If you were hoping to grab one of Asus’ Eee Pad Transformers at launch, you were probably disappointed to learn that the tablet rapidly sold out on day one. Asus later blamed higher-than-expected demand for the shortage. Well, good news: the Eee Pad Transformer, as well as its keyboard dock accessory, are finally back in stock.
Newegg sells the 32GB version of the Transformer for $499.99 with free shipping. If that seems pricey, it’s because Newegg isn’t listing the 16GB version of the Transformer, which launched at a more reasonable $399. That variant is available from the Amazon marketplace, but you’ll be asked to cough up $449.99 for it. The dock, meanwhile, is in stock at Newegg for $149.99 before shipping—no surprises there.
In case you missed the memo, the Transformer has a 10.1" 1280×800 display, a Tegra 2 processor, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and eight hours of rated battery life. It’s 0.47" thick and tips the scale at 1.49 lbs, which is about on par with the first-generation iPad. I believe the shipping device still runs Android 3.0, but Engadget reported yesterday that Transformers were being updated over the air to Android 3.1. (Thanks to CrunchGear for the heads up.)