As the Asus Eee Pad Transformer inches closer to a US launch, Asus has added an official product page for the tablet to its web site, and Best Buy has a rather impressive looking advertisement for the Transformer which compares it favorably to an Apple iPad… with a keyboard duct taped to the bottom.
The Eee Pad Transformer is a 10.1 inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA 2 dual core processor, and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. But what really makes the tablet special is the optional keyboard dock which lets you use the device like a laptop. The keyboard also has its own battery, which Asus says will increase the battery life of the Transformer from 9.5 hours in tablet mode to 16 hours in laptop mode.
Unfortunately Best Buy doesn’t have a price or release date for the tablet yet, but you can find detailed specs and photos at Best Buy and Asus.com. The Eee Pad Transformer is already available for order or pre-order in the UK and Taiwan.
Update: Unsurprisingly Best Buy has removed the ad. Best Buy, by the way, also sells iPads.