Transformer Prime now available for pre-order
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The quad-core Asus tablet can now be pre-ordered from at least one major online retailer.
As the successor to the original Tegra 2 Eee Pad Transformer tablet, the Tegra 3 Transformer Prime (TF201) will be one of the first consumer tablets out in the market with a quad-core processor. Currently, Amazon has two models for pre-order, a 32GB and 64GB model for $499 and $599, respectively. Each model is then available in two different colors, Amethyst Gray and Champagne, for a total of four different versions available. Besides the difference in built-in drive capacity and colors, all models are identical in every other aspect.
The 10.1-inch Transformer Prime boasts a 1280x800 resolution display, Gorilla Glass covering, 1GB RAM, front-and-rear cameras with flash, micro HDMI and Android 3.2 with upgradeability to 4.0 when available. Overall, the unit weighs 1.29 pounds (0.585kg), is 0.33 inches (0.838cm) thick and is listed for a 12 hour runtime from a full charge. Notably, the optional keyboard docking station adds an additional 6 hours of battery life for the user.
Unfortunately, the docking station is yet to be available for pre-order on Amazon. Tablet pre-orders, however, are expected to ship sometime December.