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Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch 16GB   £289.99@Play.Com

Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch 16GB £[email protected]

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Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch 16GB Android Tablet PC £289.99

Operating System: Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Platform
Display: 10.1-inch WSVGA IPS capacitive multi touch display built with Corning Gorilla Glass
1750 viewing angle(1280 x 800)
Chipset: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Mobile Processor
Memory: 1GB DDR2
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Storage: 16GB eMMC Flash
Camera: 1.2 megapixel (Front)
5.0 Megapixel (Rear)
Speakers : Built in stereo speaker
Card Reader: Micro SD Card Reader
Input / Output: 1 x Mini HDMI, 2-in-1 audio jack (head phone/mic-in jack), internal mic
Battery Pack: 24.4 W/h Li-polymer battery (up to 8 hours)
Dimensions: 10.67 x 6.89 x 0.47 inches (W x D x H)
Weight: 1.5lbs
Color: Brown
Touch pad, USB*2, SD card reader, and Battery

41 Comments

Never buy anything with the value of £5 or more from Play.com.

why

Smithers37

Never buy anything with the value of £5 or more from Play.com.


Smithers37

Never buy anything with the value of £5 or more from Play.com.



For once I am for this kind of warning ... I have had 2 PNY memory cards fail on me within the first 3 months (about £40 in total) and the bar-stewards will not allow an RMA. They told me to deal directly with the manufacturer. £5 is my limit with this company.



Edited by: "speric07" 28th Nov 2011

Original Poster

I have never had a problem.

As with all shopping deals, people only post when they had a bad experience which will be a small minority in terms of the thousands of trouble free sales.

still a good price for a nice bit of kit !
although this has dropped in price a few times in the last week or two so I wonder how far it will fall?

I'm sure I saw this on Amazon for £280 last night but seems to be gone now.
They have the 32GB version for £330 currently.

royals

why



If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you won't be able to deal with their returns dept; somehow they get past UK trading laws because they're American based?

I have no problem with buying DVD's or Books from them because they do some pretty good deals a lot of the time. I'm just not willing to risk my money with a company that doesn't comply to UK trading standards.

You've been warned!

Smithers37

If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you … If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you won't be able to deal with their returns dept; somehow they get past UK trading laws because they're American based?I have no problem with buying DVD's or Books from them because they do some pretty good deals a lot of the time. I'm just not willing to risk my money with a company that doesn't comply to UK trading standards.You've been warned!


They're not American and do not have to apply to UK trading standards. They're based in Jersey which falls outside the laws of Her Majesty :). They're perfectly allowed to trade with their policies:)

Banned

So true about play, rubbish support, postage always takes years. Crap.

The new asus transformer looks set to blow this out of the water: video here

wonder what will happen to play when the gov closes that jersey VAT loophole?
Edited by: "Smiff" 29th Nov 2011

Why is everyone slagging off play all of a sudden? Haven't they always been revered on here and the wider net?

jopilar

Why is everyone slagging off play all of a sudden? Haven't they always … Why is everyone slagging off play all of a sudden? Haven't they always been revered on here and the wider net?


That was about 5 years ago, they have been dire for a long time now.

android tablet.....BOOOOOHHH!!!

Do I need a voucher? Shows £320 for me ...

Trusted Reviews have just made the Transformer their tablet of the year (ahead of iPad 2), and their laptop of the year (ahead of the MacBook Pro), and their overall winner for 2011.

I've had a look at the Transformer with its keyboard dock attached. A lovely piece of kit.

Have even seen one in action at my local Starbucks (even rarer than a robin redbreast in winter!).

[Here speaks a man with iPad 2 and various iPod Touches! No axe to grind.... Credit where credit's due!]

Transformer with its keyboard dock ordered from amazon

Smiff

wonder what will happen to play when the gov closes that jersey VAT … wonder what will happen to play when the gov closes that jersey VAT loophole?



I think that only applies for books and cheap CD's now anyway, so it won't affect anybody much. The proper loopholes were sorted a while ago. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, that was the way I understood it.
Edited by: "dam0wned" 29th Nov 2011

dam0wned

I think that only applies for books and cheap CD's now anyway, so it … I think that only applies for books and cheap CD's now anyway, so it won't affect anybody much. The proper loopholes were sorted a while ago. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, that was the way I understood it.



There is no VAT on books...

Original Poster

grubby23

Do I need a voucher? Shows £320 for me ...



No voucher needed as it's still £289.99 on the UK version of Play.com

If you are not using a UK internet service provider or maybe using a proxy the price appears in Euros which does not get you the lower price.

speric07

For once I am for this kind of warning ... I have had 2 PNY memory cards … For once I am for this kind of warning ... I have had 2 PNY memory cards fail on me within the first 3 months (about £40 in total) and the bar-stewards will not allow an RMA. They told me to deal directly with the manufacturer. £5 is my limit with this company.



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Smithers37

If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you … If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you won't be able to deal with their returns dept; somehow they get past UK trading laws because they're American based?I have no problem with buying DVD's or Books from them because they do some pretty good deals a lot of the time. I'm just not willing to risk my money with a company that doesn't comply to UK trading standards.You've been warned!




They're trying it on. Obviously they're responsible they sold to you.

American how?
The owner of this web site is Play Limited whose address is Play.com, PO Box 192, Jersey, JE4 8RP (‘Play.com’/‘we’ /‘us’/‘our’). Registration number 86716.

Smithers37

If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you … If it goes faulty then good luck in returning it. As speric has said, you won't be able to deal with their returns dept; somehow they get past UK trading laws because they're American based?I have no problem with buying DVD's or Books from them because they do some pretty good deals a lot of the time. I'm just not willing to risk my money with a company that doesn't comply to UK trading standards.You've been warned!



Never had a problem with their returns dept., always reasonably quick to respond. The reality is they ask you to deal with it, to save time, if you actually ask them, if they deal with the return (when pushed) they'll contact the supplier exactly the same as you, but it will take a lot longer to get resolved - I asked them why I should do it, this was the response. This is the downside to drop shipping, but everyone likes the lower prices. If you saw the margins on some products it would be quite obvious why they try to avoid dealing with these things.

This article makes interesting reading for anyone keen on stating their opinion on the law as fact.

computeractive.co.uk/ca/…awscomputeractive.co.uk/ca/…aws

When the law changed, so that UK VAT was unavoidable, their value plummeted to something like 20% it was a year earlier, they're now owned by some big Japanese conglomerate.

mike

VAT change regarding Jersey is just a reduction in the value of goods that come under the VAT threshold - £18 to £15 IIRC

Anyone else see what seems like the play staff postings on here, thought this was only for the public not businesses to promote themselves.

Not much difference between ordering from hong kong or from play imo.

Anyone contemplating buying one now from here for £289, when it was £279 on amazon the other day, and had been for a while, is a complete idiot.

talkshop

No voucher needed as it's still £289.99 on the UK version of Play.comIf … No voucher needed as it's still £289.99 on the UK version of Play.comIf you are not using a UK internet service provider or maybe using a proxy the price appears in Euros which does not get you the lower price.



Weird, it shows me the following pricing info:

Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch 16GB Android Tablet PC
TF101-1B027A Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Manufacturer: Asus

Customer rating on Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch 16GB Android Tablet PC: 4.5 out of 5 stars(3 customer reviews) | Write a review

from £320.02 Free delivery

Also available new (4) from £320.02 & used (1) from £329.99

Nothing in Euros, all in pound ...

It's sold out.

jopilar

Why is everyone slagging off play all of a sudden? Haven't they always … Why is everyone slagging off play all of a sudden? Haven't they always been revered on here and the wider net?


I can confirm previous comments regarding Play.com's legal status - in fact by being located in Jersey they are outside BOTH UK consumer protection AND European consumer legislation.

I had the same problem with memory chips as a previous poster, it was only after being extremely aggressive with both Play and the Jersey consumer protection people that I was able to get a replacement.

It is good that the government is finally closing the VAT loophole which is used to deprive the Treasury of funds that UK located firms / consumers have to pay. Hopefully there will also be a crackdown on the much bigger issue of tax evasion through Jersey and various other specks of rock around the old British empire, which the wealthy have long used in order to escape paying their share of social costs - while the rest of us stuck on this rainy isle get to bail them out when their banking and real estate scams go sour.

Now you got me started :-)

Can these tablets play flash games like Club Penguin and BinWeevils ok? I am wondering if these are a better option than netbooks for the kids. Ta.

£320

EXPIRE

Original Poster

Sold out now

Play put my order in limbo, sent me an email this morning asking me to ring to complete a security check (essentially I read out my play.com order page) and now because of this, my order is Awaiting Stock.

Not impressed.

32gb version now £319 at amazon!

I have one of these with the keyboard. Great bit of kit.

jaydeeuk1

32gb version now £319 at amazon!


Really no point getting the 32gb version as they have microsd slots in them.

Suppose it depends. How quick is the internal memory read/write?

Yesterday, finally had a play with a few of them in local shops and found the extra width to fit the keyboard a bit off putting,the screen seemed smaller the other 10.1" screens.The Asus had great viewing angles and quality build ,picture on the Samsung seemed more vibrant ,but the i-Pad is the equal though.
I now realise how great a tablet for overall build and quality the Archos 101 was for the short period I had it.The connectibility ,the inbuilt stand(it's amazing no one else has one?) are the beating of any of them,just al little let down at times by it's hardware.
Some video ,comparing Xoom and Asus.- youtube.com/wat…TUY
Edited by: "morrig" 29th Nov 2011

zoomey15

I have one of these with the keyboard. Great bit of kit.



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