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Asus introduces Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Specification, Pricing & Release date

Asus has just announced the upcoming Android Tablet Eee Pad Transformer Prime featuring Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core processor which marks second generation of famous Eee Pad tablets. This time its not only marketing gimmicks for the launch of new device for the sake of new device rather its a complete revamp and each single component has been thoroughly upgraded to the maximum possible available technology. Therefore this upgrade is considered a real “Prime”.

Now coming onto the device specification directly which are as under,

  • 1.4 GHz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 10.1-inch, 1280×800 Super IPS Display (Gorilla Glass)
  • 32GB or 64B of internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 1080p video recording
  • 1.2MP front facing for video calling
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich)
  • Amethyst Gray  & Champagne Gold  Colors
  • 12 hours of battery life (tablet alone)
  • 18 hours of battery life (with the keyboard dock)
  • 3.5mm mic/headphone combo jack
  • micro HDMI port
  • micro SD card slot
  • Tablet dimensions: 10.4″ x 7.1″ x 0.33″
  • Tablet weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Dock dimensions: 10.4″ x 7.1″ x 0.41″
  • Dock weight: 1.18 pounds

As far as the pricing is concerned 32 GB version will be available for $500 whereas 64 GB version will be available for $600 however you have to buy the dock separately for $150. Release date will be announced soon but it is expected that the device will make it to the shelves before holidays.

Complete press release is as under,

ASUS Announces the Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Featuring the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor the Transformer Prime is designed to greatly enhance the mobile computing experience

Fremont, CA (November 8, 2011) — ASUS officially announces the world’s first tablet with the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor – the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is ultra-thin at 8.3mm (0.33″) and lightweight at 586g (1.29lbs) while featuring a stylish metallic swirl design with class leading enhancements including ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, an HD 8MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash and battery life rated for up to 18 hours* when combined with the optional mobile dock. Pricing will range from $499** (32GB) to $599** (64GB), with the optional mobile dock accessory priced at $149**.

Incredibly Slim yet Incredibly Powerful

Featuring an ultra-slim form factor, the Transformer Prime is only 8.3mm (0.33″) thin and weighs in at a mere 586g (1.29lbs without dock).  This makes watching movies, surfing the web, playing games, taking photos, finishing up homework or video chatting with friends or family so easy and natural that you’ll wonder if the Transformer Prime was designed specifically with you in mind.  Its innovative metallic swirl design is made of aluminum for a secure yet extremely comfortable grip that comes in two gorgeous colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold.

The Transformer Prime is the world’s first tablet to feature NVIDIA’s next-generation quad-core Tegra® 3 processor.  With the quad-core CPU, 12-core GeForce® GPU and vSMP technology, the Transformer Prime delivers an optimum user experience featuring smooth multitasking capabilities, lightning fast app loading, a rich and fluid web experience, full 1080P HD video for realistic media playback or recording and of course, incredible gaming performance that allows you to experience games in an entirely new way.

Fantastic Battery Life

While the Transformer Prime is extremely slim and light, ASUS did not forget about battery life.  Thanks to the advanced power management features of the Tegra® 3 processor and ASUS optimizations the Transformer Prime has a battery life of up to 12 hours*, but when combined with the mobile dock, it lasts up to an incredible 18 hours*, the longest battery life of any current tablet.  That’s enough battery life for a trans-ocean flight, all-night game session, viewing several movies on a long road trip or even video recording, editing, and then playing back your child’s school play all in 1080P HD clarity.

Unrivaled Visuals

The Eee Pad Transformer Prime boasts a wide 178° viewing angle IPS display, protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which features new ASUS technology to enhance the brightness of the screen for a better outdoor reading experience while still offering a remarkably vivid and brilliant viewing experience of photos, books, videos, movies and web pages indoors. Thanks to Multi-Touch technology, you can use your fingers to do everything from swiping through photos, surfing the web, playing the latest games, typing emails, instant messaging, reading books or magazines, and starting your favorite movie.

A 1.2MP front camera allows for instant photos or high-quality video conferencing with friends, family or coworkers while an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash takes brilliant photos or video thanks to a large F2.4 aperture, back illuminated CMOS sensor, touch-to-focus depth of field and low-light noise reduction to provide the clearest and sharpest photos or even 1080P HD videos.

Advanced Audio

The Transformer Prime offers impressive audio capabilities in a tablet, powered by ASUS exclusive SonicMaster technology, renowned for crisp and acoustically accurate audio. It produces crystal clear sound with a wide sound stage, increased audio fidelity, and distinct vocal enhancements for an immersive audio experience with your favorite music track, video, or movie.

Unlimited Productivity

The Transformer Prime is offered with either 32GB or 64B flash storage options for quick, efficient and reliable access to your applications.  Both models feature a micro SD card slot, 3.5mm combo audio jack and micro HDMI port so sharing both what’s inside and on-screen is quick and easy. However, the function that gives the Transformer Prime its namesake is the mobile dock, which gives new meaning to the term versatility. This innovative and convenient design seamlessly provides the user with a keyboard and touchpad, along with limitless expandability options via the USB port and SD card slot.

ASUS will include several innovative applications like SuperNote that is fantastic for its ability to take, draw or record notes and Polaris® Office which is great for staying productive with the ability to read, edit or create Word, Excel and PowerPoint (MS Office 97-2007) compatible files.  Thousands of top rated applications and games are also available at Android Market that fully takes advantage of the Transformer Prime’s amazing features and power.

And miraculously this Tablet is just 0.3mm thicker than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Therefore Eee Pad Transformer Prime is not only the best option for Tablet but also complete notebook with dock attached having respectable price tags.

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