Newegg pre-order page hints at December 8th launch for Asus Transformer Prime

Everyone in the tech world is expecting the ASUS’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be up for sale sometime in mid-December, but new light has been shed on an even earlier release. A pre-order page on Newegg surfaced showing a more specific launch date of Dec. 8 for its release. This news comes after other major retailer sites have put the tablet up for pre-order.

For those of you who have forgotten, here’s some specs for the beastly ASUS’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime slate:

  • 10.1 inch LED display with Super IPS+ (1280×800)
  • 8.3mm thin
  • Gorilla Glass
  • hydro-oleophobic coating for fewer smudges and easier cleaning
  • 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8 megapixel shooter with a F2.4 aperture and LED flash
  • 1080p HD video capture

As you can see, this Tegra 3 powered Android tablet is incredible and people are dying to get their hands on this thing. The base model of the Transformer Prime starts at 32GB and will run you $499. This isn’t bad considering the lesser powered iPad 2 16 gigger will run you the same price. Unfortunately, ASUS hasn’t said a thing about an official launch date, so users will just have to pre-order it and wait for the thing to ship (hopefully sooner than later).

[Engadget via Newegg]

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