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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is an Android Honeycomb (3.2) tablet that can be coupled with an optional keyboard dock. The Transformer Prime features a 10.1-inch Super IPS display with a 1280 x 800-resolution, a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.4 aperture plus a 1.3-megapixel front cam, and is the first to be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3, quad-core mobile processor formerly known as Kal-El.

Description

ASUS put its own twist on the Honeycomb tablet formula with the Eee Pad Transformer TF101, offering a full keyboard dock that extends battery life and turns the tablet into a laptop.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 12/2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 30, 2011
  • Price at launch: $399.00

Also Known As...

  • FCC ID: MSQTF101
  • Height: 7.1 inches
  • Width: 10.4 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 10.67 inches
  • Width: 6.73 inches
  • Thickness: 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 134
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Notable apps: Tegra Zone, Vibe Music, Asus Launcher

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Waveshare
  • Launch OS version: 3
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Notable apps: Polaris Office 3, MyDesktop, MyCloud, MyLibrary, MyNet
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Cores: 4

Processor

  • CPU brand: NVIDIA
  • CPU family: Tegra 2
  • CPU model: 250 T20
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia

GPU

  • Brand: NVIDIA
  • Model: ULP GeForce 333MHz
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Mini HDMI
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 12 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 24.4 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 9.5 hr
  • Quadrant: 3132
  • SunSpider: 1707.3 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 9 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 1610
  • SunSpider: 2273.3 ms
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