When the Asus Eee Pad Transformer went on sale to the public last week, stores quickly sold out and many called the tablet an instant success. While we have no doubt the Transformer would move from shelves quickly given the chance, it looks like initial stock problems are actually the result of a component shortage and not overwhelming demand.
Asus has initially aimed to ship 300,000 units per month, but the supply chain shortage has led to a much lower figure of 10,000. The company expects to struggle with low output until at least mid-June. Those looking for a well-priced tablet with top-tier hardware just can’t seem to catch a break.