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.
The videos you’re about to see are magnificent, one of them showing off a game we’ve seen before on the Tegra 2 dual-core processor: Shadowgun. This game is currently only available for devices running the NVIDIA processors Tegra 2 and Tegra 3, and the version you’re seeing here below of course isn’t even officially out yet since the processor isn’t supposed to be in the wild yet. Get wild!
The other application is SuperNote and will allow you to make use of a pen stylus, (which isn’t packaged with the device or even really available from ASUS or anything like that,) this a bit strange outside the idea that ASUS is promoting the tablet as a do-all device. It’s the video above really that you’re going to want to pay the most attention to as it’ll be making full use of all four of the Tegra 3’s active cores, while the app below is more than likely just operating with one.
Now for a couple photos, and you can get the rest back at the source at ZTOP, these pictures showing off what it really means here to be undeniably thin. This tablet, whose details you can get in full in our “ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Official” post, is just 8.3mm thin (and for the record, weighs 586g / 1.29 pounds). Also included below is a less than perfect photo of the Prime next to the also brand new DROID RAZR, a review of which you can find back here. There’s also a comparison shot between the original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the new one, and one with the Prime plugged into its media dock which makes it a laptop, essentially.
So what’s going on here with this tablet, look like something you want to pick up for ultimate supremacy in Android devices? You must!