Well it’s now officially December 19th – the day Asus will release the Transformer Prime for sale! Amazon are already prepared, with all four variants of the Prime available for pre-order right now. Any minute now they could switch from “Temporarily out of stock” to “In Stock”, so you’d better snag yours quickly! Here’s the different models available:
Several recent reports have indicated that Asus will delay the Transformer Prime release until next year, citing Wi-Fi issues as the reason. Apparently NCIX sent an email to customers who had pre-ordered the device, notifying them of the expected delay. Here is the redacted text of one customer’s email:
Unfortunately, we just received word that the ASUS Transformer Prime has been delayed worldwide and will most likely not be available before Christmas. ASUS feels the WiFi range does not currently meet their standards and has delayed all shipments worldwide. At the moment there is no ETA and no information on available quantities on the first batch.
We just posted a couple of days ago that the Transformer Prime would be released December 8th. Well, we’ve now discovered that rumour – reported on several major websites – was actually incorrect. ASUS have now confirmed that the Transformer Prime will be released in the US on December 19th.
So you’ve got an extra 10 days to wait. The retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy still haven’t updated their expected shipping date, but it shouldn’t be long after the 19th. If all goes well, you’ll still be able to get your Transformer shipped anywhere in the US before Christmas. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present, pre-order your Transformer Prime now!
Apparently Taiwan will be the first country to receive the Prime, with the first devices hitting the shelves December 1st. Those in the US will have to wait a little longer, as sales will begin December 1st for online and retail outlets in the US. Amazon and other stores already have the device available for pre-order, so you can snag your copy now and be prepared for the rush.
Well the news is coming in thick and fast now! The US product page for the Transformer Prime went live just a few days ago, and we just announced yesterday that the device is available for pre-order. Now Asus have released the official source code and user manual for the new tablet – before any physical devices have even hit the shelves!
There’s no need to wait any longer. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is now available to pre-order from several online retailers in the USA and Canada. No word yet on the shipping date, but expect some time in early December.
ASUS has officially unveiled the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is the world’s first quad-core Tegra 3 device, and is every bit as impressive as you’d hoped. The official specifications are now revealed – boasting an even better battery life than we’d previously reported.
10.1-inch SuperIPS + display with Gorilla Glass
1280×800 screen resolution
1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor with 12-core GPU
32GB or 64GB internal storage with microSD card slot
8MP F2.4 rear shooter with continuous flash for video recording, 1.2MP front camera
586g (1.29 lbs.)
12 hour battery life playing 720p video, 18 hours with keyboard dock
Metallic spun finish
Two available colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold (show below, respectively)
Android 3.2 – will be updated to Android 4.0 as soon as possible after release
Yes, that’s Gorilla Glass you see there. For those of you who aren’t aware, Gorilla Glass is the gold standard in toughened glass, and has been used by most high end Android handsets lately (including the Samsung Galaxy S2). It’s practically impossible to break, and highly resistant to scratches. Asus has also coated the screen in a special hydro-oleophobic (fingerprint resistant) coating, which should prevent smudges or greasy marks inhibiting the viewing experience. Continue reading “ASUS Transformer Prime – Official Launch” »
According to the RF Test Report, the model number for the Transformer Prime will be “TF201″. The old Eee Pad Transformer was “TF101″, so this seems reasonable. No word yet on whether there will be different model numbers for international regions.