Canadians should get themselves ready – their pockets and wallets, that is – for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is hitting Staples Canada anytime soon. Many have seen that Staples Canada has already listed the Transformer Prime as “coming soon” on the Staples website.
There have been rumors or speculations that the Transformer Prime will not be reaching Canada, but we weren’t exactly sure where those came from or why such rumors existed. Nonetheless, we are happy to announce that Canadians will have something to look forward to in the holidays.
The ASUS Transformer Prime comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 [...]
The Asus Transformer Prime is the most hotly anticipated upcoming tablet, and for good reason. With a quad-core Tegra 3 on board, specs that completely obliterate the competition, a reasonable price, outstanding battery life, and a display that is superior to the original – the Asus Transformer Prime has already established itself as a must have device for this upcoming holiday season.We all know and love the Asus Transformer Prime, as it is the tablet set to catapult itself past every single tablet on the market, including the iPad. There has been a great deal of controversy in the blogosphere over release dates, specs, price, and much more – and for good reason [...]
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told journalists recently that tablets sporting his company’s newest Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip will experience price drops within just six months, as he looks forward to NVIDIA innovations that will succeed Tegra 3.
Current technology becomes old when newer technologies arrive, and when the newer technologies arrive, they also tend to be more expensive and the older technology often decreases its price.
The same can be said of Tegra 3 tablets, whose prices are expected to drop to about US$300 within just a few months. Tegra 3’s flagship tablet is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, due for launch any time soon before the year is over.
This is it folks, this is the Transformer Prime. No more computer renderings, or shots taken from afar, but a real legitimate production model, that slipped into the hands of a lucky blogger and folks, it looks simply stunning.
Boasting a form factor slimmer than the iPhone, the iPad, or even the Galaxy S2, the 8.3mm thin Transformer Prime has won the hearts and minds of geeks the world over. Packing some ridiculous raw horsepower, in the form of the 5 core Tegra 3, it also features an improved IPS + display that is alleged to be substantially improved over the original Transformer, which had one of the best displays on any tablet on the market in 2011.
Just a week ago Apple was saying that Kindle Fire is no threat to them, but according to this survey and initial pre-orders for the Kindle Fire, I think it will be. The potential growth for tablets is pretty huge – maybe not as huge as the one for smartphones, where most phones will become a smartphone, so like over 5 billion people will need one, but it’s still pretty big.
This means that Apple’s iPad would’ve had a lot of room to keep growing and dominating this market. But not anymore. Regular Android tablets have already started to put a dent into iPad’s market share, and that was with a poor Honeycomb launch and expensive Android [...]
Yesterday, Asus officially unveiled the Transformer Prime, and everything looks great and it’s actually better than you would expect. It shows that Asus really wanted to make this device as good as they can make it, and boy did they succeed.
The moment you see it you will be reminded of Asus’ UX21 Zenbook, and I was actually hoping that would happen. Extremely thin tablet+extremely thin keyboard, both made from aluminum and packed together – what more could you want? Add that to the fact that it will be the first quad core Tegra 3 tablet, will have an integrated keyboard dock for real productivity, and also the first one with Android 4.0, and we have [...]
If you’ve marked November 9 on your calendars for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime’s big release day, you’re going to have to wait it out a little longer, as the release date has been moved to a December date.
To console aggrieved fans out there who have eagerly waited for the release, the delay comes with a bonus: the ASUS Transformer Prime will natively run on Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, and not Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Sources note that Google, who is behind the Android mobile operating OS, has not been very supportive of Taiwan-based PC vendors in upgrading from Android 3.0 to Android 4.0. As such, more of these vendors are turning to a rival OS, Microsoft’s [...]
We are all eagerly awaiting for the launch of the Asus Transformer Prime next week on the 9th, to see what it’s capable of, but until then we can check out these leaked benchmarks using the AnTuTu benchmark tool.
As you can see in the benchmark, the Tegra 3 powered Transformer Prime reaches over 10,000 points, or almost double than current tablets and phones. But as with any synthetic benchmark scores, you have to dig deeper and understand what they really mean.
You have to look at what exactly it’s testing, and see the individual score for that, too, especially with these “overall” benchmark scores. The CPU, which is a quad core 1.4 Ghz [...]
I have always liked ASUS. Their involvement in the PC business is the cornerstone of their Android business today. Previously they cooperated with Garmin to manufacture a Garmin-Asus Android phone. The Garmin-Asus phone received moderate success, but the enthusiasm towards the device was quenched as consumers were hoping for Garmin to offer their app on all devices instead of just one.
In the tablet segment, Asus generated massive attention for the Asus Ee Pad Transformer – an impressively made dual core tablet that mounts on a keyboard dock. Suffice to say, the Transformer put the Atrix and Motorola’s laptop dock to shame.
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Don’t get me wrong, the original Transformer was not too bad looking, but I wished it was as light and thin as a Galaxy Tab 10.1. Then I saw what they were doing with the Asus UX21 Zenbook and after being seriously impressed, I realized that they might use that sort of hardware in the next-gen Transformer hybrid.
So you’d get not only a very thin and light “tablet”, but you’ll also get a light and thin keyboard as well, making the new Transformer much like a little brother of the Zenbooks. Lo and behold, that’s exactly what Asus did.
The whole device is made out of aluminum, has a brushed surface, much like the Zenbooks, and a [...]