“High demand” leaving some Transformer Prime pre-orders unfulfilled

Asus UK has just issued a little statement on the stock issues some have been experiencing, claiming that high demand for its EeePad Transformer Prime has caused shortages – and some pre-orders are yet to be sent out. Imagine the frustration that must be triggering for some poor buyers.

Rather worryingly, the company says it is shipping more stock “over the coming weeks” so it sounds like there may be quite a large break in availability of the hot new quad-core tablet. Here’s the full thing from Asus:

ASUS have been working all day with our retailers to try and fulfill back orders. Unfortunately due to high demand this has not been possible. However we are shipping more stock over the coming weeks. Please contact your retailer for dates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


A pretty bad start for the Prime and a slight blemish on the company’s thus far spotless Android reputation. No doubt it’ll be forgotten in a week of two, though. You can’t hate something that beautiful for too long.

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  1. Peter

     /  January 13, 2012

    Wasn’t the Transformer launch the same? Seemed like it anyway. Amazon never delivered on my preorder.

  2. Binky

     /  January 13, 2012

    I’m waiting a few months. £499 is too much for a glossy internet device.

  3. Rob Tomson

     /  January 14, 2012

    There is an improved version (3G, better screen) coming in March anyway, so not to worry.

    • mintvilla

       /  January 14, 2012

      Costs an extra $100 though, dunno how much extra will be in pounds sterling.

  4. Rob Tomson

     /  January 14, 2012

    Also, the new version will have a better GPS module!

  5. T. Farner

     /  January 16, 2012

    Don’t want to discourage European consumers, but in the US, pre-orders from 12/3/11 still haven’t been filled. Despite ASUS alleging the pipeline would be filled the first of January. Now, the middle of January has passed and still no inventory. ASUS is tricking the entire world with their deception and no help in sight!

  6. Turbohobbit

     /  January 16, 2012

    I’m still pretty content with my Transformer and dock. I’m sure the extra ooomph of the quad-core will be desirable but I’m not sure how much of a difference it’s going to make in real terms. I also think the Prime dock isn’t as well specced as the original dock?

    Provided the Transformer receivers ICS I’m happy to run it into the ground.

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