Consumers in the US are expecting to be able to get their hands on the next tablet PC from Asus in the coming days. This comes after speculation that the device was to be delayed after some issues with the Wi-Fi feature of the device. Today we have some news of the UK Transformer Prime release date and price after per-orders go live.
The Nvidia Tegra 3 running tablet PC has been given a price of £499, and according to Cnet the Prime should be launching sometime next month after pre-orders have begun. You would have thought that Asus would have got the device out to consumers before the busy Christmas period though.
If you can’t wait for the latest Transformer from Asus the company has dropped the price for the original version to £299. We have already told you that the Prime will launch running Android Honeycomb, but will be getting updated to Ice Cream Sandwich early next month so maybe UK versions will have it straight out of the box.
The device will come with the powerful Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 12-core GeForce GPU. One of the devices big selling points is the keyboard that joins together with the tablet to form a laptop. This comes with the Transformer Prime at £499, but currently the Prime is not available on its own.
Attaching the dock lets you get up to eighteen hours of battery life, and without it this drops to twelve hours. The device weighs only 586g and is only 8.3mm in thickness with its toughened Gorilla Glass screen.
You also get an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of 1080p video capture, with a front mounted 1.2-megapixel shooter for video calls. Storage wise you get 32GB built-in along with a microSD input to increase this further. On top of this you also get 8GB of free cloud storage available for life from Asus, and it comes in champagne gold or amethyst grey colors.
Would you pay £500 for a Transformer Prime?