The ASUS Transformer Prime, known as the TF201 to the techies, has gone through some tough times. First, it was found that GPS was unusable for many due to the metal construction. To rectify this, ASUS sent people GPS dongles to those who requested them, free of charge. Apparently that isn’t enough for someone, as there was a lawsuit against ASUS for the diminished GPS and WiFi performance.
The lawsuit claimed that the Asus Eee Pad TF201 Transformer Prime tablet GPS and WiFi signal quality is diminished based on the design of the tablet. Asus denies all allegations regarding WiFi but Asus acknowledges that GPS performance did not meet the expectations of all customers, which Asus addressed by offering the Dongle to Asus Eee Pad TF201 Transformer Prime tablet owners. Asus is entering into this proposed settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The proposed settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
To avoid “burdensome and costly litigation,” ASUS decided to just settle this lawsuit and provide those who request it with $17 and a free GPS dongle. Yes, if you’re truly unhappy with your tablet and didn’t accept the refund you were offered, you can take $17 from ASUS. If you actually want to do this, you’ll have to file a claim by May 31st.