Video: Nvidia demonstrates Transformer Prime tablet

Official Nvidia video shows off the power of the Tegra 3-powered tablet and a few Ice Cream Sandwich features
Allen Ngo,

Nvidia is giving users a glimpse at the much-anticipated Asus Transformer Prime tablet through the chipmaker’s official Youtube channel.

The minute and a half walkthrough as embedded below shows off a couple of new features of Ice Cream Sandwich, including a “transition effect” between apps and widgets, folder capabilities with drag and drop, 1080p video playback and the tablet game Riptide. All functions perform smoothly and transition seamlessly throughout the video. In particular, the user pointed out that the quad-core Tegra 3 processor can allow for the full HD playback and smooth graphics during gameplay.

Unfortunately, the short teaser doesn’t show much else, such as internet performance or benchmarks, but those results will be known in just a few weeks when the tablet launches this December.

The 32GB Transformer Prime is now available for pre-order through Amazon for $499, the same retail price as the 16GB iPad 2.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.