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I have to say, in contrast to some of the other reviews...I had no problems whatsoever with this software. It was easy to install (took about 10 min.) & am running XP Media Edition. I am a media junkie, and that's why I ordered this product...because of the multiple media features it offers. So far, I have easily edited some photos ala 3D style (what fun (!) but you have to choose the right photo, it won't make a bad photo look good). I also have created a calendar for a friend who's having a birthday soon. Very easy! I like the way the photo tasks are organized. I had software from Canon that was "heavy" & unorganized (& it often crashed). That's no longer an issue.
I also appreciate the multitude of abilities that Creator 2011 has: to burn/back up copies of my hard drive (I don't have a secondary drive), to burn discs easily (my old software was pretty bad at this!) & have have easily done both in a matter of 20 min. The tutorials make this really easy to understand & readily do. No groping around for info! While I haven't gotten into movie editing yet, I look forward to using that feature when the time comes. The 3D DVD effect will be fun to explore. I am not a super techie type of person...my level is about "intermediate", yet I believe this software would be easy for the non-tech person to easily use & understand. I have had zero issues (!). I am very pleased with this product...and unlike a recent antivirus I ordered, it works fine. I'll be checking out the feature about sharing on social network sites (like facebook) next & will be happy to come back & update my review in the future about this & any other features & experiences.
After waiting nearly a full month to get my hands on one of these elusive tablets, I managed to get lucky enough to find one at a local store. At this point, you've probably read reviews from tech experts and critics that do this for a living, so I'll spare the technical details and go for usability from the perspective of a moderately technologically savvy aficionado.
As a previous owner of an iPad 2, I returned mine because of the strict usage requirements forced by Apple and the iOS, I can say the Asus Transformer Prime feels nearly the same in my hands as does an iPad 2. The curved edges and cool metal back feel sturdy and comfortable in my hands. When holding the device in landscape mode, it is noticeably wider than the iPad 2, making it difficult to hit the middle keys with my thumbs. I have yet to acquire the keyboard dock, but until then switching to portrait mode works fine when typing in long segments. The screen gets finger smudges just as noticeably as iPad 2, but the gorilla glass makes removing as easy as using the palm of your hand.
There's been some concern over the one speaker located directly where my right hand rests while holding the tablet in landscape mode. To me, this is an extremely nitpicky con since the speaker is louder than iPad or any tablet I've experienced to date even when I am trying to cover it with my hand. Still, there is a 8 mm headphone jack if you're trying to get the full quality experience.
The front facing camera (1.2 megapixel) is located just a little right of center when holding the device in landscape mode, which is a bit awkward considering I'm used to the portrait video chat of FaceTime on the iPad 2. It's about par quality with any front-facing camera I've come into contact with, and not really useful for anything else. The rear facing camera is excellent. I have two android phones, one with 8 megapixel and xenon flash and the other 5 megapixel with no flash, and this camera (8 megapixel) beats both of them with superior autofocus and a bright flash for night-time pictures. It's no Canon Rebel by any means, but perfect for photo-journaling and all casual picture needs.
Along with the tablet, you'll find a nice, long (4 ft.) USB cable and a AC power adapter. It's important to note that this device does not charge via micro USB so you'll have to keep track of this new charger for all of your devices. Also, if you plan to do any HDMI streaming to an HDTV or monitor, you'll need to purchase a Micro HDMI to HMDI cord separately.
I was able to download Android 4.0 ICS right out of the box, and it does look beautiful on the super IPS display. I'm assuming you've read all you need to know about how nice the screen swipes with ICS, and the browser is so much nicer, etc. One thing they don't talk about is using the device through an HDTV using the micro HDMI output. This has been my favorite thing about the Prime so far. The picture on my 55" Samsung HDTV is pristine. Streaming video through Youtube or Netflix is perfect quality. Games such as Shadowgun, Galaxy on Fire 2, and Blood and Glory could easily be mistaken for Xbox 360. I am incredibly exited to see what developers will do to exercise the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip in the coming months.
Putting the fact that my WiFi and GPS work perfectly behind, the most concern for this tablet is caused by the Android Appstore and the lack of tablet optimized apps. While this is currently true, every app that I used on a daily basis on my iPad 2 I have found an equal or better substitute on my Prime. All I needed to do was Google "Best Android Tablet Apps" and there were 10 lists available with useful free and paid apps that are made for a larger screen. Also, with the release of ICS, I expect developers are hard at work creating a slew of new apps that will bolster the number of available tablet optimized applications.
One last huge pro about the Android OS is the freedom to use it for whatever purpose you see fit. If you want to have one home screen dedicated to weather and clock widgets from around the globe, you can. If you want to download music or video directly to the tablet's internal memory, or expandable SD card, you can do that as well. Google offers the exact same services that iTunes and the Apple Appstore does, but also allows you to choose other options. I can wirelessly transfer files and media from my android phone to my Prime to my 5 year old Macbook or a friend's PC and back. This freedom is the main reason I returned my iPad and opted for an Android tablet.
Make no mistake, the iPad 2 is a beautifully simple device that does exactly what consumers want it to do. It's just as fast, the display is just as crisp, and it has more Apps than you will ever be able to use. Having to explore multiple places to discover all of the settings and preferences and options you can tweak on the Prime is daunting if you're not used to it. But in my opinion, the Asus Transformer Prime is not only the best Android Tablet, but the best tablet on the market to date. I look forward to seeing developers make games and Apps that make it shine like it is supposed to.
From what I make of most of the reviews that I have read they are all jokes mocking Denon about selling a $500.00 Networking cable. Well let me tell you this, I have one of these and I let my friend, who is an electrical engineer, take the cable into his lab and perform various tests on its electrical transmitting characteristics and his results did conclude that this cable does transmit data more accurately than they average cable.
I can hear it now! "BUT IT IS DIGITUL , IT IS NOT GUNNA MAKE ANY DIFFRECNE!!!!!1" You are absolutely right, this cable will work just as well as any $5 cable that you can pick up from monoprice or newegg but is that what you really want? I mean in these crazy economic times do you not want to invite your neighbors over and rub their face in the fact that the only reason that you have a $500.00 networking cable is because you can afford it?
Excuse me while I go stroke my e-penor.
Totally works. Best money I ever spent. Annoying little hairs are gone, non existent. Yes I used this device 1xweekx4weeks to achieve results. I don't recommend that anyone else do this but I had no negative side effects from treating this way. I love this device, I would have paid double to achieve these results. Truly amazed.
***update!*** have used the device to get those last few hairs that were in the wrong phase to be successfully zapped. I am thrilled to announce I no longer need to shave the area ever and only on rare occasion do I need to tweeze a random stray hair. It not only works but it is permanent. It's liberating to not have the worry of embarrassing stubble. It is a pricy little device but worth it's weight in platinum for the results. This has done wonders for my self confidence. If you are on the fence about this purchase take my advice and invest in yourself. You too can have the boost in self confidence from knowing your skin will always be silky smooth and stubble free. Everyone deserves to feel the way I do about their skin.
Jeannie Ralston's book drew me in from the first and I could hardly put it down! She is a courageous and resiliant woman! I laughed and shed tears. What more can a reader ask! I'll be recommending this one for my book club next year!
My husband and I retired to Spring Branch, near Blanco (after living happily in Houston for 40 years), so I especially identified with Jeannie's dealing with country creatures and the often contrary Central Texas weather.
I hope Jeannie and her family have a wonderful life in San Miguel de Allende and I'm counting on another book.