02-03-2012 12:06 AM
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  1. Randomhero180's Avatar
    http://www.excaliberpc.com/610469/as...mer-prime.html

    Take a look in the upper right corner. Supposedly the docks are no longer on newegg.com either.

    Hoping this is not true and just a misprint. Hard to believe they would discontinue this tablet already.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-12-2012 10:33 PM
  2. allan1313's Avatar
    That can't be right. Their "upgraded" version is probably months away from market.


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    01-12-2012 10:57 PM
  3. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    I don't see anything saying being discountined
    01-13-2012 12:11 AM
  4. Randomhero180's Avatar
    I don't see anything saying being discountined
    Discontinued, not discounted.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-13-2012 12:18 AM
  5. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    spell check messed up haha
    01-13-2012 01:11 AM
  6. Andyroo89's Avatar
    I wonder if they are replacing them with the TF700T and giving them to the people that already preordered the Prime? Damn if that were true I should've preordered.
    01-13-2012 04:13 AM
  7. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    What will they do with the original prime the only way I see this working is make the docks able to work on both...

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    01-13-2012 05:02 AM
  8. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    It offer the people who have the Org prime a upgrade send in unit

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    01-13-2012 05:13 AM
  9. Kroaker's Avatar
    What will they do with the original prime the only way I see this working is make the docks able to work on both...

    SENT FROM HTC REZOUND
    The docks do work on both.
    01-13-2012 09:37 AM
  10. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    I still think it crap that there doing this fix your products dont make a new one 4 months later... by the time that one hits ill prob just upgrade to it anyway with the warranty i have
    01-13-2012 03:20 PM
  11. Sneakersislife's Avatar
    this is becoming troublesome, a few websites are saying they might be planning on discontinuing the tf201 series in favor of the new 700 series, which wouldnt be so bad if they didnt have the extra 100 in there.

    it hardly seems right to charge an extra 100 for a mistake that is entirely out of the consumers hands, honestly, the new screen isnt that appealing to me, but if it supposedly fixes the issue with the wifi, and stayed at the same price as the tf201, then id go for it, the back is horrible in my opinion though, ugly and tasteless.
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    01-13-2012 03:30 PM
  12. Andyroo89's Avatar
    time to save up for 4 months from work. Heck, I think I will have the money for new in 2 months.
    01-13-2012 04:11 PM
  13. Cobravision's Avatar
    I think this talk about discontinuing the TP is completely without basis in fact. ASUS pushed whatever they had for Christmas and is now shipping what they have. I was able to grab one from TigerDirect this week, and they said there were over 500 docks coming into stock next week. So they are making their way out there, and while they may still be trying to fix any signal issues with the current model, there's no reason to think they are actually discontinuing the current TP especially since that leaves a 4-6 month hole before the HD TP ships.
    01-13-2012 04:15 PM
  14. asuman1179's Avatar
    I agree the new back on the 700 look pretty bad. My Wifi seems to be working pretty well so far.
    01-13-2012 04:35 PM
  15. Sneakersislife's Avatar
    I think this talk about discontinuing the TP is completely without basis in fact. ASUS pushed whatever they had for Christmas and is now shipping what they have. I was able to grab one from TigerDirect this week, and they said there were over 500 docks coming into stock next week. So they are making their way out there, and while they may still be trying to fix any signal issues with the current model, there's no reason to think they are actually discontinuing the current TP especially since that leaves a 4-6 month hole before the HD TP ships.
    500 tablets isnt much though, from a large manufacturing standpoint do you think they only produce 50 tablets at a time? id bet even 10,000 tablets is small from a business perspective, they could've made 10,000 from the start and there are still some left from the first batch.

    i didnt say i had actual proof, but alot of sites are saying it looks more and more like asus is planning on stopping producion of the 201 model, and honestly from a business stand point it makes sense, stop making the faulty tablet and spend the money you would have on the new tablet, the tf201 sales already made show that there's interest in the tablet so they can assume there'll be interest in the 700 series.

    however i still believe the price should be the same as the original prime, its not our fault that their design was flawed and we shouldnt be held accountable.
    01-13-2012 04:40 PM
  16. uglyyeti's Avatar
    Since I'm not using a keyboard base (and at this point really don't intend to,) I haven't seen the back of mine since I put it in the case. It doesn't matter to me if it was champagne or purple-grey - all the front bezels look the same.

    The back of the 700 isn't really that ugly, it just isn't as smooth and pretty as to 201. If eventually I wind up with a 700, once again I'll put it in a case and forget what the back looks like.

    If this tablet were going to be your "significant other", would you choose the one with the smooth shiny backside or the equally svelte, higher performing one? (Until I have to make that choice, I'm enjoying the one with the shiny backside!)
    01-13-2012 04:50 PM
  17. Sneakersislife's Avatar
    valid point, however an eyesore is still an eyesore. sweeping the dirt under the rug isnt getting rid of it, it's just hiding what i still there.

    i can't even purchase a dock, because it would look stupid with a champagne dock and an ugly mis colored tablet.
    01-13-2012 05:51 PM
  18. yellohj's Avatar
    I have champagne tab with grey doc, and i like it. But i am odd that way.

    TF201
    01-14-2012 04:37 AM
  19. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    I really hope asus doesnt stop making the docks and prime that really bad business at its worst
    01-14-2012 06:32 AM
  20. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    The tablets are no longer on NewEgg either. If you still have the link to them, they show as "disabled" in their system. I don't know if that means that they won't be getting any more in, or if they've just been out of stock so long that they were disabled in their inventory.
    01-15-2012 09:32 PM
  21. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    Asus.com still has it promoted on their website i think they would be trying to damage control everything and they would havent announced a uk launch
    01-16-2012 12:54 AM
  22. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    Yeah, after doing some digging around on various forums (especially XDA Developers) it's clear that Asus is officially saying that they are NOT discontinuing the Transformer Prime. But there does seem to be something fish going on in the supply chain, since several stores are saying that they won't be getting any more, are showing them as discontinued, etc. It sounds like there have been a handful of issues with the Prime other than radio signal strength, and there's some speculation that the delay is to fix some of these issues or to change the packaging with regards to GPS functionality (?). Others are speculating that this may come with a new SKU or product number for the same model (TF201), which is what is causing the confusion about the device being discontinued.

    Guess we stay tuned.
    01-16-2012 10:11 AM
  23. matthewjoseph255's Avatar
    I can see that happening when do we think the 700 primes will happen i am waiting for summer for that
    01-16-2012 08:50 PM
  24. kingsway8605's Avatar
    Considering a bunch of stores just got more in, I don't think it has been discontinued.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-28-2012 10:40 PM
  25. dbody7983's Avatar
    I bought the BB buy back option. The sells clerk told me to run my TP over with a car and get them to send me a brand new one, then sell it back to them... Has anyone else been told this?
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    02-01-2012 01:39 PM
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