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)


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  1. Clay Montandon Reply

    It is very fascinating to possess this technology because Asus used lots of new technologies on this specific Notebook. I’m convinced that most people will like this Notebook as it is amazing overall aspect. Since Asus released EEE PC 1005HA-BL many of us were waiting for this particular minute and now it is here, finally we can easily put our hands on new Asus EEE PC Notebook. The newest EEE PC 1005HA-BL Notebook coming from Asus carries on impress everybody featuring fantastic structure, increased overall performance along with incredible flexibility. ‘

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  2. Oneida Yglesias Reply

    ASUS stands out as the company that initiated this whole entire netbook fad where the idea is to have compact laptops under 12 in . that are equipped with fundamental specifications but nonetheless capable of doing basic tasks including browsing on the web, transmitting and receiving e-mail, as well as operating office applications. They cost much less as compared to other midrange laptops sized TWO inches larger, are lightweght and also have above average battery life as a result of being more basic. Multitasking is oftentimes pretty restricted as a result of all round sluggishness, especially if they may be using later versions of Windows. Faster hardware was utilized in the Asus 1201N but the effect was that the life of the battery was reduced. The Asus EEE PC 1215N is the successor hoping to combine overall performance in addition to value together with better portability.`

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  3. Compedonejoaquinoc Reply

    Does it has 3G feature? I heard by December pa magkakaroon nito dito sa Pinas.

  4. Lendsi Conos Reply

    just called Villman…no DATE yet for the release…still unavailable…blah…probably try Singapore or HK

  5. Maui Cordero Reply

    Decent specs, but I won’t consider it as a notebook alternative though. Working on a 10″ display will only cause eye strain and stiff neck for me :)

      • technoboy, will u please answer? is this the suggested retail price everywhere? or is that the cheapest u can find

        • technobaboy Reply

          the launch in the Philippines was move to May. So there’s nothing definite as to official pricing. The price of Villman is just Villman’s

  6. Herlyn Joie Prestoza Reply

    I’ve been waiting for this since last year December. I’m gonna go grab one seriously. 

    • technobaboy Reply

      that seems to be the case. hopefully this becomes available without the keyboard dock.

  7. this is shit, i went to villman moa,its only for pre-order, they dont have available stock of TF201 and dont know when it’ll be available. oh man i want to buy this since xmas. cant wait!!

  8. Makati Condo Rental Reply

    Still quite pricey but it is quite a good gadget.  Transformer Prime was expected to come out one more week… I guess it’s already out!  YEY!

    •  Got 1 already from HK and you can buy it without the keyboard dock. its around 25K in peso. I guess if you search more you can get it for around 22k more or less.

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