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Asus Transformer Tablet Priced At $400

Asus is coming out with a new tablet to compete with iPad2 and company. The company’s 10.1-inch tablet will feature an IPS resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, covered with Gorilla Glass. The device will feature an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage. Unfortunately, the webcam isn’t that impressive as it is only 1.2MP front-facing and 5MP rear camera (much like a phone), but the tablet does have two USB 2.0 slots along with a Bluetooth 2.1 inside.

You can connect the device via the 802.11 b/g/n Wifi network. The unit weighs in at 2.2 pounds and will come in 16GB or 32GB flavors. Fear not for lack of software, Asus will be loading the tablet with Polaris Office 3 (a utility that lets you create and edit Office documents), a DLNA streaming client, MyNet, an ebook reader app, and MyCloud for those who care to access content stored on the company’s web storage. The device will run on 3G, but will be priced at an affordable $399, although it is not yet available to pre-order.

Probably the nicest feature about this “tablet” is that you can transform it into a notebook for “real-computing needs”. For example, it would serve as an excellent tablet for watching video but can also serve as a decently powerful laptop for taking notes in class. Personally, I like the option of being able to switch from tablet to notebook because most of us find ourselves having different computing needs throughout the day. We have some life moments more serious (laptop-ideal) than others (tablet preferred). Check out the video below to see what the Transformer can do!

Photo Courtesy of SlashGear
Photo Courtesy of SlashGear