Some Asus Transformer Prime pre-orders are now in transit

Some Asus Transformer Prime pre-orders are now in transit
So, it looks like the U.S. release of the Asus Transformer Prime is not being delayed after all. The company said that it will launch the tablet during the week of December 19, and at least from a technical standpoint, it kept its promise.

According to several reports, some of the people who ordered a Transformer Prime in advance on Amazon have already had their order shipped. There is also word that Best Buy will start processing pre-orders by the end of this week. The sad part, however, is that only a fraction of those who placed a pre-order will have the tablet delivered to their doorsteps within the expected time frame. The rest will need to be patient and wait for another couple of weeks or so.

By now, those of you who are indeed getting their Asus Transformer Prime on time should have already received a shipping confirmation email, or should get one really soon. And those who are thinking about ordering one from Amazon today, be prepared to wait for at least a month before you get your hands on the tablet.

UPDATE: Here it is, guys and gals - the Asus Transformer Prime in all its glory! The unit you see in the photo was pre-ordered from TigerDirect within the U.S. and was just recently delivered to the doorsteps of a loyal reader of ours.

Thanks, Darkeyce!

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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



1. shifu

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

YES....OH YESSSS. santa heard my criessss. I just got my email conformation hes coming into town before 25th. Special thanks to Phonearena. while bs-ing on facebook i saw a post on "Bestbuy has begun excepting pre-orders" on Nov 26th; right then and there i ordered my prime on my phone (while taking a number 2) i know i know TMI but im so happy! *air guitar

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man I am very jealous. I pre-ordered mine on Dec. 2nd & I got an email yesterday that said it was on backorder. That it would ship in 1 to 2 weeks. I really wanted to be playing with my new Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime before X-Mas but I guess it was not meant to be. I can hold out 1 to 2 more weeks but anything else & I will freak. I am very happy for you shifu, I wish I was in your position too. Happy holidays to you! You got a very nice little treat there! lol

3. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Mine shipped from Best Buy yesterday. People on eBay are selling pre orders for over $800... That is just foolish.

4. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Ordered a gray 32GB on 11/28 from BB. Got the tracking number last night. Should be here by Friday.

5. jovah

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

I can sence the power of the prime reaching closer. Mine is within 15 min of where I live and scheduled to be delivered sometime today. I have a final in two hours and all I can think about is getting my Prime. Will let everyone know when it arrives.

6. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Had an pre-order at BB but I cancelled it because I didn't think I would get the tablet and dock before x-mas, so I put in a pre-order with Adorama, have not heard anything about its availability from them. Guess I should have stuck with ol BB on this one.

7. jolly_holly

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

A bit bummed... I preordered with BB on 11/23 as a bday/Christmas gift. I received email mine is on backorder. WTP, some who ordered after 11/23 with BB are stating their's have shipped. I normally wouldn't care but when i hear ppl say they are getting theirs & they ordered well after i did....well its a bit aggravating. Especially since i bought this for a bday & Christmas gift together. Oh well I guess it is what it is... Most of us unluckies are in the same boat.

8. shifu

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

11/23 on bby the bullS.....11/26 and its coming by fri.........Was it the gray or champagne? *sighs I feel for everyone

9. jovah

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

One prime confirmed. Received mine at 8:00 pm. Pst. Funny thing, I ordered the champagne and got the grey. Oh well it's not going back anytime soon. Thank you Amazon for an early X-mas gift. Good luck to everyone else. Ho Ho Ho...

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