Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet packs immense quad-core power

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet packs immense quad-core power

The hugely powerful Eee Pad Transformer Prime is readying itself for release, packing a beefy, ‘blazing fast’ quad-core Tegra mobile chip and a sleek add-on keyboard which turns it into a neat netbook.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet packs immense quad-core power

Available in 32GB and 64GB versions, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime’s keyboard dock adds an additional microSD slot for expansion, a full USB port, HDMI port and 3.5mm jack – and an additional six hours battery life, making a total of 18 hours.

The specs are class-leading, with the tablet sporting  an extra-bright, 10.1-inch 1280×800 Super IPS+ touch screen with Corning Gorilla glass, supporting a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

Two cameras

There’s an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash on the back, and 1.2 megapixel front camera for video chat, plus 1080p video and  SonicMaster audio enhancement.

The Android powered slate measures just 8.3mm thick and weighs in at 586 grams, and sports a natty ‘swirl’ design aluminium back, and is available in a choice of two colours, Champagne Gold and Amethyst Grey.

The rumour is that the tablet will launch in December, with an upgrade to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS following swiftly.

Keenly priced

The pricing isn’t as wild as we anticipated either, with the 32GB Transformer Prime costing $499 and the 64GB model retailing for $599, with the keyboard dock costing an extra $149 – according to Techradar, it’ll cost Brits just £499 for the Prime and dock.

 

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