Asus Eee Pad Transformer US Release Date Confirmed

April 21, 2011

One of this years best Android Honeycomb Tablets, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (seriously, couldn’t they just call it the Asus Transformer?) has just been confirmed to be available as early as April 26th, stateside. Still, there are contradicting reports that there could be a potential delay, and that the Transformer itself might not be available until early June, according to Phandroid, but we believe this to be inaccurate, and potentially applying to the UK alone. The reasoning however, is positive in the sense that there has been an overwhelmingly great response to the Transformer itself, with it already selling out across the UK.

According to Engadget, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is the “best Honeycomb tablet yet,” and we are inclined to agree with them.

Featuring an industry leading IPS display, which offer amazing color, viewing angles, and brightness, in conjunction with a very compelling form factor that enables you to get 16 hours of battery life out of the thing – the Transformer has a lot to like. Sure, it’s not as thin as the iPad 2, admittedly, but it still has many redeeming features that set it apart from the pack.

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer’s Specs:

Featuring an 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display with a dual core 1Ghz Tegra 2 SoC, early benchmarks are showing that it is also slightly faster than the Granddaddy of Android Honeycomb tablets – the Motorola Xoom. It will be offered in 16GB and 32GB variants, priced at $399.99 and $499.99 respectively. The docking station itself, which turns the device into more a content creator than consumer, as well as extends its battery life and allows the user to access full sized SD cards, will set you back $150. Initial user reports have said that its actually great to type on as well, and that the build quality is fantastic.

Either way, the good news is that if you want one as bad as we do, then you will likely be able to pick one up on Tuesday, April 26th, which means your going to have to scrounge up some dollars quick!

Via Engadget

Comments

  • Danny Kirk

    If the Asus Transformer were to be available in the US anytime in April or May, Amazon would have the pre-order display available, which it is not. I would say June or later is a better guess. Amazon.uk has June also listed and it is available for pre-release purchasing now.

  • Dlafrombois

    This is an awesome tablet; very fast response.