With a new Android tablet being released virtually every single week and many more announced during CES 2012, one must be on the fence with their choice. Most Android tablets are a mixed bag and this is mainly due to Android 3.0 and not necessarily the hardware put into these tablets. Still, if you’re looking into a tablet that’s not the iPad 2, you had your work cut out for you — Until the Transformer Prime came along with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Asus came into the tablet game as a bit of a dark horse, with virtually no one knowing it would release one of the most popular and cheap Android tablets available. This tablet was the Asus Transformer, which undercut most of the competition by $100 at $399. While the tablet itself didn’t get much of a push from ads, the Transformer became the go-to Android tablet for a lot of fans. The Transformer solidified Asus’ name in the tablet space and while the device lacked the allure found in other tablets, it wasn’t long before many began waiting for the next-generation Transformer.
The sequel to the Asus Transformer, the Transformer Prime was unveiled and is the very first tablet to ship with NVIDIA’s quad-core SoC, the Tegra 3. Couple the blazing fast processor with a truly beautiful design, all while staying very light-weight and Asus just landed itself a free pass to awesomeness on paper. But how does the Transformer Prime perform? In this review, we’ll give you the ins and out, ups and downs of the beastly and beautiful tablet, so read on!