Ecco le caratteristiche dell’Asus Prime
Molti di voi, cari lettori aspettavano questo giorno con impazienza, lo so, per conoscere in maniera dettagliata il probabile vostro futuro acquisto. Bene l’attesa è finita e Asus sta ufficializzando il suo nuovo tablet di punta per la prossima stagione, il Prime, destinato a succedere a quel Transformer che ha riscosso un discreto successo. Continua dopo il break.
Sebbene non vi sia ancora la pagina web disponibile e l’ufficialità vera e propria, è già disponibile un comunicato stampa da cui si evincono le caratteristiche salienti di questo gioellino: processore Tegra3 (dunque quad-core) affiancato da 1Gb di ram, display da 10,1″ Super Ips+, protetto da un Gorilla Glass, con risoluzione di 1280*800 e trattato per essere oleorepellente, chassis in alluminio con uno spessore di soli 8,3mm, doppia fotocamera (posteriore da 8MPx con diaframma f 2,4 e sensore retroilluminato, capace di registrare video fino a 1080p e anteriore da 1,2), porta USB e micro HMDI e slot SD. Il tutto completato da Gps, Bluetooth, wifi, con dei tagli di memoria di tutto rispetto: 32GB e 64GB con la solita dock opzionale a parte, una batteria definita di lunga durata (di almeno 12 ore secondo le specifiche) ed un buon corredo software: ASUS launcher, @Vibe Music, ASUS WebStorage, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, file manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, TegraZone, Polaris Office. Il lancio inialmente previsto per questo mese, sembra sia slittato a Dicembre per non specificati motivi, anche se il più plausibile (secondo i rumors della rete) sembra essere quello di un probabile lancio con Android 4.0 e non con Honeycomb come detto fino ad ora. Dunque un device di tutto rispetto che sembra pronto non solo ad essere un degno successore, ma anche a superare il Transformer.
I prezzi dovrebbero essre di 499$ per la versione da 32GB e 599$ per quella da 64GB, con la dock vanduta separatamente a 149$! Naturalmente da noi verrà quasi sicuramente applicato il cambio 1:1!
Cari lettori la vostra scimmia si è agitata??
- Display: 10.1-inch LED backlit Super IPS+ screen at 1280×800 resolution. 10-finger multitouch. Gorilla Glass.
- Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU.
- Memory: 1GB DDR2.
- Storage: 32GB or 64GB. Also has ASUS cloud storage.
- Wireless: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
- Cameras: 8MP rear with flash, f2.4; 1.2MP front.
- Ports: 3.5mm headphone/mic-in, microHDMI, microSD, internal mic, stereo speaker. On the keyboard dock: USB 2.0 port, SD card.
- Battery: 25 Watt-hours (tablet only) for 12 hours of 720p video playback at 60 nits, 18 hours with keyboard dock attached.
- Size/weight: Tablet – 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm, 586 grams; keyboard dock – 263 x 180.8 x 10.4 mm, 537 grams.
- Apps: ASUS launcher, @Vibe Music, ASUS WebStorage, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, file manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, TegraZone, Polaris Office
- Other: G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, GPS.
ASUS Announces the Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Featuring the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor the Transformer Prime is designed to greatly enhance the mobile computing experience
Fremont, CA (November 8, 2011) – ASUS officially announces the world’s first tablet with the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor – the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is ultra-thin at 8.3mm (0.33″) and lightweight at 586g (1.29lbs) while featuring a stylish metallic swirl design with class leading enhancements including ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, an HD 8MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash and battery life rated for up to 18 hours* when combined with the optional mobile dock. Pricing will range from $499** (32GB) to $599** (64GB), with the optional mobile dock accessory priced at $149**.
Incredibly Slim yet Incredibly Powerful
Featuring an ultra-slim form factor, the Transformer Prime is only 8.3mm (0.33″) thin and weighs in at a mere 586g (1.29lbs without dock). This makes watching movies, surfing the web, playing games, taking photos, finishing up homework or video chatting with friends or family so easy and natural that you’ll wonder if the Transformer Prime was designed specifically with you in mind. Its innovative metallic swirl design is made of aluminum for a secure yet extremely comfortable grip that comes in two gorgeous colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold.
The Transformer Prime is the world’s first tablet to feature NVIDIA’s next-generation quad-core Tegra® 3 processor. With the quad-core CPU, 12-core GeForce® GPU and vSMP technology, the Transformer Prime delivers an optimum user experience featuring smooth multitasking capabilities, lightning fast app loading, a rich and fluid web experience, full 1080P HD video for realistic media playback or recording and of course, incredible gaming performance that allows you to experience games in an entirely new way.
Fantastic Battery Life
While the Transformer Prime is extremely slim and light, ASUS did not forget about battery life. Thanks to the advanced power management features of the Tegra® 3 processor and ASUS optimizations the Transformer Prime has a battery life of up to 12 hours*, but when combined with the mobile dock, it lasts up to an incredible 18 hours*, the longest battery life of any current tablet. That’s enough battery life for a trans-ocean flight, all-night game session, viewing several movies on a long road trip or even video recording, editing, and then playing back your child’s school play all in 1080P HD clarity.
The Eee Pad Transformer Prime boasts a wide 178° viewing angle IPS display, protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which features new ASUS technology to enhance the brightness of the screen for a better outdoor reading experience while still offering a remarkably vivid and brilliant viewing experience of photos, books, videos, movies and web pages indoors. Thanks to Multi-Touch technology, you can use your fingers to do everything from swiping through photos, surfing the web, playing the latest games, typing emails, instant messaging, reading books or magazines, and starting your favorite movie.
A 1.2MP front camera allows for instant photos or high-quality video conferencing with friends, family or coworkers while an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash takes brilliant photos or video thanks to a large F2.4 aperture, back illuminated CMOS sensor, touch-to-focus depth of field and low-light noise reduction to provide the clearest and sharpest photos or even 1080P HD videos.
The Transformer Prime offers impressive audio capabilities in a tablet, powered by ASUS exclusive SonicMaster technology, renowned for crisp and acoustically accurate audio. It produces crystal clear sound with a wide sound stage, increased audio fidelity, and distinct vocal enhancements for an immersive audio experience with your favorite music track, video, or movie.
The Transformer Prime is offered with either 32GB or 64B flash storage options for quick, efficient and reliable access to your applications. Both models feature a micro SD card slot, 3.5mm combo audio jack and micro HDMI port so sharing both what’s inside and on-screen is quick and easy. However, the function that gives the Transformer Prime its namesake is the mobile dock, which gives new meaning to the term versatility. This innovative and convenient design seamlessly provides the user with a keyboard and touchpad, along with limitless expandability options via the USB port and SD card slot.
ASUS will include several innovative applications like SuperNote that is fantastic for its ability to take, draw or record notes and Polaris® Office which is great for staying productive with the ability to read, edit or create Word, Excel and PowerPoint (MS Office 97-2007) compatible files. Thousands of top rated applications and games are also available at Android Market that fully takes advantage of the Transformer Prime’s amazing features and power.
*Battery life will vary based on usage patterns and options.
**Pricing will vary by country and SKU. North American MSRP pricing listed.