ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

ASUS denies Eee Pad Transformer component shortages: Demand outstripped expectations

ASUS has blamed unforeseen demand for the Eee Pad Transformer tablet, denying that component shortages have limited production to just 10,000 units per month. The company's Taiwanese spokesperson, David Chang, told Netbook News that in fact ASUS is on course to make 100,000 of the coveted slates this month, and over 200,000 in June. "We will see a significant alleviation in the month of June" Chang confirmed, explaining that "the current demand surpasses our expectations by far." ASUS had set sales targets of 300,000 units in the whole of Q2 2011, but a combination of strong appeal amid a limited Honeycomb market, iPad 2 shortages and other factors has seen far more would-be buyers than that. "If the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers’ demand" Chang concluded, which hopefully means that the shelves will soon be overflowing with Transformers. Until then, check out our full review over at SlashGear [via SlashGear]

Asus Transformer preorders cancelled by Target – or were they?

We've been getting word from Target customers that due to severe product shortages, the Bulls Eye is canceling their Asus Transformer pre-orders. Customers following up by phone with Customer Service, however, are learning a different story - that the Transformer is actually just out of stock and that their orders aren't canceled. Checking on Target's Website, we found the Transformer listed as being out of stock. But whether it's just out of stock or Target is giving up sending it out, many customers are frustrated and just plain angry.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review in a Nutshell

True to form, our good pal Chris Davies has the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer up and running as fast as a bunny, reviewing the heck out of it for you and me so that we might know if it's really worth the $400 we'll be paying for it! This device also has the code TF101 attached to it for further IDing and is, in short, a 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with a rather fashionable keyboard dock attachment that essentially allows you to work with the device as a tablet or a laptop. Will it power past the competition?

Asus Eee Pad Transformer production limited to only 10k units monthly

The Eee Pad Transformer officially hit the market around the world late last month. We mentioned then that there were not many of the tablets in stock, especially in the US, with the launch mainly focusing on Europe. The available units were sold quickly at most of the retailers in the US, and many people were probably wondering exactly why the supply of the tablet was so low. Some may have figured that Asus was just taking it slow with their tablet to see what the demand was and perhaps to keep the demand for the tablet up.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer $399 at Target [UPDATE: Now $40 Cheaper!]

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has showed up on Target's website, at the low low price of $399. This is the 10.1" tablet with 16GB hard drive, and 1GB memory. This market-defeating price is lower than the competition and the product is just as good as the competition - at least that's what they're hoping you'll think! This slate has been causing quite a stir, what with running Honeycomb, sporting a dual core, and having a great build quality - having the Asus A500 on hand right this moment we can say right now that a more fashionable cousin would be right up our alley, and the Transformer fits that bill like no other. Target, here we come!

Acer Iconia Tab A500 deal at Best Buy

Best Buy is featuring the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in their weekly sales circular and at a pretty good price, too. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is on sale for just under $450, cheaper than Motorola's XOOM, which is selling for around $600, WiFi only. It's also available now at that price, while the slightly cheaper EeePad Transformer (at $400) won't be out for another few weeks. And with our earlier report that users can root the Iconia (with a step by step guide included), the time is ripe to ask the question ... why wait?

Motorola Keyboard Folio case for the Xoom in the works

The Motorola Xoom has been a popular little device. Some new information looks to show that Motorola might be planning a Keyboard Folio case similar to the portfolio case they offer now, but with a bluetooth or USB Keyboard included. This would probably be a good idea considering the Asus Transformer has one and it has been a pretty big hit so far.

Eee Pad Transformer has a new firmware coming this week

I mentioned this morning that after a long wait the Eee Pad Transformer from Asus was finally available in North America. I also mentioned that supplies were short and that many locations were already out of stock on the device. If you want one you need to go look right now or you will miss out until Asus can make more stock. Asus had noted that the UK would be its focus at launch in the past so low stock in the US isn't really a surprise.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer launches and sells out just about everywhere

I would bet that you have heard talk about the cool Asus Eee Pad Transformer. This is the little Android tablet that has a slate section that can be docked with a keyboard dock that makes the tablet into a little netbook style device. We already knew that the Transformer was going to be hitting stores around North America on April 26. Today is the day for this thing to launch and Asus has a site up that list all the places you can buy the tablet.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer due in North America April 26 2011

One of the most anticipated Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets of the moment has finally had its North American launch detailed. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will land in the US and Canada on April 26, priced from $399 for the 16GB slate-only model. The 32GB version will be $499, while the keyboard dock will be a further $149. The latter has an integrated battery that, together with the Eee Pad's own battery, is good for up to 16hrs of continuous use. Otherwise there's the usual blend of Tegra 2, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, twin cameras and HDMI connectivity. The Eee Pad Transformer does distinguish itself with a brilliant IPS display, with excellent viewing angles. [vms 1f9b250ba689db6a0222] [via SlashGear]
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