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Price of Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet falls to £170

When the Asus TF101, otherwise known as the Eee Pad Transformer, was launched back in 2011, it was hailed as one of the most innovative tablets on the market, due to the fact that you could pair it with a keyboard docking station to transform it into an ultra-portable laptop.

Consumer Electricals, an eBay retailer, is selling it for £170 with a three-month warranty, which can be extended for a fee. You also get 170 Nectar points.

The Eee Pad Transformer runs on a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS display with a layer of Corning Gorilla glass, an HDMI port, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing one and a microSD card slot.

The device runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb but should be upgradable to ICS, although Jelly Bean is unlikely to be in the cards. With this first version, Asus didn’t make a lot of effort to cut down on its waist size. The Eee Pad measures a sizeable 13mm and adding the docking station makes it even thicker.

But it also adds a number of ports, as well as doubling the onboard battery life to a whopping 16 hours. For a closer look, check out our short review of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

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