Asus Transformer Prime hands-on

Asus Transformer Prime hands-on
By now, the reign of the Asus Transformer Prime is in full steam ahead mode, as it finally brings us into the age of quad-core devices. Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, this beastly tablet isn’t messing around when it comes to raw power, because seriously, it’ll run most things effortlessly.

Adorned with some serious hardware over what was found with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer from not too long ago, the Transformer Prime has been treated to some visual flare with its design. Specifically, it’s been outfitted with a shiny metallic back cover that provides a sense of strength and durability to the tablet, but at the same time, it’s wickedly prone to smudging very easily. With its choice of materials, there’s a noticeable amount of weight accompanying this 10.1-inch tablet, which easily tires our arm after a short workout consisting of simply holding the tablet with one hand.

Another strong aspect about the tablet, amongst other things, is its lovely looking 10.1 Super IPS+ display with Gorilla Glass. Not only does its 1280 x 800 resolution dishes up some sharp looking details, but it’s further complemented by its wide-viewing angles, neutral color production, and piercing brightness output. So yeah, it’s a beauty that will literally cause you to involuntarily shield your eyes for a moment since it's so radiant.

Right now, it’s sporting the Honeycomb experience, which is stated to be outfitted by none other than Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming days. However, the Asus Transformer Prime runs astoundingly flawless in our quick look – possibly making it the most responsive Android based device we’ve had the pleasure to check out. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting how it’ll translate over when it’s blessed with Ice Cream Sandwich. Seriously though, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor absolutely shows why it’s possibly the best thing out right now.

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Transformer Prime
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDHC



1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

2012 is certainly looking to be the year of the android tablet

6. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

just like 2011

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

What about the antenna problems that Michael H. pointed out did they happen to ask the vendor about that?

3. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

At least pronounce the name correctly. don't forget or hot Asian chicks will kill you while you sleep.

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

When a full review by PA with ICS onboard :D? I wanna see this beast eating the iPad 2 ^^

5. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Dont get me wrong, I really love the tablet and hate all the stupid apple law suits, but from the front this looks VERY similar to the iPad 2

7. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Once again they have issues with the radio and gps due to the fact they used a metal case. They know of the issue but yet refuse to address this. Why would anyone purchase a device that comes to the market with a major known flaw?

8. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Because most people won't be using the tablet for Gps.

10. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

true but the radio signal is still vital for LTE networks and CDMA when not in a LTE zone. The radio and gps goes hand in hand and neither are standalone items. so with a flawed radio due to the case design you will always have signal issues.

11. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Isn't this WiFi only model? I don't think it has Verizon cell data radio.

9. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

2 months ago I wanted the original I want the Transformer Prime! I like how well built it is and with the keyboard, this is a possible netbook or even PC replacement. I may be at a stretch with replacing the PC, but there are apps out there that have the ability to give a tablet the feel of a PC If I get this, I need to get a wireless printer and call it a day

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