Report: ASUS Transformer Prime Specs and Teardown Pics Leaked

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ASUS CEO Jonney Shih made a splash when he unveiled the Transformer Prime tablet at the recent All Things Digital Asia conference. Now more details have emerged about the groundbreaking quad-core device that's set to launch on November 9th.

Tech site Netbooknews reports that while the ASUS Transformer Prime is expected to boast Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor (code-named Kal-El), Thai online shopping site invadeIT has listed it with a 1.4-GHz Nvidia Tegra T250 chip. That could be a mistake, or the Transformer Prime could be shipping with two different chips. The spec sheet also indicates the device will also have 1GB of DDR 2 RAM, a 32GB hard drive, a 10.1-inch IPS display, and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The  OS listing might also be a mistake since it's hoped the ASUS Transformer Prime will come running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What is clear from the teardown images within the netbooknews report is the FCC logo prominently emblazoned on the Transformer Prime's battery pack. That means the device could hit U.S. markets sooner rather than later.

That's great news. since the Transformer Prime uses a similar hybrid design to its predecessor the Eee Pad Transformer TF101 which handily morphs between tablet and netbook configurations on the fly.

via netbooknews, invadeIT

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  • lopton Says:

    amazing piece of high tech engineering

    i am already competing for one on its (official?) forum, you can win this tablet there!

    transformerprime.info

    they are asking only for a couple of posts.

  • Jacob Says:

    I appreciate the incorporation of keyboard to this item. I can use touchpad however it's still a different speed and comfort when it comes to a real keyboard.

  • Dan Says:

    "Jonney Shih, Chairman of ASUS made a surprise unveiling of the ASUS Transformer 2 just a day after the company released a teaser video. Ready for some pretty amazing specs? Well, Johnney confirmed that the Transformer 2 will ship with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor [1]"

    ..... Details on that site are wrong otherwise why would they announce it as being Tegra3 just to launch it with a 2 year old processor.... great way to beat the iPad2! Unless its another cheap asian ripoff pretending to be a TF201!

    [1] http://omgdroid.com/2011/10/19/asus-surprises-crowd-asiad-transformer-2/

  • lopton Says:

    amazing thing

    i am already competing for one on its (official forum), yes you can win one from them


    transformerprime.info