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I was playing with the original transformer today at my school's bookstore.

I almost bought it on impulse - I don't even want to know what this one will be able to do.

I just hate that there aren't any plans to make it 3G/4G compatible. It seems like such a fantastic device...



...if you have WiFi.
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Actually, 720p playback is ideal usage since it uses very little power. (That's assuming the device supports GPU acceleration, like the iPad 2.)
Mmm, I know. That's pretty low though, the iPad 2

Yes to GPU acceleration, and as for brightness, I wouldn't worry. It's brighter than my Transformer 1, which is about as bright as my iPad 1, which uses the same panel as the iPad 2.

Edit: iPad 2 panel is much dimmer. Asus wasn't kidding when they said 50% brighter

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$650 for the 32GB + dock. $500 without dock.

Australia.

~$900-$1000 is a reasonable bet for transformer prime.
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You're kidding. AUD is worth about the same as USD. How much did the original transformer cost?
    
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You're kidding. AUD is worth about the same as USD. How much did the original transformer cost?

Original was $399 for the 16GB, $499 for the 32GB. About $150 for the dock/keyboard. Slightly reduced price if you bought them together at various places.

I wouldn't consider picking up the TFP at prices higher than those, mainly because despite the advancement in hardware, the only new realistic capability is high-profile high def video playback. They're going to need to be smart with their pricing if they want people to buy into Tegra3 initially, as applications are developed to take advantage of it.
    
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(That's assuming the device supports GPU acceleration, like the iPad 2.)

With ICS comes GPU acceleration.
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Original was $399 for the 16GB, $499 for the 32GB. About $150 for the dock/keyboard. Slightly reduced price if you bought them together at various places.
I wouldn't consider picking up the TFP at prices higher than those, mainly because despite the advancement in hardware, the only new realistic capability is high-profile high def video playback. They're going to need to be smart with their pricing if they want people to buy into Tegra3 initially, as applications are developed to take advantage of it.

Those are the same as US prices were, so I don't see why you would think the Transformer Prime would suddenly be $350+ more expensive in australia than the US. The prices on the Prime will be the same as on the Original, however, there is no 16GB option, so no $400 option. I think that's a mistake they will correct eventually however.
    
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Those are the same as US prices were, so I don't see why you would think the Transformer Prime would suddenly be $350+ more expensive in australia than the US. The prices on the Prime will be the same as on the Original, however, there is no 16GB option, so no $400 option. I think that's a mistake they will correct eventually however.

Me? I don't think I thought that--maybe someone else was saying that.

Yeah, I can't imagine why they'd price them beyond the similar price points for the original TF.

But no 16GB option? That's disappointing, especially since there's a very nice variety of high-density micro-SD cards available that can achieve decent transfer speeds--almost makes any amount of internal storage space insignificant.
    
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Me? I don't think I thought that--maybe someone else was saying that.
Yeah, I can't imagine why they'd price them beyond the similar price points for the original TF.
But no 16GB option? That's disappointing, especially since there's a very nice variety of high-density micro-SD cards available that can achieve decent transfer speeds--almost makes any amount of internal storage space insignificant.

My bad, I didn't read the name, I assumed since you answered, you were Hutchinson. I was asking what the original transformer was priced at in Australia.
    
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Getting one of these as soon as they land in the UK. Unfortunately that seems to be January now where as most other places have been reported to get it before the Xmas holidays. At least that gives me time to save up a bit to get it with its awesome dock.
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