Asus TF201-1B002A Transformer Prime EEEPAD Tegra 3 Quad Core 10.1" IPS 1GB 32GB storage with keyboard dock,Grey/Gold £225.97 @ Microdirect
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Asus TF201-1B002A Transformer Prime EEEPAD Tegra 3 Quad Core 10.1" IPS 1GB 32GB storage with keyboard dock,Grey/Gold £225.97 @ Microdirect

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Found 9th Oct 2013
Asus TF201-1B002A Transformer Prime EEEPAD Tegra 3 Quad Core 10.1" IPS 1GB 32GB storage with keyboard dock,Grey (Refurbished by Asus in as new condition with 3 months warranty)

Price includes delivery.

Seems a good deal as manufacturer refurbished.

Available in both Gold or Grey.

A review. trustedreviews.com/asu…iew

Audio
Number of Built-in Speakers 2
Built-in Speakers Y
Built-in Microphone Y
Battery
Battery Life (Max) 18 h
Battery Technology Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Camera
Video Recording Y
Auto Focus Y
Built-in Flash Y
Main camera resolution 8 MP
Second Camera Resolution 1.2 MP
Built-in camera Y
Second Camera Y
Card reader
Card reader integrated Y
Compatible memory cards SD
Display
Touch sensitive screen Y
Touch technology Mulit-Touch
Display diagonal 256.5 mm (10.1")
Display resolution 1280 x 800 Pixels
Display technology IPS
LED backlight Y
File formats
Video compression formats DivX, H.263, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, RealVideo, WMV, Xvid
Audio formats supported AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA
Graphics
Graphic adapter GeForce Graphics
Memory
Internal memory 1 GB
Navigation
GPS function Y
Networking
Bluetooth Y
3G Network Access Module N
Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR
Wireless LAN Connection Y
Data Network N
Wireless LAN Type 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Operating system/software
Bundled Software ASUS launcher, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, @Vibe Music, asus webstorage, File manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, TegraZone
Operating systems Installed Android 3.2
Other features
Height (Rear) 19.4 mm
Solid-State Drive Capacity 32 GB
Video Playback Y
Height (Front) 17 mm
On-Board Graphics Adapter Y
Processor Family ARM Cortex -A
Ports & interfaces
Docking connector Y
Microphone in Y
DC-in jack N
Micro HDMI ports quantity 1
USB 2.0 ports quantity 1
Headphone out Y
Processor
Processor number of cores 4
Processor cache 1 MB
Processor clock speed 1.3 GHz
Sensors
Ambient light sensor Y
Electronic compass Y
Storage
Internal storage capacity 32 GB
Technical details
Colour Of Product Grey
Maxmimum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Form Factor Slate
Weight & dimensions
Height 19.4 mm
Weight 1.123 Kg
Width 263 mm
Depth 180.8 mm

48 Comments

these are absolutely cracking machines and at this price they're very good value for money, the screens lovely and the battery life is excellent!

New ASUS T100 out soon possibly at a reasonable price. Similar 10" tablet/keyboard dock but with Win 8. $350 US. Don't know UK price. Intel Bay Trail new CPU.

It's Going To Get HOT in Here !

I've taken off all my clothes

Original Poster

philjstephenson

these are absolutely cracking machines and at this price they're very … these are absolutely cracking machines and at this price they're very good value for money, the screens lovely and the battery life is excellent!



I'm very tempted to buy this as looking to replace my XOOM but the only thing holding me back is the screen. It's the same resolution as the XOOM, but is it any better do you know? Wondering whether it's worth getting something with a Full HD display, although that will cost more.

Thanks for any thoughts.

the infinity has a full HD display but the prices for that one ( TF700 ) are idiotic!

The screen on these is very bright and id say markedly better than the Xoom, with the dock adding extra battery life and flexibility, plus the option to add a 32gb sd card as well as a micro sd to the tablet itself i think this is a top deal... i dont need one but im trying to convince myself to buy one.... i dont know why... must resist, must res...ist...

These are lovely looking machines, personally I'm waiting for the T100

Original Poster

philjstephenson

the infinity has a full HD display but the prices for that one ( TF700 ) … the infinity has a full HD display but the prices for that one ( TF700 ) are idiotic!The screen on these is very bright and id say markedly better than the Xoom, with the dock adding extra battery life and flexibility, plus the option to add a 32gb sd card as well as a micro sd to the tablet itself i think this is a top deal... i dont need one but im trying to convince myself to buy one.... i dont know why... must resist, must res...ist...



Ok cool, thanks for getting back to me. I'm just going to order a grey one now, can't justify an extra £200+ for the Infinity.

Great product when launched almost two years ago. Due to the advanced, high quality hardware, it's still relevant now but I do wonder for how much longer? For example, the screen res is now beginning to lag behind. This may not matter to many folk, so for them, a decent deal if you will make use of the keyboard but its still a refurbed old model. Not voted on this one.

no more updates on this. will forever be on android 4.1.2. Asus have said they will not support it.
so not future proof.

philjstephenson

the infinity has a full HD display but the prices for that one ( TF700 ) … the infinity has a full HD display but the prices for that one ( TF700 ) are idiotic!The screen on these is very bright and id say markedly better than the Xoom, with the dock adding extra battery life and flexibility, plus the option to add a 32gb sd card as well as a micro sd to the tablet itself i think this is a top deal... i dont need one but im trying to convince myself to buy one.... i dont know why... must resist, must res...ist...


You can also attach any USB hard drive, giving you terabytes if needed

I love this tablet - 18 Hours battery life!!!! I didnt believe it until I bought one.

Screen is bright, No need to worry about storage, 32gb on board, up to 64gb SD Card and 32gb (on keyboard) , Micro SD card (on tablet) and as said above, USB support for even more storage.

very tempted but these are pretty old now and as someone has mentioned the newer versions are coming out soon. Plus there has been a lot of talk recently about dual boot windows and android convertibles which sound pretty interesting!

I had the Asus TF300T for a few months before selling - hardly used as the screen wasn't great in my opnion and was a little bit laggy. I had a Galaxy S3 and iPad3 at the same time and the ppi of the screens just made the TF300T not very appealing to use. I now have the 2013 Nexus7 and the high ppi makes the screen viewing a joy.

If you aren't used to a higher ppi screen I'm sure this device is great and there's no denying the storage and battery life is great.

I had the TF300 which is similar to this, minus the brighter display and metal casing. It was frustratingly slow at browsing the web, even after trying numous ROMs.

Still It's tempting.... However, like others I'm more interested in the soon to be released T100. Full fat windows, a total game changer.

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Edited by: "2StepSteve" 10th Oct 2013

good product, good battery and keyboard is a bonus, new update makes a difference

but asus are the worst for warranty, sent back a TF101 was faulty screen and they wouldn't repair due to being user induced damage. impossible as it had only just taken it out of the box. worst than that is they wanted 40 euros to return. After a few phone calls the waivered the returns and the company i bought from gave me a refund.

i recently bought a TF300 from asda, any problems i will return to them

I bought a TF300 about a month ago when ASDA had a deal on it. My only gripe is the well documented slow downs when it accesses the internal storage - I understand this is a problem with a number of Asus tablets so I assume the TF200 also suffers. On the plus side the form factor is very good indeed - plugged into the keyboard it is like a high end netbook from a few years ago (+ touch screen), and out of the keyboard it seems like a perfectly good tablet to me (although it's my first tablet so not much to compare to).

Very tempting but gonna try and hold out for the new Bay Trail devices as full blown Windows in a tab would be great imo, especially when they are comparatively priced to the Android offerings.

Be warned, this was the worst tablet I ever owned. Reasons were:

* Poor Wifi reception (due to full metal back)
* Non-existant GPS reception (same reason)
* Shockingly poor NAND storage (very poor I/O, causing frequent slowdowns)
* Locked bootloader (unlocking notifies ASUS and voids warranty immediately)

There were a lot of good points about the tablet that I could list, but they've already been cited in the thread. The reason I list these as they were pretty much kitten-killing bugs: For all the pro's and con's, the latter make the tablet very difficult to live with over time.

A lot of the issues with reception were remedied somewhat with later ASUS tablets (Transformer line and Nexus 7), but the bad quality internal storage exists on them all, with the Nexus 7 2012 faring better due to slightly better drivers and garbage collection.

It may do the trick for some folk at this price point, so I'll vote neither hot or cold. If you can't live with the (unfixable) problems I've listed above though, I'd save my money if I were you.

WiFi is poor but works.
GPS will not work at all without the external GPS dongle Asus provided free till last year. you could register till August 2012 to get the GPS dongle free.

For those waiting for the hydrid dual boot tabs you do realise that's 2 computers? One in the keyboard and one in the screen.
I'd rather either have a Windows tablet or a window laptop, not a windows keyboard that docks into an Android tablet.

"One interesting thing is that the keyboard dock can be hooked up to an external display and used independently of the tablet display. Although, it sounds like your only option with the tablet will be Android, and you won't be able to use the display as a Windows tablet."
- phonearena

Tegra 3 is very slow now, i have nexus 7 (old) very sluggish

jp1843

I've taken off all my clothes



You've not just got back from Malta and been tasered by any chance?

ruleworld

WiFi is poor but works.GPS will not work at all without the external GPS … WiFi is poor but works.GPS will not work at all without the external GPS dongle Asus provided free till last year. you could register till August 2012 to get the GPS dongle free.


Wifi and GPS are just fine with mine. Never had any problems.

tigger80

Tegra 3 is very slow now, i have nexus 7 (old) very sluggish

For what?

Why is this so hot? Average CPU/GPU. only 1GB ram. Average screen resolution. Coming with the dock is nice but it's still an average tablet by todays standards... It's not a bad price but it's not at a price where I'd want to buy one...

chrisfu

Be warned, this was the worst tablet I ever owned. Reasons were:* Poor … Be warned, this was the worst tablet I ever owned. Reasons were:* Poor Wifi reception (due to full metal back)* Non-existant GPS reception (same reason)* Shockingly poor NAND storage (very poor I/O, causing frequent slowdowns)* Locked bootloader (unlocking notifies ASUS and voids warranty immediately)There were a lot of good points about the tablet that I could list, but they've already been cited in the thread. The reason I list these as they were pretty much kitten-killing bugs: For all the pro's and con's, the latter make the tablet very difficult to live with over time.A lot of the issues with reception were remedied somewhat with later ASUS tablets (Transformer line and Nexus 7), but the bad quality internal storage exists on them all, with the Nexus 7 2012 faring better due to slightly better drivers and garbage collection.It may do the trick for some folk at this price point, so I'll vote neither hot or cold. If you can't live with the (unfixable) problems I've listed above though, I'd save my money if I were you.



I can just agree on that. The Wifi is not so much an issue so long you are not living in a too much noisy area.
But the I/O problem is a real one and can ruin the experience.

There are some tweak to reduce that problem (like getting the Browser2RAM app) and moving to another ROM helps a lot (Androwook is very nice) and brings you the last Android version (well currently 4.2 and not 4.3).

Anyway it's still a good one for reading RSS feeds, FB, Tweets and especially movies. Very nice to have a kind of laptop with 14 hours of battery to watch movies in HD flawlessly (I recommend the Dice player for that).

If you want a laptop replacement as a browser or media player then this will handle everything fine.

Far too many people get worked up over ppi and cpu benchmarks when they have little real world noticability.

Towelie

If you want a laptop replacement as a browser or media player then this … If you want a laptop replacement as a browser or media player then this will handle everything fine. Far too many people get worked up over ppi and cpu benchmarks when they have little real world noticability.



Not at all, many people are commenting (and not getting worked up) on a device they have owned or had experience with. If you are happy at circa 150ppi on a 10.1 inch screen then bully for you but I'm not and so therefore no longer own the TF300T. And who has mentioned cpu benchmarks? They have commented on lag that they have experienced.

The fact is that this would be a fantastic purchase for 99% of users wanting a tablet.

For browsing, social media, the odd game and media playback this is perfectly capable and what the majority of tablet owners want. If you want one with a real keyboard and fantastic battery life then this beats most others hands down.

A few extra ppi and slightly quicker processor are not needed for the majority imo and you have every right to disagree if you wish, but just offering my opinion.

May well be worth mentioning in the title that it's 2nd hand .... Sorry, sorry, 'refurbished'.

Time machine issues withstanding, this was £199.99 a few days ago from the same seller.

Original Poster

dealaware

Time machine issues withstanding, this was £199.99 a few days ago from … Time machine issues withstanding, this was £199.99 a few days ago from the same seller.



That was ex VAT.

I dont think it was ex VAT. BTW its gone up again. Now £229.99.

Edited by: "dealaware" 10th Oct 2013

dealaware

Time machine issues withstanding, this was £199.99 a few days ago from … Time machine issues withstanding, this was £199.99 a few days ago from the same seller.



I've ordered it for £199 from this seller yesterday: ebay.co.uk/itm…513

Thank you to the person (citizenuk) who replied in this thread: hotukdeals.com/dea…377

Today price gone up to £229, plus £7.99 delivery
I received today, even though I ordered with a free economy delivery. Its immaculate! It came with European two pins plug. (UK plug attachment was not supplied). Did not had time to play with it yet, as it currently on charge, because the batteries on the tablet as well as on the dock keyboard completely drained. Was on the charge for a last 2 hours, but can not switch it on yet. :-(.
Impressed with a fast delivery though.
Edited by: "helenaeos" 10th Oct 2013

A related question, will the T100 work in the UK? I've a relative in NYC who I could send the Amazon.com T100 too (works out about £250 atm) and another relative is visiting in November and could bring it back. Any ideas how much it will be in the UK?
Thanks in advance

jp1843

I've taken off all my clothes


Put your clothes on now

Wow.. So much heat for what I think is pretty average.. 1Gb ram is gonna be a killer on this tablet.. Cold from me, I'm afraid.

just got 1 of these in champagne gold for £230. loving playing gta3 with ps3 controller. wifi range is less than it should b. screen is beautiful. very sleek casing. not tried the gps. keyboard feels nice and offers massive storage via sd card. it's a v flexible device. :-)

Original Poster

dealaware

I dont think it was ex VAT. BTW its gone up again. Now £229.99.


still showing £225.97 for me, don't know where you're seeing £229.99.
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