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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. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Clove wants £551 for the 10in tablet, which incorporates 64GB of solid-state storage, …

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  1. John Robson Silver badge
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    32MB storage or a keyboard?

    No question - keyboard all the way.

    I mean, just how much storage does a tablet PC need?

    1. Jedit Silver badge
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      Indeed

      Particularly when it has onboard slots for SD and microSD cards, bringing it up to a potential 160GB of storage.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Priced up for Brits?

    Wonder how it's priced for everybody else. £551 sound an awful lot.

    Happy my £140 Advent Vega (running the excellent Vegacomb) seems to do everything my friends' more expensive fondleslabs do.

  3. theastrodragon
    FAIL

    So £200 more just for a slightly faster version???

    Someone in marketing has no idea, do they...

    1. samster
      Facepalm

      It's a good bit faster 9check Anandtech/Toms hardware etc.). And thinner, and the screen is lovely. I've only seen one bad review (and that was from a Apple site!)

      All the pre-orders statewide sold out so Asus must be on to something....

  4. technohead95
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    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). Britain getting ripped off again, I think I'll get a colleague to bring one back from US when they next go.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Translation costs for the European market. And it costs more to do business here. Plus there's VAT to consider in that price...

    2. Arctic fox
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      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.

  5. Stephen 2

    Wow that's quite a beast of a machine. I like that the keyboard is an exact copy of the current macbook models.

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    Will it really cost that much?

    Close/Expansys always get product earlier than others (e.g. Amazon) and it's always priced a fair bit higher than it ends up costing from online retailers such as Amazon.

  7. tmTM

    How much

    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      My money's on the new models being the same price as the iPad 2.

      The bigger question will be if they keep the iPad 2 model going at a cheaper price point, or just sell off the existing stock.

      (my guess - if the new model has a higher res screen then the 2 isn't going anywhere)

      Whatever happens it'll be a PITA for Samsung, Sony, Moto etc etc...

  8. shooi

    Overpriced...?

    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...

  9. DaveTheRave
    WTF?

    No 3g?

    They promised a 3g version of the previous device!

  10. Ocular Sinister
    FAIL

    Clove website doesn't inspire confidence

    I mean, not only have they written shite ASP.Net code, they've not even configured IIS to hide the errors from users. No way are *they* getting my credit card details, even if I had £550 to blow on a fondleslab!

    "[ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.

    Parameter name: input]

    System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.IsMatch(String input) +7043206

    touch.touchAPI.mobileRedirect() in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\www.clove.co.uk\touchAPI.aspx.vb:86

    ASP.viewproduct_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\www.clove.co.uk\viewproduct.aspx:23

    System.Web.Util.CalliHelper.EventArgFunctionCaller(IntPtr fp, Object o, Object t, EventArgs e) +25

    System.Web.Util.CalliEventHandlerDelegateProxy.Callback(Object sender, EventArgs e) +42

    System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +132

    System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +66

    System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +2428"

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