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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

Asus Transformer Prime

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…]

Transformer Prime proves there’s a market for high-end Android tablets


That didn’t take long. The ASUS Transformer Prime is temporarily sold out after being on pre-order for just a single day. Now when customers visit the Amazon Transformer Prime product page they are greeted with a message that says “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.”

The 32 GB model in Amethyst Gray is now the second best selling Android tablet behind the Kindle Fire  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime up for pre-order on Amazon.com, ICS video demo pops-up

The all new ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Though there are no solid delivery dates yet, Amazon is currently taking orders for anyone interested in the premium tablet Asus announced a few weeks ago. (Your credit card will not be charged until the item has shipped.)

Amazon has the Transformer Prime in various forms, including the 32  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime up for preorder…for real this time


Yes, this post will give you a feeling of deja vu. On Friday, we reported that the first Tegra 3 Android tablet, the ASUS Transformer Prime, had gone up for preorder on Amazon. Within minutes after posting that article, it appears the folks at Amazon realized they jumped the gun on pushing the page live, and quickly took down the preorder page.

We knew it was only a matter of time before the  [Read More…]

Ice Cream Sandwich previewed on the ASUS Transformer Prime

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One thing Google didn’t show us when Ice Cream Sandwich was announced in October was Android 4.0 running on a tablet. NVDIA’s taken care of that for us and is doing so on the ASUS Transformer Prime, one of the more compelling Android tablets we’ve seen thus far.

While you’re certainly not going to get all the nuance of a quad-core Tegra 3 tablet’s graphics watching it on video like this, it’s worth  [Read More…]