Here’s an interesting tablet news story first posted on Engadget. ASUS had it’s U.S. launch of their Eee Pad Transformer tablet and it sold out on Amazon fairly quickly. The Eee Pad Transformer is a $400 Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet that does exactly what it’s name implies.
ASUS Eee Pad Tablet Sells Out On Amazon
The ASUS Transformer transforms from a laptop to a tablet. Actually, the “screen” of the laptop is really just a tablet which attaches to the body that looks like a macbook type keyboard.
When it went on sale over on Amazon (you can see it here) it only took a few minutes for it to sell out. And all of the other retailers carrying the new hybrid tablet are showing out of stock as well.
I was curious what this was all about so I went over to the product page on ASUS’s website and it appears that it’s running a dual-core NVIDIA processor, 1080p video playback, Flash support, 16 hours of battery life, an IPS display, and SD card readers. So it’s pretty much like the Xoom but it detaches from it’s keyboard base and turns into a tablet.
There is no word right now on when the stores or Amazon will have it back in stock but you can check Target and Best Buy who seem to also be carrying the Eee Pad Transformer.
The U.S. launch actually follows their European launch which was also successful. One thing no one really knows is if they are selling out simply because there were not enough or if there truly was a lot of hype and pent up demand.
Will you be interested in a tablet like this and check one out?