Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Now Available for Pre-Order

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?

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