Asus' Transformer tablet pledges and turns for $400 on Best Buy

The Asus EE Pad Transformer shows up on and subsequently disappears.

The Asus EE Pad Transformer makes the pledge and is quickly followed by the turn. We're eagerly awaiting the prestige! Engadget

It seems Best Buy has completed the first two parts of its tablet magic trick. According to a post at Engadget today, Asus' EE Pad Transformer appeared on for $400 and was subsequently pulled from the site a short time later.

Back at CES 2011 in January, Asus announced that the Android 3.0-enabled EE Pad Transformer would debut some time in the spring for a price ranging from $400 to $700, depending on the storage capacity of the version purchased.

If this price holds true, this would place the Transformer a full $100 cheaper than the iPad 2 and $200 lower than the Motorola Xoom, which is currently the only Android 3.0 tablet on the market.

The Transformer includes a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1,280x800-pixel resolution, and, as mentioned before, will run on the Android 3.0 OS. The latest release date we've heard is April, so we expect Best Buy to hopefully deliver the prestige in the next few weeks.

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