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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.

Successor to the popular iPad 2 and furthering Apple's push towards post-PC computing, the "new iPad" features a Retina display at the same 9.7-inch size as its predecessor but with doubled pixel density. The rear camera shares the optics system of the iPhone 4S for better photo quality. Optional 4G LTE is another addition, with theoretical download speeds of up to 72Mbps.

  • 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. 16, 2012
  • 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: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • 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): 1536 px
  • Resolution (Y): 2048 px
  • PPI: 264
  • 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: 5.1
  • 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: A5X
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia

GPU

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • 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: 64 GB, 32 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: 4.0
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • 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: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • 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: 42.5 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
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