Brace yourselves. The quad cores are coming.

Some lucky person got their hands on an Asus Transformer Prime, with a real life Nvidia Tegra 3 inside. For those who haven't heard, the Transformer is kind of a big deal. It's Asus' 2nd gen tablet/laptop hybrid (the base disconnects), and it looks to be the first ever Android device with a quad core processor.


The T-Prime, doing what all internet connected devices were meant to do: display pictures of cats.

Naturally, the state of the art processor means this is a blazing fast device. The reviewer says the sound is pretty good too. It's also super thin. The tablet half can hold it's own against a Motorola RAZR.

The site is Brazilian, so English speakers should expect the usual Google Translate "English." It's still worth checking out for the pictures and video.

It's still kind of hard to believe quad cores are going to arrive this quickly.

Source ZTOP (translated) via Engadget

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Nocturnhabeo


    Dear Santa
    I swear I have been a good boy this year and done all the wonderful things that my... mommy asked me to. I swear I won't abuse anyone's wifi with this even if I have Wifi Kill on it. I also swear I will abide by the manufacture and not root my device.


  • johnd

    I can't wait for it! It will be mine!

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    I was Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting.. for the stupid T10.1 32G 3G until the day this Prime was announced... i went to the local tech store and found the shitty 10.1 32G 3G ... What did i do?!

    I BOUGHT IT at the day the prime was announced (and i saw the announcement) lol... im just sick of waiting for the better and it ALWAYS shows up!!

    • http://www.androidauthority.com Brandon

      I had to do the same thing, just needed to buy one.

  • http://fc1032.blogspot.com Brian

    If its almost RAZR thin... and the dock is about the same thickness. Does anyone know how much in total it is?


  • http://www.notechperfect.com/ NoTechPerfect

    With quad-core processor, the graphics performance Transfomer Prime will increase three-fold, compared to tablets using Tegra 2, and battery life even better, can save power up to 61 percent.

  • McD

    Dear Santa,

    I've been good too!


  • ezer

    This is a fantastic tablet! I will definitely upgrade from my current transformer, altough I wait for the 3G version.

    Before that I try to win it on its forum: transformerprime.info

    This seems to be a good community...

  • http://itworldcom.com josh

    great article & analysis...

    We would like to add other opinion below...


    warm regards,

  • http://my-hit.ru/ Майкл

    не несите бред)