ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will be available in the US and Canada on April 26th

There has been a lot of rumors about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer being delayed, but ASUS just announced, via Facebook that it will be available in the US and Canada on April 26th. It will be priced at $399 for the 16GB and the dockable keyboard will be $150. They will also offer a 32GB version for $499.

I wrote a post earlier in the week about the need for tablets. I admitted that I would end up buying one because I am a gadget freak, not because I need one. If I do buy one, this is the one I will buy. It is the most intriguing Android tablet by far. The only thing that concerns me about the Asus is that it may not get updates timely.

Hit the break to see the full list of retailers

United States:

  • Amazon
  • American TV
  • B&H
  • BJ’s,
  • Datavision
  • Fry’s
  • HH Gregg
  • J&R
  • Micro Center
  • Newegg
  • Office Depot
  • PC Richards
  • Staples
  • Target
  • TigerDirect


  • Canada Computers
  • Memory Express
  • NCIX
  • Staples CA
  • Visions

For some reason they listed some retailers with .com only. I am not sure if they mean it will only be available online and not in stores, but I am thinking that they will be in stores. It will be interesting to see what the supply is like on this baby.

[via facebook/asus]

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • If the execution is first-rate, this could be very compelling. The price point *with the keyboard* is very competitive with iPad, much better than Xoom. The keyboard is a huge improvement for versatility–note-taking is an important use case for me!