ASUS Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime, First Tablet With Nvidia Tegra 3

Look out iPad 3. There’s a brand new quad-core competitor heading your way. Today at the All Things D Asia conference, ASUS CEO Jonney Shih announced the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a quad-core sequel to the popular Eee Pad Transformer TF101.

Like the original Transformer, the 10-inch Transformer Prime will have an optional keyboard attachment that turns it into a clamshell. Unlike any other tablet announced to date, the Prime will be powered by Nvidia’s upcoming quad core Kal-El CPU. Other features include an SD card slot, a full-size USB port, mini HDMI-out and a whopping 14.5-hour battery. The Transformer Prime will be just .32 inches thick, a big improvement over the .5-inch thick Transofmer TF101.

Shih said the Transformer Prime will launch as soon as November 9th. No word yet on pricing or whether it will sport the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

via The Verge


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