We heard from a reliable source that ASUS is only able to produce 10,000 units a month but will be ramping up volumes to 300,000 after the component shortage evens out. It seems today that the volumes in the rumor are being reinforced since Target has cancelled orders of the Transformer tablet. A few days ago the chain offered the 10 inch Tegra tablet for $400 with a $40 coupon and now the retailer is sending an email to customers saying that orders are being cancelled because none of Target’s suppliers has the tablet available.
Looks like we’ll have to wait until volumes are able to increase mid June. But in a side note we were able to pick up our Transformer yesterday here in Taipei, if you want to check out our unboxing video in a Taipei Taxi, here is the video below.