Asus Transformer Prime Review and Specs
Preceded by Asus Transformer, Asus launches Asus Transformer Prime. Claimed as the first tablet using Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Asus Transformer Prime is revealed with its water and oil resistant aluminum chassis in Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold. Its 0.33 inch depth and 1.2 make this tablet very compact and also lighter than iPad 2. Asus Transformer Prime runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb on Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. The OS can be upgraded to upcoming Android Ice Crean Sandwich. Asus Transformer Prime is also equipped with a MicroSD card slot, audio jack, and Micro-HDMI port. There’s 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a gyroscope, and GPS for supporting its connectivity.
Asus Transformer Prime features 1.2 MP front-facing camera and an 8 MP rear-facing camera. For sound, it uses Asus’ SonicMaster sound technology which provides high quality sound exceeding what we can get from a tablet. Like the previous Transformer series, Asus Transformer Prime has 10.1 inches Super IPS display with 1280×800 pixel resolution. With this high quality display, Asus Transformer Prime offers not only clear and sharp display but also high visibility on both indoor and outdoor use.
In case of battery life, Asus Transformer Prime is showing its impressive performances. Thanks to the Nvidia Tegra 3 that require lower power consumption compared to other processor in the market. Asus Transformer Prime is able to match iPad 2’s 12 hours battery life and can reach up to 18 hours battery lifetime when it is used on the mobile dock attachment. Launched on $499 rate for 32 GB and $599 for 64 GB memory in the US, Asus Transformer Prime is very appealing. Its beautiful design and premium features are quite matched with the price given. If you are interested in buying the mobile dock, you need to spend $149 more. Overall, this Asus Transformer Prime is beautiful sophisticated new tablet in the market.