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EeePad Transformer Already Selling Out

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Following its UK debut, the Asus EeePad Transformer has finally made its way across the pond and landed in the U.S. And, judging by initial sales, it would seem the device is in pretty high demand.


Boasting a removable keyboard docking station, the EeePad Transformer was scheduled for an April 26 launch and launch it did. However, it seems those eager to get their hands on the device as soon as possible will need to act fast -- Engadget reports that Amazon’s ‘in stock’ page for the EeePad Transformer hit ‘out of stock’ status in just a few minutes. Target is also out of stock and over on Best Buy’s website, the device is listed as being on back order. Delivery there is scheduled for 1-2 weeks.

In case you’re just joining the EeePad Transformer party, specswise you’re looking at a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera, a 10.1-inch Gorilla glass multitouch screen (1280x800), a combined battery life of 16 hours (9.5 hours without the dock), built-in SRS Sound technology for dynamic 3D stereo audio, and a mini HDMI output port. Additional features include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass and GPS. The docking station provides a full QWERTY keyboard, unique Android Function keys, an SD card reader, two USB ports and the additional battery.

The 16GB model is retailing for $399 tag plus $149 for the keyboard dock, while the 32GB model is $499.

Did you manage to snatch one before they were all gone? Let us know in the comments below.

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    PudgyChicken , April 27, 2011 12:10 AM
    Totally want one but I need $200 more to afford it, $350 if you include the dock :p 
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    maestintaolius , April 27, 2011 12:14 AM
    Any news on how many were shipped/sold? I have to admit, I was kinda curious about and was hoping to get a hands on at a BB or Microcenter, no such luck I guess.
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    cosmicc , April 27, 2011 12:18 AM
    Not very many were shipped. I was told at my local Canada Computers that each store was only getting 2. And at every store those 2 were already reserved a couple days before launch.
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    cosmicc , April 27, 2011 12:29 AM
    I was lucky enough to be one of those who reserved it however. Should have it by thursday.
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    memadmax , April 27, 2011 12:49 AM
    Damn........
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    zkevwlu , April 27, 2011 12:52 AM
    When is this thing coming to Canada...
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    cosmicc , April 27, 2011 12:56 AM
    zkevwluWhen is this thing coming to Canada...

    Already is in Canada. However we had a similar experience to the US, minimal supply with online retailers being sold out all too quickly.
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    jrharbort , April 27, 2011 1:34 AM
    It's no surprise since the specs/features beats out any other competition for the price. And then takes their lunch money for good measure.
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    ProDigit10 , April 27, 2011 2:02 AM
    Hopefully prices will go down a bit after a month or two!
    It seems an excellent device to take with you to the library!

    Is it equipped with froyo?

    I hoped to know if this tab is upgradeable to the newer version of android soon!
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    plznote , April 27, 2011 2:14 AM
    It has Gingerbread. (3.0)
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    patfactorx , April 27, 2011 2:26 AM
    I'm pretty sure this is going to kill iPad sales in a lot of markets. I doubt that iPads are going to hit their estimate #s in the face of this Android flood. During holiday time they are going to be releasing Tegra 3 quad core tablets.
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    adobejesus , April 27, 2011 2:28 AM
    plznoteIt has Gingerbread. (3.0)


    It has HONEYCOMB. (3.0)

    It's the same OS as the Motorola Xoom, except ASUS has added a few apps and widgets.
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    jednx01 , April 27, 2011 2:52 AM
    Well that is pretty cool actually. I can understand why they are selling so much...
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    gidgiddonihah , April 27, 2011 3:08 AM
    Ticked me off. Looked at it this morning on the iPhone at bestbuy.com and was planning on buying it the next time I got to a computer. By that time it was sold out. Looks like I will be waiting another few weeks for it. There goes my Birthday present im giving myself :) .
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    Anonymous , April 27, 2011 3:31 AM
    I'm still new to these *pads and was wondering if it will run windows-based apps...intensive apps such as photoshop or excel?
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    rc71281 , April 27, 2011 3:37 AM
    I was one of the few lucky ones. I was able to order on the Best Buy website Monday @11:50pm PST. I got a shipping confirmation and expect delivery tomorrow!
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    wopr11 , April 27, 2011 3:45 AM
    I'm getting one too - awesome (and useful) device
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    truchonic , April 27, 2011 3:58 AM
    i want to see it my wife need one and i don't to choose the transformer or the eee pad 121 with windows 7 $500 diffident but lets see how is the transformer and maybe i get one, i'm the kinda person that wait, see it touch it to see how it is and then buy it i saw bunch of people they just buy it and then they doesn't like any more, and say the other one was better d:) 
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    Anonymous , April 27, 2011 4:26 AM
    I was lucky enough to get one of these this morning! Dude, I'm telling you, it is worth it. I'm already watching HD videos using the Remote Desktop Feature (via MyCloud). I can lie on the couch and connect to my desktop in the bedroom and use all its functionalities (it has 12GB of RAM, it's a beast).
    But this tablet is great on its own as well, I was able to watch HD videos on it without being choppy, everything ran smoothly, I'm already playing SNES games using my Wiimote via bluetooth and SNESoid app. Full Flash compatibility. I called every store in town, nobody had the docking station (I'm in Canada). But I pre-ordered it at amazon.ca so I'll grab one whenever it's available. I heard asus will ship lots of Transformers and docking stations on the 2nd week of May, so hang tight guys, it's worth it!
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    gidgiddonihah , April 27, 2011 4:29 AM
    2nd week of May????? I wait that long and I have to wait three weeks plus shipping time? :(  How could Asus be so woefully unprepared?
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