Asus EEE Pad Transformer Keyboard To Cost $150 In US

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If the Asus EEE Pad Transformer tablet is on your shopping list and you intend to buy the optional keyboard subsequently, think again as it might actually be cheaper to get the whole bundle altogether.

Android Police reports that the keyboard docking station will cost a staggering $150 in the US based on the pricing from one retailer on the East Coast called PC Richard & Son; that's around £90.

In comparison, the price difference between the tablet on its own and the tablet bundle in the UK currently stands at a mere £50, which makes it worthy to get the bundle from the onset - which is possibly what Asus wants to encourage.

The EEE Pad Transformer tablet gets you two USB ports, an SD card reader and a secondary battery that literally doubles the tablet's battery life without adding much weight. And for those wondering, you will get a proper trackpad and the keyboard is a chiclet type one.

The Transformer is quietly becoming the main Apple iPad 2 tablet, ahead of the soon to be announced Motorola XOOM, Acer Iconia A500 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S II.

The tablet will go on sale in the UK on the 18th of April with a suggested retail price of £380, although Comet cuts that down to £361 thanks to one voucher code.