Good news for everyone who were hoping to get their hands on a quad core tablet. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime which packs a quad-core CPU backed by a fifth “companion core” and a 12-core GeForce GPU has arrived. Transformer Prime is the successor of Eee pad transformer which was launched earlier this year.
The pricing of Transformer prime has been kept at $499/599 USD for 32GB and 64GB versions respectively. The tablet is just a mere 8.3mm thick and has 1 GB of RAM. It comes with an HDMI port and Micro SD card along with a whopping 8MP camera which can shoot videos in 1080p. Like the Transformer, you can get the additional keyboard dock for your Transformer prime too, this not only gives you a good handy keyboard for faster typing but it is also supposed to increase the battery life on the transformer prime from 12 hours to 18 hours. The dock is available for an additional $149.
The only problem is that the Quad core tablet will be running Honeycomb 3.2 currently. However Asus promises a quick update to Android’s latest version- Ice cream Sandwich.
This is what Asus said:
“We will launch with Android 3.2 in December and will provide an FOTA for Android 4.0 as soon as the code has been optimized, tested and approved. I do not have a date for the FOTA but we feel confident enough in the early code package to demo ICS on the Transformer Prime at our December launch event.”
Transformer prime will sport a resolution of 1280×800 on the LED backlit 10.1 inch screen and will support full 1080p HD video playback. Transformer Prime is without a doubt the Tablet to beat in the current market. With the attached keyboard can transformer prime take the place of your pc or laptop?