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Asus Transformer Pad 300 unboxing

0. phoneArena 27 Apr 2012, 22:00 posted on

Looking over the packaging for the Asus Transformer Pad 300, it’s quite obvious that there’s nothing different with it over previous offerings from Asus. Up front, we have a rendered image of the tablet in question, while on its sides, we find the usual set of brandings and a profile image of the...

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 23:46 5

1. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


I always wonder if they can sell this for $400, why the hell does a phone with similar specs retail for twice as much? If anything you'd figure the larger screen would make it more expensive.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 23:53 2

2. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I always have wondered that too.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 02:08

3. Suraj3337 (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


It may be because they'd have to stuff in all the specifications of a tablet in a smaller area without even increasing the thickness of the phone, also they'd have to put in a receiving antenna and more others stuffs for a "phone feature"..!

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 10:43 1

4. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Of course the board is a little different, but the important parts like the cpu and gpu are the same mobile parts. The modem is an added cost as well. I just don't see double. It seems like the retail price of phones are highly inflated compared to tablets due to the whole subsidization model phone companies have. For a phone with those specs I would expect a realistic price to be more like $500-600. Heck the Galaxy Nexus on Play proves that carrier retail prices are a joke. Obviously it a lower spec than this at a lower price, but retail at carriers is still $800 (verizon) and $600 (sprint) Att appears to have dropped theirs.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 12:00

5. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Yeah and plus the bigger battery cost more for the tablet, so there is savings their on the phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:36 1

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I totally agree to suraj337. Phones become more expensive compared to tablets due to it's pocket sizes. The more you compress thing such as ICs and hardwares, it costs more. And also, it's harder to design when you're limited with the size.

Another thing is that, phones are more expensive compared to tablets due to demand.

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