Asus Tegra 3, Android 4 tablet priced up for Brits
Incoming January 2012
Online retailer Clove has priced up the eagerly anticipated Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - a tablet will not only serve up a slice of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but also Nvidia's five-core Tegra 3 chip.
Clove wants £551 for the 10in tablet, which incorporates 64GB of solid-state storage, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, an 8Mp camera, (mini) HDMI out and a Micro SD card slot.
That's without the Transformer series' hallmark clip-on keyboard and battery combo, which has a hinged dock, turning the gadget into a laptop. If you want the Qwerty deck, you can pay the same price, but you'll only get 32GB of storage.
Clove said it expects to receive stock in January 2012. ®
RE:"Rip off Britain"
"Why does Britain have to pay £551 for the 32GB version + keyboard when in the states they pay around £400 ($499 + $149). "
If you take a look at that, about two thirds of it is British VAT with the "rip-off" being about fifty quid or so. I do not defend *that* mark-up but it is not quite so bad as its seems.
I think that's a "it's not out yet, so we'll make some money on pre-orders" price. Won't surprise me if it drops to around £500 once Amazon et al get hold of it (32GB with keyboard).
Rumours are that the iPad 3 will be out a couple of months later, though...hmmm...decisions, decision...
Will the new ipad cost then?
Thats always been a good yardstick to compare other tablets against (as in don't go near this price, people won't pay it)
I won't be shelling out £551 for a tablet, I won't consider paying over £300 for an android tablet, regardless of how good the spec is.