Asus Transformer Prime Tablet


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.

ASUS Transformer Prime TabletThis tablet runs Android Honeycomb (3.2) and Asus even promises an “over-the-air” upgrade to Android Ice cream Sandwich (4.0) soon after it is released.

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.

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