Asus Eee Pad Transformer goes on sale in the US, sells out rapidly

Asus’s Transformer tablet was officially launched to the public today but has already sold out in multiple online shops
Omar Qudsi,

True to their word, Asus has officially released the Eee Pad Transformer in the US. We’d previously heard that the tablet would launch this month and not only has the device found its way to online stores, but it has also managed to go out of stock within a blink of an eye.

The Asus Tablet comes with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels on its 10.1” IPS display and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). The tablet is also protected behind a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass and comes with 1GB of RAM and an estimated 9.5 hours of runtime

The specs that Asus has managed to fit into this tablet are pretty tantalizing and the price even more so. The 16GB version of the tablet retails for $399 ($499 for the 32GB version) while the attachable keyboard adds another $150 to the price tag. Unfortunately, you’ll have a bit of trouble getting your hands on the tablet as it has managed to sell out in most online listings. Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect, Target, Wal-Mart and even Best Buy are all listing the tablet as “out of stock” on their online shops and there’s no word as to when it’ll be back.

While we like to think that the speedy evaporation of the Transformer’s stores are due to it being in high demand, we could be looking at a case of Asus simply not having enough tablets to sufficiently stock shelves. And while it may be sold out online, theres always the option of leaving the comfort of your home and braving the crowds at your local electronics retailer if you’re desperately in need of the device.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)