Asus Eee Pad Transformer costs $620 in the UK, to ship on April 18
posted by Alex I. / Apr 11, 2011, 10:18 AM
It's not known when the tablet will be offered in the States, although it briefly appeared on Best Buy and Newegg - that's, before it was suddenly removed from their sites. Nevertheless, it's interesting to note the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was priced at $399 by these US retailers, which sounds like a bargain for a tablet powered by a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and Honeycomb.
Not only that, but the Asus Eee Pad Transformer offers a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, two cameras, 1024MB of RAM, 16GB built-in storage and a battery life that's rated at the impressive 16 hours when the keyboard dock is connected to the tab - these are good specs any way you look at them.
source: Amazon UK via Wireless Goodness
Why are you all using USD for UK prices? Tech items usually translate as 1 to 1 price wise. It's really stupid to keep doing this.
posted on Apr 11, 2011, 12:13 PM 1
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
it is not a 1 to 1 ratio for dollars to pounds. as of this morning.... USD ($) - GBP (£) $1=£0.6125 $1000=£612.5000 USD ($) - EUR (€) Dollar to Euro $1=€0.6887 So for every dollar i get 0.60 in pounds. thats a nearlly 3/2 ratio, not 1/1
posted on Apr 12, 2011, 9:06 AM 0
Guys seriously think STRAIGHT.... This is a rip off.... You can almost buy 2x Eee Pad's in USD... for one in Pounds. Personally I think it is a criminal thing they are doing with the prices.... But that is capitalism for you...
posted on Apr 12, 2011, 2:40 AM 0
Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010
Cost aside, this is a step in the right direction for tablet manufacturers. Great looking device, tablet functionality, exceptional battery life and good software. Only drawback now is memory. Who can realistically function with only 16GB? Even if they offered a 64GB version it would barely make it laptop replacement. We should be looking at a minimum of 128GB or 256GB to 500GB memory capacities to make it a real laptop/pc replacement device.
posted on Apr 12, 2011, 8:42 AM 0
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