November 22, 2014

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Official Specs and Pics

Remember that tablet from Asus that got shown off at CES this year? The one with a keyboard dock that turns it into a laptop? It’s a bit closer to reality now, as it has its own product page on Asus’ website, complete with specs and a variety of photos and screenshots.

The Transformer will run Honeycomb with “Asus WaveShare UI” on top of it, and will include Polaris Office 3.0 to edit .doc, .xls and .ppt files.

Specs include:

  • 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA(1280×800) screen
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU
  • 1GB memory and 16 or 32 GB storage
  • 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI 1.3a port
  • 9.5 hour battery life as a tablet, lasting 16 hours when docked.

Head on over to Asus for full details.

What do you think about this form factor? And are you turned off by a UI layer on top of Honeycomb, or are willing to give it a shot?

  • J450N

    Cannot wait, im snatching this day one!

  • Duan

    What about 3G?

    • Anonymous

      Slated for “later”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DXNSJVK2CHFA2RQRBN6GGV4C5M Robert

    I love your enthusiasm @J450N – but where is the price? It is quite frustrating to continuous “announcements” – but no actual prices, much less a “buy now” link.

    I wonder how exciting this product will look if it is $900 ?

    • TabletNetbook

      Well, do a little research there Robert and you would find that prices have been announced for many countries. . . Just because this article doesn’t say anything doesn’t mean we haven’t heard prices, rumors, etc. . .

      US. .. expected $399 for base 16GB model. That was posted by Best Buy but the page has since been taken down. That price falls in line with what we are seeing in Europe.

  • Ron

    Prices confirmed in the Netherlands

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16 GB (tablet only) € 399

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16 GB + Docking € 499

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 32 GB (tablet only) € 499

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 32 GB + Docking € 599

    source: http://bit.ly/eeetranseuro

    • TabletNetbook

      That’s not too bad at all. . . and if standard convention holds that’s what we should see in the state–replace euro for dollars as it’s usually a one to one for tech gadgets.

  • http://twitter.com/juwlz Julie

    I think I’ve seen something in the region of £350 (UK) for a WiFi-only version, plus £50 for the dock. 3G coming a month or two after WiFi only launch.

  • http://muddypa.ws nportelli

    Sounds tempting, especially if the pricing I’ve seen is correct. But I still kind of want a tablet with a real digitizer.

  • [email protected]

    I thought it had an ips display?

    • TabletNetbook

      It does have an HD IPS display

  • OutstandingO

    I’m pretty excited about this tab. the UI doesn’t turn me off because by all accounts its a few widgets and not a full blown skin, but I could be wrong. If the price that has been rumored is true, then I’ll be getting this on launch day.

  • Dspguy

    You miss the best specs… HDMI output micro SD card port and, when docked two full USB ports and a full SD card slot in addition to the extended battery life. The iPad 2 would have been great in the late 80’s but we grown-ups actually carry around music, photos and documents that don’t fit in Job’s puny 16 or 32 GIG vision. Heck, even iPod’s have more storage in a smaller form factor than the iPod! I often find myself photographing a ballet and putting the card into my computer for immediate viewing and review. The first sign that one’s organisation has changed into a cult is accepting a half truth and then repeating it as a truth. This is where iPad followers are falling at this point having purchased an inadequate piece of hardware and claiming it was a great purchase.

    • Anonymous

      “Heck, even iPod’s have more storage in a smaller form factor than the iPod!”

      Brilliant.

    • http://twitter.com/lemieuxd David Lemieux

      You do realize the iPad comes in 64G as well. As for micro HDMI, true, good for some. Full SD slot, if required. All those extra ports to get stuff into like sand, dust, water… hummm. a portable device full of holes. that sounds so 80’s, no?! Try actually reading the literature first before commenting. And remember, you 80’s guys who can’t see past a laptop probably will never understand what a tablet is for. That’s why you have this instinct to always try to convert an incompetent tablet into a laptop.

      • Dion

        Really? “You’re so 80s?” *That’s* your retort? And “all those holes”…the horror, I tell you…. (by the way, it’s the *docking station* that has the “holes”)

        “What a tablet is for” is what *we want it to be for*. And that’s the beauty of the potential something like this offers. When we want it to be a tablet, it will be! And when you need to productivity, you have it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a laptop, anymore than something wrong with a tablet. And if someone wants both, there’s not really anything wrong with liking that.

        Enjoy your non-holy iPad. If it suits you, that’s great. But that doesn’t mean others are misguided for being attracted to this. Jesus, why’s this gotta always be a pissing contest for everyone, on either side…

      • Stephen

        “All those extra ports to get stuff into like sand, dust, water”

        Please refrain from ever commenting here again. Thanks.

      • JONTAJON

        APPLE TROLL!!!!!!!!

      • rendy

        u stupid. even my friend who own ipad envy me by having my transformer..
        actually. its so practical to have those hole..
        but please try to think before u talk dude..
        eeepad holes located on the docking
        not much arround its main display.
        so it works the same as ipad this way.

  • Tarbaz

    Confirmed prices in the UK

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16GB Wifi £379.98

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16GB Wifi + Docking Station £429.99

    Available for pre-order, expected delivery 18th April

    Source: http://tinyurl.com/62lk8tc

  • Manderson018

    I want it but I need Windows 7

  • http://twitter.com/Joecruzsb Joe

    Whoa, I like it a lot. Buying.

    • Anonymous

      When did I hear this before? Oh yeah, the Xoom launch, and the Galaxy Tab launch before that. How did those go?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683642868 Simon Stewart

        Pretty good, thanks for asking.

  • http://twitter.com/staciedaisy staciedaisy

    i CAN’T wait for this. Been looking forward to it since January!

  • Anonymous

    Behold the next Android tablet no one will buy. It will be just in time; the Galaxy Tab and Xoom need some company.

    • Anonymous

      No one will buy? SO far, 100,000 XOOMs have been sold, from what i’ve read. That’s hardly a “no one.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683642868 Simon Stewart

        And still to be released in Europe. Don’t worry, some people are just idiots.

  • http://twitter.com/lemieuxd David Lemieux

    So after visiting the ASUS site I see something that looks like a Laptop but doesn’t do as much as a laptop. Has an OS which has 20-some-odd apps actually made for tablets. I wonder if the SD slot (micro not full) will work as well as the XOOM? At least the price is decent. As for Flash (to come according to site) is actually an improvement if they get it working.

  • http://twitter.com/lemieuxd David Lemieux

    So after visiting the ASUS site I see something that looks like a Laptop but doesn’t do as much as a laptop. Has an OS which has 20-some-odd apps actually made for tablets. I wonder if the SD slot (micro not full) will work as well as the XOOM? At least the price is decent. As for Flash (to come according to site) is actually an improvement if they get it working.

  • Iammodo

    Only reason I didn’t wait for his and got a xoom is due to the added ui.
    Why do compaines spoil android with what they think is better.
    This doesn’t happen with windows or Linux so why android.
    Would have loved an Asus tablet as there mainboards rock for PC’s

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQBJVEDGOUBXQCVVZT5RW2BOI4 Tim

    Looks like a notebook to me. Might as well get a real notebook which would be far more powerful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.t.mallory Christopher T Mallory

      Take the screen off your notebook and watch three moves I dare you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQBJVEDGOUBXQCVVZT5RW2BOI4 Tim

    Looks like a notebook to me. Might as well get a real notebook which would be far more powerful.