Conclusion: So back to our original question: The hype surrounding the Asus Transformer Prime - is it justified? For want of a more rounded answer, yes. It definitely is. Being the first quad-core tablet we’ve seen, the speed improvements are priceless and Android 4.0 feels fantastic on a 10.1-inch display.
Pros: Very fast, first quad-core tablet, Slim, attractive tablet, Durable with spun metal finish, Keyboard dock adds a lot of function
Cons: GPS signal issues, Keys on dock are shallow, Camera captures washed out images, Weighting when docked takes getting used to
Excerpt: Asus Transformer Prime is a successor to the original Transformer tablet. It's thinner and the first Android device powered by NVidia's quad-core processor. In addition, it also comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, optional keyboard dock, 8-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, 16 or 32 GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: All told, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime stands out as the most impressive Android tablet to date. The only thing holding it back is an update to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which Asus says is forthcoming. With a promising new OS on the way and a price tag equal to a 16GB iPad 2, the Prime could herald the rise of the real Android tablet market.
Pros: Huge gains in CPU and graphics performance; fantastic display; top-notch industrial design; excellent keyboard/expansion dock.
Cons: Browser performance still feels last-generation; very little Tegra 3–optimized software at this point.
Excerpt: on December 8. Now the first Asus Eee Pad Transformer reviews have been published. The Asus Prime is the first Android tablet based on the new quad-core Tegra 3 (Kal-El) CPU. Of course everyone wants to know what the new Tegra 3 is bringing in terms of performance gains to Android tablets and if those gains matter.
Summary: Tablet reviews are a relatively new thing here on Guru3D.com, and really... they are hard to test objectively as they really are touch and feel devices. We however can say though that the ASUS Transformer Prime is exquisite in many ways. Obviously the Tegra 3 SoC is a perfect companion for the tablet, offering leading performance, great graphics versus a battery lifetime that is notable.
Excerpt: The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is Asus’s second impressive attempt at combining the benefits of a laptop and tablet into one sleek package. On specs alone, the device tramples the current competition and is one of the few Android devices in our opinion that might give the iPad 2 a run for its money.