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News

Asus Transformer Prime officially announced with Tegra 3 quad-core processor

The Asus Eee Pad Tranformer Prime is a 10.1" Android tablet, and the first to be powered by nVidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Asus has officially launched the Transformer Prime, the first tablet to feature the Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

The Android tablet, the follow up to the populat Eee Pad Transformer, is super slim at just 8.3mm, has a 10.1″ screen with ten finger multi-touch, 8MP rear camera and includes the optional snap-on Qwerty keyboard that transforms the device into a fully functioning notebook complete with extended battery life. It will launch with Android 3.2, but an update to Android 4.0 will also be available in due course.

The Transformer Prime will be available from December, priced $499 for the 32GB version and $599 for the 64GB, with the keyboard dock  $149. UK prices yet to be confirmed.

Specifications

Display

  • 10.1″ LED backlit screen with Super IPS+ (1280 x 800) 10 finger multi-touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Operating system

  • Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb
  • Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradeable

Platform

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor—Quad-core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce® GPU, with 5th companion core for low power

Memory

  • LPDDR2 1 GB

Storage

  • 32GB /64GB EMMC + ASUS WebStorage

Wireless

  • 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Camera

  • 1.2MP (front), 8MP auto-focus (rear) with flash, F2.4 aperture

Interface

  • PAD: 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone/Mic-in); 1x micro HDMI port; 1 x Micro SD Card Reader; 1 x Internal Microphone; 1 x Stereo Speaker
  • Mobile Dock: 1 x USB2.0 port; 1 x SD Card Reader

Sensor

  • G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, GPS

Flash support

  • Yes

Multitasking

  • Yes

Special Apps

  • ASUS launcher, @Vibe Music, ASUS WebStorage, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, File manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, Tegra Zone, Polaris Office

Battery

  • 12 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer Battery
  • 18 hours pad with dock; 25Wh(pad) and 22Wh(mobile dock) Li-polymer Battery2

Size/ Weight

  • Pad: 263*180.8*8.3mm/586g
  • Dock: 263*180.8*8~10.4mm / 537g
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