Asus has adopted a new plan to get people to invest in their tablet computers: lower prices.
Asus has plans to aggressively lower the prices on its entry level tablet offering the EEE Transformer Tablet 16GB Wi-Fi only model priced at US$399.99. The Transformer is a new kind of tablet from Asus it is around 10.1 inches and has a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor. It has dual web-cams with the rear facing one fetching 5 MP of camera bliss. The battery life is impressive at 9.5 hours and runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb has the OS. The tablet has an optional keyboard dock that sits the tablet into grooves that allow you to use a physical keys to type emails and other things. It’s a sweet tablet.
Digitimes is reporting that the company has high expectations for its 2011 line of tablet computers, with the EEE Transformer being one of many. They mentioned in a recent call to investors that they would like to ship around 2 million tablets in 2011. The EEE Transformer is said to account for over 50% of their total sales moving forward.
This might inspire other companies like Acer with its entry level 10.1-inch 16GB Iconia tablet PC which is currently at US$449.99.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.