Tablets are great for a lot of applications on the go, but when it’s time to do some serious writing, most of us want a full keyboard. To answer both needs, ASUS has announced the Eee Pad Transformer, a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, that will plug into a keyboard for tasks that require it.
The tablet runs on a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, with 1 GB of RAM and either 16 or 32 GB of storage. Wireless connectivity is through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and optional 3G, with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR. It carries GPS capabilities and two cameras, 1.2 MP front-facing, and 5 MP back-facing. In addition to providing an easier writing experience, the keyboard dock also extends battery life from the tablet’s advertised 9.5 hours up to 16 hours.
Pricing and release dates have not yet been set.