Earlier this week sources close to Asus were reporting that shortages their Asus Eee Pad Transformer were due to supply chain problems and only allowed them to produce 10,000 units a month. Well Asus have now been approached and officially replied to the speculation explaining the shortages are completely demand based an not to do with supply chain problems, as earlier thought.
Asus was contacted by the Net Book News website who asked about the supply shortages and spoke to ASUSTek Spokesperson David Chang to get a definitive answer.
In the interview Chang revealed that Asus were currently producing 100,000 units in May and 200,000+ units ready for shipping in June and that the current shortages were completely down to demand rather than component shortage.
Chang explains: “It really depends on the demand. The current demand surpasses our expectations by far”.
The new Asus Eee Pad Transformer is equipped with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor which is supported with 1GB of RAM. It also has the ability to be docked with a separate keyboard transforming it into a notebook style device with an extended battery life.
Source: Net Book News