Asus announced officially a new tablet at the end of this week, a model that’s supposed to rival the iPad: Eee Pad Transformer. This device has a unique feature, its docking capability, reminding us of the Motorola Atrix 4G similar feature. However, instead of connecting to a display and keyboard setup, the slate connects to a keyboard.

The nifty thing is that the accessories will increase the battery life of the product from the normal 9.5 hours up to 16 hours. This is the first Asus device with Android 3.0 Honeycomb on board, that runs with the aid of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Asus Eee Pad Transformer uses a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel screen, just like the one on the Motorola Xoom.

At the rear it has a 5 megapixel camera with HD video capture support, accompanied by a front 1.2 megapixel camera. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS, HDMI, a digital compass, an accelerometer. The device is available in two storage versions: 16GB and 32GB and its leaked price tag for Europe should be around $565.

The product is up for pre-order in Taiwan right now and it will reach the UK on March 30th, while the US gets it in April.