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Asus Eee Pad Transformer makes a brief catwalk for $399 on Best Buy and Newegg

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer makes a brief catwalk for $399 on Best Buy and Newegg
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer might be the Trojan Horse of the company on its way to take on a sizable chunk of the Android tablet market. It appeared briefly, and was subsequently pulled out on two retailers' websites - Best Buy and Newegg, at both places for the very decent price of $399.

For that kind of money you get a 10" tablet screen with 1280x800 pixels of resolution, 5MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, which is not a bad deal at all, considering the sharp-looking tablet comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The Eee Pad Transformer was a member of the tablet quartet Asus announced at the CES show this year.

The keyboard dock will apparently run you an extra $149, and you gain a chiclet-style keyboard plus and two USB ports. We already wrote that together with the extended battery on the dock the Asus Eee Pad Transformer runs a cool 16 hours unchained from cables, which sweetens up the pot even further.

via Engadget

Asus Eee Pad Transformer makes a brief catwalk for $399 on Best Buy and Newegg

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posted on 01 Apr 2011, 10:31 1

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Wow, great price with very nice hardware. Now I have to choose between three different tablets. The TouchPad, the Flyer, and this. All different OS's (well honeycomb and gingerbread are the same OS but you know what I mean) any suggestions?

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 10:39

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


go with honeycomb tablet its more future proof

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 11:25

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


err I meant

XOOM
Galaxy Tab
EEe pad

out of those 3 the one that fits your pocket the best and has the more tools/ accessories

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 12:49

6. Honeycomb_FTW (unregistered)


I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. There are times when I just need a good netbook/laptop for writing and whatnot and I think this will be able to do most, if not everything, I need. Not to mention the extra battery life gained via the dock.

The other thing I like about it, you don't really need a case for it. Just dock it and close it and you are good to go.

Nonetheless, I would stay away from any Android tablets that are not running Honeycomb.

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 10:32

2. jtalker1965 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2009)


SWEET!!!!

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 12:22 1

5. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Good Price! I will definitely buy this. Just hope this article isn't an April fool joke like the Spy Glasses Article haha

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 16:20

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


it may be..... its gone from both sites :/

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 13:37

7. agentoj (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)


Once its in stores I am going to check it out. $399.99 is a great price, for a tablet. I have the wifi xoom $600, asus tablet with dock= $550.

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