This is the first of its kind. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the first quad-core tablet that will hit the market in early December 2011. The Transformer Prime will definitely be an option if not a direct challenger to Apple’s iPad. Let’s get down to the meat and potatoes. Asus is offering a full course meal.
• Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
• 10.1-in., 1280-by-800 Super IPS+ screen display with Gorilla Glass
• 0.33 inches thick
• Weighs 1.29 pounds
• Battery lasts 12 hours on a charge
• 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, LED flash, and 1080p HD video capture
• 1.2MP front-facing camera for video chat
• microSD card slot
• micro-HDMI port
• It runs on Android 3.2, but Asus promises to upgrade the tablet to Android 4.0 (AKA “Ice Cream Sandwich”) towards the end of December. The upgrade will deliver features like built-in photo editing, a system-wide spell checker and a better execution of speech-to-text.
Optional keyboard dock
In addition, it’s sleek and “Ford tough”
I’m not sure if we are still talking about a tablet.
$499 with 32 GB of storage
$599 with 64 GB of storage.
Keyboard dock (optional) will run an extra $149
More to come after further testing.