The next-gen Transformer tablet is now official. \u00a0Asus just announced the Transformer Prime and revealed its specs, pricing and availability. \u00a0\u00a0The Asus Transformer Prime will be the first ever quad-core tablet, featuring NVIDIA\u2019s Tegra 3 SoC quad-core CPU. The Asus Transformer Prime will have a 10.1-inch display, 8.3mm-thick body, mini-HDMI output, microSD slot. \u00a0 It will also feature a 1280 x 800, Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass display with a 178-degree viewing angle and a max brightness of\u00a0600\u00a0nits. \u00a0\u00a0Other features of the Transformer Prime include 1GB of RAM, GPS, a gyroscope, SonicMaster audio, USB 2.0 port, SD slot, an 8-megapixel back camera with f\/2.4 lens and autofocus capable of 1080p video, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. \u00a0\u00a0The tablet will run Android 3.2 our of the box but it will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update. The Transformer Prime will be available in December according to Asus and will retail at $499 for the 32GB flavor and $599 for the 64GB option. \u00a0The keyboard dock is sold separately and will cost $149.