Recently held in the hands of ASUS head Jonney Shih, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime continues ASUS’s legacy of its Eee Pad Transformer series as the tablet recently made rounds at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for regulatory approval. Assigned model number TF201, the Transformer Prime greatly associates with that of ASUS’s new line of Transformer tablets.

The next-generation tablet features a wide array of functionality and performance that includes a 10-inch display. It still features the optional keyboard dock accessory that you can attach to make it a portable laptop on the go–just like the earlier ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

Aside from the transformation functionality it brings, it sports a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Kal-El) chipset, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi , a mini-HDMI port, and an estimated 14.5 hour battery supply for all of your viewing pleasure. Just like its predecessor, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime is expected ship out with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

Sporting the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El quad-core processor, the device is the first of its kind to support NVIDIA’s latest chipset. It is good news, as the Transformer Prime is highly capable of supporting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Updates for the latest Android version will push through later in the following months. The device will later be launched at a press event on November 9.

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.