Asus has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be launching the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime in the UK for a price of £499. It will be on sale in January.

The price will not only include the tablet, but in perhaps a surprise move, also the laptop dock. Asus has told Pocket-lint that the company will not, as previously speculated, be offering the tablet separately from the dock.

The decision to only sell the pair together is based on sales for the previous laptop dock that was designed to work with the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer released earlier in 2011. 

Pocket-lint can also confirm that the company only has plans to release the Wi-Fi model in the UK at present. Asus will not be releasing a 3G version of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime in the UK.

The new Tegra 3 powered tablet will come in two colours, Champagne Gold or Amethyst Grey, and be on sale in the UK in January. 

Although the Eee Pad Transformer Prime looks to be a hot tablet for 2012, it is priced above many current Android rivals, which may deter potential buyers. Of course, you should check out our full Asus Eee Pad Transfomer Prime review and see how we got on playing the latest games and whether the new tablet really can run 4K video.