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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Unboxing – Quad Core is Here (video)

There are certain products in the tech world that are so revolutionary, so ahead of the game, they completely change everything. Most recently, the iPhone (2007), T-Mobile G1 (2008) and iPad (2010) fit the bill. All three offered experiences unlike anything before them – perfect amalgamations of hardware and software.

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime falls into that same game changing category (at least on paper). Equipped with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, the device promises to usher in a whole new era of mobile technology. Just look at what it’s capable of on the gaming front.

We were lucky enough to get a Prime at the TechnoBuffalo offices, and we can’t wait to spend some quality time with the device. No more rumors, leaks, or unofficial videos: The most advanced Android tablet on Earth is finally here.

Touting 1GB RAM, 12 hour battery life (18 hours with dock), 8 megapixel rear camera (1080p video recording) and a beautiful 10.1″ Super IPS+ display, the Prime certainly has the chops to be one of the best Android tablets ever. But will its raw specs make for a pleasant experience? How do the new fleet of games play on Prime? What about HD video, is it stunning and smooth? We’ll have all the answers in due time. For now, check the video of our unboxing, and stay tuned for some big Transformer Prime coverage.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Specs

  • Processor: Tegra 3
  • Display: 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800), Super IPS+, Gorilla Glass
  • Battery: 12 hours (18 hours with dock)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Operating System: Android 3.2.1 (upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dimensions: 263mm x 180.8mm x 8.3mm
  • Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Camera 8 megapixel rear (1080p recording), 1.2 megapixel front
  • Weight: 568g
  • Network: WiFi only
  • Bluetooth: 2.1
  • Notes: Keyboard dock available ($150); available in two colors (Gray and Gold)

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Jon Rettinger

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