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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

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD and a 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0. The 9.7mm-thick tablet has 1GB of RAM and both rear and front facing cameras.

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $399.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Height: 7.1 inches
  • Width: 10.4 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 10.1 inches
  • Width: 6.9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono
  • 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: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • 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: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Cores: 4

Processor

  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint
  • 3G: Optional
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

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

Battery

  • Capacity: 7000 mAh
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Quadrant: 3132
  • SunSpider: 1707.3 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 9 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2590
  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes
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