eee pad transformer 

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is listed on Amazon Canada's site as coming May 7. Asus is trying to differentiate it's Eee Pad Transformer from other Honeycomb tablets by allowing the 10.1-inch touchscreen to be used as a stand-alone device or while plugged into a full-sized QWERTY keyboard. 

The spec list looks good for this under the radar tablet as well:

  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen
  • Attachable full QWERTY keyboard
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 1080p video playback
  • 2 USB ports
  • SD card reader
  • 16GB model for $399 Canadian Dollars (approx $410 USD) (Amazon)
  • 32GB model for $499 Canadian Dollas (approx $514 USD) (Amazon)

If you've been on the fence about springing for a tablet but unsure, another strong competitor will enter the game come May 7 with very competitive pricing. [Amazon]

 

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer listed on Amazon as coming May 7

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On the Asus Eee facebook page they have stated that it's coming to the US in April but they haven't said anything more specific. Rumors were that they were going to announce pricing and release date as of today but so far mum's the word. Engadget heard early April from an Asus rep; I'd definintely like to get my hands on this tablet but I have to say that the launch has been pretty uncoordinated so far...

Damn good price range, these will sell more than that utterly high priced Xoom. I might have to think twice about the Blackberry Playbook then again I'm not looking for a 10" tablet.

However I hope this version of Honeycomb has some fixes, Xoom's HC is buggy.

Utterly high priced? That unofficial, speculative, unverified 32 GB EEE price is $70 less than the Costco price of the 32 GB Xoom (which is $10 less than the 32 GB Ipad 2) I wouldn't call that "utterly high priced".

Really? You're going to use Costco's price?

First of all, you need to be a Costco member and you have to live near a Costco.

Retail is 599.99 and most people are buying at 599.99, so use 599.99.

Also, I don't think the Xoom is too bad in terms of price anyway.

In terms of quality, the Xoom won't get any good remarks from me: the thing started acting weird 3 days after using it.

One time, it just wouldn't boot up after sleep mode. I had to try force booting it 10+ times. (then it just worked after pressing the on button on my 20ish try)

Now, the screen keeps fading in and out sporadically (brightness is not on auto). Even after a factory reset, the screen is still acting weird so I'm gonna return it. Not sure if this is just a defective unit but really? 3 days of not heavy use? (max 4 hours on 1 day)

Will never buy a Moto product again.

Nice. I've been waiting for this tablet to come out since the announcement at CES. I was torn between the Slider and the Transformer for a while, but I think the Transformer is the one for me.

I hear the keyboard dock is going to be another $150.

Even with the dock it'll be more affordable than the Xoom. I'd been considering a laptop, but since I have a desktop computer that's more than capable for my needs, this may be an option for me.

This is gonna be awesome. Just wonder how the interface will be once you dock it.

this is EXACTLY what i wanted. i can sell my laptop, buy this and the dock and still have a little $$ leftover to get some new apps!! :)

A 16 GB ipad with a clamcase is $200 more. This is a good deal. I wonder if the 16GB version without a keyboard will be $300?

This actually looks really nice, but why de-honeycomb the home, back, multitask button? Looks kinda dumb imo, but besides that this is a great price point! Still happy with the purchase of my xoom though :) haven't been this happy since I first updated from a dumbphoneto the orginal droid, which feels like forever ago :p

Are you talking about the wallpaper? Because, the buttons are supposed to be there. (though they look a bit different)

It's not too different, especially if you just changed the wallpaper.

Looks like Woot.com sold those Gtablets at just the right time. Any later and I'd consider this one over the Gtablet I just bought.

Wow Memo looks nice, but low res (1024x600)? I think the Transformer is much better, I'm going to take a wild guess the Memo will be $50-100 less.

Yay it's finally coming out! :)

This is definitely going to end up being my tablet as long as a developer community springs up around it. Now time to watch xda to see if some devs pick it up. I don't think I'd pick any device without a good developer community behind it, but thats just me. This tablet is at the perfect feature/spec/price point out of everything else coming out!