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  Reply # 532008 11-Oct-2011 16:47 Send private message

Where can I get cheap controllers?




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  Reply # 532025 11-Oct-2011 17:20 Send private message

snowfly: Anyone here have the TF101G model transformer, with 3G?

Or does anyone know where to get one?


There's rumours of it but it hasn't been released.  

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  Reply # 532076 11-Oct-2011 20:02 Send private message

heavenlywild:
snowfly: Anyone here have the TF101G model transformer, with 3G?

Or does anyone know where to get one?


There's rumours of it but it hasn't been released.  


The TF101G has been released overseas (Transformer 1 with 3g), but I cannot find anywhere locally to buy, or in fact overseas to buy online.

MrP

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  Reply # 533054 13-Oct-2011 19:04 Send private message

Hi. I plan to buy transformer from ebay. Does anyone know about the tax??

I heard I don't have to pay tax if it comes via international mail service

Is it true???

Someone knows cheaper price than ebay?? In ebay its like 370 us without shipping

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  Reply # 533079 13-Oct-2011 20:39 Send private message

Customs intercepts all inbound packages, they charge you their fee ($40 ish, I forget) plus 15% GST. That'd come to around $100, give or take, for a Transformer worth US$370.

Good deals on transformers come up from time to time, typically right after I buy something.




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  Reply # 533262 14-Oct-2011 10:52 Send private message

I bought the 16GB Transformer for $649 from Noel Leeming together with some headphones that were valued at $79 (well that's what they waid!). They were actually selling the Toshiba for $649 and the Transformer for $699 but I got them to price match.

I have a Xoom so this was for my wife. I think she wanted an iPad2 at first but she seems to be converted now. Her needs are basic - surf the net, read email and make VoIP calls to a landline with a BT headset. I do that using Fring linked to a SIP account (in this case it's voipcheap.com).

She does the same process on her iPhone but for some reason I could never get the BT headset to work with Fring so it was pretty nice to have that working for Transformer.

I have played with it and it has some apps and functions over the Xoom. The network browser is kind of cool and being able to play music off my server with no setup is handy.  I like the stock keyboard which has the numeric keys on the main display.

So we are all reasonably happy.

As for Internet access, I picked up a cheap Android phone from Trademe for $100 (Vodafone 858) and just stick the SIM card from my 2D USB modem in the phone and use it as a portable wifi hotspot. This compares favourably with the $199 cost of the Telecom mifi device or the equivalent Vodafone unit.




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  Reply # 533400 14-Oct-2011 15:15 Send private message

lchiu7: As for Internet access, I picked up a cheap Android phone from Trademe for $100 (Vodafone 858) and just stick the SIM card from my 2D USB modem in the phone and use it as a portable wifi hotspot. This compares favourably with the $199 cost of the Telecom mifi device or the equivalent Vodafone unit.


True, but I would guess the battery life is not comparable. But hey you can use it for a lot of other things as well so fair enough. I have an Ideos 8150 I just use for GPS tracking my runs, but could use as a hotspot as well.




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  Reply # 533511 14-Oct-2011 21:29 Send private message

I hear talk of an Asus Transformer TF201 to be released on November 7 with Nvidia Tegra 3 Chip. Does anyone here have any more information? Obviously it will take a lot longer to get to NZ. How far behind were we for the original?

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  Reply # 533807 15-Oct-2011 19:30 Send private message

Got my Asus eee pad Transformer TF101 32GB today from Bond and Bond for $899. I think it's pretty sweet.

Also got a Case Logic 10" neoprene sleeve that fits the Transformer and keyboard. I am still thinking of getting the official Asus cover for just the tablet: http://www.tastech.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=363473 but not sure if I actually need it.

Also wondering about a screen protector. Anyone else got one? If so which one is better, the matte or the gloss?

Dodgy Bastards have them: http://www.dodgybastards.co.nz/eeepad-screen-protector-matte.html

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  Reply # 534372 17-Oct-2011 16:50 Send private message

stevesumner: Got my Asus eee pad Transformer TF101 32GB today from Bond and Bond for $899. I think it's pretty sweet.

Also got a Case Logic 10" neoprene sleeve that fits the Transformer and keyboard. I am still thinking of getting the official Asus cover for just the tablet: http://www.tastech.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=363473 but not sure if I actually need it.

Also wondering about a screen protector. Anyone else got one? If so which one is better, the matte or the gloss?

Dodgy Bastards have them: http://www.dodgybastards.co.nz/eeepad-screen-protector-matte.html


Is that the 3G model or wifi only? How much were they selling the 16GB for?  As I noted earlier I paid $649 for that and it didn't seem I needed to go 32GB since it has a microSD slot you can use.

Plus I have seen a hack on the Internet where a person took the keyboard and hacked it to install a 500GB drive in it!  Now that's a hack worth looking at.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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  Reply # 534507 17-Oct-2011 22:41 Send private message

lchiu7:

Is that the 3G model or wifi only? How much were they selling the 16GB for?  As I noted earlier I paid $649 for that and it didn't seem I needed to go 32GB since it has a microSD slot you can use.

Plus I have seen a hack on the Internet where a person took the keyboard and hacked it to install a 500GB drive in it!  Now that's a hack worth looking at.


Not 3G. Did you pay $649 including the keyboard?

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  Reply # 534564 18-Oct-2011 09:13 Send private message

stevesumner:
lchiu7:

Is that the 3G model or wifi only? How much were they selling the 16GB for?  As I noted earlier I paid $649 for that and it didn't seem I needed to go 32GB since it has a microSD slot you can use.

Plus I have seen a hack on the Internet where a person took the keyboard and hacked it to install a 500GB drive in it!  Now that's a hack worth looking at.


Not 3G. Did you pay $649 including the keyboard?


No keyboard so if you got the 32GB version with keyboard for what you said, then that is a good deal.  I have no idea how much the keyboard is by itself but I would think $150 or so.




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  Reply # 535789 20-Oct-2011 19:57 Send private message

here you go people...  T2



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  Reply # 535799 20-Oct-2011 20:11 Send private message

urban: here you go people...  T2




There she is, in full glory!

Rumoured to be released in early November. 

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  Reply # 535827 20-Oct-2011 21:06 Send private message

Tell the truth I (well my wife) has only had her Transformer for about a month. And while her needs are basic (surfing, youtube, email, VoIP, and the occasional game) we haven't found anything to tax the dual core so it's hard to see a quad core would help much.

Hard core gamers might find it more useful.

I would love to upgrade to ICS though.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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