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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Now Available for Pre-Order

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Now Available for Pre-Order
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You can now pre-order the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

If you’re unfamiliar with the device, it’s the first quad-core Anroid tablet. It has a 8.3mm-thick body, a 1280×800 display, a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, up to 12 hours of battery life, 1 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a microSD slot. The entire device only weighs in at 1.29 pounds.

The updated Transformer Prime will run Android 3.2 when it ships. Owners will be able to upgrade to Android 4.0, a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich, in the near future.

The base price for the device wis $499 for the 32GB version and $599 for the 64GB. You can also purchase an attachable keyboard, which will cost you $149. The updated Transformer Prime is expected to ship sometime in December of this year.

It might be a hard sell, espicially when you consider prices for Apple’s iPad are compraable. Which do you think consumers would be more likely to purchase?

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Now Available for Pre-Order
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  • krvin

    I’ve already pre-ordered mine,the keyboard too. This baby is gonna shred the. IPad2.

  • dwas

    Just pre-order mine :-)

  • CampusKid

    Android tablets kill the iPad 2 when it comes to hardware/usability, but it doesn’t matter; people love iPads. Other companies might as well concede while the tablet industry is still young. Apple has about 90% of the market, and that’s never going to go down unless Google can do something more with Android. I refuse to buy a tablet until I’m 100% sure it can do everything my laptop can do. Ice Cream Sandwich took away Flash, and it doesn’t look as mainstream and Honeycomb. No thanks.

    • bdds13

      Ice cream sandwich will have flash, adobe just hasn’t release it yet.

      http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Google-Adobe-Prepare-Flash-for-Ice-Cream-Sandwich-580807/

      • Jeff

        The Asus Transformer Prime sold out on Amazon, all versions, within 24 hours of being on preorder. There is some reporting that Amazon does not expect to get their next batch until January.

        So yeah, the tablet should do fine, and then some. No, it will never do what Apple does, but is going to be a huge hit none the less. I preordered mine before they sold out and can not wait for it to arrive.

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