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ASUS Transformer Prime hits UK under 1080p 700 Series’ shadow

ASUS Transformer Prime hits UK under 1080p 700 Series’ shadow

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime has finally gone on sale in the UK, with the first stock of the dockable Android tablet going to clear what the company describes as "huge demand and pre-orders." The Tegra 3 quadcore slate - which we reviewed back in December - has since seen an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, which ASUS released ahead of schedule this week, and comes with a removable battery-equipped QWERTY keyboard for extending runtime and easing text entry.

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ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

There's now a couple of Transformer Prime units out there in the world, the original which we've already had the pleasure of reviewing, and the 700 series, one with an improved resolution display and a boosted front-facing camera - not to mention a slight design differentiation on the back of the display. What you've got here is a slightly more expensive $599 and $699 for the boost in specs and updated hardware on the whole. Have a peek at what this device is capable of with our hands-on look at it as well as Shadowgun THD developers preview version for Tegra 3.

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ASUS MeMO 370T hands-on

ASUS MeMO 370T hands-on

We've gotten the opportunity to take a hands-on look at the bombshell tablet revealed by ASUS this week, that being the 7-inch Ice Cream Sandwich Android slate working with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood, all of it for a fabulous $249 price point. What we're seeing here is an early build of the device, with the hardware sitting on the right and the software running on the left, these together making a device that, when released, should by all means set the Android tablet world on fire.

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Skyrim demoed on Transformer Prime with Splashtop

Skyrim demoed on Transformer Prime with Splashtop

Without so much of a hitch in the graphics, NVIDIA showed off the Transformer Prime running the app Splashtop, it running a desktop through its display and, believe it or not, the massively popular game Skyrim. Splashtop will certainly gain a whole lot of bonus users after this, you can bet - that and the Transformer Prime without a doubt. The PC renders the graphics, the Transformer Prime shows off the game, you play it.

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ASUS Eee Pad MeMO announced for $249, ICS and quad-core in tow

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO announced for $249, ICS and quad-core in tow

NVIDIA and ASUS have announced not only the first official (according to Google) Ice Cream Sandwich tablet this week with the Transformer Prime (its release from today,) they've come out with the real release of the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO, a 7-inch tablet with a quad-core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, all of it for a mere $249. This is the real iPad killer, as that term has become so common, and here it is. The display is a lovely 7-inch WXGA resolution IPS panel, there's 1GB of memory inside, and it has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor on the inside.

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ASUS Transformer Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich available today

ASUS Transformer Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich available today

At the NVIDIA press conference during CES 2012 we've been told that NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor, ASUS, and Google have collaborated to announce it as the world's first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet officially. Though you may well have heard of a few other Ice Cream Sandwich tablets out there thus far, none of them have been licensed by Google to have the Android Market. This also means that not only will ASUS and NVIDIA be pushing this tablet as the best, Google's on board too.

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Shadowgun multiplayer demoed on Transformer Prime running Tegra 3

Shadowgun multiplayer demoed on Transformer Prime running Tegra 3

NVIDIA has shown off several elements of the Tegra 3 processor this week at their press conference at CES 2012, not least of all the now multiplayer first person shooter Shadowgun. Several of NVIDIA's best showed off the app working at full HD over wi-fi, no skips or cuts in the least. With controllers in-hand, this game was played from a set of three Transformer tablets and projected on the big screen via HDMI.

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ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T revealed with 1080p display

ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T revealed with 1080p display

ASUS' Transformer Prime may only have gone on sale a short time ago, but the company has already prepared a new model, the Transformer Prime TF700T, with a 1080p-capable display. Set to take on Acer's teased Iconia Tab A700 shown yesterday, the Prime TF700T has a 1020 x 1200 Super IPS+ display with Gorilla Glass, along with some changes to the front camera and some of the wireless performance.

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ASUS roadmap outed: Transformer Prime 3G incoming; Win8 tab this year

ASUS roadmap outed: Transformer Prime 3G incoming; Win8 tab this year

ASUS has confirmed that there will a 3G-equipped version of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime in March, with the company also saying it plans to launch an ARM-based Windows 8 slate by the end of the year. The much-anticipated tablets were confirmed in a pre-CES briefing attended by NetbookNews, though there's still room for some surprises next week: ASUS says it has two new models for the show, along with a further two tablets pencilled in for the latter half of 2012.

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ASUS Transformer Prime official bootloader statements confuse further

ASUS Transformer Prime official bootloader statements confuse further

Confusion around ASUS' locked Transformer Prime bootloader continues, with the company's US arm promising an official statement imminently while the firm's Italian team suggests users should simply accept the lock-down as it assures security and stability. Both turned to Facebook to answer increasingly vocal criticism of the encrypted bootloader  - including at least one online petition - though the message to modders is yet to be consistent.

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