The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has been making a world tour lately, launching first in Taiwan and then in the UK. But what about the US? Turns out the wait is almost over. We already know that electronics retailer Best Buy will offer the Android tablet with an optional keyboard docking station, and now we also know the price.
Joanna Stern reports that the tablet will run $399, while the keyboard dock will set you back another $149. The tablet’s not a Best Buy exclusive. It will also be available from other stores later this month.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen IPS display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and runs Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
The docking station is what makes this model special though. While there are plenty of Bluetooth keyboards on the market for tablets, the Transformer Dock fits snugly with the tablet allowing you to use the device like a laptop. There’s also a second battery in the dock. Asus says you should be able to get up to 9.5 hours of run time when using the tablet alone. Add the keyboard and you can crank that up to 16.