Indeed. For a brand new product that haven't hit most stores, i think the price i paid is quite reasonable. Plus d fact that they gave me a free micro sd and an extra original battery. Not forgetting my price is the full set including the original leather cover (which cost over 40quid). Most current sellers don't include the cover.
(Original post by Black-Adder)
The keyboard for Padfone costs ~170$
And for Transformer Prime it's 130-140$
It's simply too much. There is no advanced technology in these accessories.
Kindle Fire costs 200$,and that's the whole tablet. Incomparable.
Only keyboard for Padfone costs only 30$ less than Kindle Fire.
I don't get it why:
Padfone is not available in the world.
They are pricing it so damn high.
HTC One X is cheaper.
It's under 600$
Padfone is 700$
I want to say that this whole combo is overpriced in each segment.
I don't know is it because Asus isn't pricing it right or because they simply aren't seriously distributing this product.
You bought it for a good price 900 and something $.
I'm not sure if I would pay that much,but it's certainly better than price you can get outside Taiwan.
Also the Taiwan version came with 32gb cloud storage for 3 years. Plus it comes with Garmin street pilot.
With all this, i really don't think 625 quid is overpriced.
Re overprice or not, it's hard to say. The price i paid was price qoted by asus, which i think is totally reasonable. Samsung galaxy s3 cost over 500gbp brand new. Paying extra of about 100gbp i get all these extras.
The prices that you see.at the moment are all 3rd party prices. They mark it up for more profit. Unless there is a price by official telco carriers, it's not asus's fault. They recommended it to be sold at my price. Ie. 625gbp
This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my PadFone
Last edited by ctys2ard; 10-06-2012 at 07:18.