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Topic # 92954 9-Nov-2011 21:49
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Looks like the refresh of the popular Asus Transformer has been announced, and due for worldwide release in December!

Some major points to note:
  • Comes in 32GB and 64GB flavours
  • Battery life of 12 hours, with the optional dock providing an additional 6 hours 
  • 1080p back camera videos
  • 8mp back camera with f2.4 lens
  • 1.2MP front camera
  • Quad-core Tegra 3
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
Source: Engadget

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  Reply # 543376 9-Nov-2011 21:58
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We have a comparison to the otiginal Transformer over at AndroidNZ http://www.androidnz.net/2011/11/asus-officially-announces-transformer.html




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  Reply # 543394 9-Nov-2011 22:34
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It's five core actually... four performance cores, and one low power core that does background tasks and some foreground tasks. It switches dynamically. I linked to a white paper about it on another thread on GZ.




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  Reply # 543435 10-Nov-2011 07:14
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timmmay: It's five core actually... four performance cores, and one low power core that does background tasks and some foreground tasks. It switches dynamically. I linked to a white paper about it on another thread on GZ.


Only four cores run simultaneously so more like 4+1 core - they call it vSMP (Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing) and it's quite an interesting idea. will be interesting to see how it compares to Qualcomm's aSMP processors which scale each core's voltage and clock speed dynamically. 




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  Reply # 543866 10-Nov-2011 17:24
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Any news on when it will be available here, or anywhere for that reason, all I've seen is early December in the US and early January in Europe

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  Reply # 543872 10-Nov-2011 17:41
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Ramboss: Any news on when it will be available here, or anywhere for that reason, all I've seen is early December in the US and early January in Europe


Don't mind me, I'm just commenting in order to subscribe to the Transformer Prime thread.

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  Reply # 543897 10-Nov-2011 18:43
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McNulty:
Ramboss: Any news on when it will be available here, or anywhere for that reason, all I've seen is early December in the US and early January in Europe


Don't mind me, I'm just commenting in order to subscribe to the Transformer Prime thread.


You can use the "watch topic" button at the bottom of the thread rather than post, if you like. 




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  Reply # 543902 10-Nov-2011 18:51
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No idea when it will become available here, it will likely become available from parallell importers shortly after it becomes available worldwide.




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  Reply # 543910 10-Nov-2011 18:57
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Is it true there are no 3G versions of the Transformer Prime?

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  Reply # 543924 10-Nov-2011 19:18
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http://www.slashgear.com/asus-no-3g-transformer-prime-plans-at-launch-09194180/




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  Reply # 548916 23-Nov-2011 14:39
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I just posted this on the Eee Pad Transformer thread... The Prime has gone up for pre-order and I need to get one for a Christmas present, any suggestions as to where to buy?

I'd be happy to order extra units for others if it is cheaper to go in together. 

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  Reply # 548924 23-Nov-2011 14:50
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Looks like the Asus Transformer Prime is about to be released, with various sites offering pre-orders.

Official Asus pages have gone live:
http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_Prime_TF201
http://www.asustablets.us/

Ice Cream Sandwich demo on the Prime:
 

Pre-Orders available via: (Although I can't find anyone who ships internationally)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=tf201
http://www.gamestop.com/tablets/asus-transformer-prime-32gb-tablet-bundle/98405
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1218450204286&type=product&preMonth=10&preDay=23&preYear=2011
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=AStf201*&N=0&InitialSearch=yes
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?emi=ATVPDKIKX0DER&node=541966&hidden-keywords=B0067PLNRQ|B0067PLM5E|B0067PLOCA|B0067PLOW0&field-availability=-1

Anyone able to find somewhere that can ship the Prime to NZ?
Or anyone know or have rumours as to when the Prime will be available for sale in NZ?

Definitely keen to get hold of one. Would have preferred built in 3g, but will have to tether with phone for now.

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  Reply # 548928 23-Nov-2011 14:52
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I guess you have read THIS seeing you know preorder is available. I looked at a couple of the sites. Looks like they are selling tab only no keyboard, admittedly I didn't look very hard. Not to sure how many of them will be ship to NZ though.

And did anyone see what the actual shipping date was, I must have missed it. 

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  Reply # 548929 23-Nov-2011 14:53
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snowfly: Looks like the Asus Transformer Prime is about to be released, with various sites offering pre-orders.

Official Asus pages have gone live:
http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_Prime_TF201
http://www.asustablets.us/

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=tf201
http://www.gamestop.com/tablets/asus-transformer-prime-32gb-tablet-bundle/98405

Anyone able to find somewhere that can ship the Prime to NZ?
Or anyone know or have rumours as to when the Prime will be available for sale in NZ?

Definitely keen to get hold of one. Would have preferred built in 3g, but will have to tether with phone for now.


It looks to me that TigerDirect and Gamestop both ship to NZ... is that not the case? 

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  Reply # 548931 23-Nov-2011 14:55
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Ramboss: I guess you have read THIS seeing you know preorder is available. I looked at a couple of the sites. Looks like they are selling tab only no keyboard, admittedly I didn't look very hard. Not to sure how many of them will be ship to NZ though.

And did anyone see what the actual shipping date was, I must have missed it. 


TigerDirect say shipping 28/11, Gamestop say 5/12... looks to me that they both ship to NZ for ~US$80 

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  Reply # 548932 23-Nov-2011 14:56
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polglase:It looks to me that TigerDirect and Gamestop both ship to NZ... is that not the case? 


Doesn't appear that TigerDirect offer international shipping online: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/help/international.asp

I have found gamestop does: http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/Delivery.aspx
$29.99 usd for NZ shipping: http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/internationalrates.html

EDIT: The gamestop page for the Prime states "Ships to U.S. Addresses only": http://www.gamestop.com/tablets/asus-transformer-prime-32gb-tablet-bundle/98405
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