There was a time when we were expecting the Asus Transformer Prime to touch down before Christmas, but it looks like we’ll now have to wait till January 2012. Poo. That’s ages away.
While we wait patiently (ahem), Clove has erected a couple of pre-order pages. The online retailer has set the price at £550.80 including the taxes of added value.
For that price, you can choose a 32GB Asus Transformer Prime with keyboard dock, or the 64GB model without. That’s… not too bad, I guess. The 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2 (which is merely dual-core, of course) weighs in at £559.
The Asus Transformer Prime boasts a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 10.1in display with 178 degree viewing angle, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, mini HDMI port, and Micro SD slot. Nice.
The promised battery life is highly impressive too, namely 18 hours with the keyboard dock, or 12 hours without.
Clove doesn’t elaborate on the expected arrival date just yet, and for now simply states: “First stock expected in January 2012”.