So folks, basically the answer is, some say it does, some say it doesn't
I'm hoping it does because I'd like to use a headset (headphones with a mic) for the purposes of perhaps Skype and Google+ hangouts in public places/cafes etc without having to subject everyone else to my conversation.
I had my eye on and subsequently ordered a MEElectronics M6P headset but quickly cancelled it when I read on another forum that someone contacted ASUS and they replied that a headset wouldn't work as it's just a tablet.
I might see if I can find an old school headset at home from a previous phone and see if it works before rebuying it!
Positive or negative, I'll return with my findings...