It’s nearly impossible to get an Asus Transformer right now and it’s not because the tablet saw an iPad-ish firesale. No, the shortage was reportedly caused by low supply levels. Asus simply didn’t expect docking tablet to be in high demand.
ASUSTek Spokesperson David Chang told NetbookNews that the company is on track to make 100k units in May and then 200k in June. In all the company expects to sell 300k Transformers in Q2 alone. The previously rumored component shortage might still be part of the issue as many times parts are pre-ordered in bulk and it’s sort of hard to simply produce a 100k touchscreens (or whatever component Asus is lacking) overnight hence the expected manufacturing spin-up next month.