ASUS T100TA Transformer Book 10.1″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop and Tablet with Windows 8.1 and 32GB SSD (Manufacturer Refurbished) Deal of the Day | Groupon
One of the DP regulars just notified me of this deal. Couple of thoughts:
First off, the ad is misleading. It claims that the base price for this model is $399. That’s a lie. The 32GB version has always been MSRP’d at $349. Second, this is a refurbished model. Sometimes that’s okay, sometimes not. You have to make your own decision on that. Third, I’m just not a big fan of Groupon “deals.”
Just so you know, I don’t make any money off Groupon sales.
Then there is this to consider: From everything I’m hearing, Asus will announce a refresh of this model with a faster processor and possibly more memory, while at the same time rolling out the Asus T200, an 11.6″ screen model with a faster processor and possibly more memory as well as other improvements, which will also include Microsoft office in the price. This new unit may also start at $349-$399. Rumor has it that the new models will be rolled out at the gigantic Taiwanese computer show, Computex, the first week in June of this year (although we may see a leaked “announcement” a few days before that.
This new model is already being reported in the foreign language computer press in fairly strong detail – you have to chase it down via search of some kind, then run the pages through a
UPDATE: Here’s a recent English-language report I just found:
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