That didn't take too long. Less than a week after Asus kicked off shipments of its Tegra 2-powered Android 3.0 slate, the device has appeared on Best Buy's website. The Eee Pad Transformer is listed as "coming soon," but the very presence of a listing suggests its North American arrival isn't too far off—and the asking price is, as expected, $399.99.
The listing reveals the Eee Pad Transformer's specifications in even greater detail than before. In case you're wondering, Asus is using an IPS panel—hello decent viewing angles!—and the device weighs in at a somewhat hefty 2.2 lbs, almost a whole pound heavier than the 1.33-lb iPad. For $100 less, though, the combination of a 10.1" 1280x800 display, Android 3.0, and Tegra 2 sounds rather sweet.
Of course, one of the Eee Pad Transformer's selling points is its keyboard dock, which delivers a keyboard, touchpad, and additional battery life. It's pretty clear the $399.99 price tag only includes the slate part of the product, however, and Best Buy has no listing for the optional dock. The price of the accessory remains a mystery.
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