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

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


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Eee Pad Transformer
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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8 Comments

1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 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?

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

go with honeycomb tablet its more future proof

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

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.

2. jtalker1965

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2009

SWEET!!!!

5. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

7. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 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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