Asus Transformer Prime TF700 not out until June

Asus Transformer Prime TF700 not out until JuneIt hasn't been Asus' finest hour - unveiling the Transformer Prime tablet/netbook hybrid to replace the previous Transformer TF101 and then handling it with about as much grace as a dead cow.

But if you're holding out for the recently announced replacement, you'll have a good wait. June is now the expected shipping date - and that's at the earliest - according to Asus' blog.

The Transformer Prime has barely been out a week or so, but it's been dogged by complaints of a weak GPS chip. Asus itself has sort-of acknowledged that there is a problem by offering to extend the guarantees and letting consumers return them for a full refund if they're not happy.

Quite why they unveiled a new model just as the Transformer Prime was going on sale is beyond us - strategically, it probably wasn't the smartest move since it'll have no doubt harmed sales of what is a unit already dogged by bad PR.

Anyway, onto the specs and the newcomer, the Asus Transformer Prime TF700 gets a better display (resolution of 1920 x 1200), improved camera with a 2MP snapper now on the front and a slightly redesigned chassis.

Expect to pay about £599 for the tablet with keyboard dock though it's not an exact figure and more of a guestimate. And that's if you ever manage to get your mitts on one!

Via Electric Pig

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shanimujib  Jan. 19, 2012 at 19:03

is the prime worth getting now or should i wait for tf700?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 23:25

Wait, with a quad-core processor you really want a 1080p screen when it's 10 inches.

aflj  Jan. 20, 2012 at 22:20

"Quite why they unveiled a new model just as the Transformer Prime was going on sale is beyond us - strategically, it probably wasn't the smartest move since it'll have no doubt harmed sales of what is a unit already dogged by bad PR." - maybe because they care about keeping their customers? This way, at least some potential buyers will postpone purchase until the TF700 arrives, whereas without this announcement they would've gone for something else already.

moxy121  Feb. 1, 2012 at 11:32

is the prime worth getting now or should i wait for tf700?avoid the prime, there are GPS and Wifi issue's with the prime

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