Our main fellow over in England, Chris Davies of SlashGear, had a close look at the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer in its current state yesterday, letting us know that it’s totally cold blooded! Included in his report were prices and release dates for the tablet and its keyboard counterpart, but missing were the dates and money signs for our USA best technological friend, Best Buy. All that’s changed now – or at least the dollar bit has, as Best Buy’s reporting on their release (minus the date bit) and what you’ll be spending on this fabulous Honeycomb tablet.

Best Buy has the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer listed at a mere $400, sound inexpensive enough for you for a 10.1″ Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet? This device is listed, but not available yet for sale or for pre-order. All that’s listed is a sign that says “coming soon” and a few empty links. They’ve also got details and specs, but heck, let’s just list them here while we’re at it: you’ll be working with a 10.1″ IPS display at 1280 x 800 pixel resolution topped with pure Gorilla Glass. Inside you’ll find the excellent NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB flash storage.

On the front of this tablet there’s a 1.2-megapixel webcam, 2x USB 2.0 along the sides, Bluetooth 2.1 inside, and it’ll be connecting along 802.11 b/g/n Wifi. This unit weighs 2.2-lbs and has a thickness of .5-inches. If you’d like to get a closer look, head on over to our write-up of Chris Davies’ Hands-On with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer – plus press release!

[via NetBookNews]


  1. I hope that’s true and the other rumor of the dock being $50 and ssd upgrades being $50. . . that would give some killer pricing.

  2. As at the time of this post, the Best Buy listing mentions a non existent “4 in 1 card reader” and fails to mention that the card reader on the tablet will not work until a future system update. Asus are in the same boat as Motorola – waiting for Google to sort the code out.

  3. Waiting for this to be available in USA and I will preorder it, very exited to lay my hands on it. Some say that Apple is negotiating with Asus to price it higher so that they all “work together”. I hope that is not true.


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