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  Reply # 507855 17-Aug-2011 12:31 Send private message

The PB price, $579 compares well with the price you would pay on Amazon, US$392. Which is about NZ$550 once you convert and add in the Shipitto.com to get it here.

Another $40 isn't bad to avoid the hassle and potential problems buying from Amazon.

I may have to rethink my 'not yet' policy on tablets.

I still think $200 for the doc is expensive, almost cheaper to buy a separate netbook.




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  Reply # 507859 17-Aug-2011 12:39 Send private message

PB Tech prices are ex GST. Their 16GB transformer without keyboard is $690 inc GST, and the 16GB with keyboard is $895 inc GST.

The keyboard is widely available for $240 inc GST and delivery.




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Reply # 507916 17-Aug-2011 13:47 Send private message

Work paid for my tablet (gift for all my hard work Smile) and I bought they keyboard myself. I 'pricematched' PB Tech's keyboard price ($228) at the Computer Lounge website (they came back right away and matched it) and then redeemed the 200 points earnt from the tablet which gave me another $20 off. So $208 for the keyboard (including GST and delivery, although I picked it up).

No mucking around with the case/sleeve. Just got back from lunch, which I used to race around and compare the offerings at Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, and Jb Hifi (all at St Lukes). I was tempted by the thin and snug Gola for $30 at Warehouse Stationery but in the end went for the more expensive Targus Zamba from Jb Hifi ($39). Still fits sung (wuth keyboard attached) but it's a nice purple instead of boring black (which apparently now means abstinence!) and the padding seems much more substantial. I think it's a good balance between protection, attractiveness, and size.

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  Reply # 507952 17-Aug-2011 14:30 Send private message

just ordered mine: eee pad (16GB) + keyboard.
eee pad from firstin deal
keyboard from Playtech NZ

now keenly awaiting their arrival




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  Reply # 507954 17-Aug-2011 14:31 Send private message

AndrewTD: now keenly awaiting their arrival


On the firstin page: "Est. ship date: 30/08/2011".




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  Reply # 508024 17-Aug-2011 16:01 Send private message

timmmay:
AndrewTD: now keenly awaiting their arrival


On the firstin page: "Est. ship date: 30/08/2011".


aaahhh - now that I didn't quite see in the haste of my clever deal making!

Thanks for pointing it out.

At least the keyboard station bit has already shipped!
 




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  Reply # 508030 17-Aug-2011 16:04 Send private message

AndrewTD: aaahhh - now that I didn't quite see in the haste of my clever deal making!

Thanks for pointing it out.

At least the keyboard station bit has already shipped!
 


You'll be able to push buttons till your hearts content, and in a couple of weeks those buttons may actually do something ;)




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  Reply # 508033 17-Aug-2011 16:05 Send private message

timmmay:
AndrewTD: aaahhh - now that I didn't quite see in the haste of my clever deal making!

Thanks for pointing it out.

At least the keyboard station bit has already shipped!
 


You'll be able to push buttons till your hearts content, and in a couple of weeks those buttons may actually do something ;)


Yep - think about the battery life I will experience without any of that pesky battery-draining stuff - aka actual functionality ;)




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  Reply # 508039 17-Aug-2011 16:08 Send private message

Aye, it'll work forever without charging!




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  Reply # 508040 17-Aug-2011 16:08 Send private message

LMAO! Nice. Yes, imagine the anticipation levels by then after all that foreplay.
After only a few days of mucking about I can tell you Andrew that you won't be disappointed, it's an awesome machine. Just loading on the BNZ app, looking ot see what other NZ offerings there might be.....

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  Reply # 508051 17-Aug-2011 16:15 Send private message

Sorry guys I missed out the GST but the combined product from PB is still reasonable I think
Also I had to wait two weeks from firstin as well though it came a little early. It was fully sealed in the Transformer carton so I imagine it was new. They probably bulk order once they get an idea how many they need.




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  Reply # 508237 17-Aug-2011 21:22 Send private message

Ok here is a question....why does it say everywhere online that Splashtop is bundled with this tablet? It's not on mine. I just downloaded the "Eee Pad Pc Suite" from the Asus website and it loads up Splashtop on my desktop PC but when I go to load the app on my tablet it wants $5.88 for "Splashtop Remote Desktop" at the Android Market. So what are they playing at?

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  Reply # 508241 17-Aug-2011 21:28 Send private message

Its.is called mycloud by asus have you got an app called mycloud




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  Reply # 508242 17-Aug-2011 21:30 Send private message

CM: Ok here is a question....why does it say everywhere online that Splashtop is bundled with this tablet? It's not on mine. I just downloaded the "Eee Pad Pc Suite" from the Asus website and it loads up Splashtop on my desktop PC but when I go to load the app on my tablet it wants $5.88 for "Splashtop Remote Desktop" at the Android Market. So what are they playing at?


Its under the My Cloud application, open that and look at My Desktop. this is actually Splashtop and works fine with the desktop spashtop client. Gawd knows why they couldnt just call it splashtop :) 

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Reply # 508253 17-Aug-2011 21:43 Send private message

You guys are awesome Embarassed

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