Asus Eee Pad Transformer 10.1" Tablet - Android 3.0, 16GB, and WiFi for only £360.99 delivered via BestBuy using code plus 8% Quidco cashback!
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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 10.1" Tablet - Android 3.0, 16GB, and WiFi for only £360.99 delivered via BestBuy using code plus 8% Quidco cashback!

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Found 8th Jun 2011Made hot 14th Jun 2011
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Tablets are the ultimate in portable computing and whether you want to use one for staying in touch with your friends on the move, watching the latest films while commuting or staying on top of your workload when you’re out of the office, the Asus Eee Transformer tablet computer covers it all.
Its lightweight and slender, perfect to take with you on your travels and thanks to its tough Gorilla Glass screen it’s durable enough to withstand any knocks it suffers if it’s dropped. Stylish as it is the Asus Eee Transformer isn’t just about looks as it packs enough power to perform the same type of tasks you may have performed on your laptop for in the past.
With its 10.1” 1280x800 capacitive touchscreen you can watch videos in 1080p high-definition and browse websites, including Flash content, quickly and easily by tapping, pinching and running your fingers across the screen. There’s a 1.2MP internal and 5MP external camera/video recorder so you can capture high quality video and chat to friends over the Transformer’s high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection. Editing your photos or video is a pleasure on the crystal-clear screen and you can download editing software and applications from the Android Marketplace.
The Asus Eee Transformer is one of the first tablets to be loaded with Android’s brand new Honeycomb operating system, which has been developed specifically for tablet computers. It runs applications faster than previous Android operating systems and allows you to customise multiple home screens with your own widgets and applications, giving your Asus Eee Transformer a personal touch.
The tablet also features a super-fast dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which ensures that you don’t have to wait around long for games to load up, applications to open and web pages to show on-screen. Yet despite the power of the Asus Eee Transformer you can still expect an impressive eight hours of battery life from it before it needs a recharge.
You can extend the tablet’s battery life by a further eight hours, as well as make it easier to type out large documents, by pairing the Asus Eee Transformer with a QWERTY keyboard, giving you a tablet/netbook combo. Other hardware that can be connected to the Asus Eee Transformer tablet computer includes an HDTV, which attaches to the tablet via an HDMI cable. This is a useful addition if you have files stored on your tablet or content from the web that you want to stream onto a bigger screen so that your friends and family can all watch it together.
A microSD port makes it possible to store extra content on the Asus Eee Transformer, on top of the 16GB of storage space already built into the tablet. And if you want to share content between devices

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Original Poster

Now where to get that £50 keyboard/dock....

Original Poster

Is this the cheapest HoneyComb Tablet out there? I think so...

Very tempted, but where can you get the keyboard for £50? It's £100 most places I've seen.

Comet does both for £429.

Original Poster

I was tempted too, but I've just realised that in the USA you can pick this up for $399.

That's £244!

Like here and here

Don't see the point - almost the same size as a netbook and more expensive

zishank

I was tempted too, but I've just realised that in the USA you can pick … I was tempted too, but I've just realised that in the USA you can pick this up for $399. That's £244! Like here and here:(



Typical, rip off Britain. We get shafted for everything :(.

EDEN188

Typical, rip off Britain. We get shafted for everything :(.



Yup, nice to see the much vaulted Global Market working at its best. . .

Original Poster

The cashback would take it down to £332 but still pricy vs. USA.

But if bestbuy stock the one with a keyboard then with code & cashback it would be £375.81, which fairs better to USA version at £336.

Perhaps worth waiting to see if that happens.

Original Poster

Found this to get keyboard for £54.99 inc VAT and carriage but may be too late:

techinstyle.tv/new…er/
Edited by: "zishank" 8th Jun 2011

zishank

Found this to get keyboard for £54.99 inc VAT and carriage but may be too … Found this to get keyboard for £54.99 inc VAT and carriage but may be too late:http://techinstyle.tv/news/eee-pad-transformer-keyboard-dock-offer/




This is a limited offer and available only to end-users in the UK who have purchased or pre-ordered their Eee Pad Transformer (without Keyboard Dock) in the UK before midnight on Friday 22nd April 2011.
Edited by: "daBluone" 8th Jun 2011

Original Poster

daBluone

This is a limited offer and available only to end-users in the UK who … This is a limited offer and available only to end-users in the UK who have purchased or pre-ordered their Eee Pad Transformer (without Keyboard Dock) in the UK before midnight on Friday 22nd April 2011.



Hence the words: "may be too late". I've emailed them to confirm.

Hi guys, is this really worth over £100 more than the Advent Vega? I was about to buy the Vega instead of a Kindle (all my ebooks are pdf and will probably be easier to read on a 10" screen compared to an e-ink 6").

Don't see why there's such a great fuss about getting a keyboard, surely the main purpose of a tablet is the ease of use when portable. If your going to carry a keyboard about as well, it would be easier to have laptop. The touchpad keyboards seem pretty responsive and easy to use in my opinion, unless your blind and need the feel of real keys I can't see the point of having one and then paying 50 odd quid on top as well seems daft to me.

zishank

Hence the words: "may be too late". I've emailed them to confirm.



I have read on other web forums, that they have refused to extend the offer, that they say you have to buy it from approved resellers (for approx £100), but at present there doesn't seem to be any suppliers with it!

steevieboy4u

Don't see why there's such a great fuss about getting a keyboard, surely … Don't see why there's such a great fuss about getting a keyboard, surely the main purpose of a tablet is the ease of use when portable. If your going to carry a keyboard about as well, it would be easier to have laptop. The touchpad keyboards seem pretty responsive and easy to use in my opinion, unless your blind and need the feel of real keys I can't see the point of having one and then paying 50 odd quid on top as well seems daft to me.



It offers more than a keyboard, it contains an additional battery which doubles to battery life of the tablet, it provides USB ports and SD card slot (the tablet has mini HDMI and Micro SD card slot, but no USB built in), the keyboard when connected to the tablet, supports the screen and also when folded up protected the screen (like a netbook). Some people rate it for being more productive so can type up documents/presentations/spreadsheets in Polaris Office(compatible with Microsoft Office), some people don't rate it, each to their own.

zishank

I was tempted too, but I've just realised that in the USA you can pick … I was tempted too, but I've just realised that in the USA you can pick this up for $399. That's £244! Like here and here:(




So why don't you order via one of those links? Correct me if I am wrong, but the only difference is the plug isn't it?

sgrech

So why don't you order via one of those links? Correct me if I am wrong, … So why don't you order via one of those links? Correct me if I am wrong, but the only difference is the plug isn't it?



Because you would be stung by custom and Royal Mail rip off handling fee as well. Unless you happen to be going to the States, then ordering and having it delivered here would not be cost effective.

EDEN188

Because you would be stung by custom and Royal Mail rip off handling fee … Because you would be stung by custom and Royal Mail rip off handling fee as well. Unless you happen to be going to the States, then ordering and having it delivered here would not be cost effective.



Oh didn't I mention, I am going to the states - although not for a few months. Hopefully we be even cheaper by then!:D

sgrech

Oh didn't I mention, I am going to the states - although not for a few … Oh didn't I mention, I am going to the states - although not for a few months. Hopefully we be even cheaper by then!:D



Lucky bum, stop rubbing it in

Guys,

Bought one of these, and managed to get it ordered before the 22nd deadline, so also got the keyboard dock under the offer from asus, all I can say, its the best bit of tech I now own.

Full time geek, coding for over 400+ domains, always coding, but travel a lot, and this is superb, I can go away camping at the weekend, and any problems, can ssh in to a server, and sort it, no issues, no fuss and no worrying about battery dieing.

Love it, screen is superb, and loving android more and more. Can also RDP to many windows machines without problems.

If you want a decent android tablet - buy it, and now 3.1 has been released, its much snappier.

Original Poster

bradkb

Guys,...If you want a decent android tablet - buy it, and now 3.1 has … Guys,...If you want a decent android tablet - buy it, and now 3.1 has been released, its much snappier.



Thanks mate - just need to find a decent priced keyboard then now the offer has expired

njsb

It offers more than a keyboard, it contains an additional battery which … It offers more than a keyboard, it contains an additional battery which doubles to battery life of the tablet, it provides USB ports and SD card slot (the tablet has mini HDMI and Micro SD card slot, but no USB built in), the keyboard when connected to the tablet, supports the screen and also when folded up protected the screen (like a netbook). Some people rate it for being more productive so can type up documents/presentations/spreadsheets in Polaris Office(compatible with Microsoft Office), some people don't rate it, each to their own.



I now understand, does seem to be quite handy then, i thought it was just a keyboard

Serious question. What advantages does this and its keyboard have over a netbook?

Original Poster

Flombard

Serious question. What advantages does this and its keyboard have over a … Serious question. What advantages does this and its keyboard have over a netbook?



You can clip it off and use it as a very decent tablet with all the advantages a tablet has. So it's kinda 2-in-1.

got the pad + key boardd for £429 a month back .. must say this tablet is awesome. Lot of customisations possible .. unlike IPAD. Currently IPAD is better than this one only from the apps front. This one can beat IPAD hands down in all other fronts..

Hi all,

With reference to previous comments about buying in the US, unfortunately prices in the US are always without tax, which is different from state to state, I think 11% is the cheapest in NY state, so you'll need to add that before you compare with UK pricing, plus some companies only offer a local warranty, i.e. you would need to send it back the states for repair if it went wrong as it wouldn't be valid in the UK, don't know specifically about ASUS. So you need to weigh up if buying from the US is worth the saving or not.

Hope that helps.

Have seen this instore locally for £300. They are returns and as such only come with a 6 month guarantee, there was 4 of them in total and i will post details after i've made my decision as i don't want them all nabbed!

Sorry to hijack but how do these compare to the Dell Inspiron Duo? I am after something i can use out and about for a bit of word, excel, surfing, maybe TV/Films/Music and then when at home use with keyboard to print word docs. The stuff i will be doing on word is just minor changes to small documents (2-3 pages) so i'm also wondering if i could just get a cheapo and then bluetooth or email it and just my lappie at home.

Not seen this in action but was impressed by the Acer Iconia in store.

Some new ones available here, or item no: 280684634945 (eBay- if link doesn't work) for £359.

I'm going to hold back a bit as I'm part of our company Retail Card scheme, get £10 off for every £100 spent in Comets, so should be able to get the full set for about £389 after the discounts.

Bought earlier for £300. Got it from Comet clearance in Wembley.
They had 3 more when I left, which wad just before closing time.

Now to get it home, charged and personalised. Any advice, recommendations etc gratefully received.

PJB

Wouldn't buy a tablet (for now at least, wanting a Windows 8 one) but when I saw this a while back the screen absolutely blew me away, looks amazing!

EDEN188

Typical, rip off Britain. We get shafted for everything :(.


Don't be so hard on us....US has 5-6 times the population therefore greater economies of scale...also less sales tax (normally) also the £pound to $Dollar exchange is poor....

Edited by: "aeonf242" 14th Jun 2011

gskgk1

got the pad + key boardd for £429 a month back .. must say this tablet is … got the pad + key boardd for £429 a month back .. must say this tablet is awesome. Lot of customisations possible .. unlike IPAD. Currently IPAD is better than this one only from the apps front. This one can beat IPAD hands down in all other fronts..



Care to expand upon all of those other fronts......

EDEN188

Typical, rip off Britain. We get shafted for everything :(.


Remember that US pricing never includes sales tax (each state has different VAT rates), sure we still pay more here but it's not as bad as it at first seems.

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aeonf242

Don't be so hard on us....US has 5-6 times the population therefore … Don't be so hard on us....US has 5-6 times the population therefore greater economies of scale...also less sales tax (normally) also the £pound to $Dollar exchange is poor....


sorry but that logic is so flawed...

the economies of scale only really applies to the keyboard & plugs. the tablet itself isn't cost more to make for the UK market than the US market, at most they'll ship the software with slightly different settings.

The exchange rate you use to justify the high UK prices is also the same rate which gives the US cheap (UK) prices.

Agree with the sales tax thou, 20% is going add a lot on higher ticket items

aeonf242

Don't be so hard on us....US has 5-6 times the population therefore … Don't be so hard on us....US has 5-6 times the population therefore greater economies of scale...also less sales tax (normally) also the £pound to $Dollar exchange is poor....


True enough and when I lived in Australia, there was the same complaint - electronics, cameras etc all had a premium over Asia, USA, often even the UK.

I'll be in Canada in September so will have to have a look for a good deal over there.

Yep, code also expired here.

bradkb

Guys,If you want a decent android tablet - buy it, and now 3.1 has been … Guys,If you want a decent android tablet - buy it, and now 3.1 has been released, its much snappier.



so is Andoid 3.1 available via update, bundled or what? Also Amazon have it for a little more (£378.99)

Best tablet on the market for sure, will definitely be getting one when i have the cash.

heat added

Mine arrived today, so far loving it!!!

Mine came bundled with the Keyboard though. Could do with a 16 hour machine
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