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Monday, 07 November 2011 16:37

Transformer 2 launch Nov 9, shipping later

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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iPad 2 battery life, better for movies

Don’t kill the messenger, but we have some sad news for tablet lovers not based in US. Asus wants to make the new quad-core Transformer Prime, Transformer 2 tablet a US priority product. 

Since the US market cares about tablets a bit more than the old continent, they will get the new Tegra 3 tablet first. The EU, Australia and probably even Asia will get this product at later date, but this will depend from country to country.

We heard from multiple sources that the launch date set for November 9th is in fact the US launch, but the availability of the product in retail is only expected „a few weeks after“. Asus plays things like Apple and a few insiders were always telling us that Asus always admired Apple and wanted to get as close as possible to all of its tactics and design ideology.


Asus is very late with this product and we remember Nvidia executives proudly announcing Kal El hardware retail availability in August, and almost three months later, Asus is still struggling to bring anything to market.

The good news is that US readers who get one can expect Honeycomb with a promise of upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich down the road, battery life comparable to iPad 2, so 10 to 11 hours of WiFi browsing and messing around but it should have much better battery life for watching videos.

In games it will run faster than any other Android tablet on the market, if that’s of anyone’s concern.



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0 #1 Skynet 2011-11-07 23:36
I still say that quad-core really should have waited for 28nm.
 
 
+1 #2 eddman 2011-11-08 10:44
Quoting Skynet:
I still say that quad-core really should have waited for 28nm.

Technically, yes, but from a business point of view, no.
Actually it's a smart move from nvidia. TI doesn't have any quads in their roadmap and Qualcomm's first quad won't be available until Q4 2012, at the earliest.
 
 
0 #3 Skynet 2011-11-08 23:44
Quoting eddman:
Quoting Skynet:
I still say that quad-core really should have waited for 28nm.

Technically, yes, but from a business point of view, no.
Actually it's a smart move from nvidia. TI doesn't have any quads in their roadmap and Qualcomm's first quad won't be available until Q4 2012, at the earliest.


Time will tell but i think most customers look at battery life first before tech spec.

I would think for the average people it would be: Price, Look, Features, Battery Life, Feel and Performance as they can all do what you ask but some are instant some are half a second slower.
 

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