking it a lot.
     
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    Ok, so the battery was just really really dead. After it was plugged in for a 1/2 hour it actually attempted turning on again. Still failed and I had to let it sit a little more.

    I'm very ok with the level of purple.
     
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    This made me laugh.
     
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    I know right. First world problems.
     
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    It is much more purple when under bright light... Otherwise it just looks gray.
     
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    I thought it'd be able to power on based on the power cord. It turned itself on when I plugged it in which I wasn't expecting. I'm liking the color more and more. The it really just a purple tint in direct light and mostly grey. But that side of the tablet doesn't see that much light anyways. Typing on it right now. I like it.
     
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    I wasn't so sure when it arrived if I liked it, but it is very much growing on me and everyone at my office loves the colour!
     
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    I like it execpt for this BIG GIANT SCRATCH that somehow showed up.
    :(
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    I messed with one in a gamestop, its purple. I was set on getting it till I saw this. Definitely getting the champagne now.
     
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    Nothing wrong with amethist purple, its my favourate colour. Plus ive been hearing its more gunmetal than purple. Then again it all comes down to opinion.

    Just wish I had a prime now...
     
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    I think the finish is going to be very susceptible to scratches with the vinyl record like groove pattern. The instructions included with the cloth show to wipe in a circular pattern for that very reason.
     

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