Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime now available from Best Buy for $500
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the first tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The 10 inch tablet went on sale recently, but sold out rather quickly.
Now retailer Best Buy has more units in stock and available for $499.99. The company says units usually ship within a day. The tablets are not currently available in stores.
The Transformer Prime has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It has a 1.2MP front-facing camera and a high quality 8MP rear-facing camera.
Asus is initially shipping the Transformer Prime with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but the company plans to offer a free Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software update early next year.
What gives the Transformer Prime its name is the fact that you can transform the tablet into a sort of Android-powered laptop computer by attaching an optional $150 keyboard docking station. The dock has a QWERTY keyboard, a touchpad, and a separate battery which you can use to charge the tablet and extend your overall battery life.