ASUS Epad Transformer Prime Tablet PC with Docking Station - 32GB, Grey - £474.99 @ Dixons
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ASUS Epad Transformer Prime Tablet PC with Docking Station - 32GB, Grey - £474.99 @ Dixons

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Found 17th Dec 2011
Use code XMAS5 for 5% off bringing it to £474.99. Pre order, release early Jan.

Be part of the portable computing revolution with the impressively speedy Asus Epad Transformer Prime Tablet PC with Docking Station.

Prevailing, potent processing

This spectacular tablet is equipped with the remarkable Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, offering intensely fast processing which makes multitasking and tablet operation exceedingly quick.

With an internal 32GB memory, the Prime Tablet PC offers fitting space for all your apps and plenty of room for your multimedia viewing, making for superb versatility.

Suitable styling

This grey Transformer Prime is incredibly thin and weighs in at an impressively light 565 grams, making sure it is not taking up much space when transported for ease-of-use tablet computing.

A 10.1" screen with scratch resistance rounds off the look, making sure that your tablet screen stays in pristine condition!

Docking featuring

The Transformer Prime Docking Station offers excellent additional usage to your tablet with its docking QWERTY keyboard, enabling tablet typing, in laptop form!

Not only does this docking station feature a full keyboard but it also contains a track pad, USB 2.0 port and SD card reader for intuitive use as the Prime Tablet PC slots into the pin connector.

Hook up to an external display as well thanks to mini HDMI connectivity, as you view your tablet on the big screen.

Snap happy

The Asus Epad Transformer Prime helps you to capture the moment wherever you are thanks to a whopping 8MP auto-focus with flash on the back, ensuring you will take excellent quality photos while a 1.2MP camera means you can take self-facing pictures effortlessly.

Brilliant battery

The Asus Epad Transformer Prime Tablet PC comes with an impressive battery life of up to 12 hours, furthered by up to an additional 6 hours thanks to the docking station!

Get a day's worth of use without having to worry about charging frequently, as you surf the net effortlessly with the built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi, for easy browsing. Flash support ensures you can view the whole page without any difficulty.

The Asus Epad Transformer Prime Tablet PC with Docking Station delivers imposingly quick, practical and pleasurable tablet operation, offering so much. Join the revolution today.

226 Comments

voted hot?

I presume its pre-order?

Tempting but still a tad pricey for a tablet.

Great build quality its just a shame the internals will be out of date very soon.

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THRILLER-DEEJAY

Great build quality its just a shame the internals will be out of date … Great build quality its just a shame the internals will be out of date very soon.



This has a quad core processor and confirmed upgrade to Android 4.0, what will be out of date?

I'm pretty sure there is going to be a better quad core with 2gb ddr3 coming out next year. Don't get me wrong this is still an amazing tablet.

THRILLER-DEEJAY

Great build quality its just a shame the internals will be out of date … Great build quality its just a shame the internals will be out of date very soon.



Lol if you think like that you will end up never buying any technology.....

Last gen screen (poor resolution), which is a shame because the CPU/GPU is impressive.

Tempted hmmmmmmmmmmmm! Oh and don't forget 1.5% Quidco or topcashback makes it around £465?

Edited by: "DizzyGoat" 17th Dec 2011

Original Poster

DizzyGoat

Tempted hmmmmmmmmm it mmm! Oh and don't forget 1.5% Quidco or topcashback … Tempted hmmmmmmmmm it mmm! Oh and don't forget 1.5% Quidco or topcashback makes it around £465?


The way I look at it is I was thinking about a 32GB iPAD 2 which is £479. This is cheaper and comes with the keyboard dock and is quadcore so looking at it like that its easier to justify to myself. Also didn't like the idea of being locked into iTunes.

A useful review... techradar.com/rev…iew


The way I look at is I was thinking about a 32GB iPAD 2 which is £479. This is cheaper and comes with the keyboard dock and is quadcore so looking at it like that its easier to justify to myself. Also didn't like the idea of being locked into iTunes.

I've already owned an IPAD once and it was ok but I didn't really use it much to be honest, I have a laptop and netbook also that see little use but for some strange reason I quite fancy one of these!
Edited by: "DizzyGoat" 17th Dec 2011

THRILLER-DEEJAY

I'm pretty sure there is going to be a better quad core with 2gb ddr3 … I'm pretty sure there is going to be a better quad core with 2gb ddr3 coming out next year. Don't get me wrong this is still an amazing tablet.



Theres always something better coming out next year...At some point you just have to buy something and get over the fact it will become out dated.

bobkins123

Theres always something better coming out next year...At some point you … Theres always something better coming out next year...At some point you just have to buy something and get over the fact it will become out dated.



It doesn't even matter if something comes next year that is better. I can guarantee this will have more support than any other tablet coming out next year by the community. Custom roms will be ported / made to this tablet first every time.

this tab will be top end for 8-12months - until the next gen of tabs. I reckon it will take another 2 years before hardware is upto snuff.

this is the best of the bunch at the mo.

I like the gold better dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml?intcmpid=display~RR~~11866793

interesting and pricey. May come down in price by itself after actual launch, so not much point in preordering and locking your money, is there?

nice bit of kit - but my Sony Tablet S for £240 is much better value in my opinion.

What for £240!!! Where did you get that from?!

playaz

nice bit of kit - but my Sony Tablet S for £240 is much better value in … nice bit of kit - but my Sony Tablet S for £240 is much better value in my opinion.


This is brilliant piece of kit...way above the specs and features of an iPad 2 that needs accessories for any thing from sd card to HDMI...Apple was generous enough to supply a power adapter and cord which maybe an accessory in the future! Anyway, I think I'll stick with 7" size, its much more portable, can put it easily in my jacket inside pocket and doesn't sacrifice much on the usability compared to 10.1", its just a matter of personal preference.

Did Asus just Google Translate that description? Strange vocabulary like ' impressively speedy', 'prevailing', 'fitting space' and 'suitable styling' just in the first few lines! Good price though, so heated =)

This looks like it'll be the best tablet... Ever... Judging purely from reviews, it'll likely be the best quad core Android tablet for the foreseeable future.

In terms of design, function and hardware it absolutely destroys the iPad 2. The iPad 3 is likely to balance this somewhat in March - remains to be seen though - all rumour currently.

One big problem though..

Android for mobile over the last 6-12 months has exploded from an application point of view, any new or updated applications now get released on Android and iOS at the same time (for the most part). While iOS still has slight edge in terms of quality applications, it's no longer the great chasm it once was 1-2 years ago. I honestly don't see much difference between the ecosystems now a days.

Tablets however, are a completely different story. Android tablets have a long way to go in terms of volume and quality of applications to challenge the iPad, which really annoys me because i much prefer the look of the Transformer Prime. If it weren't for this fact, i'd be hitting the preorder button right now.. But with the iPad 3 around the corner in 2-3 short months, i just can't justify it.

I really can't wait for application development to catch up with massive strides manufacturers have made with Android tablets.
Edited by: "spritey" 17th Dec 2011

Good price. Heat added

Just spotted the best description ever: 'imposingly quick, practical and pleasurable tablet operation'. I imagine the Taiwanese-English translation is tricky, but that's the best a multi-billion pound company can do?

There is a huge difference between the garbage google market and itunes.

Most android apps arent optimized for all devices, which leads to huge compatibility issues. Various popular apps such as facebook have been updated to support new devices for example, but the update then broke compatibility with my older device. Many apps also perform poorly and have graphics which arent optimized properly.

This is versus itunes where apps are optimized for 2 devices, ipad and iphone 4/s, meaning much better quality, and apple's verification crap ensures that most of them are secure and work well.

The GUI of android on tablets is superior to iOS no doubt, but it also requires twice the spec to get it running fluently, as do android smartphones versus iphones.

Hopefully if the Android market does sort itself out, then RIM will somehow recover from their crisis and release a 10.1 inch playbook, as QNX as a tablet OS, blows the other 2 platforms out of the water purely because of its multitasking capabilities and intuitive gesture based UI. Wishful thinking though

spritey

This looks like it'll be the best tablet... Ever... Judging purely from … This looks like it'll be the best tablet... Ever... Judging purely from reviews, it'll likely be the best quad core Android tablet for the foreseeable future.In terms of design, function and hardware it absolutely destroys the iPad 2. The iPad 3 is likely to balance this somewhat in March - remains to be seen though - all rumour currently.One big problem though..Android for mobile over the last 6-12 months has exploded from an application point of view, any new or updated applications now get released on Android and iOS at the same time (for the most part). While iOS still has slight edge in terms of quality applications, it's no longer the great chasm it once was 1-2 years ago. I honestly don't see much difference between the ecosystems now a days.Tablets however, are a completely different story. Android tablets have a long way to go in terms of volume and quality of applications to challenge the iPad, which really annoys me because i much prefer the look of the Transformer Prime. If it weren't for this fact, i'd be hitting the preorder button right now.. But with the iPad 3 around the corner in 2-3 short months, i just can't justify it. I really can't wait for application development to catch up with massive strides manufacturers have made with Android tablets.


It's a shame that in the UK the Prime is being bundled with the dock, as without it, it would be over £100 less.

I don't really want the keyboard dock so can't see the point of paying for one as standard.

engadget.com/201…th/

Remember - Nvida is really pushing this machine - custom games being developed, nothing like this on the market

so who's going to be the one that buys this whilst everyone else is waiting for the iPad 3 lol...

I recently picked up the first generation 'Transformer TF101' with keyboard/dock from the 'Staples' glitch for around £320 and to be honest, I wish I hadn't bothered with the keyboard.

As an Android tablet, it's fine (without the keyboard).

But if I want to do anything more than faffing around on the interweb (like proper work), then I'd prefer a proper Windows laptop + wireless mouse (I hate track-pads).

Hot for the bundle price, but IMHO, the keyboard is a bit of a gimmick.

Edited by: "Ripperoo" 18th Dec 2011

Hot price!

AK GunnersThe way I look at it is I was thinking about a 32GB iPAD 2 … AK GunnersThe way I look at it is I was thinking about a 32GB iPAD 2 which is £479. This is cheaper and comes with the keyboard dock and is quadcore so looking at it like that its easier to justify to myself. Also didn't like the idea of being locked into iTunes.A useful review... http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-1045764/review



My thoughts exactly.
Another review with link to iPad 2 comparison on page 1:
trustedreviews.com/asu…iew

PC Pro seem to think this is slower at browsing than the Xoom 2 and much slower than the iPad 2. I have been waiting for this tablet and now I'm not so sure. I can understand being slower to browse than the apple with it having flash, but slower than the Xoom 2? That seems a bit odd.
I sort of wish I went for a Sony Tablet S when they were £299.99 from PCWorld/Curry's.

pcpro.co.uk/rev…e/2

Hmm I'm torn. I want one of these but this is laptop pricing without being able to run usual PC software on it. I'd like to be able to know I can use it for work etc. if I need too if I'm spending this amount of money.

You can throw as many cores as you like on Android tablets, unfortunately it doesn't fix the issues holding it back already mentioned in previous posts. Even the Galaxy tab destroys the iPad2 hardware wise, but have a play on both and you would think the iPad was the one with the superior hardware.

The app support on android tablets is way way behind the iPad, and Honeycomb is still relatively sluggish compared. I had the Galaxy tab, hoping it would provide as much joy as my Galaxy S2, but after a week just had to swap it for the iPad2.

It's not top specs hardware that will steal Apple's thunder, it's an improved tablet OS, ecosystem and more competitive pricing. Hot price but... it's just another Android tablet.

Is anyone sure of the amount of space you can install apps in on this?

On the Galaxy SII for example, you read that it's got 16gb of storage (a bit less in real terms), but it only actually has 2gb of memory for installing apps in (before being able to transfer to the internal memory).

I'm trying to find out if you can use the full 32gb on the Asus for installing apps, straight of the bat, or if it's a similar smaller limit as on the the SII and then having to transfer apps to internal SD (not the micro SD expansion)? Anyone know?
Edited by: "Scottola" 18th Dec 2011

Skirge

I sort of wish I went for a Sony Tablet S when they were £299.99 from … I sort of wish I went for a Sony Tablet S when they were £299.99 from PCWorld/Curry's.



Me too. Or the Xoom for £270 from Dixons.

I let a lot of deals go by because I couldn't decide what I wanted. I am pretty sure there will be similar deals again soon though.

This is the cheapest pre-order so it is still hot.

playaz

nice bit of kit - but my Sony Tablet S for £240 is much better value in … nice bit of kit - but my Sony Tablet S for £240 is much better value in my opinion.




And you paid £240 where?

Anyone know how long free delivery on dixons preorders usually take.
I need to decide on which address to give based on it.

Alwyn

Anyone know how long free delivery on dixons preorders usually take.I … Anyone know how long free delivery on dixons preorders usually take.I need to decide on which address to give based on it.




It doesn't say what day it is expected to be in stock, so even if you had an answer to your question it wouldn't help. It is a pre-order, anything could happen.

^ I mean from day of release.
It is expected for the 12th of January in the UK AFAIK.

hardware is just one piece in the puzzle, 2012 will be: iPad3 vs. latest quads running ICS

Alwyn

^ I mean from day of release.It is expected for the 12th of January in … ^ I mean from day of release.It is expected for the 12th of January in the UK AFAIK.




"expected" yes.

Anyway, I would "expect" the free delivery would be within 5 working days?
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