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Asus Transformer Prime goes up for pre-order

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Nov 2011 18:12 User comments (6)

Asus Transformer Prime goes up for pre-order The much anticipated tablet is finally available for pre-order, at least via Amazon.
Asus' new Transformer Prime, the first quad-core tablet on the market, will sell for $500 for its base 32GB model.

Here are the full specs (AandM):

Nvidia Quad-Core Tegra 3 Processor
Additional 5th core to reduce power consumption when 2 or 4 cores are not needed
10.1″ IPS+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass and 178 degree viewing angle
1 GB RAM (LP DDR2)
8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera with 1080P video capture and large F2.4 aperature
1.2 megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing
12 hours of battery life, up to 18 hours when paired with the keyboard dock
2 color schemes: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold
2 storage options: 32GB and 64GB ($499 and $599 price points) with expandable storage via microSD
8.3 millimeters thick, weighs in at 1.29 lbs.

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6 user comments

122.11.2011 19:30

Anyone considering buying this? Or is there something better coming before Christmas?


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222.11.2011 20:42

Already pre-ordered it from amazon for Christmas. I can't wait, it's my first tablet and I've been waiting for a second generation android tablet to hit the market for a while anyway. This meets all my needs and from what I can tell it's the only real good one coming before christmas.

322.11.2011 22:48

I'm still waiting on an official release date for the US. Best Buy in Canada as well as Amazon are showing delivery dates of after December 25th when pre-ordered. PLEASE come before Christmas!!!

423.11.2011 9:51

OM goodness...... Tablets are becoming so powerful. You might say they're.......they're almost catching up with laptops.

I get it. It's a convenience thing. At least that's what people have been convinced that they should tell themselves.

But why o why, when tablets are becoming so powerful, would you cripple yourself with all of the other limitations imposed.

Sure.....you need 4 cores to read the newspaper, and to play Angry Birds.

I think the more tablets evolve and advance, they have a good chance of phasing themselves out of the market, because even the most naive people will soon realize, Shit !, this is almost a laptop.

Just look at the way other things have become integrated into smart phones, such as GPS. Sure it's still good to have a dedicated device for most things, but it seems that "touch" is the only real differentiator here, and that's not that hard to implement just about everywhere.


SuckRaven

523.11.2011 12:20

Originally posted by SuckRaven:
OM goodness...... Tablets are becoming so powerful. You might say they're.......they're almost catching up with laptops.

I get it. It's a convenience thing. At least that's what people have been convinced that they should tell themselves.

But why o why, when tablets are becoming so powerful, would you cripple yourself with all of the other limitations imposed.

Sure.....you need 4 cores to read the newspaper, and to play Angry Birds.

I think the more tablets evolve and advance, they have a good chance of phasing themselves out of the market, because even the most naive people will soon realize, Shit !, this is almost a laptop.

Just look at the way other things have become integrated into smart phones, such as GPS. Sure it's still good to have a dedicated device for most things, but it seems that "touch" is the only real differentiator here, and that's not that hard to implement just about everywhere.
I will be looking to buy this before the end of the year. Have been looking for a true ultraportable, and this with dock weighs just 2.8 pounds. The battery life is said to be outstanding, as well.

For $650; Touch, Android 4.0, 16 hours battery life, quad core, thin, light...I'm sold.

623.11.2011 14:30

Already preordered, supposedly should be here sometime from the 22nd to 24th. And the keyboard dock is so far only available through BestBuy, where I have it preordered as well ^.^ I don't expect it until a week or so later I think.

This thing is going to be so much fun, totally makes this xmas awesome

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