In a bid to face the new market challenges posed by Apple’s new iPad2, Asus has launched a sleek tablet powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. Pet named EEE Pad Transformer, this 10.1 inch tablet is notable for the optional keyboard bundled with it.
The keyboard is lighter and usable than other keyboard docking options due to its flexibility and light weight. When detached from the keyboard, the tab simply acts as a 10-1 inch screen with touch sensitive screen for flexible use.
Users can shoot videos in a flexible manner using the rear camera, while the front camera aids crystal clear video chat sessions. However, when plugged back to the keyboard, it functions as a full-fledged laptop.
The EEE Pad Transformer gives a range of options like ten finger touch, Flash supported video viewing and e-booking reading functionality. The keyboard comes with all standard connectivity options like USB ports and HDMI out port.
Further, if you suddenly find your tab running out of power, the keypad can also work as a power source. You can just plug it in and continue enjoying the EEE Pad Transformer experience.
Right now available is only in Taiwan, and it can be pre-ordered now. Don’t worry, it will soon launch in the US. Though the exact prices of the rig in the US market is yet to be disclosed, the 16 GB version of EEE Pad Transformer is available for $500 at Taiwan.
Bundled with the keyboard, it costs $600. However, this 10.1 incher is not the lone answer from Asus to challenge iPad2. They will soon roll out two more models too.
Click the play button below to watch a video that features the device.