As of yet, there have been very few Android tablets which have truly delivered everything we want to see in a tablet. That isn’t to say that they’ve all been let downs, fortunately there has been a few gems to pop their heads through, Galaxy Tab anyone? One of the best tablets to pass through our hands in recent times was the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, which, when docked with the detachable keyboard, offered one of the best Android tablet experiences ever. So when we first heard about the Asus’ new version of the original Transformer, the Transformer Prime, needless to say we got a few goosebumps. So what is there to get excited about the new Asus Transformer Prime? Well, here are a few standout things!
1. 14.5 hours of battery life
Yes you heard right, 14.5 hours of battery life. It hasn’t been mentioned if this will be available without the need of the keyboard dock, but we reckon that 14.5 hours will online be achievable when the tablet is connected to the keyboard. Either way, it boasts a substantial increase in the battery life compared to most other tablets, and a good upgrade over the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
2. It’s only 8.3mm thick
There are some seriously chunky tablets on the market today, so it’ll be a nice change to get our hands on a slimline tablet. We are expecting the keyboard to add a few more millimetres on top of that, but with the original Transformer measuring in at 11.3mm thick without the attached keyboard, the Transformer Prime is a definite step in the right direction.
3. It will be shipped with a quad-core NVIDIA chip
Probably the thing we are most excited about with the few details that have been released so far, is the fact that we will see a quad-core chip inside the new Transformer Prime. The new chip should set a whole new standard of tablet usability, and we’re expecting/hoping it will set a whole new benchmark for other tablets to compare to.
4. It WILL get Ice Cream Sandwich (eventually)
Although there hasn’t been a confirmed date, it has been confirmed that the Transformer Prime will be getting an update to Android 4.0. The unit itself will be shipped Android 3.0, which should pass the time nicely.
At the moment, details are pretty scarce on what else is in store for the Transformer Prime. An official unveiling is set to take place on November 9th, so we will be able to get a more clear idea of what to expect then.