Presenting the first quad-core mobile tablet. Just a day after teasing it in video, ASUS head Jonney Shih revealed what he called the “next-generation Transformer tablet,” the ‘Transformer Prime’, at the AsiaD conference.
True to the rumors, the Transformer Prime will have a quad-core NVIDIA processor along with a 10-inch display and mini HDMI out. It will also run Android, and Shih expects it will have Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Judging from the teaser vid, it is obvious the Transformer Prime is thin, and Shih revealed the tablet is just 8.3mm, presumably undocked to the keyboard. On top of that, it has a 14.5 hour battery and it borrows its designed from the recently revealed Zenbook Ultrabook line.
Other than those specs, Shih was short on specifics. ASUS is expected to make an official announcement on November 9th.
Regarding the Padfone, the docking smartphone and tablet hybrid unveiled at Computex, Shih revealed it will launch in early 2012 packing Ice Cream Sandwich, and that ICS could hit other tablets before the end of 2011. Still no word on a release date for the 3D MeMO tablet also revealed at Computex.