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Asus EEE Pad Transformer Keyboard To Cost $150 In US

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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.