Asus Transformer Prime details starting to appear.

The upcoming release of the Asus Transformer Prime is eagerly awaited. Any glimmer of information is another factor in my excitement. In the last few days Asus have added a load of information, specs, pictures and the user manual to their product pages. The Transformer Prime is due to be released in December with Android 3.2 and an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich when it’s ready. There are still no official prices and there is still no official release date. But the spec alone is pretty impressive. They are really selling the device with every possible usage. Games, Music, Video, Books, Magazines, Working on the move and lots of other things. It really seems like the perfect all round device.


Operating System AndroidTM 3.2 *1
Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen
Super IPS+
10 finger multi-touch support
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
CPU NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU
Memory 1GB
Storage 32GB /64GB *2 EMMC + 1 year unlimited ASUS WebStorage *3
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Camera 1.2 MP Front Camera
8 MP Rear Camera
Auto focus (rear) with flash
Large F2.4 aperture. (rear camera)
Audio Stereo Speakers
High Quality Mic
Interface Pad:
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
1 x micro HDMI
1 x Micro SD Card Reader
Mobile Dock:
1 x USB2.0 port
1 x SD Card Reader
Sensor G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, GPS
Application ASUS launcher
@Vibe Music
asus webstorage
File manager
ASUS sync
App Locker
App Backup
Battery 12 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer Battery *4
18 hours pad with dock; 25Wh(pad) + 22Wh(dock) Li-polymer Battery*4
Dimensions 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight 586 g
Mobile Dock Dock only:
Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 8~10.4mm
Weight: 537g
Pad with dock:
Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 17~19.4mm
Weight: 1123g
Note *1: AndroidTM 3.2 Honeycomb (AndroidTM 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable)
*2: May vary by SKU and country.
*3: Please visit for more details.
*4: Battery life tested under power saving mode, playing 720p video playback, Brightness:60nits, default volume with headphones

I am more than likely going to be getting this device when it is released. The option of 32 or 64 GB and whether to get it with the dock or not is too much for me to think about right now. The device when it receives Android 4.0 will be amazing. At 8-10mm thick it will be a great easily portable device. So are you eagerly awaiting this device? Are you going to get the current instead? As the prices are dropping all the time.

Asus Transformer Prime page



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  • B16mts

    i Have had the origonal Asus Eeepad since it came out, and it has made my home pc almost redundant.

    however aside from a new camera and flash im not sure what the great benefit this new device gives or am i missing something major?

    • Jondroot

      uhh yeah! the quad-core processor!

  • I want one of these but new like this – – makes me want to wait.

    Add to that Windows 8 is on the way but thats bound to be expensive but would allow me to extend the life of the hardware from 2 to 4 years meaning that big wad of cash goes further.

    Further add to that I could get some thing now and upgrade later if I go the PC route with out needing images but its all silly priced = one massive broken head,

    I short I have the cash but either I look at a lot of spend over a 2 year period ( not keen on ) or I go the PC route,,,,, wait and take it over 4 years.

    Food for thought.


    PS I have wondered about the Win 8 version for the Prime as demoed by Nvidia…….

    • Just thought I’d add…. the reason for looking at a OC tablet as well is because of Bluestacks which gives the ability ( for those that dont know ) to run your Android apps on a windows platform. So would be ideal for me. 

  • Tiveyuk

    Oh yes I’ll be getting one. I’ve been holding off the
    original transformer for a few months because of the Prime. It seems expensive
    (rumours are about £520 with the dock for the 32GB one) but when you compare it
    to the iPad it’s not too bad and you also get a keyboard, quad core CPU and a
    thinner and lighter tablet (that’s how I’ve reasoned it to myself anyway!).

    Some people will wonder why you need such a powerful CPU and GPU but when you
    see the graphics the Tegra 3 can pump out you see why. Also imagine watching
    your uncompressed HD MKV’s on a tablet or through the hdmi output to your TV.
    And you get better battery life than the Tegra 2.

    I’ll stop now because I’m starting to sound like a sales rep but I just can’t
    wait to get my hands on one of these. With other Tegra 3 tablets rumoured to be
    coming in the next few months Apple should be worried.

    • Yep – TV is one of my needs as well  but so is flash to enable that …. if I was super duper rich I’d get this with no worries as it ticks all the boxes but I’m not and as such this is a considered purchase which looking at the 2 / 4 year life is not met….. ( the prob been in IT – you consider every thing )

  • Matt

    I have the original transformer and dock as well.
    It is honestly the best piece of tech I have owned in the past 5 years.

    The *only* thing wrong is that you do get occasional stock browser crashes. But this can be negated by using the excellent Opera Mobile without any loss in functionality.

    I use it mostly in tablet form, but its so handy to work on a a spreadsheet or do the weekly tesco shop, by just plugging in the keyboard and a USB mouse an just using it as a netbook.

    There are a few custom ROMS for it as well over on XDA; Im using Prime 2.1.1 and the tablet s so quick.

  • Anonymous

    I so cannot wait to get this, but I won’t get it until Asus release an official ICS upgrade. Honeycomb is old. I’ll probably get the 32Gb version.