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Old 26-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #31
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After rough calculation estimate a $750 inclusive of GST and Shipping Cost.
I realize all Singapore Asus tablet lisited in Sitex is all international warantty which is same in U.S. Why not just get from U.S. during pre-order will i miss out something?
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Old 26-11-2011, 08:42 AM   #32
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we are such suckers....

IF I pre-order from Amazon @USD499, + shipping using Vpost the total adds up to around SGD750 which might be cheaper if they really peg Prim to the price of the 32gb tablets....

Or anyone knows a reputable site with international shipping ?

Pre-ordering now means getting the device much earlier then it will be release in SG, but if the local price is really USD499 or 668 that means forking out an additional 70 bucks for it to get it early? doesn't sound too bad

but of course there's the issue of warranty, etc...
Yes, just like TFT,USA version claim by sg Asus said that it is only for local warranty. That why cheap. Power supply will not be usable too.
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Old 26-11-2011, 09:12 AM   #33
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I will just buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 plus if it is so expensive.
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Old 26-11-2011, 09:47 AM   #34
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Technically, the main difference is the charging cable connected directly to power outlet, Since we have different socket type, voltage and frequency?
if i use a converter, it should be ok? or maybe charge thru USB?

BTW I just check Amazon last night, the listing for pre-order prime is no longer available...probably out of stock...
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Old 26-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #35
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I was wondering if it will be cheaper if i buy it in Taiwan since i am going Taipei next week. Anyone can advise? Thanks.
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Old 26-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #36
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I will just buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 plus if it is so expensive.
Galaxy 7.7 is not a tergra 3 device...and ICS is not on it.
10" device is good for games & web surfing...

smaller size is for quickie
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I was wondering if it will be cheaper if i buy it in Taiwan since i am going Taipei next week. Anyone can advise? Thanks.
if based on Tf101, just save some tax $...
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Old 26-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #38
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Yes, just like TFT,USA version claim by sg Asus said that it is only for local warranty. That why cheap. Power supply will not be usable too.
Based on TFT, the power supply is universal voltage which is usable in Singapore. Only difference is the pins which are 2 flat pins; just get a $3 adapter can solve already.
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Old 26-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #39
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I dont know about you but for me, I dont need 3G version, I can just easily wifi hotspot to my android phone and surf net. Unless you got a Data Sim Card if not, I really dont see any convenience answering a call from your tablet.
First of all, a 3G tablet is not used to answer calls

Secondly, different folks different strokes. I prefer to have a 3G tablet so that 1) I don't have to fiddle with my phone / MIFI when I want to surf on my tablet. 2) I don't have to deplete the batt on my phone. 3) I don't want to carry another portable battery or the likes to charge my phone / MIFI when it runs flat.
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Old 26-11-2011, 05:00 PM   #40
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http://www.androidauthority.com/asus...ictures-31956/

This is the mother of all tablets! Can't wait to a hands-on when it comes to Singapore... anyone knows when it will come in? Right now release date in Dec 2011, but not clear if it's worldwide or just US...
I am also waiting for this to sale
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Old 26-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #41
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I was wondering if it will be cheaper if i buy it in Taiwan since i am going Taipei next week. Anyone can advise? Thanks.
I was at Taipei when TFT 1st launch. It was sold out everywhere and it is not really cheaper. Generally i think most of the IT products there are more expensive than Singapore.
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Old 27-11-2011, 12:37 AM   #42
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Thanks all for the replies pertaining to my earlier query. Ok, i shall not purposely look for it when i am there this Dec.
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Old 27-11-2011, 08:22 AM   #43
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what the different between transformer & prime, do both have the extra battery docking too ?
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Old 27-11-2011, 11:51 AM   #44
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what the different between transformer & prime, do both have the extra battery docking too ?
there is "prime "
the hardware is the main differ (tergra 3)
and of course, its price.

uses google and you will find more info.

from article, TF docking station could be used
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what the different between transformer & prime, do both have the extra battery docking too ?
Transformer based on Tegra 2 which is a dual core, Prime based on Tegra 3 which is a Quad+1 design. So basically, Prime is faster. And will most likely come with ICS, or very soon after.
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