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?
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I want it yesterday!
Why can’t i order it NOW? :(
Damn this thing is beast. Can’t believe the Tegra 3 is just weeks away from release. Impressive. Props to Asus for the stellar pricing.
Anyone know if the TF2 will be the same size (or close enough) to fit in the keyboard dock? I’d hate to buy another dock when I could just sell the old TF and get the new one.
Sorry I can’t find the source but I read that the current TF dock will work with TF 2.
I keep reading of ever increasing prices for this device. Over £500 wreaks of an Apple-style premium on this device… too bad. I doubt even 3g will make it worth that price.
I really want/need this. my laptop gets horrible battery life, so I plan on using this for mobile stuff, because I rarely need windows for stuff on the go. I just hope the battery life is as great as I have heard rumors. I think I read somewhere, nvidia said days of battery life theoretically possible with this chip.
If the new Transformer 2 is $499 it won’t be selling as Transformer 1 did. I think $499 is a much expensive comparing to Kindle Fire and in the range of iPad2. The reason I bought a Transformer 1 over iPad2 is the price. If the next Transformer is $499, then I will surly go for the iPad2 or Kindle Fire. It doesn’t worth $499. The price tag will hurt Transformer sales.
lol ipad 2 is the same price and a dual core 1ghz. why would you rather get that? the price tag will help transformer 2 sales. people like the option of a dual purpose tablet/laptop. its positively genius.
Not really… as sales figures show … if you are in the price range of iPad.. people just buy the ‘real thing’..thats why Apple always sell more iPads. If you want to sell other tablet.. the price needs to come down like the HP Touchpad…else whatever the argument, Apple rules
At $399 I will gladly replace my Transformer 1. at $499 I will look elsewhere…
This is the coolest news for weeks.
I realy like the ideer of pad and netbook in one!
I have the Transformer 1…this is going to be a beast. Let me remind you that 499.00 from apple gets you a 16gb dual core tablet that is NOT wifi. So the rumored 499.00 32gb Transformer 2 is still 100.00 cheaper than the 32gb iPad2
Why only 1280x 800 display resolution ? why not 1080 ?
What networking options ? 2.4 MHz/5MHz wifi ? 3G/4G ?
What bundled software ? Printing capability ?
USB Ports ? Battery Life ?
So many unanswered questions …
Has to do with screen ratio. The screen is longer and narrower, so the 800 fills the height. If the screen were closer to a square, they could do 1024.
I really want it to be released soon in brazil! Can’t stand waiting!
why is transformer 2 better than 3G?? I want the capability of surfing the web when no WI-FI hotspots available… am I the only one??
Wondering if it’ll be released simultaneosly worldwide…. if not mistaken this is the first with USB supporting broadband doggles.
you r not the not the only one 3G is important in any tablet if u wont use it only for media and games like me?