ASUS Transformer Prime flaunted in video review

November 23, 2011
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Today we have another video showing off the exceptional new quad-core tablet running on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 -- and that is the ASUS Transformer Prime. This appears to be a production unit but we have a pretty decent and thorough video review for you below, and a good look at the hardware up close and personal.

This video tease is the Transformer Prime running on pre-production software and hardware including Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb, not Ice Cream Sandwich. For a quick look at the Prime running ICS click here. While this video doesn't really show us anything new that we didn't already know. We get a very close and detailed look around the device including all of the ports, and the reviewer shows us the about page clearly stating the Transformer Prime TF201 and Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb is on board.

One thing worth noting is the live wallpaper. It seems be be much more advanced than some we've seen in the past with waves and water movement, bubbles, and even sharks floating around -- definitely more going on here than most. Watching the video performance is extremely smooth and fluid even with a wallpaper like that in the background. In the video we do see some less than impressive AnTuTu benchmark results but he claims it's because of Honeycomb and will be much higher with ICS. While I understand that I'd still expect a quad-core tablet to outperform all dual-core smartphones, so take that as you'd like.

Either way this was just another quick and detailed look at the upcoming ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime quad-core Android tablet that should be arriving this December. I can't wait!

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[via Tablet Community] -- Thanks Jakob


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  • Axel Terrier

    i’m buying this for sure!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      +1

  • Andy

    Come on Amazon, let’s get the pre-order page live again! 

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther
  • Ricardo Bbtribe

    Doesn’t the tegra3 have a 5 core cpu, I’ve heard there are 4 primary cores and 1 companiopn clocked at 500MHz that takes care of the non demanding tasks. 

    And btw it seems logical to me that it doesn’t perform so well on benchmarks, the cores are clocked at 1.4Ghz so at par with the most modern dual cores, if Honeycomb doesn’t utilize the extra two cores it seems natural that performance gets down close to the competition (don’t forget it’s experimental software). Like a 32-bit system with tons of ram when a 32-bit system can only handle 4gb(? not sure) it’s theres but it will perform the same as a pc with only 4Gb no matter how much ram you put in it.

    But well just guessing

    • Deal Lover

      You are right, it does have five cores, but the companion core is actually a 1.4Ghz which is used for video playback etc. While the Quad-core is actually 1.3Ghz.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        The cores actually fluctuate as needed from 300 MHz-1.4 GHz.. Single-core is 1.4 and quad is 1.0 if I remember correctly.

  • http://twitter.com/psypher246 psypher246

    no 3g, pointless to buy without. Otherwise I would kill to get one

    • George Zarebski

      Why pointless? I tether from my Desire HD to my Transformer and it works wonderfully. 

  • http://roiji.wordpress.com/ roiji

    removed by user :(