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We've seen many a Honeycomb tablet in the past 11 months or so since Android 3.0 first hit the streets. But it was the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer that first dared to do something different, marrying an excellent (if a tad small) keyboard to what for all intents and purposes was just another Honeycomb tablet.

And so it was little surprise to learn that ASUS would be first out the gate with the quad-core Tegra 3 system on a chip. And from the first early glimpses -- official and unofficial alike -- it was pretty clear ASUS was doing something special with the Transformer Prime as well.

While we're still waiting to get our hands on the all new Transformer Prime, ASUS walked us through the new hardware in press briefing. And, like us, you're going to be chomping at the bit for this guy. Sleeker. Sexier keyboard dock. More powerful. Better battery life. More storage. And it's coming in a matter of weeks.

We'll walk you through it after the break.
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My complaints about the TF1:

Fingerprint magnet worse than any other touch device I've used
Slightly dimmer screen than I'd like
Plastic
Round back
mid level speakers in the tablet space
No USB on the tablet itself

All but one of those are fixed, and more. I may not be able to stop myself from upgrading. They even kept the champagne gold color as an option (I like it).
    
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$499 for 32GB, and $599 for 64GB version, not bad at all at the pricing


Quad 1.5ghz?
Tegra 3
Awesome GPU power
Awesome battery power
Docking (with keyboard)


Definity worth the price compare to Ipad2 pricing
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My complaints about the TF1:

Fingerprint magnet worse than any other touch device I've used
Slightly dimmer screen than I'd like
Plastic
Round back
mid level speakers in the tablet space
No USB on the tablet itself

All but one of those are fixed, and more. I may not be able to stop myself from upgrading. They even kept the champagne gold color as an option (I like it).
What one of those hasn't been fixed? The latter, I hope
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Can't wait for a quad-cores or 5 phone and tablet.
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If they improve it and release a Windows 8 line, I'm in. If my wallet allows...
    
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What one of those hasn't been fixed? The latter, I hope
The only one that wasn't fixed was the USB port on the Tablet itself. Everything else looks great!

Do want.
     
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The only one that wasn't fixed was the USB port on the Tablet itself. Everything else looks great!

Do want.
That's what I wanted to hear... I don't like USB ports
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Instabuy. Cancelling Kindle Fire preorder now.
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That's what I wanted to hear... I don't like USB ports
I'm waiting for the day that half height USB ports become the standard.
 
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If this makes it into phones (which it will) I hope this starts to clear up the fragmentation inherent to Android. Tegra 2 was damn popular in tablets but not so much in phones, hope Tegra 3 gets put into more phones this time around.
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