Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch Tablet PC (nVidia Tegra2 1GHz, 1Gb, 16Gb eMMC, WLAN, BT 3.0, Android 3.0) £289.99 @ Amazon
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Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch Tablet PC (nVidia Tegra2 1GHz, 1Gb, 16Gb eMMC, WLAN, BT 3.0, Android 3.0) £289.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Apr 2012
This is the original Asus Transformer, without docking station. First time for ages it's been under £300.
Much nicer and thinner tablet than the Zoom that's been up on here for nearly this price.
Supposedly going to get ICS, but not seen it yet.
What with the Prime out, and the Infinity due shortly, it's old technology now, but should do the job OK
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Mine has official 4.0 for a while so it has been released
BraginMV

Mine has official 4.0 for a while so it has been released



Did you get a prompt to upgrade? (I have not have one so far) & did all your apps work ok after the upgrade?
My prompts stopped working long ago. I just check the ASUS support regularly
BraginMV

My prompts stopped working long ago. I just check the ASUS support … My prompts stopped working long ago. I just check the ASUS support regularly



Ok tks will check Asus support. Any problems with Apps after the upgrade? and would you say the upgrade has been an improvement?
Sounds like people are having problems withe ICS update - I'm in no rush so will wait and avoid for the time being....
I have mine updated. There are a few problems and all seem to apps related. I think the older apps are not optimised forICS.
Edited by: "vinnyk" 2nd Apr 2012
Isn't the dock the main point of the transformer?
The dock is nice but still a lovely tablet without, I barely use mine. And yes there are bugs with the ICS update but there were with the last one (3.2?) too and they were sorted out fairly quickly, love my transformer.
Probably the best tablet in the world
Just out of interest, what makes it the best tablet in the world?
LordLardy

Just out of interest, what makes it the best tablet in the world?


Nothing and I have one.

Latest ICS update has really broken it for me, randomly rebooting then getting stuck on the boot screen, means when I come to use it, there's no sodding battery power in it.
I bought this for £330 in July 2011, not sure this price is hot...similar price to ipad2 which will hold it's value better if you get broed with it....
But it's a better tablet IMHO because it's nice and open...but I would buy and ipad2 for my dad...
Edited by: "aeonf242" 2nd Apr 2012
aeonf242

I bought this for £330 in July 2011, not sure this price is hot...similar … I bought this for £330 in July 2011, not sure this price is hot...similar price to ipad2 which will hold it's value better if you get broed with it....But it's a better tablet IMHO because it's nice and open...but I would buy and ipad2 for my dad...


Or if you want a tablet that "just works".
I'm in if it gets near the £220-£250 mark. Bought my Xoom for £225 in January and that felt like a bargain, £289 for this, considering it's age and the competition, just feels a little too expensive.

Hopefully the Transformer specific ICS issues can be eradicated with custom roms/rooting as the Xoom is running like a dream on 4.0.3.
This was selling in a Comet store for £227 about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was £250 before that. I'd recommend checking your local stores first.
Spies

Or if you want a tablet that "just works".



And the better app support. From what Ive heard, Android tablet apps are pretty abysmal.
striker33

And the better app support. From what Ive heard, Android tablet apps are … And the better app support. From what Ive heard, Android tablet apps are pretty abysmal.



Without trying them it's not possible to make an informed decision.

Android offers a slightly different kind of experience that many people don't get with Apple.
The ipad is a lot more of a smooth experience but you do lose the flexibility Andorid gives you.

Android apps are definitely not abysmal.
striker33

And the better app support. From what Ive heard, Android tablet apps are … And the better app support. From what Ive heard, Android tablet apps are pretty abysmal.


Android Apps are no better or worse than Apple ones, there are apps that get developed for the Mac and never make it across or get badly converted....there are also many free apps that are charged on Apple...not sure about the other way round...
Have to consider that not all Android devices are the same..so if your experience of Android is on a poorly powered device then you'll think they're pants.

I think Android is like driving a car with a Manual gearbox and Apple is like an Automatic...

Pay your money and take your choice..
Showing as £315 for me now.
Why does my local PC World, Comet, ... never seem to have anything like one of these for £227.
Most tablets are £300 plus in my local stores.
Price rise, deal expired.
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