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Asus Shows Off Quad Core-powered Eee Pad Transformer

(Credit: Asa Mathat/AllThingsD.com)

(Image credit: (Credit: Asa Mathat/AllThingsD.com))

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:

  • Micro HDMI not Mini I believe.
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  • Au_equus
    the release of TF prime was contigent on the release of ICS, so yes, the iPad2 killer has arrived
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  • Pyree
    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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  • looks like a galaxy tab lol ..has the width and all...if so im waiting :)
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  • christop
    Sweet but I bet it will cost too much.
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  • fonzy
    Starting at $499 I believe.
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  • joytech22
    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
    If it ships with Honeycomb, it would be just play stupid.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    *plain
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  • pliskin1
    Will it require it's own optional keyboard dock, or is it compatible with the Transformer 1 dock?
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