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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime: World’s First Supercomputer Tablet

This is a guest post byAlia Haley. In this post, we will talk about Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a tablet based on Android operating system. This is the successor of Eee Pad Transformer tablet PC and world’s first tablet with ARM Cortex A9 processor (Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core CPU). With use of this processor, this will be the most powerful consumer tablet and ultimate consumption device on the planet. Performance, gaming experience, graphics everything will be maximized still with a battery backup of 12 hours with a 22 WH battery. Are you excited? Read on to know more.


Apart from a star processor, Asus is throwing many other extra goodies to make sure you buy the new Transformer Prime. Starting with the looks, the design is reworked with finish that is more metallic, thickness has gone down to 8.3 mm and the weight decreases to 586 grams. If we talk about the original Transformer, the thickness was 12.9 mm with a weight of 690 grams. The metallic finish makes the tablet more durable and attractive in hand. This new metallic finish has a hydro-oleo phobic coat on both the sides and housing that allows easy smudge and finger print removal.

Hardware features of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

The quad core tablet has a 10.1-inch super IPS+ Gorilla Glass display at 1280 x 800 resolution, mini HDMI output, and a micro SD slot. The display with a 178-degree viewing angle gives a maximum brightness of 600 nits. Other key features includes, 1GB RAM, eight megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera wrapped in brushed aluminum for video chat and 32 GB/64 GB of internal storage. The rear camera comes with an auto focusing f/2.4 lens and a back illuminated CMOS sensor that has the capability to shoot 1080 p videos. The new sensor and aperture of the camera allows you to take pictures faster than ever. Some common features are USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, gyroscope and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). The tablet also gives the option of touch to focus and if we believe Asus, it can give 30
percent color enhancement over currently available tablets.

Like the original Transformer, Prime will also give an option to attach an external keyboard that gives a laptop like look and feel. The 1.2-pound keyboard dock includes a touchpad, full sized SD slot and USB 2.0 port. It will feature Nvidia Tegra 3 clocking at 1.3 GHz that will be able to handle heavy use very easily. Apart from that, the processor provides up to 3x graphics performance then Tegra 2 and 63% lower power consumption. If you want to increase the battery backup, use the keyboard dock that gives extra life to the tablet because of the inbuilt battery. With such a huge battery backup, you can watch several movies while on road trip or enjoy hours of hardcore games.

The company improves the sound quality by putting in 17×12 mm speakers that are 6 percent larger than the previous Transformer. These speakers combined with Sonic Master will produce crystal clear sound, audio fidelity, distinctive vocal enhancements and overall a immersive audio experience with your music tracks or movies.

With so much promising specifications and extended battery life, do you think the tablet can challenge iPad or the current champion Samsung Galaxy Tab? Share your views and comment with us.

Software features of Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Prime will comes with Android 3.2, but soon it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Apart from the operating system, it will ship with Sonic Master audio software by Asus, Super Note and Polaris Office. According to the company, the new Sonic Master gives an improved sound quality compared to the previous versions. It will support major audio file formats including AAC, AAC+, MP3 and WMA. Under video file formats it will support h.263, h.264/AVC and MPEG-4 (MP4).

The company is planning to start selling the quad core modular tablet in the beginning of 2012. When it will go on sale, the price will be around $499 for 32 GB and $599 for 64 GB. The cost of the keyboard dock is $149. Prime will be available in two colors, Champagne Gold and Amethyst Gray. According to the company, Prime can give a tough competition to the rivals like Lenovo ThinkPad tablet.

Prime sounds like an impressive device with a powerful processor, long battery life and many other features. It is a great tablet and has the ability to set new standards in the Android tablet market. If you are looking for a new tablet or just thinking to replace your old one, I will definitely recommend this
one.

About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger who has a great passion for gadgets and gizmos. She is always on a look out for new mobile phones and never leaves a chance to switch to a new one. She also loves gaming laptops and is planning to buy a new one.

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