Asus pushes Prime pre-orders
Ask for Ice Cream Sarnie, Tegra 3 tablet now
Asus has said some 16 UK retailers are now taking advance orders for its Nvidia Tegra 3-based Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet-netbook combo, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
The list of sellers includes all the familiar names, including Amazon, Argos, Asda, Comet, Currys, eBuyer, John Lewis, PC World and Tesco.
The price you'll pay, said Asus: £499, which gets you the 32GB Prime and bundles its clip-on keyboard-and-battery accessory. That's a bit cheaper than the £550 Clove was asking for it earlier this week, but then it's just what Asus thinks it should cost - retailers can charge what they like.
The Pad itself is a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 tab with 1GB of DDR 2 memory, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, an 8Mp camera, micro HDMI and micro SD.
The keyboard unit adds a full size USB 2.0 port and an SD slot.
Asus said it was also promoting the current Eee Pad Transformer, offering the 16GB model for £299, the 16GB tablet-plus-keyboard bundle for £399 and the 32GB Pad for £349. Offer ends 30 December. ®
Can't wait for this new Asus slab!
Especially the bit where it changes into a robot and punches you for having an iPod.
Amazon seem to be hiding it well, if they are taking pre-orders for the thing
Hopefully there will be plenty of options to consider once CES starts, as long as it doesn't take months for them to be released over here.
AC re: bundle only
It's pre-order, im sure they'll become more flexible when it's actually released. Or, why not take a look at a Lenovo LePad K2 instead?
Why are Asus only offering the keyboard bundle here? Whilst it may be appealing to some, I don't want to pay an extra £100 for a keyboard, if I really wanted a keyboard I would get a netbook or stick with a real laptop.