The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the first tablet to have NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, is available for pre-order, only a few weeks after it was launched. Even though it wasn’t expected to be available until December, this is certainly a nice surprise. The tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but it will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich.
The slate can be pre ordered from Amazon, B&H Photo, Tiger Direct, Best Buy, Gamestop, while Canada fans can look at Future Shop and NCIX. When it comes to prices, the 32 GB version costs 500$ and the 64GB version 600$. The two colours available for the Asus Transformer Prime are amethyst grey and champagne gold.
Talking about specifications, the quad-core slate comes with: a fifth core for lower power consumption, 10.1” IPS+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass, 1GB RAM, an auto-focus rear camera of 8 megapixel, a 1.2 megapixel front camera, a battery that can go for even 12 hours and expandable storage through the microSD. The rear camera comes with 1080P video capture and has multiple capabilities, while the front camera can be used for videoconferencing.
The Asus Prime Transformer is 8.3 millimeters thick and it weighs 1.29 lbs. The specs of this new product predict it to be better than its predecessor with Asus characterising it as “faster, stronger, slimmer, and of course, sexier”.