Wednesday, 9 November 2011

ASUS Transformer Prime Officially Announced – Full Specs and Pricing Revealed

ASUS has just taken the lid off of their upcoming supertablet — the Nvidia quad-core packing Transformer Prime. Don’t expect anything less that premium for the second generation Transformer with ASUS pulling out all the stops for their newest tab. ASUS has managed to upgrade just about every spec imaginable from the original Eee Pad Transformer. Everything from a sleeker, thinner frame to the high-end build quality, specs, hardware, you name it — the Transformer Prime is a noticeable upgrade.

The Transformer Prime features a 10.1-inch, 1280×800 Super IPS Corning Gorilla Glass display, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB or 64B of internal storage, 1.2MP front facing/8MP rear camera with LED flash and capable of full 1080p HD video recording. If you’re looking for ports the Transformer Prime has no shortage of them with expandability for a micro SD card, micro HDMI, 3.5MM audio jack and even USB 2.0 with the optional keyboard dock. The Prime itself (just the screen) is only 8.9mm, just shy of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1′s 8.6mm.

An Android device is only as good as the software it’s running and ASUS assured us that although the Transformer Prime will indeed be launching with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich FOTA update will make its way to the tablet in early December. ASUS will also be adding a few productivity applications pre-installed like SuperNote and Polaris Office.

The Transformer Prime will be available in both “Amethyst Gray” or “Champagne Gold” with the 32GB version running for $500 and the 64GB priced at $600. The dock can be purchased separately for $150. While a specific date wasn’t exactly announced, you can look forward to the ASUS Transformer Prime dropping in time for the holidays. What do you guys think? Was the Prime deserving of it’s legendary title? Which color/size will you guys be picking up for the holiday season? 

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