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Asus Shows Off Quad Core-powered Eee Pad Transformer

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Feast your eyes on Asus' new EeePad Transformer.

(Credit: Asa Mathat/ Asa Mathat/

Google and Samsung used the AsiaD: All Things Digital conference to launch the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. As a result, there's been an awful lot of Android talk, along with plenty of discussions on the smartphone market and the tablet industry. Keeping things on track, Asus boss Jonney Shih did some Android talk of his own, unveiling the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a next generation model of the company's Eee Pad Transformer running Google's Android OS.

Set to launch next month, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will pack a quad-core Nvidia Kal-El processor, as well as a 10-inch display and support for mini HDMI and USB. Of course, just like its older brother, the original Transformer, the Transformer Prime will have an optional keyboard dock that will turn this tablet into a full notebook. Asus claims that when docked, this baby will have an incredibly 16.5-hour battery life.

It's not yet clear if the tablet will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich or Honeycomb when it launches on November 9. Either way, we imagine the Transformer Prime and ICS would be a killer combination. Check out the teaser video Asus recently shared via Facebook:

Asus EeePad Transformer Prime

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    Au_equus , October 21, 2011 12:08 AM
    the release of TF prime was contigent on the release of ICS, so yes, the iPad2 killer has arrived
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 12:07 AM
    Micro HDMI not Mini I believe.
  • 11 Hide
    Au_equus , October 21, 2011 12:08 AM
    the release of TF prime was contigent on the release of ICS, so yes, the iPad2 killer has arrived
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    Pyree , October 21, 2011 12:32 AM
    You know what? Go to your friend and "accidentally" let your friend to break the screen off it and get angry with them as an April Fools' joke.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 12:40 AM
    looks like a galaxy tab lol ..has the width and all...if so im waiting :) 
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    christop , October 21, 2011 1:50 AM
    Sweet but I bet it will cost too much.
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    fonzy , October 21, 2011 2:39 AM
    Starting at $499 I believe.
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    joytech22 , October 21, 2011 2:51 AM
    This puts my Iconia Tab A500 to shame. D:
    But.. My wallet knows the impending doom it shall soon see when this is released. :o 
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 21, 2011 3:38 AM
    If it ships with Honeycomb, it would be just play stupid.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 21, 2011 3:39 AM
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    pliskin1 , October 21, 2011 4:41 AM
    Will it require it's own optional keyboard dock, or is it compatible with the Transformer 1 dock?
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 6:43 AM
    it will be compatible with the transformer 1 dock . .
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    DjEaZy , October 21, 2011 6:53 AM
    ... it will fail early... because of no stable ecosystem...
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    doive1231 , October 21, 2011 7:02 AM
    Cheap 1st Gen tablets for Christmas. Hmmmm.
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    alyoshka , October 21, 2011 9:36 AM
    As long as it's fast, easy to use, clutter free and has a long battery life, I think it'll work fine.
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    thaile4ever , October 21, 2011 2:22 PM
    doive1231Cheap 1st Gen tablets for Christmas. Hmmmm.

    Well I read that the first one still going to be the same cost. The new one going to go for $100-150 more.

    As for the dock. I hope it will be compatible, but the one in the video is different then the original one that I have.
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    BulkZerker , October 21, 2011 4:37 PM
    au_equusthe release of TF prime was contigent on the release of ICS, so yes, the iPad2 killer has arrived

    Only if Asus dumps a half billion into advertising it during sports commercials. And gets it stocked at Walmart.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2011 5:28 PM
    Have the 1st Transformer. The week before last it just stopped charging. Tested the charger on the keyboard dock, and it charged ok. Connected the Trans to the dock, and charged it using that work-around. Once it was fully charged, I was able to download and update to the latest firmware. Once completed, the Transformer now charges properly on its own. If I hadn't purchased the $150 accessory, I wouldn't have a Transformer right now. It'd be dead and waiting God only knows how long for a RMA.

    I hope they have the bugs worked out. More complicated hardware w/o lessons learned = wait and see 3 months after release.
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    Vladislaus , October 21, 2011 7:05 PM
    In my country an RMA from ASUS usually arrives in 3-4 days.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 3:36 PM
    That will be good to see, hope it comes out real soon.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 3:37 PM
    Not the useless 'fashionpp" again, they've got no bargains at all.
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