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Asus Transformer Prime to launch on Thursday?

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Asus Transformer Prime to launch on Thursday?
One of our loyal readers, who wishes to remain anonymous, turned us on to an interesting video on YouTube. What the video doesn't say is more telling than what it does. The subject of the clip is a review for the Asus Transformer Prime. The last speculation we reported was that the NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered tablet would launch a week from Thursday on December 8th. However, after attempting to view the review, there is some reason to believe that the tablet could be released on December 1st which is tomorrow.

In trying to view the review, the video pauses and a message appears on the screen that Asus had requested that the video be put on hold until December 1st. If the manufacturer did not want the video to be disseminated, why pick a date out of the hat to let it viewers watch it? Thus, we would imagine that there is some likelihood of the tablet getting rolled out on Thursday.

Additionally, the only way to view the review is to have someone send you the link, and for that we are thankful to our anonymous source. By the way, while the video portion of the clip is blocked, the audio still plays. The tablet is equipped with a 10 inch LCD screen made with Gorilla Glass with resolution of 1280 x 800. A quad-core Tegra 3 processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM is aboard. An 8MP camera on back has aperture of f/2.4 and with a back-side illuminated sensor, can take pictures in areas with low light. Video can be captured at 1080p and a front-facing 1.3MP camera takes slef-portraits and allows for video chats. Amazon has had this tablet available for pre-order for a few weeks, priced at $500 and is expecting the tablet to drop on December 16th. Best Buy has joined them in taking reservations.

Thanks, Anonymous Source!

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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 10:44 1

1. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Get it from Costco. They usually throw in a case and car charger for no additional cost. Sounds like a deal to me!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:47 1

2. Andman314 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

You might have good point. But if Sam's Club gets it...... It might be cheaper.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:29 2

3. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)

Oh jeez thats awesome!!! Lucky I already watched the review yesterday! Does show a lot about the tablet, what it looks like and how nice the screen is... Also shows the keyboard dock and the tablet in it and how thin they are together.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 14:12 2

4. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)

I had a dream last night that I bought one of these but it was fat like the Toshiba Thrive :-( But when I peeled off the thick outer shell, I was left with an anorexic beast of a tablet!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 15:07

5. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Other websites have reported that Asus said that the release date is December 8th.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 17:15

6. bubblesmoney (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

you can still see the video even now. All you have to do is to switch off the annotations on the youtube page and you can still see the video as previously.

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