The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is already in short supply

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is already in short supply
Asus doesn't often get the spotlight. But their innovative Eee Pad Transformer has captured the attention of tablet and notebook customers alike. It mates a Tegra 2-powered, Android Honeycomb tablet with a full-size keyboard dock and auxiliary battery. And it stands to replace many users' dedicated netbooks and notebooks.

The Eee Pad Transformer launched today, with a prestigious lineup of retailers, and some smaller ones. And they're already in short supply. But that doesn't mean that Asus has reached Apple-esque sales figures. Asus had previously warned consumers that the Eee Pad Transformer would launch in low quantities.

Asus' tablet carries a pretty reasonable pricetag of only US$399, but that doesn't include the dock, which will be available in May. Its retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, Fry's, J&R, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, TigerDirect, and more. As of this writing, they all seem to be out of stock. But there are some marked-up units available from resellers on Amazon if you're willing to pay.

source: Asus via Android Community

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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



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well for the price I am sure it will be on backorder for quite some time. You just can't beat the price for what Asus is offering. It's such a good deal for the great specs it offers. Asus has a real winner there!

5. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

it is very nice. they just need to fix some of the bugs it has like the camera not working and the dock not connecting some time. Also if they offered a discount for buying the transformer and the dock at the same time im sure many more people would buy it.

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

as far as I've seen in reviews many have said that asus worked some bugs out and and that the demo unit errors may not be on the final product.... but will have to wait and see some wise man once said "the only way to loose a battle is by not showing up" so Im guessing asus wants to be on the market before it gets crowd

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

asus had a hight bid on this one, they have a nice reputation and many followers

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I hope Motorola Are taking notes!

3. urdaddi

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

I would guess it is easy to sell out of something when they only have 3 to begin with.

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

very true... pa didnt tell us how many were estimated to be in stock

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't get you guys.... if its not selling, its because its trash and worthless, now if it sales more than expected they build a really little amount, could it be that this it just a nice product people are looking for? we are talking about ASUS Here not Motorola and its bad reputation...

4. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

already sold out.. damn

12. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Coulda got one at bestbuy today, but I didn't really like the design that much. Idk, have to look at it again...

14. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

My local best buy sales people didn't even know what I was talking about. They did give props to the Moto though, which was surprising considering the kids working in my best buy are essentially useless w/ regard to technical knowledge.

13. Hal unregistered

Not a short supply. No supply is more accurate. 20+ locations to have it "on the shelf" and only Amazon has it? For about a minute. Asus is just creating demand and now they can work on product. The UK had the same "Instant Sell Out" a couple weeks ago. If Asus had inventory, they already had plenty of consumers. Looks like they're just planning for the rest of the year production.

16. swagnificent

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

I'm in the market to purchase a tablet to replace my laptop for college. So far I think this would be the one to purchase because of it's keyboard/dock that comes with the tablet. instead of having to buy one as an accessories like the Xoom or the n00bpad2.

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