ASUS reveal Transformer Prime release date, later than expected

 

By Posted 1 Dec 2011, 10:10

There are many consumers out there interested in getting the next tablet PC from Asus. Unfortunately there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the release of the device to consumers. But now Asus has revealed the Transformer Prime release date which is later than first expected.

We have heard various dates for the tablet PC touted on the web in recent weeks varying from November 28th, and even yesterday it was thought the Prime will be available on the December 8th. According to an article on The Verge, Asus has said the device will be available in the US online from December 12th.

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It is also saying that the device will be available in physical stores from December 19th, but these dates could alter slightly depending on how many pre-orders the company has for the device. So if you are planning to pick one up in time for Christmas you look to be in luck. Currently though there is no word when the 3G version of the Transformer Prime will hit stores.

Price wise the tablet PC starts at $499 for the 32GB model and goes up to $599 for the 64GB version. The optional keyboard dock is a further $149, which makes the device comparable with the iPad regarding price. But the device looks like it could do really well once available to consumers wanting something else than the iPad.

The Transformer Prime could well prove to be the most successful Android tablet yet powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor. Are you planning on purchasing the Transformer Prime?