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Ramboss
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  #578906 8-Feb-2012 20:07
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Just noticed that JB Hi-Fi are advertising the 64GB version with dock for $1249, pricing isn't too bad


Seems a little pricey (given it would still be cheaper to import pay taxes and fees) But it is always nicer to buy local. And it does always seem safer even though it shouldn't matter where you buy from 

 
 
 

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  #578913 8-Feb-2012 20:24
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Just looking over at B&H their primes and keyboards look due for 25 Feb. Is there any official word on what has taken so long seeing as this Tab was released last year, why has it taken so long to get stock?
Even Clove before they dropped it didn't expect sufficient stock until this time either. 

I cant imagine their has been overwhelming pre orders to decimate stock, and there has been stock for smaller scale sellers.

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  #578914 8-Feb-2012 20:24
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Just looking over at B&H their primes and keyboards look due for 25 Feb. Is there any official word on what has taken so long seeing as this Tab was released last year, why has it taken so long to get stock?
Even Clove before they dropped it didn't expect sufficient stock until this time either. 

I cant imagine their has been overwhelming pre orders to decimate stock, and there has been stock for smaller scale sellers.



joefish
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  #579215 9-Feb-2012 12:11
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Ramboss: Just looking over at B&H their primes and keyboards look due for 25 Feb. Is there any official word on what has taken so long seeing as this Tab was released last year, why has it taken so long to get stock?
Even Clove before they dropped it didn't expect sufficient stock until this time either. 

I cant imagine their has been overwhelming pre orders to decimate stock, and there has been stock for smaller scale sellers.


I ordered my dock and tablet from B&H on 28 Nov, they still don't have stock to meet the order. Just picked up the tablet from Expert Infotech yesterday (it was the last one in stock, but they said they're getting more next week). About to cancel my tablet order from B&H, although will still get them to fulfill the dock order.

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  #579232 9-Feb-2012 12:37
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Got the dock yesterday, wow it is extremely nice with the Prime! Too bad I had to give it back to my editor for completing his review... Looking forward to getting it back.

Rather than waiting for the dock I would get it from Ebay now to be honest. I got mine for like $225NZD including shipping via DHL, doubt you will get it much cheaper from B&H or anywhere else once shipping is included (for reference that is similar to the cost of the original TF dock in NZ).




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joefish
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  #579244 9-Feb-2012 12:52
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NZtechfreak: Rather than waiting for the dock I would get it from Ebay now to be honest. I got mine for like $225NZD including shipping via DHL, doubt you will get it much cheaper from B&H or anywhere else once shipping is included (for reference that is similar to the cost of the original TF dock in NZ).


May I ask from which seller? There are a few I see who are selling the version with Chinese characters alongside the English. Not sure if I want that version (although I would like to learn Chinese...)

Since I already have an order with B&H, and a friend is travelling to the states at the end of this month, I could ship it to him to bring it back. If there's one online for a decent price, then I could save the wait.

The docks that Expert Infotech are getting next week are apparently champagne; I've got the grey tablet. 

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  #579247 9-Feb-2012 12:54
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Oh, anyone know where I might get a case for this in Auckland? A couple of Ebay that I like the look of, but don't want to leave this unprotected for too long...



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  #579253 9-Feb-2012 12:59
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I got a case for my Transformer v1 from JB Hifi, a neoprene one meant for a netbook. It works well.

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  #579283 9-Feb-2012 13:49
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I got mine from buyshoptw - offered them $190 for it and asked for a quote on DHL - they accepted the offer and threw in DHL for free. Does have the asian characters on it, doesn't bother me at all since I don't type by sight, but of course YMMV!




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  #580654 13-Feb-2012 07:24
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i can now report that I purchased a new Transformer prime and dock yesterday from PB tech in Auckland. a short drive up from Hamilton.
Pricespy told me expert Info also had low stock but not quantified.
Pricespy told me PB tech I got the last one in stock.
When I was their they said getting new sock this friday.
I had originally had an order with Clove UK which they pulled due to the reported Wifi and GPS issues.
So I can report no such issues.
so far loving the experience




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Kickass
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  #581039 13-Feb-2012 19:46
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Got my Dock - Taiwan version.

Works great!

$200 shipped.

 

caitlinjn
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  #581068 13-Feb-2012 20:58
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Where did you get it from for $200 shipped? I've found one on ebay for $158 US, which will work out around $230 shipped. With my tablet I ended up being charged an extra $100ish which I assume was the GST

kl281071
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  #583385 19-Feb-2012 12:03
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hi, sorry first up if this is not the right thread....
the latest firmware is 1.4......do you know how users in nz can get it.
i checked via the settings area, but it tells me there is no update available. my firmware is 17th Jan 

LittleDave
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  #583405 19-Feb-2012 13:21
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Hi, I registered my eBay sourced Prime on https://vip.asus.com/login.aspx which may help?

Alternatively http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Eee%20Pad%20Transformer%20Prime%20TF201&p=20&s=16&os=32&hashedid=FqCKMQDqgvSncfFM has a number of downloads. Firmware versioning depends on where your Prime was sourced from i.e. US SKU, TW SKU, WW SKU etc.

I have not tried downloading these as my Prime has done two Firmware upgrades on its own since I got it in January 2012.

Good luck.

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  #583671 20-Feb-2012 07:15
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I had originally had an order with Clove UK which they pulled due to the reported Wifi and GPS issues.
So I can report no such issues.
so far loving the experience


I can confirm the GPS issues. Absolutely no lock on the few satellites that randomly appear and immediately vanish again. I'd say you're one of the fortunate few.

WiFi has been fine for me. No probs there at all.

I found the still images from the camera to be noisy and lacking dynamic range, at least compared to my Sensation.

Think the dock is the biz - don't think I'd consider a tablet without one, but that's prolly just me.

Glad you're enjoying yours...

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