Asus Transformer Prime delayed? Nope

Asus Transformer Prime delayed? NopeWe’ve been hearing and writing about the Asus Transformer Prime for months now, eagerly anticipating the release of the quad-core successor to the keyboard-rockin’ Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

Even now, the release date is all over the shop. There were whispers of eleventh-hour technical problems that might put the Asus Transformer Prime's release back, but turns out those fears were unfounded.

Engadget had received word from Asus Canada, via one of its sources, suggesting that "the WiFi range on the TF201 did not meet our quality standards" and that Asus would “be implementing a new solution".

No specific timescales were mentioned, but it was presumed that delays were inevitable.

But fear not! There’s good news for a change, as Asus US got back to Engadget and confirmed that its Asus Transformer Prime is still set to land at some point next week. Huzzah!

Meanwhile, in the UK, we’re expecting the Asus Transformer Prime to land in January 2012. Not in time for Christmas, sadly, but we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait.

The Asus Transformer Prime boasts a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 10.1in display, 8MP/1.3MP camera combo with 1080p video capture, mini HDMI port, and comes in 32 or 64GB flavours. Sounds good to us.

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hubertmar11  Dec. 13, 2011 at 23:37

Any info on the price?

blizzard7  Dec. 14, 2011 at 15:17

I read a review on AnandTech I believe which spotted the WiFi issue almost from the get-go. How did Asus mess that up so badly? I'm guessing the metallic back doesn't help. Either way, this looks like the best Android tab by a mile.

blizzard7  Dec. 14, 2011 at 18:55

Any info on the price?

I believe it'll be about £450 for the 32 GB model (no dock).

dconeil  Dec. 16, 2011 at 14:56

You have to think corporate.If you have a new product coming out soon and you are trying to fix a glitch, do what you can. You don't want to miss the Christmas sale season. Therefore, as a company, you take a gamble that you hope won't affect your reputation. You start selling a long awaited item even though you don't have it available yet. All of these people with per-orders are hoping to get their item before the holidays but it's only a long shot. They should probably get it within the next few months(maybe). Depending upon fixing this WiFi problem. If they don't and they release the new Prime too early with too many glitches, there go the ratings for the Prime. This is true with all big new releases. It's all about maximizing profits with the least damage.


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