Asus is planning to launch its new tablet, the “EEE Pad Transformer Prime”, in December. This 10.1” tablet is powered by the Tegra 3 quad core processor. At about 586 grams, it is a good 100 grams lighter than the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. At 8.3 mm thick, it is almost a third slimmer than its predecessor.
In addition to the power of the Tegra 3 processor, this tablet has a 12 core GPU and comes with Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP). A 1GB RAM complements in-built storage of 32GB or 64GB. An SD card slot is available to further add storage.
The Transformer Prime will be available in two colours – Amethyst Grey and Champagne Gold. The Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass display delivers a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and offers a 178 degree viewing angle.
Like most new tablets, the Transformer Prime comes with two cameras; a front-facing 1.2 megapixel webcam for video chatting and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash. You can also record 1080P HD video.
The Eee Pad Transformer Prime offers connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a micro HDMI port for video output. The tablet includes GPS, an accelerometer, a compass and SonicMaster audio.
Battery life is stated to be around 12 hours. An optional mobile dock (priced at $149) can reportedly increase battery life by up to 50%, giving you 18 hours. The 32GB model is priced at around $500, while the 64GM version is priced at $600.