Asus launches Eee Pad Transformer with Honeycomb

Matthew

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Asus has officially launched its Eee Pad Transformer in Taiwan today, though US availability is still unknown. Unveiled at CeBIT 2011, the primary system is a 10.1-inch Android tablet which is accompanied by an optional chiclet-style keyboard dock that essentially transforms the device into a netbook. The slate is priced at a rough equivalent of $500 US, while the keyboard runs an extra $100.

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TrekExpert

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This is actual a really good deal if you ask me. That is nearly the same stats as the Xoom for $100 less. This also is also is better than the ipad 2 once you factor in the keyboard as it is the same price. Who would buy a smart cover when for an extra $50 more the the smart cover you can get a detachable keyboard? The main purpose of a tablet is to be convenient yet mobile. Due to this I think tablets with functionality features like this really stand out. The most notable examples being the EEE Pad Transformer and EEE Pad Slider.
 

pixelstuff

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This looks like the first Android 3.0 tablet worth it's price. I wish someone would invent a tablet expansion slot for cell radios. Something to allow the same tablet on whichever mobile provider we wanted. Or to switch mobile providers with a $99 or less hardware swap. I can see how cell units might be difficult because of their size, but it seems like tablets should be large enough to handle it.
 
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If it hold true. The glass and lcd screen alone beat out any honeycomb tablet right now, and the price is not bad. On top of the great keyboard/battery. This is a winner. I'm inline for this!
 

Cota

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Now this is a pad that i would buy (and i never really tough on getting one) but since my Toshiba stills do the job its a sad face no :(
 

TwiztidSef

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This looks like an excellent tablet. I am still waiting for notion ink to come out.

I still think having all the core computer components in the keyboard with a detachable screen would be a good idea. That way you can also sell a special wireless card for desktops and such. That extra battery life thing kinda blew my mind as well.