ASUS Transformer Prime officially launched: Tegra 3 onboard, 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display, 12 hours of battery life



It’s been mercilessly teased, but it’s finally here. ASUS has made the Transformer Prime official, and with it, Tegra 3, NVIDIA’s latest superchip that’s set to blow everything away. So what can you expect with ASUS’ newest tablet? Well, for starters, you’ll be getting a gorgeous 10.1-inch LED backlit screen with Super IPS+ (1280 x 800) with 10 finger multi-touch topped by Corning Gorilla Glass, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (with an upgrade to ICS once it becomes available) and a tasteful metallic design that’s 8.3mm thin and weighs in at a scant 586 grams (without the dock). At those measurements, we reckon that it’s a tad slimmer than the iPad, and we’re assuming that your old Transformer keyboard docks won’t work with it.

Additionally, the Transformer Prime will be able to keep on going and going, with ASUS quoting about 12 hours of battery with the tablet alone. With the dock fully charged, the Transformer Prime will be able to keep on rocking for 18 hours, which should satisfy even the staunchest workaholic. The Transformer Prime will also drop with 1 GB of memory, and its Super IPS+ panel is capable of delivering 600 nits of brightness. The Transformer Prime will also come with ASUS’ SonicMaster technology and comes with a built-in subwoofer for maximum sound. It’ll also have a 8MP auto-focus (rear) with flash camera at the back, with a smaller, 1.2 camera at the front.

The Transformer Prime is reportedly shipping in December and will have a $499 price tag attached to it for the 32GB version and $599 for the 64GB version. Local pricing and availability at this time is unknown as of yet, but if the previous Transformer is any indication, you can expect this little beauty to drop for around Php 25,000 to 30,000.