Idea: Asus should make smaller version(s) of the Eee Transformer tablet

Idea: Asus should make smaller version(s) of the Eee Transformer tablet

You’ve probably seen the Asus Eee Transformer. It’s not “yet another tablet” thanks to its detachable keyboard which effectively turns it into a netbook (or that’s a smartbook). I like the concept and sometimes I’m sure everyone could appreciate a dedicated keyboard from time to time.

However I do have one problem with the Transformer – it’s big, too big. Personally I prefer smaller tablets. The 8.9-inch screen is a perfect size for me, though a 7-inch tablet is also an option. I want something that’s easy to carry around and that’s the reason why I haven’t grabbed the Transformer thus far (or any other 10.1-inch tablet for that matter). Moreover, I’m sure I’m not the only one; hence there’s gotta be a demand for a device which resembles Transformer but has a smaller screen.

So what can I/we do?

For one thing I’m hoping Asus is reading IntoMobile and that it will consider making a smaller Transformer. Actually I really think that releasing two additional versions — one with a 7-inch and the other one with an 8.9-inch screen — would be beneficial for the Taiwanese company. As I said, I like the idea and looking at Amazon UK’s list of best-selling tablets, other people dig it, too.

I’m eager to hear what you think. Maybe if many people comment on this post, someone from Asus will notice and actually do something about it. What do you say?

Or even better they’ll make multiple versions of the rumored Transformer 2. :)

  • Anonymous

    Asus already have a 7″ tablet on the horizon, it’s called the MeMo which is due towards the end of the year.

    • Dusan Belic

      Yeah but it doesn’t come with keyboard. :(

      • Anonymous

        I assume it’ll work with a Bluetooth keyboard – one of the issues if you were to try and offer an integrated solution would be physically fitting a close to full size keyboard into the width of a 7″ tablet (being that much smaller). Especially if you were also to try and add in the extra Android specific keys that additionally make the keyboard dock on the transformer that much more useful. So it would likely involve a fair few compromises. The Asus transformer 10.1″ has a wider bezel than other company’s tablets with the same size screen most likely for that reason.

  • Cjjcae

    I totally and completely agree…its as if the whole world is “dumbed down” into believing what Steve Jobs says, when he says that “nobody will want a 7″ tabet…”. That simply is NOT true. The advantages are too numerous to name, and thank God somebody has the cahonas to say whats been on every potential tablet buyer’s mind…PLEASE GIVE US SMALLER TABLETS! WE WILL BUY THEM! STOP WITH THIS 10″ NONSENSE…

  • Brando

    ill pick up a 7inch transformer, its a different concept idea that could work be typing with one hand most of the time, throw in a stylus with real good handwriting response and strong body build like the htc flyer, ice cream 2.4 os duel 1.7ghz core processor 2.5 g ram/rom 16g internal storage with expandable, 5mp front cam and 8mp rear cam 1080p, amoled qhd screen and a 600 price tag for everything lol to dream

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