There should not be very many surprises since ASUS is sticking with stock Honeycomb, but we can hope for a few fixes included as well as more general Android updates that are run of the mill. This is great news for Eee Pad Transformer owners.
So today is the day that the Eee Pad Transformer tablet was supposed to be available. You have been waiting patiently and we have some good news. The company has kept their word. You can get one today online and in retail stores. However you may have trouble finding one, since the tablet is in limited supply.
The tablet is available from places like Amazon, Walmart.com, Target, Sears and others. You can get the full list of sellers here. To refresh your memory, it features Android 3.0, a 10.1-inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra processor.
If you have been waiting for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, you won’t have much longer to wait. We also now have a price. The 10.1-inch Transformer with its 1280 x 800 IPS panel and 16GB of storage will cost you $399. The 32GB version will cost you $499.
The docking station that almost turns it into a laptop is $150. The device is expected on Tuesday, April 26th. If you already have your money saved, then all you need to do is wait.
ASUS’ new Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer, is headed to the UK on March 30th. The device should cost between 379 GBP ($606) and 399 GBP ($639), depending on the amount of storage you choose. You can choose 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacities.
The Eee Pad Transformer features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 512MB/1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an optional full QWERTY keyboard that turns the tablet into a notebook style PC and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
It’s hard keeping all of Asus‘ Eee Pad prototypes straight. Here’s yet another model. This one is the EP90, an 8.9-inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 display, 16 or 32GB storage, a dual-core 1GHz processor with Tegra graphics and, it looks like it will rock some version of Microsoft Windows.
Apparently there’s also a 12-inch tablet model on the way as well. Asus has no shortage of various sizes of tablets. That’s for sure.
ASUS’s 10-inch Eee Pad EP101TC, due to ship in March, will cost under $399. Then there’s the EP121, a 12-inch tablet running Windows 7 at the high end of the market for a $1,000 price tag. This one ships around December or January.
There’s also another Eee Pad cominaround January, that will run Windows Embedded Compact 7 on a 10-inch screen and at a price under $499. Lastly, there’s the grayscale Eee Tablet e-reader priced at $300 and shipping in October.
Many manufacturers have decided to use Google’s Android OS on tablets instead of Windows 7. Asus is yet another. It has decided to ditch Windows 7 for its Eee Pad EP101TC for Google’s Android.
We aren’t sure which version of Android they will use, but the Eee Pad will be launched in early 2011, so we are hoping it will be Android 2.2 or higher. We’ll give you more details when we have them.
Looks like ASUS ws serious about having some tablets for us this year. The Eee Pad runs Windows 7, and comes in 10 and 12-inch versions. We don’t have full specs yet, but we do know there’s a webcam “for video conferencing capabilities,” and it recognizes handwriting. There’s also a virtual keyboard and it comes with a docking station keyboard as well.
The device is powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo CULV chips, and apparently you’ll get 10 hours per charge with each model. The 10-inch EP101TC weighs 675g, and is just 12.2mm thick while running Windows Embedded Compact 7. The bulkier EP121 remains a mystery.