Asus says today that they expect to produce 100,000 in May and 210,000 in June, and that all shortages are demand-based, and not due to component shortages or rumored quality control problems at their plants.
When asked when the shortages would stop, Asus responded:
We will see a significant alleviation in the month of June and if the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers' demand.
Additionally, the company says: "The current demand surpasses our expectations by far."
The Transformer is different from most other tablets because it offers an easily attachable keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a netbook. The dock has a second battery, meaning you will have around 16 hours total of battery life, compared to just 9 hours or so in the tablet by itself.
As far as specs go, the Transformer has a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, dual cameras, HDMI-out, MicroSD, USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, a G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, and GPS.
The tablet's base 16GB/Wi-Fi model sells for $400 and the extra dock sells for $150.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 May 2011 20:18