Shortage of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will not be eased until next month

Shortage of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will not be eased until next month
With the word spreading that only 10,000 units of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were shipped in April, a heavy supply-demand inbalance in favor of the latter is creating a shortage of the tablet. Company spokesman David Chang said that  with 100,000 units expected to ship this month and 200,000 in June, the shortage would be "significantly alleviated" next month. Chang said that demand is "by far" outpacing sales estimates of the tablet. U.S. distributors are not sure about that claim because they have received such a small amount of the device that demand can not be accurately gauged.

The 300,000 Eee Pad Transformer units sold would give ASUS a victory over the heavily advertised Motorola XOOM. The latter sold only 250,000 tablets during the Winter as we reported, which means depending on how it did in the Spring, the ASUS tablet could be the best selling Honeycomb flavored device in the marketplace.

At $400, the 16GB ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is priced $200 less than the Motorola XOOM's 32GB Wi-Fi only version and $100 under the price of the 16GB Apple iPad2 which explains some of the reason why demand for the device has been outstripping supply.

source: electronista

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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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11 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

FIX THIS! I want one

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

protozeloz I am with you! I want this also! I hope that this month I can land one! lol

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

honeycomb goodness and all the power of the "big boys" without the ferrari price.. love it. Yea, and that add on keyboard/battery is awesome. :)

4. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

They need to make sure they have ample keyboard / battery docks. That's why I sold my Xoom and still can't get my hands on this one...yet.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

yeah I soo loved the concept and the huge battery pump hope its worth the wait, ASUS hasn't left me down yet

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if its half the quality of their computer parts.. we are safe.. with room to spare.

5. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I am laughing as I read this article and see the Xoom ad on the side that states "It is everything a tablet should be", except for affordable! Go ASUS.

6. kira023

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

I want one with 3G if possible ASAP :(

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its wifi only but a mifi or your smartphone can solve that

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why would u want a 3g version? It would be more expencive and then u get a contracted plan with it too. give me wifi, let me use my lovely android to get some free 4g wifi tethering, and i got all i need.

16. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

get an Android phone and tether it! i have a rooted Evo and tethered 4G to the Xoom and tried the navigation, daym navi on a 10" is so cool! only problem was...how the hell do you mount a 10" tablet to the dash? lol

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