It seems like ASUS will finally be releasing one of its hottest upcoming devices– the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 on November 7, according to reports.
Information about the Android tablet with a detachable keyboard appeared for a brief time on the LambdaTek Component Shop listed as manufacturer part number TF201-1I020A for a whopping price of GBP537.85 (about US$846). The product page also mentioned that stocks for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 will become available starting on November 7.
As of last checking, however, the information has been removed from the product page.
The in-stock date, though, remains in line with ASUS CEO Jerry Shen’s earlier pronouncements that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 will be released before 2011 ends. However, the price on the LambdaTek page sounds a little bit higher than Shen originally announced. Shen said earlier that the retail price for the device will be US$499.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 is rumored to be one of the first tablets that will use the new powerful quad-core NVIDIA processor codenamed Kal-El (Tegra 3). Tegra 3 was previously reported to be a quad-core processor but recent reports are mentioning that it will bear a fifth core, making the processor effectively quintiple-core, and consequently making the ASUS Eee Pad Trasfomer 2 more appealing.
The device will also reportedly feature 32 GB of storage, 1 GB RAM, a 10.1-inch display, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a secondary camera, and a 5-megapixel primary camera capable of 720p video capture.
Buying the Transformer 2 is like buying two devices in one–a sleek Android tablet for use on the go with the capabilities of a laptop if you need them. ASUS has been known to produce affordable products without sacrificing style and functionality. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 could very well be one such creative and innovative device. Who has his/her eyes on this Android tablet-laptop?