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Amazon forced to cancel some ASUS Transformer Prime preorders

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Here’s one of those good news/bad news things: It looks like the ASUS Transformer Prime and its new quad-core Tegra 3 internals is proving to be quite popular. Too popular. So popular, in fact, that Amazon’s canceling some preorders, citing a lack of availability. Here’s the e-mail that’s going ’round:

Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain  [Read More…]

Select GameStop stores will provide hands-on time with the Transformer Prime this weekend


Want to spend some quality time with the sold-out Asus Transformer Prime this weekend before it hits stores on December 19th? GameStop announced today that select stores nationwide will have the Transformer Prime available for demo beginning this weekend. Unfortunately they didn’t provide a list of locations, so you will have to contact your local store and ask about the promo.

Let us know in the comments if you find a store that  [Read More…]

Amazon canceling some Transformer Prime pre-orders


One of our twitter followers, WWJoshDew, shared a picture with us via his twitter account of an email he received from Amazon’s customer service team. Apparently, Amazon sold out of the Transformer Prime so fast that they outsold their pre-order stock. As a result, Amazon is contacting some customers advising them that their preorder has been cancelled.

Amazon is citing lack of availability from suppliers as their reason for cancelling orders,  [Read More…]

Look for the Transformer Prime around the week of Dec. 19, ASUS says

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Despite a number of recent unsourced stories to the contrary, we unfortunately still don’t have a firm sales date for the ASUS Transformer Prime. We do, however have a ballpark window — ASUS has told us to “expect availabilty in North America to start the week of 12/19 based on pre-order fulfillments and inbound shipment schedules.” Online availability may hit a week sooner, around Dec. 12.

So, expect updates over the  [Read More…]

Hands-on with the ASUS Transformer Prime

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Here it is, folks: The Android tablet you’ve been waiting to lead you out of the dual-core doldrums of 2011 and into the quad-core continuum of 2012. Welcome to the era of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip, bought to you by the ASUS Transformer Prime.

That’s a lot of bluster, to be sure. But even in a short time with the Transformer Prime, you’re quick to realize that this is a whole lot of hardware.  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime review

ASUS Transformer Prime

Take one of the more popular — if not wonderfully eccentric — Android tablets of 2011, slim it down, clad it in brushed metal, pump it full of new specs and march it off into 2012 with the likelihood of one of the first upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh, and throw in a nearly full-size keyboard dock with trackpad, full USB and SD ports, turning it all into  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime now expected in stores December 19 or later

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After an endless stream of possible launch dates passed our desk, we have finally been given the expected North American retail availability of the ASUS Transformer Prime. A representative from ASUS has just informed us that we should expect retail and etail availability of the Transformer Prime to start the “week of December 19 or later.”

These dates are flexible based on pre-order fulfillment requirements, unit quantities received, and  [Read More…]

Asus Transformer Prime unboxing, benchmarks, and 24 hour mini-preview


The Transformer Prime is the most hyped Android tablet of the year so we quickly said yes when ASUS requested a full product review of the world’s first quad-core Tegra 3 device. Unfortunately we only had about one full day with the Transformer Prime before we were allowed to post about it tonight, so we tried to touch on all the major high points of the device. Read on for our  [Read More…]

Transformer Prime still available for pre-order, release date could be December 8th


There is no doubt about it. The Asus Transformer Prime is the hottest tablet this holiday season to offer the full Android experience. Pre-orders for the device on Amazon sold out in one day and the different models dominated the best selling tablets list. An official release date has yet to be announced, but several retailers are still taking pre-orders including B&H, Best Buy, GameStop, Newegg, and Tiger Direct.

Out of  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime available for pre-order at Best Buy

ASUS Transformer Prime

As certain as we are that a lot of folks are out there taking advantage of all the sales happening right now on tablets for holidays — we’re also certain some will be keeping their money in their pockets just a little bit longer to hold out for the ASUS Transformer Prime.

The Tegra 3 powered tablet we recently saw running Ice Cream Sandwich has been hanging out on Amazon  [Read More…]