Asus Eee Pad Transformer continues to see strong demand, shortages

Asus Eee Pad Transformer continues to see strong demand, shortages
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer just reached American shores last week but has quickly seen huge demand and shortages.

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
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  • Tupox (unverified)

    ASUS Allowed the AAFES Military Exchange online the opportunity to preorder back on 04/15/2011. SED International is the company that actually supplies AAFES it products. So far ASUS has failed to ship any product to the US Military Exchange online stores. What was the purpose to make all of the military active and retired think they would be the first to get their hands on the ASUS Tablet first. Instead they are at the back of the list. Thanks so muck ASUS for supporting our troops !

    9.5.2011 16:48 #1

  • wiseone7

    even the market share of the O.S (3.0) indicates that they simply didn't sell very many. It may be a good tablet but there aren't very many in existence. This is where apple has everyone beat

    9.5.2011 22:53 #2

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