Asus: No wi-fi issues with UK Transformer Prime, TF700 update due in "June"

Asus has issued another rather long update regarding its recently launched EeePad Transformer Prime tablet, claiming that the UK version of the quad-core hardware is 100% correct and working despite the odd complaint of wi-fi problems from some buyers.

Asus also moved to stop fans getting excited about the slightly updated TF700 version of the tablet which will include a higher-resolution screen and redesigned back panel to enhance GPS performance. Asus says this won’t launch in the UK until June “at the earliest.”

Here’s a chunk from the latest Asus update:

After extensive checks we can confirm that no units have been supplied to the UK with a known WiFi issue. Any customers experiencing WiFi issues specifically are advised to contact our support hotline on tel. 0870 1208 340.

Any customers who have purchased a Transformer Prime TF201 and are dissatisfied with the performance of the GPS module are advised to return the unit to their point of purchase for a full refund as per standard consumer rights that apply in the UK.

In relation to the recently-announced TF700 model, this product is unlikely to be available in the UK before June at the earliest and no pricing details have been announced.

So that’s YOU TOLD.


As for the recently reported stock problems, a few more retailers appear to be sending out their units now – although many would-be buyers are still leaping on the limited stock when it appears.

The almighty Amazon has it in stock right now for example, although Carphone Warehouse say it’s out of stock and isn’t expecting more Primes until February 1st. Patchy. It’s very patchy.