ASUS Officially Launches the Eee Pad Transformer Powered by Android Honeycomb

How does a 16-hour Android Honeycomb hybrid tablet / notebook sound to you? Today ASUS officially launched the Eee Pad Transformer, which boasts a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, an IPS 10.1-inch 1280×800 display (178⁰ viewing angle, 10 finger multitouch support), 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage options, 1.2MP & 5MP cameras, SD card reader, HDMI, and a bevy of sensors. Of course, this isn’t the complete spec. list, but you get the idea. This thing is loaded.

Interestingly, the 16-hour figure is for when the tablet is docked to the keyboard, which provides the extra juice — without it the tablet lasts 9.5-hours on a single charge. Overall weight is 1.5 pounds (680g). That’s lighter than the Motorola XOOM, but heavier than the iPad 2.

The price of this model will be announced next week, but rumor has it that will come in at around $560. The Eee Pad Tranformer is obviously being targeted to mobile road warriors and students who want to get work done while on the go, but at the same time have a device that can “transform” into something fun and entertaining.

UPDATE 3/30/11:

UK Pricing and Availability:
Tablet, 16GB, WiFi, unlimited ASUS Webstorage: £379 (~$609)
Tablet & keyboard dock, 16GB, WiFi, unlimited ASUS Webstorage: £429 (~$689)
Tablet, 32GB, WiFi, unlimited ASUS Webstorage: £429 (~$689)

UPDATE 4/21/11: U.S. Pricing details (starting price $399)




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1 Reaction to “ASUS Officially Launches the Eee Pad Transformer Powered by Android Honeycomb”

  1. gadgetlegend says:

    it’s better than Apple iPad that the bundle without keypad dock. owesome.