ASUS has announced the North American launch of the Pad Transformer with the detachable keyboard. This is the only tablet PC released to date with a full keyboard which detaches to make the tablet ultra portable.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will feature the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, NCIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU and will support the entire library of Android applications including Adobe Flash 10.2. The 10.1 inch LED display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 made from durable scratch-resistant glass.
The Transformer will be released in two models, a 16GB version at $399 and the 32GB version at $499. The optional keyboard / docking station sells for $149. Without the docking station, the battery will last up to 9.5 hours, and with the docking station, you can get up to 16 hours of continuous work. The docking station adds some additional ports: 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 media card reader, SRS premium surround sound / Stereo speakers, and a MIC port.
The ASUS Transformer will include some special features including Polaris Office, PressReader, Email App, and ASUS WebStorage.
There has been a lot of anticipation over the release of this tablet PC, and some were concerned that it may be delayed longer due to the production problems caused by the Japan earthquake. But here it is, so enjoy it soon.