ASUS PADFONE, TRANSFORMER PAD INFINITY AND 300 PRICING RELEASED
The Asus Padfone will unfortunately be extremely expensive. Thereâ€™s no other way to put it, really. Itâ€™s going to be â‚¬699. That includes the â€˜tabet dockâ€™, now called Padfone Station. So yes, in effect you are getting the (very rough) equivalent of two devices (a phone and a tablet), but the price will still manage to keep a lot of people away from the Padfone. Itâ€™s a shame.
Anyway, the keyboard dock for the Padfone will be sold separately for â‚¬149. The Padfone should be in stores at the end of May. An LTE-capable version of the Padfone could be out by September.
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T) will cost â‚¬599 and will be out on June 10. It will be Wi-Fi-only and come with 64 GB of built-in storage. The price doesnâ€™t include the optional keyboard dock.
The Asus Transformer Pad 300, which is supposed to be the companyâ€™s most affordable new tablet, will sell for â‚¬399 (Wi-Fi-only), or â‚¬499 (Wi-Fi+3G). In both cases, the built-in storage space will be 32 GB.
The Transformer Pad 300 will arrive on the market in mid-May.
Asus is clearly pricing the Transformer Pad Infinity as a premium device. And the same could potentially be said about the Padfone. It remains to be seen, therefore, whether these two devices will have any mainstream success, or if theyâ€™ll just be a couple of interesting niche offerings. The 300 series, on the other hand, will get some decent pricing, yet not lower than the original Transformer. So itâ€™s probably going to be the best selling of this trio.