Apr 21st, 2011

Remember that rumor yesterday that said the Eee Pad Transformer had been delayed until June? Yea, scratch that – turns out it wasn’t at all true. (Which would explain the lack of response from ASUS when I asked about it.) It’s now been confirmed that the tablet/netbook hybrid will indeed be launching this month – April 26th, to be exact.

And we even have pricing (brace yourselves, and I mean that in a good way): $399.99 for a 16GB version and $499.99 for a 32GB model. ASUS clearly “gets it” here when it comes to pricing. (Moto, don’t you think it’s high time that XOOM came down in price already?)

Don’t let the price fool you – this is still one hunk of a Honeycomb tablet. It has a 10-inch 1280×800 IPS display just like most of them, a Tegra 2 processor, a 5 megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, HDMI out – hell, there’s just too much to list here.

As for that companion keyboard dock that’ll turn it into a netbook? $150, meaning the cheapest you could walk away for the whole experience is $550 – not too shabby, eh? It won’t be too hard to find come April 26th as this thing is going to be at nearly every major electronics retailer imaginable, online or otherwise. [Engadget]

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