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Android-powered device will support a detachable keyboard

We caught some early glimpses of ASUS' Eee Pad tablets back in December, which were then followed up by an official unveiling of four devices at CES. Now, one of those devices, the ASUS Transformer, is seeing the light of day -- ahead of schedule, no less.

Netbooknews reports that the Transformer will be released in Taiwan March 25, when pre-orders will begin at 8 a.m. 

The 10.1-inch, Android-powered tablet sports a Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB DDR2, and will come in both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. What sets it apart from other tablets, though, is the detachable keyboard. 

ASUS will demonstrate how the keyboard will work with Android's Honeycomb OS on Friday. Meanwhile, the price has been figured at somewhere between $400 and $700. The Phonehouse in Spain is reportedly listing the Tranformer at 399€, or approximately $560, without the keyboard.


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By Beenthere on 3/21/2011 3:08:23 PM , Rating: -1
Too bad there isn't a price to pay for consumer fraud and selling defective products. Some company CEOs would go to prison for a long, long time.




By damianrobertjones on 3/21/2011 4:37:30 PM , Rating: 3
Then include Apple, HP, Toshiba, Sony and all the others in that case.

(Stares at his Asus R2h thats still going after five years)


By Solandri on 3/21/2011 5:55:15 PM , Rating: 3
It's funny how a brand name can change perception. IIRC, Asus is the OEM which makes(made) many of the laptops for Apple, HP, and Dell. Probably others too.


By LordSojar on 3/21/2011 7:17:41 PM , Rating: 2
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Too bad there isn't a price to pay for consumer fraud and selling defective products. Some company CEOs would go to prison for a long, long time.


Wow, out of all the companies to post this about, you choose ASUS? Really?

I think you might want to go find an Apple hardware related post to spew this at... or maybe HP or Dell (Dell has improved, I might add)


By seraphim1982 on 3/22/2011 1:24:55 PM , Rating: 2
Most ignorant post ever....
Asus is an OEM that's been in the business just as long as some of these other guys. Remain top tier in reliability charts. In addition, they had to sell off their manufacturing division, due to a conflict of intrest... WHY?
Because they make MB for other OEMs, iphones, PS3.... shall I go on?

They have one of the best tablets on the market period.


By seraphim1982 on 3/22/2011 1:24:58 PM , Rating: 2
Most ignorant post ever....
Asus is an OEM that's been in the business just as long as some of these other guys. Remain top tier in reliability charts. In addition, they had to sell off their manufacturing division, due to a conflict of intrest... WHY?
Because they make MB for other OEMs, iphones, PS3.... shall I go on?

They have one of the best tablets on the market period.


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