Enterprise Mobility: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet Delivers Sharp Screen Graphics

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-11-10
 
 
 

Tegra 3

Nvidia claims the Tegra 3 processor provides up to three times the graphics performance of Tegra 2 and up to 61 percent lower power consumption, yielding 12 hours of battery life for HD video playback. The Tegra 3 processor shuts down its four performance-tuned cores and uses its "companion core" when users are listening to music, playing back video or updating background data. When Web browsing, multitasking and gaming, the Tegra 3 processor disables the companion core and kicks its performance cores into high gear.

Tegra 3

The Prime

The Transformer Prime display has Super IPS+ panel in 178 degree wide-view angle with 600 nits brilliant luminance. Translation: The screen displays a really crisp, clear and bright picture that can be watched by multiple viewers at once in a room.

The Prime

Shadowgun Game Demonstration

Nvidia and Asus show off just how crisp the screen is in the game "Shadowgun." Nvidia said the Tegra 3 processor provides an experience comparable to that of a game console, including full game-controller support, enabling consumers to play games on their tablet or smartphone, or connect to big screen HDTVs. The 12-core Nvidia GeForce GPU offers dynamic lighting, physical effects and high resolution environments. Developers take note here.

Shadowgun Game Demonstration

Camera

The front of the device has a 1.2 megapixel camera to enable video chat.

Camera

Two Colors

The Transformer Prime is available in two colors: amethyst gray or champagne gold colors.

Two Colors

Optional Keyboard Dock

Consumers may purchase the optional keyboard dock for $149.

Optional Keyboard Dock

Sound

SonicMaster audio technology offers great sound.

Sound

Transformer Prime Docked and Folded

Looks like a notebook, doesn't it? Asus and Nvidia promise 18 hours of battery life when docked and charged, 12 hours without the dock, which should give the iPad a run for its money. There are also USB and SD card ports.

Transformer Prime Docked and Folded

-Ice Cream Sandwich'

While the slate launches with Honeycomb 3.2, Asus promises the ICS bump next month in time for Christmas shopping.

-Ice Cream Sandwich'

Detailed Specifications

Check out some the Transformer Prime specifications in detail.

Detailed Specifications

Final Specifications and Preloaded Apps

Asus is also preloading the Prime with ASUS launcher, @Vibe Music, ASUS WebStorage, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, File manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, Tegra Zone, and Polaris Office.

Final Specifications and Preloaded Apps

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