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Asus iPad 2 Competitor Drops To £360

As expected the price of the Asus Eee Pad TF101 Transformer has been falling steadily over the last few weeks following its launch in the UK at the beginning of April.

Ebuyer is selling the tablet (via Ebay) for a mere £359.99 including postage (opens in new tab), £20 less than the recommended selling price. The tablet has been a roaring success since its launch with the tablet beating the competition at Amazon and other online retailers.

The keyboard-equipped Eee Pad is currently ranked at number two and the non-keyboard at number four in Amazon's best selling tablet list, far ahead of the Motorola XOOM, the HTC Flyer or the RIM Blackberry Playbook.

The tablet comes with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel IPS capacitive touchscreen, an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage expandable to 48GB, a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (but no 3G), up to eight hours battery life, a mini HDMI but no USB ports.

The tablet originally came with Android 3.0 Honeycomb but has since been upgraded to Android 3.1 and brings many improvements like a new refined user UI, connectivity for USB accessories, more robust Wi-Fi networking, an updated set of standard apps and more.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.