ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Quad-Core Android Tablet

Asus unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime | Mobile Devices | ZDNet UK

The next model in Asus's Eee Pad Transfomer line of docking tablets will come with a Tegra 3 quad-core chip, plus the promise of longer battery life, when it arrives in the UK

The device made its debut in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday. It will be priced around £499 when it goes on sale in the UK in January, the company said. It will go up against rivals such as Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet.

ASUS Transformer Prime

Extremely Slim Profile
  • Metallic spun finished design with ultra-slim features. Measurements: 8.3mm (0.33”) thin and 586g (1.29lbs) light
Superior Performance and Long Battery Life
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 – The world’s first quad-core mobile processor – for fast apps, immersive gaming, HD video, and low power
Unrivaled Visual Acuity
  • Super IPS+ panel in 178° wide-view angle with 600 nits brilliant luminance
  • 8MP rear auto-focus camera with flash and 1.2MP front camera
Supreme Sound
  • SonicMaster technology and built-in subwoofer for a superior sound range
Unlimited Productivity
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life when docked and charged
  • Mobile Dock with full QWERTY keyboard and touchpad for productivity and mobile flexibility
  • Endless expansion with USB and SD card ports
Friendly and Convenient User Interface, Software, and Service
  • Upgradable Google Android OS and updated user interface and software

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Obviously, the biggest change comes on the inside. The tablet is the first to have Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor (formerly known as Kal El), and while we have tons of details on that right here, the most important thing you need to know is that it promises five times the performance of Tegra 2. But that extra power doesn't mean extra weight or a hit on battery life, in fact it means the opposite. The tablet has been significantly slimmed down to .33 inches (8.3mm) and it's said to last 12 hours on a charge. Not to mention, with the keyboard dock's 22Wh battery attached, Asus is claiming 18 hours.

NVIDIA Tegra 3: Tablet Chip With A Twist - Hardware - Processors - Informationweek

NVIDIA's truly unique twist in the Tegra 3 is the addition of a fifth CPU core that runs transparently to the OS. In NVIDIA's new architecture, the fifth core is identical to the four main cores--they're all ARM Cortex A9 CPUs. However, the added core is built to consume less power in standby mode and run at a lower clock speeds. The four main cores remain off while the device is in active standby mode (say sitting in your pocket or briefcase,) or while playing back music.