Ever since Asus officially revealed its 2011 tablet lineup back at CES 2011, we've been eagerly waiting to find out more on the topic of their pricing and now, finally, it seems that these important pieces of information have become available.
As some of you might remember, we've talked a while ago about the pricing of the MeMO tablet
and the ASUS Eee Slate EP121
, and sure enough, yet another report (available via NotebookItalia
) seems to confirm the first data, at the same time offering some interesting information on the remaining tablets from ASUS.
So, while the starting price of the MeMO (500 Euro for the 16GB version) has been confirmed, the new report indicates that, in fact, a 32GB model will also be available, selling for around 700 Euro and also being accompanied by the Memic accessory Asus has showcased both at CeBIT and also back at CES.
Next in line comes the Slider tablet (featuring a sliding, built-in keyboard), that's reportedly going on sale in May 2011, starting at around 499 Euro (16GB version), while its top-range 64GB model will cost a hefty 800 Euro.
Last, but certainly not least, comes the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a tablet that's sure to be extremely popular with those users searching for a product combining both productivity and extreme portability.
It seems that the Transformer won't be particularly expensive, either, the 16GB, Wi-Fi only model selling for 400 Euro, while the 3G-capable, 32GB will be more expensive, reaching 700 €, starting with April 2011.
Unfortunately, it seems that this price points refer simply to the tablet itself and not the keyboard, that, however, will be readily available as a separate accessory.
All in all, we'd dare to say that ASUS' pricing for its new tablets is actually quite interesting and competitive, and we foresee at least some of these models (such as the Transformer and Slider, especially) enjoying quite a serious level of success on the market.