[EDIT: Docks Too!] Asus Transformer Prime Available on BestBuy.com Right Now!

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    Basically because you all are such an awesome community, I decided to share this little find with you all. Last night around 3am EST, BestBuy.com made the 32GB Transformer Prime (Gray) available! For those who wanted one but couldn't find any in stock and didn't want to pay a ridiculous amount for one on eBay, here's your chance to buy one at MSRP! You can pick them up here at this link:

    Asus - Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet with 32GB Memory - Gray - TF201-B1-GR
    They will probably go fast so order one now and have fun! I mean, it does come with free shipping :biggrin:

    EDIT: Sorry guys, looks like everyone pounced on them and they are officially sold out again as of 10:04am EST. Sorry I couldn't bring it to you a little earlier than 8:30am.

    EDIT 2: Looks like they're back in stock so go get them while you can!

    EDIT 3: Looks like Best Buy has the grey docks available now too!

    Asus - Portable Docking Station - TF201-DOCK-GR
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
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    Sweet that's awesome

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    Thanks for the heads up Arkbird!!
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    Looks like they are back in stock so get them while you still can!

    Personally I'm waiting until after CES so I can see what's coming out, then I'll decide whether I'll get the Prime or not.
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    Watch out with Best Buy showing something in stock...they had issues over the holidays where they oversold many things.
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    You guys are awesome. Just ordered mine!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!
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    Ordered one from Best Buy, now we'll have to wait and see if it's actually coming. I paid for the express shipping so I should see an update tonight or tomorrow with the shipping information. I'll report back when I have an update.
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    you guys makes like its free or something with the "Get it now!" LOL
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    a coworker ordered via my amazon prime benefits one. Says 4-7 weeks before the holidays, and she just got her dock. I'm sure they shall be released on amazon very soon.
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    Well when you put it that way but I say that because they sell out very quickly.
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    Is it in stock?

    I live in VA and am literally dying to buy this tablet. I read your post saying its available with the link included. I visited the website and am half way to checking out, but even though it says my local bestbuy doesnt have them yet. would i still get it within the estimated shipping date ( 3 to 5 days)
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    I live in VA too and it doesn't matter where you live. They aren't being shipped from our stores, but from our warehouse where we get our products so you should receive it within the time the website says as long as it's in stock.
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    For the price it should comes with the keyboard dock and a bunch of other quality accessories
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    Any word on ICS for this?

    Survivor of the Great 2011 Verizon Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime Debacle and proud owner of a Galaxy Nexus and Original Droid 1/Milestone. Sent from my Sexy Lexus Galaxy Nexus.
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    January 12th


    ICS is coming on January 12th Worldwide. Asus says so on there Facebook fanpage.
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    Sweet!

    Think the wife would be mad if I bought this for me...er...her, instead if getting her the Droid4 (her choice) when its released?

    Survivor of the Great 2011 Verizon Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime Debacle and proud owner of a Galaxy Nexus and Original Droid 1/Milestone. Sent from my Sexy Lexus Galaxy Nexus.
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    Well it's priced the same as an iPad and it can do a lot of functions a simple netbook can do so I see price as reasonable considering what's inside the device. Now I do think the keyboard dock should be cheaper.
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    Guys, if the dude is like literally dying, shouldn't we pitch in and at least grant him one last dying wish? After he's gone we can thumb-wrestle for who gets to have it next!

    -Matt
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    As long as nobody here is making the irrational "all tablets should be under $300 argument"...keep in mind that the T1 came out STOCK MSRP at $400, which caused near-insanity last spring. If you have an hour to kill, go read the Amazon reviews on the Transformer in reverse chronological order (old to new) and you will see how low people can sink in terms of desperation for a digital device. Boycotts of price-gouging sellers. Chinese-conspiracy theories. All kinds of nuttiness.

    Asus did a good job, and they knocked the Xoom (and maybe the Thrive and the Iconia and the Galaxy 10.1) out of the equation. Toshiba and Acer even fiddled with the prices ($50 store gift cards) but to no avail. Too little, too late.

    It makes no sense whatsoever -- if $400 was last-year's T1 price -- for the T2 to lead at the same price-point. Put the two side-by-side specwise and the T2 blows the T1 out of the water. I totally agree with you that $500 (let's remember, for the 32GB model) feels like a notebook pricepoint, and you're not getting notebook features. Aside from raw CPU, you're actually getting a lot more (IPS display, 2 cameras, GPS, acceleromter, touch screen, and so on).

    If you're right, by mid-summer the price on the T2 will break somewhat, and we'll see it drift down around $400 for the 32GB and $450-$500 for the 64GB. But just look back 1 year or 2, and you'll see that's a lot of tablet for the money.

    -Matt
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
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