The device is the world's first quad-core tablet, has a very sleek form factor, and comes with the optional keyboard dock that made its predecessor, the Transformer, so popular.
Asus says the tablet weighs in at 1.29 lbs, is just 8.3mm thick, and has a 178-degree viewing angle. The 10.1-inch screen has a 1280x800 IPS+ display with Gorilla Glass.
Under the hood is the Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 1.2MP front-side camera for video chat.
For connectivity (not using the dock) there is a micro-HDMI port.
The Prime will launch next month with Android 3.2 but will quickly be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Asus is selling the tablet for $499 base model and the dock for $150.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Nov 2011 21:49