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Asus TF101-1B027A 16GB Transformer Android Tablet £279.99 @ Amazon.co.uk
Asus TF101-1B027A 16GB Transformer Android Tablet £279.99 @ Amazon.co.uk

Asus TF101-1B027A 16GB Transformer Android Tablet £279.99 @ Amazon.co.uk

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Brilliant screen, easy expansion and and OK graphics card make it a good deal.
The Asus Prime should be the first generation 3 tablet though that may be £450 initally.

This is to get an Android 4 update soon too.

Original Poster

The Prime will command a high RRP and I cant see the TEGRA2 tablets getting much cheaper than this really. They're perfectly capable anyway.

How good are these at playing 1080p movies via the hdmi out? What kind of sound output capability do they have (i.e. could it output DD5.1 via the hdmi to an amp)?

Should have read the Amazon info. Seems to do HDMI1.3a output. So mp4s not smooth, what about 1080p MKV x264s?
Edited by: "-BA-" 26th Nov 2011

Original Poster

They won't play High Profile mp4 smoothly.

Anyone know where I can get a cheap dock from?

Anyone know where I can get a cheap dock from?

Cracking deal. Am really tempted now

-BA-

How good are these at playing 1080p movies via the hdmi out? What kind of … How good are these at playing 1080p movies via the hdmi out? What kind of sound output capability do they have (i.e. could it output DD5.1 via the hdmi to an amp)?Should have read the Amazon info. Seems to do HDMI1.3a output. So mp4s not smooth, what about 1080p MKV x264s?



1080p main profile is smooth, 720p main profile and high profile are smooth too

but high profile is up to 720p I'm afraid.

Prime will be able to play 1080p high profile
Edited by: "magicpork" 26th Nov 2011

Me to, although really want it with the dock for £300. If the price doesn't fall then will buy in the states next April.

Sorry for ignorance but what is difference between main profile and high profile?

sgrech

Sorry for ignorance but what is difference between main profile and high … Sorry for ignorance but what is difference between main profile and high profile?



the bitrate of high profile is normally 20-30% higher than main profile for the same level...

to be fair, most time you would be watching 720p on the transformer and high profile works perfect... and 1080p MP streams are not far from HiP...:) and they look great on most full HD TVs..

being said that, if you are so into the very best quality 1080p..then a dedicate HTPC is required...I believe no media tablet (incl. iPad2) can playback 1080p HiP.. or..wait for the transformer prime

high and medium profile details?
not seen them standardised before

I am about to get this for the OH.... + three MiFi for mobile data

I dont understand why this is so weak. The galaxy note plays high profile with ease!

Don't expect brilliance from this tablet.. its decent for the price, thats about it

It's same price on play.com also :
play.com/PC/…rch

Anybody finds some vouchers or codes to make it more cheaper?

fxytimi

I dont understand why this is so weak. The galaxy note plays high profile … I dont understand why this is so weak. The galaxy note plays high profile with ease!



You're comparing tegra 2 to the beast that is exynos.. The exynos is far more powerful..No wonder my SGS II rapes my transformer in performance.

What a great deal, I can't see this price dropping by much more even when the Prime comes out. You might find it goes down to £250 or so in January but I'm more than happy to pay £30 more for this tablet to have it a month and bit sooner!

Waiting for the beast that is the prime.

Hot, and I'd be all over it if I wasn't waiting for the Prime. It's a painful wait - I was literally just about to buy a tablet when I saw the Prime announced.

One point - I wouldn't count on this (officially) getting ICS. I've not seen this announced anywhere.
Edited by: "gr00ved" 26th Nov 2011

If the prime is rumoured to be out in the next week then this may come down even a little bit more. £279.99 is still a bargain for a tablet that owns the iPad2. Voted HOT.

Really tempted on this one, any further discount durimg xmas?

Banned

Sackboy1

If the prime is rumoured to be out in the next week then this may come … If the prime is rumoured to be out in the next week then this may come down even a little bit more. £279.99 is still a bargain for a tablet that owns the iPad2. Voted HOT.


ASUS have tweeted a couple of times saying the Prime will be up for pre-order in December but wont be shipping till January.

I hope they are telling fibs. I have sold my Galaxy Tab 8.9 as i wasn't overly impressed with it. The screen was better than the Transformer and its lighter but the Transformer offers so much more.

Bring on the Prime

Can I plug an external HD to this to play movies in dvix/mkv/avi etc?

For those wanting the dock bundle, it is also at its lowest price to date (£388) - amazon.co.uk/Asu…EXY

Knew I should have waited. Paid £20 more just 2 days ago at Comet. Great price - great device.:(

THRILLER-DEEJAY

Waiting for the beast that is the prime.



Yeh i am doing the same think its the most sensible thing to do, if the prime wasn't out so soon i would buy this NOW.

Jim988

Don't expect brilliance from this tablet.. its decent for the price, … Don't expect brilliance from this tablet.. its decent for the price, thats about it

gr00ved

Hot, and I'd be all over it if I wasn't waiting for the Prime. It's a … Hot, and I'd be all over it if I wasn't waiting for the Prime. It's a painful wait - I was literally just about to buy a tablet when I saw the Prime announced.One point - I wouldn't count on this (officially) getting ICS. I've not seen this announced anywhere.



You sir, are an idiot.

You honestly have no clue, im about the furtherest from an apple fanboy you can get.
This tablet is good for the price but isn't brilliant.. i would know since ive got one.
You make us android fans look bad, grow up and try to come back educated on this part of technology, since you clearly don't have a clue.


You can't have done much research - ASUS have already stated it will be getting ICS soon.
Edited by: "Jim988" 26th Nov 2011

bollards, i wish they would stop reducing this, am tryign to sell mine Hardly used it and has only been out of the box a couple of times, but the price keeps coming down is affecting interest . . .any chance that HUKD could go offline for a few days ;P




Jim988

You sir, are an idiot.You honestly have no clue, im about the furtherest … You sir, are an idiot.You honestly have no clue, im about the furtherest from an apple fanboy you can get.



Not getting involved in this but i dont think you can call someone an idiot whilst making up words.




Mmmm, Prime.

johnnyat

Not getting involved in this but i dont think you can call someone an … Not getting involved in this but i dont think you can call someone an idiot whilst making up words.



Everyone makes typo's. You can hardly preach to me about that when you have grammar mistakes in your post, my point stays the same regardless if i made a typo or not.

Edited by: "Jim988" 26th Nov 2011

A typo is getting one letter wrong, you made up a word.

How much is Prime expected to be, £500?

johnnyat

A typo is getting one letter wrong, you made up a word.



Fair enough, i can make up words, while you make up definitions.
en.wiktionary.org/wik…est
Edited by: "Jim988" 26th Nov 2011

johnnyat

A typo is getting one letter wrong, you made up a word.


I think that's called innovation. May well be an Apple fanboy then, they only learn from the best!

geebet

How much is Prime expected to be, £500?



£499 for a 32GB
£599 for a 64GB

No news if this is with a dock or not, on amazon.de the 32GB comes with a dock 64GB doesn't. amazon.com none of them come with a dock. i am guessing UK release will be close to amazon.de offer rather than amazon.com

Jim988

You honestly have no clue, im about the furtherest from an apple fanboy … You honestly have no clue, im about the furtherest from an apple fanboy you can get. This tablet is good for the price but isn't brilliant.. i would know since ive got one.



You were still being moronic. I don't care whether you've got one; you shouldn't take it for granted. Most other tablets don't even come close, and the ones which do are more expensive (without being better). Every review on the web praises the Transformer for being the best of its generation. How can you say that's "not brilliant" in this context?

It's an awesome tablet which will only be beaten by the next generation of tablets like the Prime. It's still a brilliant tablet in its price range and current generation.

Transformer pretty much wipes the floor with most tablets on the market at the moment, and is on par with the Sony Tablet S.
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