November 9th confirmed launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Prime

November 9th confirmed launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Prime
A couple of slides presented by Asus during an investor's conference on Monday confirmed what was a poorly kept secret. The manufacturer's sequel to the popular Asus Tranformer, the Asus Transformer Prime, will be launched November 9th with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor on board. While the second slide indicates that the tablet will be "leading" in quad-core and Ice Cream Sandwich, could this product actually be the first to be powered by the "Kal-El" processor and Android 4.0?

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.

source: SlashGear


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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 64 GB + microSDHC

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22 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

NOOO! WE'RE NOT READY! SO MUCH POWAS! O:

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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.

10. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Please answerrrrrrr.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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!

18. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah, i'm very interested to see how this compares to my GT10.1 My girlfriend pretty much stole my GT so maybe i'll pick up the Asus lol

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

asus has being doing an excellent job so far with tabs, all of them got the update 2-3 weeks after being released.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

your Transformer will get it but i'm not sure about your Atrix 4G.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Asus Will update, Now I think moto too. but will have to wait

3. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this keeps coming to mind when i see anything about the Tegra III. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvaDtshLY8

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

21. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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!

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

exactly.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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...

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

get both. >;]

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sadly, I don't think I could justify that to my wallet :(

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sell family members. that's what i do. ;D

20. snickers

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

9. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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!!!

17. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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.

15. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Christmas I'm probably gonna get a Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the original transformer at half price of what they are today. For something small and powerful, just get a MacBook Air.

16. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It's amazing to think that the 1st 1GHz powered phone was launched in early 2010, and under 2 years we have 5 times that power in a device the same size, if not thinner.

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