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  1. rushmore

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    Best Buy is getting the 300, but no sign of the Prime. Ditto for Staples.

    I wonder how hard it would be to cut a slot on the Prime back panel, since seems the Prime will not ship with revised panel.
     

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    i'm thinking i may have ended up getting a revised model due to buying through a place like best buy,gamestop and other places. i'm not getting of the gps or the wifi problems that everyone is talking about. i'm using the 32 gig grey/purple model from gamestop. it was a great steal being like 100 bucks less then what most people wanted for it. woot for paying for 499 rather then 599 XD
     
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    I purchased my Transformer Prime (Grey) from Best Buy, and my wi-fi has been working great, both at home, at a recent stay in a hotel and at restaurants.

    GPS has been touch and go... one day, it shows NO satellites, the next it shows something like 8-12, with a lock on four or five!

    Recently, whenever I test out the GPS, it's showing strong signals, and when I launch my map program, it pinpoints my exact location.

    Overall, I've been THRILLED with my Transformer Prime!

    Still have a couple of weeks where I could return it, but I don't have any plans to do so!

    Really love it! Even my wife, a die-hard Apple fan (iPad 2, iPhone, iPod, Mac computers) has said that "well, in SOME areas, Android does seem nicer then the iPad!
     
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    I think the new iPad rocks, but if I could only have one tablet, it would be Android. I did not have the same luck as some others with Prime wifi range. Could care less about gps, but wifi needs to be as good as my Thrive, View and iPad.

    I may consider the 300 if it has an IPS panel (know it is not the same display as the Prime), since no aluminum back. $100 less than Prime. If the trade off is no flash camera and no IPS super panel, maybe okay. No aluminum is more than fine with me.

    Prime will probably be delisted by some retailers once the 300 gets into channels.
     
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    Retail for the Prime is $499. You didn't get a steal, you just didn't get ripped off. :)

    Great things are working for you. Same here with the wifi. No problems.
     
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    My first prime with SN starting with a B, and my wifi wasn't that great. My new prime is a c3, and the wifi is the best device I own. Probably 30 to 40 feet from router, and it's constantly reading 25 meg, which is Better than my new laptop. There was an email from an asus employee leaked on xda showing an email in which he essentially said, the new primes are fixed for wifi, the old ones are not.

    From my new prime, it's easy to see wifi is fantastic now.
     
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    I also bought mine from game stop and I have a C3 and so far I have not had any wifi problems as for GPS I am never going to use the tablet for GPS so I could care less about it
     
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    I have one of the first gen Primes and I've never had any trouble with wifi
     
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    Try This test. Run a speed test on wifi, record results. Turn on Bluetooth and stream something. In this case try transferring a file such as a movie over bluetooth, and run another speed test while the file is transferring.

    I'm positive what the results will show :(
     

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