Asus Transformer Prime Launching on January 12th 2012

Asus UK has today launched a pre-order campaign for its exciting new quad-core Eee Transformer Prime Android tablet, claiming the thing should be available to pre-order from your usual range of gadgety retailers.

The only ones we’ve found with live pre-order pages so far are Ebuyer, which says it expects the Transformer Prime to arrive from January 12th, plus Expansys is now taking orders too. To make things a little different and justify the £499 launch price, Asus is bundling the keyboard dock in with all units. Doesn’t look like there’s going to be a tablet-only option at launch.


The Prime will arrive running Android 3.2, but Asus UK confirms that an update to Android 4.0 via the usual over-the-air system will hit soon after launch.

Link sort of via Gizmodo.

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  1. Will be pre-ordering mine on pay day! :) Can preorder at Amazon, PC World, Carphone Warehouse and a few other sites as well now. All at £499.99 :)

  2. Birch

     /  December 16, 2011

    So want this tab. Need to start saving right away.

  3. Bristolboy

     /  December 16, 2011

    Rumours are it will be sold by John Lewis as well. Considering all seem to be charging £499.99 and if JL charges the same I will go there since they offer a free extended warranty of 2 years on all tablets (versus the 1 year at every other company).

    • mintvilla

       /  December 16, 2011

      good shout on the john lewis deal.

      I cant believe its 499 though, the original was 429 when it came out (thats the one i got)

  4. 499 is a bargain price for the tech I can get. Nice move Asus, I’ll head to fin decent pre order deal

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