The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is the cheapest 10 inch tablet with Google Android 3.0 and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. But good luck getting your hands on the $400 tablet, because it’s sold out pretty much everywhere at the moment.
There have been theories about supply shortages floating around for a few days, so the folks at Netbook News got in touch with an ASUS spokesperson in Taiwan to get to the bottom of things.
Asus expects to produce 10 000 units this month and more than twice as many next month. Officials say demand for the tablet has been higher than expected, and the company says if demand continues to increase, so will production.
In other words, hopefully it won’t be as hard to find Eee Pad Transformer tablets next month as it is right now.
The Transformer features a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a dual core 1 GHz processor, 16GB or 32GB of storage, front and rear cameras, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, GPS, and Blueooth 2.1. It supports HDMI output, has a microSD card slot, and Asus offers an optional keyboard docking station allowing you to use the tablet like a notebook.
The $150 dock also has its own battery, nearly doubling the tablet’s battery life.