Calling around to the Best Buy stores in my neighborhood I was told that there was no word on when stores would get new stock. BestBuy.com was showing that orders would ship in 1-2 weeks but now says to “check back later”.
It’s not really a surprise as this is the first Honeycomb tablet that delivers great hardware but comes in below the magic $400 price point for the 16GB model. In case you aren’t familiar with it yet, here are the key hardware specs.
- 10.1″ WXGA 1280×800 IPS screen.
- Nvidia Tegra 2
- 1GB RAM
- 1.2MP front/5MP rear camera
- SRS Premium Sound w/ stereo speakers
- 9.5 hour battery life. 16 hours w/dock.
If you intend to get one accessory for this tablet then it simply has to be the keyboard dock that transforms (get it) this tablet into a 10.1″ netbook. You not only get the benefit of a full size keyboard you also get nearly double the battery life and USB inputs.
Keep your eye on Best Buy and bestbuy.com if this tablet is high on your list. If Europe is any indication this tablet will be in high demand for some time.