ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, side by side gaming

ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, side by side gaming

One of the most surprising aspects of our hands-on series with the ASUS Transformer Prime thus far has been the single benchmark in which the iPad 2 did better graphically than this quad-core powerhouse, as seen in our first comparison between the two - but check out a couple of videos that should very well convince you that there's no perfect clarity in a set of benchmarks performed on machines with two very different sets of innards. What we've got here is the Prime and the iPad 2 running two games side-by side at the same time: first Riptide GP, then Shadowgun, both games that show the real power of dual-core and up gaming - behold the smoothness!

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ASUS Transformer Prime Review

ASUS Transformer Prime Review

Welcome to the next generation of Android tablets - where the year 2011 has been dominated utterly by the dual-core processor by the name of Tegra 2, so too does NVIDIA hold the next keys to the kingdom with the quad-core processor Tegra 3, and this is the city which you'll love to explore: the ASUS Transformer Prime. What you're going to get is a 10.1-inch tablet made with Gorilla Glass, radial spun Aluminum, a best-in-class Super IPS+ display, and an optional keyboard dock that brings you to the next generation of mobile: transforming devices. Will this slate / notebook Transformer Prime convince you that it's time to join the tablet world, finally, after all this time? We shall see!

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ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, benchmark tests

ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, benchmark tests

There's so very much to say about a couple of devices when you're comparing them, especially two titans like the iPad 2 and the Asus Transformer Prime, but what we're going to do here is get down to some basics - namely some benchmark tests that work just as well on both iOS and Android - so that we can have a clear view of how the two work in relation to one another. We've got a few tests lined up here, first of all SunSpider, an internet browser-based JavaScript benchmark which tests how well your internet is going to work based on the machine more than your connection. Next there's Rightware's BrowserMark, another test that sits in the internet browser. Finally there's GLBenchmark 2.1 which is one of the only apps that works on both iOS and Android outside of the browser, and frames per second across the screen is what it works with.

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No Transformer Prime 3G/UMTS version says ASUS Germany

No Transformer Prime 3G/UMTS version says ASUS Germany

While the ASUS Transformer Prime has finally hit the SlashGear test bench and - in a few days time - store shelves, for some the package won't be complete until a 3G version of the Tegra 3 tablet is available; unfortunately, that's looking increasingly unlikely. Despite suggestions last month that ASUS would consider a 3G Transformer Prime if the market demanded it, the company's German division has thrown cold water over the prospect, claiming the minimal demand for UMTS 3G models means they're not going to be produced.

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Transformer Prime available 12/19 says ASUS

Transformer Prime available 12/19 says ASUS

In addition to our first hands-on post and introduction to our review series on the ASUS Transformer Prime, we've got official word from the manufacturer on availability of the device in stores. While recent unconfirmed reports had the tablet coming out early in December, we've now got confirmation coming straight from ASUS that shipments should line up with the start of the week of 12/19/2011, this setting the release about one week later than the incorrect accounts. Furthermore, the first firmware over the air update is set to be released on the second of December, this putting it in plenty of time to be popping up on new Prime owners screens right out of the box.

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ASUS Transformer Prime Hands-on and Unboxing

ASUS Transformer Prime Hands-on and Unboxing

The newest Android tablet by the name of ASUS Transformer Prime is also the first place on earth you'll be able to work with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor, and today we're going to have a peek at it's power for the very first time. We've got both the tablet itself and the keyboard dock that when connected allows this lovely slate a second life as a laptop, and what we're going to do here is give you our first impressions and a full hands-on treatment with the hardware. We'll also have a full review up for you within the next few days, so stay tuned for that too - meanwhile, enjoy!

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Asus Transformer Prime available for pre-order at Best Buy now

Asus Transformer Prime available for pre-order at Best Buy now

The next most powerful Android device on earth is now available for pre-order from Best Buy, that being the Asus Transformer Prime, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor toting 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet. This device is available for pre order in two forms: one with a gray back, the other with a champagne back. Both models have 32GB of data storage built-in with a microSD card slot to expand by an additional 32GB if you wish. They've also got the official champagne-colored keyboard dock and a mystery portable dock which we must assume is the gray-colored keyboard dock, both up for $149.99 and at pre-order status as well.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime spotted in the wild near iPhone 4, DROID RAZR

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime spotted in the wild near iPhone 4, DROID RAZR

This week we both saw the official announcement of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor that would power it - and today we get a special treat from ZTOP: a hands-on treatment complete with a size comparison to the comparatively hefty iPhone 4 (or the iPhone 4S). What kind of comparison is that, you might ask, why compare a tablet to a smartphone? Because the iPhone was sitting on the guy's desk and he had an ASUS Transformer Prime to take some photos of, that's why. Also behold a couple of videos from the device which show off some new apps as well.

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ASUS: No 3G Transformer Prime plans at launch

ASUS: No 3G Transformer Prime plans at launch

ASUS has no initial plans for a 3G version of the new Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the company has confirmed to SlashGear, with the Tegra 3 tablet being WiFi-only when it launches next month. The decision follows similar reticence around 3G on the original Transformer, though that at least was initially announced with both WiFi-only and 3G models in the pipeline; however the 3G version followed several months behind the commercial release.

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