Apparently, the supply situation with Asus' Eee Pad Transformer isn't so bad after all. The folks at Netbooknews talked of severe component shortages and shipments of only 10,000 devices per month earlier this week, but the site has now gotten a statement from Asus' David Chang, who says Asus actually expects to ship 100,000 Transformers this month and 200,000 units or more in June.
Why the current lack of availability across North Americam e-tailers? Chang told Netbooknews that, rather than component shortages, the culprit is simply higher-than-anticipated demand for the tablet. "It really depends on the demand. The current demand surpasses our expectations by far," Chang said. Asus expects a "significant alleviation" of the shortages in June, however, which more or less matches the prediction from Netbooknews' initial (and somewhat more alarmist) report.
I guess you can't fault Asus for underestimating demand for its first-ever Android 3.0 tablet. Of course, as we pointed out earlier this week, the device does look like one of the more compelling alternatives to the iPad—if not the most compelling—with a Tegra 2 processor, a solid mix of specifications, an optional keyboard dock that turns the system into a laptop of sorts, and a starting price of only $400.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs||18|
|Seagate 5TB BarraCuda and 2TB FireCuda drives are big and speedy||10|
|Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention||13|
|iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus||5|
|Biostar belatedly announces GTX 1060 graphics cards||12|
|HyperX Alloy keyboard gets lean and mean for FPS gaming||8|
|AMD drops prices on the Radeon RX 460 and RX 470||50|
|Reports: Radeon RX 470D is a budget Polaris card for China||9|
|Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7||33|
|Signing your posts is daftly redundant. Meadows||+26|