November 9th confirmed launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Prime
posted by Alan F. / Nov 01, 2011, 1:08 AM
Asus also plans on launching two Android flavored hero products in the first quarter of 2012 and will "Focus on innovation and product perfection" according to one of the slides. The company also has some plans for Windows with Windows 8 powered tablets scheduled for the third quarter of next year with two hero products rolling out in Q3 of 2012.
The slides also took a look back at this year and Asus patted its own back for being the first to offer a "real touch, real keyboard experience" with the Asus EeePad Transformer. The company notes that it is a major player in both the Android and Windows tablet market, leading in Android Honeycomb 3.0/3.1 and 3.2 and in Windows 7. Asus also says it is the leading partner in the WoA alliance which will bring the Windows 8 tablets to market.
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Will the first Transformer get ICS?? I plan on getting one for christmas. And my atrix? If not, I should get the choice of giving up both for this quadcore goodness.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 1:22 AM 2
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posted on Nov 01, 2011, 2:54 AM 1
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I don't know about you, but in 8 days the Asus Transformer Prime will be mine. This beautiful quad-core tablet will be mine & yes I will root this beast of a tablet & I will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich one way or another! Get the Asus Transformer Prime, it WILL be worth it!
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 8:14 AM 1
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eh i suppose its nice to have quad core, but why… things like the ipad 2 and the galaxy tab run buttery smooth (well the ipad at least) with just a perfectly adept dual core… why make the tab bigger and drain the battery faster for an os that wont function that much faster… dont get me wrong i think its great but i dont think its worth the compensation of battery
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 1:28 AM 1
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actually Quad core have being working on getting better or the same battery on more power. an example is that all dual core devices that have being properly optimized (even with no ICS) have shown a normal to over normal battery life at least on phonearena reviews
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 8:00 AM 0
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Actually nvidia kal el should have similar battery drain to a dual core while using heavy applications and less drain while in standby due to its hidden downclocked fifth core. Less charge on the cores, less power needed to keep'em up. Like for car engines, cpus power drain is not linear. For example my car from 60 to 140 km/h drinks 10 liters per km, at 200 km/h drinks 20 liters per km. 4 normally loaded cores instead 2 highly stressed ones will also produce less heat. We'll have to see how ICS can handle them. Power is nothing without control!
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 4:08 PM 1
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I can't decide whether to jump the gun and get this or wait it out for a Windows 8 tab next year. Not a bad problem to have, but still...
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 1:48 AM 1
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get both. >;]
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 2:16 AM 0
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sell a kidney http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 3:48 PM 0
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Quad-core processors are still just a marketing gimmick. Dual-core processors have not failed yet and are still being improved. Let's just think how long it took for the single-core processors to evolve. They evolved, not because they were failing but due to the need of more power to support applications, better user experience and evolving technology. For mobiles, we saw them coming from 100MHz to 200, 400, 500, 600 and to 1.4GHz- this took years. With tablets, it's natural for us to expect dual-core clock speeds being improved but no, they just wanna jump all that for quad-core. Now I'm not saying manufacturers should be slow but the need of more powerful processors was justified. Why do we need quad-core processors in 2011? So every manufacturer will want to quit dual-core technology for quad-core as dual-core will have been obsoleted as single-core phones in the dawn of dual-core mobiles... This sucks big time... Asu(CK)s!!!
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 2:36 AM 1
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Why exactly do you care which technology reigns supreme? Who cares, really. Change the clock speed, change the GPU, if a better processor makes for a better user experience then why wouldn't you want it. So if Nvidia was say, coming out with a dual-core 1.5 ghz processor instead of a quad would you not be so mad? I think that mobile processor technology is moving extremely fast, but that only benefits the consumers. For example, mobile phones have only gotten more powerful and sophisticated over the years, but there price has either remained the same or gone down in most cases. I owned the original transformer and to be honest, its only down fall was it's inadequate hardware. I hope this new Kal-el processor brings more like a laptop experience in terms of speed and performance. I am therefore willing to dish out the extra $100 or so for a higher quality tablet that I will be able to keep around for a few years.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 8:44 AM 0
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