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Price Of Asus' iPad 2 Rival Reaching £330

The price of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has fallen down to only £330 with free delivery; the tablet was originally introduced with a suggested retail price of £380 back in May 2011, that's a saving of £50 already.

The tablet can be purchased from Ebay (opens in new tab) via Ebuyer's Outlet and comes with free delivery and a standard one year warranty.

There are rumours that Asus deliberately chose to sell the tablet with a very low margin in order to get a fighting chance against the iPad 2.

The Taiwanese company planning to recoup its investment when it comes to accessories like the keyboard docking station.

Like most Android-based tablets, the Eee Pad Transformer comes with a 10.1-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen (an IPS model), a dual core ARM-based SoC (in this case, an Nvidia Tegra 2 model clocked at 1GHz), 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (expandable to 48GB via an optional 32GB microSD card), Android 3.0 Honeycomb (upgradable to 3.1), a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, a five-megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, up to eight hours battery life (which can be doubled thanks to the keyboard docking station), mini HDMI and inbuilt GPS.

At this rate, the price of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer should fall below the £300 by the end of August, at which stage it will start to look like a bargain.

Désiré Athow
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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.