Originally thought to be a January release, but the ASUS Ee Pad Transformer Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet computer, model number TF101, will go on sale in Australia tomorrow. There is a choice of models, a 16GB and a 32GB, and both are Wi-Fi only.
The good news brought about by the delay is an upgrade to the operating system. Originally the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was intended to run Android Froyo, but the model that has come to market sports the version of Android specifically built to run tablets computers, Android Honeycomb (aka Android 3.0).
The display is a 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA, at 1280×800 resolution. The sound has been given some special attention, with the addition of built-in SRS Sound technology.
A handy accessory is the Eee Station keyboard dock Eee Station keyboard dock, that in addition to turning the tablet into a more typist-friendly computer, it boosts the battery life of the whole device, as the dock itself has a battery.
Buy the Eee Pad Transformer online
The keyboard dock will be available separately for somewhere around the $200 mark, but not until July.
Indeed the keyboard dock, the ASUS Eee Pad tablet computer and more are available to buy online at Amazon’s ASUS Tablet Computer Store
Software: ASUS Launcher, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, file manager, PC Sync
Battery: 9.5 hours; 24.4w Li-Polymer Battery; up to 16 hours with additional battery in the dock attached
Dimensions: 271 x 171 x 12.98 mm
Weight: 680 g
Mobile docking: Keyboard, touch pad, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x docking port (host + client), 1 x card reader (MMC/SD/SDHC), 1 x 24.4w battery
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 release date and pricing
The TF101 will be in stores tomorrow, May 25. The 16GB version of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer will retail for $599 RRP, while the 32GB will sell for $799 RRP with the Eee Station dock included, or $599 without the dock.