Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
There is a lot of buzz about the next generation Transformer Prime, which is the Transformer Infinity 700. At this point even the Infinity is getting slightly dated and the prices are dropping! A great time to buy one. The Transformer Prime TF201 is still being sold, however the supply is dwindling fast and the prices and not exactly getting cheaper as you might hope. As supply lessens, the prices go up. Fear not because the new version, the Transformer Infinity TF700 takes everything the Prime did and improves upon it. Most reviewers loved the Asus Prime and is still highly regarded as being one of the best Android tablets. If you're looking to buy one, Asus appears to be reducing shipments. With that said, you can still find them available to buy in most countries.
In the USA, Amazon.com has the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 available here as well most stores have stock available. We have listings on our buying guide pag for more details regarding world wide availability. It appears most online retailers have the Transformer Prime in stock. We have noticed that not all countries or retailers have the full selection and or have the Transformer keyboard dock in stock.
Official Asus Transformer Prime Specifications:
Asus Transformer Prime Tablet Photos:
Eee Pad Transformer Prime News Updates:
December 7, 2011 - The pre-order status of the Asus Transformer Prime has ceased by the looks of things. The retailers who were offering pre orders, have now pulled those pages. It would appear that the units that were available have been claimed. It would seem that there is a supply issue. We've seen the Amazon.ca pre order page state that it would be shipping the end of January 2012. In that case, it seems retailers are waiting for firm numbers from Asus before putting those pre order pages back up. Don't worry, we're watching this closely. If you hear or see anything regarding online retailers with active pre-order pages, please contact us with the details. The tips are appreciated and we'll pass those along to our readers.
November 22 - The official Transformer Prime product page is now up on the Asus website. Check it out here.
November 11 - If you are looking for a hands-on Asus Transformer TF201 review, there are some folks lucky enough to get their hands on one. Check it out at ZTOD (translated).
November 9 - Official details have been released along with some juicy new photos! Tons of content coming up late today.
November 8 - Breaking news as reported by Digitimes about the Transformer Prime. The release date has been pushed back from November 9 to December. The story suggests that a decision to have Android 4.0 instead of 3.2 has been the cause of the delay. Android 4.0 appears to need some added time to the release date. It appears that Google is offering assistance to Asus in hopes of having the Eee Pad Transformer to be the first tablet featuring Android 4.0 version. Read more at Digitimes.
October 20 - Updated: You can check out an official Asus page. Yes, that's going to be the official name and therefore we have our newest member of the Asus tablet family! As they say, this is going to be the first tablet with the next generation Tegra 3 processor which is quad core!
Wow, this moved fast! It has been unveiled today by Jonney Shih of Asus. It's going to be called the Asus Transformer Prime. The official announcement and launch will be on November 9/11. So right now, the naming is confusing. Is this the actual Transformer 2 or is it a different line simply named Transformer Prime? Is this new tablet even part of the Eee Pad family? Stay tuned as we sort this thing out.
A video of the Asus Transformer Prime TF201:
(skip to the middle or 6:00 minute point of the video where they unveil the new Transformer)
October 19 - Asus - The Next Transformation (the current Asus teaser slogan)
Sure there have been rumors. We've seen them, we've analyzed them and we almost disregarded them. But now things have changed. The Asus Transformer is real and it's coming sooner than you think. There is no release date, but with the teasers coming out today, our best guess is a November release date. Perhaps pre orders will start with a late November 2011 or early December 2011 release date. It's clear though that the Transformer Prime is coming before Christmas.
What we think the Asus Transformer 2 (Prime TF201) is going to look like?
Check the photos below and the video so you can get your own impressions of this next generation Eee Pad Transformer. We think based on images so far, there are safe assumptions. In no particular order:
That's what Asus is unveiling for now and you can see it on the Official Asus Facebook page. You better check so you will believe us! Ah, but we're not done. How about an official video teaser that's just been released? Here it is:
Photos of the Transformer Prime: