The anticipated Quad-core ASUS Transformer Prime was spotted at one of ASUS retailers ahead of its launch on Wednesday. Last Friday ASUS Malaysia has revealed the pricing for the 32GB WiFi version with keyboard dock at RM2,199. From what we gather, most of the Transformer Prime units are either pre-booked or sold out ahead of launch. Even a reader from the comments had bought one from Lowyat Plaza yesterday. The next batch of Transformer Prime is said to be coming after Chinese New Year around February.
From the brief encounter, the Transformer Prime is currently running on the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Compared to the older Transformer, it is noticeably lighter and thinner while the metal back gives it a more upmarket feel. The keyboard dock looks pretty much the same but there’s a slight change with the keyboard layout, particularly the left shift, black slash and Enter keys. The touch pad looks different too as the button and touch surface appears to be a single piece.
We will try to get more details on stock availability and hopefully we get a proper hands-on soon.
Head after the break for more photos and some sample photos taken with its 8MP camera.
Sample 8MP photos from the Transformer Prime