ASUS denies Eee Pad Transformer component shortages: Demand outstripped expectations

ASUS has blamed unforeseen demand for the Eee Pad Transformer tablet, denying that component shortages have limited production to just 10,000 units per month. The company’s Taiwanese spokesperson, David Chang, told Netbook News that in fact ASUS is on course to make 100,000 of the coveted slates this month, and over 200,000 in June. “We […]

ASUS has blamed unforeseen demand for the Eee Pad Transformer tablet, denying that component shortages have limited production to just 10,000 units per month. The company’s Taiwanese spokesperson, David Chang, told Netbook News that in fact ASUS is on course to make 100,000 of the coveted slates this month, and over 200,000 in June.

“We will see a significant alleviation in the month of June” Chang confirmed, explaining that “the current demand surpasses our expectations by far.” ASUS had set sales targets of 300,000 units in the whole of Q2 2011, but a combination of strong appeal amid a limited Honeycomb market, iPad 2 shortages and other factors has seen far more would-be buyers than that.

“If the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers’ demand” Chang concluded, which hopefully means that the shelves will soon be overflowing with Transformers. Until then, check out our full review over at SlashGear

[via SlashGear]

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