While the US launch date has been up in the air will all sorts of random leaks it will officially be here December 19th said ASUS themselves. We just learned that for those of you north of the border getting snowed on up in Canada BestBuy.ca is reporting the ASUS Transformer Prime quad-core beast will be available December 5th, and is already taking orders.

From the screenshot above you can clearly see Canada’s Best Buy stores marks the date for the 5th and while you might have got excited after seeing that, they appear to already be sold out online. You might have better luck in store come Monday so get ready to run down to the nearest Best Buy and give it a try.

While we patiently wait here in the US, and those in Canada too for a few more days feel free to enjoy our full in-depth hands-on with the Prime. If that isn’t enough our pal Chris Burns from SlashGear has a full review you can see here. Online order status pages don’t always tell the entire story but Best Buy is usually pretty accurate — especially this close to the date. Most likely Canada will be lucky enough to pick up this slate come the 5th. Let us know if you’ve ordered one yourself and feel free to share the details if and when it ships.

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[via Best Buy] — Thanks Sonny