Asus is supposed to launch the Transformer Prime tablet in the Philippines on February 16, 2012. At least that’s my impression since I’m one of the media people invited by Asus to a “Tech Seminar” scheduled on that date that’s specifically meant to launch the Asus Transformer Prime.
It appears, however, that the Ice Cream Sandwich-toting, Nvidia Tegra 3-wielding Android tablet is already available at Villman computer store. The online store of Villman lists the Asus Transformer Prime tablet with a price of P32,995 for the 32GB version. This price already includes the tablet and the keyboard dock.
The Asus Transformer Prime is the first tablet to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It runs on an ultrafast fast 1.4GHz quad-core processor. This makes the Transformer Prime a beast when it comes to gaming and multi-tasking. And of course, this is one of the few tablets with a keyboard dock accessory that makes it a notebook alternative. Asus first used this combo on the original Eee Pad Transformer which now retails for P28,992.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Specifications
- 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display with 1280×800 resolution
- NVidia Tegra 3 1.4GHz quad-core processor
- 32GB, 64GB internal storage
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- micro HDMI port
- micro SD card slot
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1
- USB 2.0 port, SD card slot (on the dock)