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?

Ken East
Ken is an expert on management and is currently engrossed with his newly started adventure in logistics management. But, that's only his second love. His first love, of course, and without being mushy when this is said, is Android.