When the first Android tablets came out, they were mostly bigger-screened Android phones because of the OS. Earlier this year, Google released an Android OS version that was specifically built for tablets. This was version 3.0 affectionately called by its codename Honeycomb. Fast forward to today, Android tablets are now almost a dime a dozen with most offering the same specs and designs. Asus has taken a different route of sorts with its own Android tablet. The brand that created the netbook market with the Eee PC has designed its own tablet with the one big difference…it can turn into a netbook with the optional keyboard dock.
We first saw the Asus Eee Pad Transformer earlier this year when it was launched to the tech media. It was thinner than expected and because the display had a 16:9 ratio, it was smaller than the iPad. The internals including the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset made for snappy response and the ability to output HD videos through mini HDMI. The kayboard dock allows you to essentially turns the tablet into a netbook of sorts running Android. (See why they call it the Transformer?) Unfortunately, when we saw it, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer didn’t have a specific ship date – that is until now.
Asus is officially launching the Transformer today! Price for the Eee Pad Transformer is PhP29,995 and for those that (for some reason) don’t want the dock, the Eee Pad is available for PhP 22,995.
Also, anyone who purchases an Eee Pad Transformer or just the Eee Pad (without the keyboard dock) between July 20-23 will received a raffle stub which gives you the chance to win a trip to any Philippine destination.
The wait is over! The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has Arrived!
Get a chance to win a trip to any Philippine destination when you buy the Eee Pad Transformer
Manila, Philippines (July 15, 2011) – For all the Filipinos who have been anxious and impatient about the availability of the the Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Philippines officially announced its availability locally. This is the same tablet that immediately sells out in the US upon launch last May. A lot of the consumers buy tablets mainly for the Andorid Apps. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is not only a tablet for entertainment, but also for productivity and creativity.
Powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, this Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet has a unique mobile dock. That’s a full QWERTY keyboard and touch pad with multiple I/O ports 2 USB slots, mini HDMI port, Micro SD and SD slots. This is the tablet for content creation, social communication, HD media playback and smooth realistic game play. If you are currently looking for a tablet for media consumption and mobile productivity, the Eee Pad Transformer is it!
Asus Philippines announced as well that all buyers of the Eee Pad Transformer/Eee Pad on July 20- 23 in any of the Asus authorized dealers in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong can get a chance to win a trip to any Philippine destination!
After purchasing, customers will receive a raffle coupon from the dealer store they purchased the item from. Customer must fill in their name, address, e-mail, contact details and serial # of purchase. Customers must drop off their raffle stubs at ASUSworld Megamall, 4th floor Cyberzone, SM Megamall. Entries will be accepted until 6pm on July 23. Raffle entries will be drawn by an ASUS representative on July 23, 7pm. Log on to http://ph.asus.com or find Asus Philippines on Facebook, facebook.com/asusph.