If you have been waiting to try to get your hands on the white hot Asus Transformer, there is now another outlet to rush to try to get one purchased before they are out of stock for an unknown time. Office Depot has announced that they are going to be carrying the Honeycomb powered tablet, which can be ordered online and purchased in store.
The 16GB model will run $399, while the 32GB is $499. Not bad for a 3.1 dual core tablet with Gorilla Glass! Of course, if you add in the optional dock, expect to pay an additional $124 on top of the tablet price. The cool thing about it is that if you do have the dock, it gives the tablet 16 hours of battery life, plus a full keyboard, USB slot and SD card reader. Check out the full press release below, then get to your closest Office Depot store to pick one up!
BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced availability of the ASUS® Eee Pad Transformer. The product is currently available for purchase online at www.officedepot.com and at Office Depot retail stores nationwide for $399.99 (16GB) and $499.99 (32GB).
“The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer truly stands out from other tablets currently on the market with its great price point and unique features, including the expandable keyboard dock”
The Transformer features the powerful and responsive Android 3.1 operating system, an optional keyboard docking station, Adobe® Flash® 10.2 support and ASUS’ intuitive Waveshare user interface that results in an exciting portable tablet for content creation, social communication, high-definition media playback and smooth realistic game play.
“The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer truly stands out from other tablets currently on the market with its great price point and unique features, including the expandable keyboard dock,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Technology Merchandising for Office Depot. “Customers who purchase this tablet will have access to thousands of Android apps, hours of entertainment, and the ability to remain productive when away from the office – all in a single device.”
Powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core processor, the Transformer browses the web at blazing speeds, providing fast response time and better performance when multi-tasking. A 10.1” IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED backlit Panel made from durable Corning® Gorilla® glass is viewable at angles up to 178 degrees, and produces a crisper and more accurate color range.
Built-in SRS® surround sound technology provides a dynamic 3D stereo audio experience, with maximum bass response and a wide sound field from the discrete speakers housed in the 12.98mm thick frame that weighs only 680g. The tablet’s 5MP rear- and 1.2MP front-facing cameras can shoot and record video, which can be played back on a HDTV via a mini HDMI output port, making it a true mobile entertainment device.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer also has an optional docking station available for $149.99 that will enhance your tablet experience by providing a full-size keyboard, two additional USB ports, a built-in SD Card reader, and a multi-touch trackpad. The docking station also extends the Transformer’s 9.5 hours* of battery life up to 16 hours*.