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While the quad-core Transformer Prime has seen its fair share of negative accusations, it's still the tablet of the moment. In fact, it's so sought after that ASUS is having a hard time filling shipments and it's still out of stock nearly everywhere (sound familiar?).

If you've been waiting around for one of the major retailers to get a new shipment in, then make ready the credit card - the 64GB version in amethyst grey just became (re)available on Amazon. If 64 geebees is more than you want, though, they should be getting more of the 32GB variant back in stock on January 25th.

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If you're picky about color and have your heart set on the champagne version, you have two options: take a chance and buy one from a third-party reseller, or wait until Amazon get some more units in stock.

Personally, I'd just go ahead and jump on the amethyst one - trust me, it's beautiful.

Transformer Prime at Amazon (Unfortunately, the dock is also sold out)

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David

    Don't wait for the Champagne from Amazon...I pre-ordered one, and they shipped Gray. I call and complained and they back ordered me one. It shipped last week, and it came in ...Gray. The invoices and packing slips all said Gray. So don't wait for it, if you still want one, order the Gray and just deal with it. I returned the two they shipped me and am waiting for the TF700, and hopefully by then they will have the matching keyboard and working GPS (not just AGPS).

  • Dan Bobke

    Is this the new one with the better screen and the GPS and wireless radio fixes?

    • Cameron Summerson

      No, that's the TF700T. This is the current model.

  • Jack

    they actually had the 32gb models instock an hour ago too, but already bought one during the hhgreg sale. now if I could only get any info on whether or not it got shipped yet...

  • Dan Bobke

    I would wait for the better one...why buy one with flawed radios and a lesser screen?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You can wait for that one till Q2 or get this one now. In Q2, you'll find out about another model coming in another 4 months - that way you can wait forever.

    • https://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

      Because the radios are actually okay and the screen is actually sufficient for day to day use. That and the fact that it's $100 cheaper.

  • ERIFNOMI

    ...or wait for the TF700T. I don't see why people are trying to get these when the stock is iffy and if you get back-ordered, who knows if you'll get it before the next one comes out. Save up some money and by the time the new revision (basically) comes out, you'll have the $100 difference and you'll get a better product.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You can keep chasing technology and never catch it. There is always something better on the horizon.

      • ERIFNOMI

        Normally I would agree but this things successor (basically) is coming out soon. It would be like buying the Thunderbolt rather than the Rezound right now. And it's not like you're waiting for the next big thing to come out sometime in the future. You know it's next quarter and it's proven hardware, just a nicer screen and the radios actually, you know, work.

      • Kenny O

        I agree. IMO the TF700T is not worth the extra $100. Of course, I probably would not be saying that if I was plagued with the issues some others are having with their primes.

  • chicago_animal

    With the screen only being 10" you really will not notice much of a difference between the screen on the Prime and the TF700T. Do a search on the the comparisons of the TF700T and the Prime and most of the tech reviews will say your better off with the Prime.

    Also, Wifi is not the problems for everyone. Out of all the people who bought one you will only hear complaints and not people saying "Just wanted to say My Prime is good."

  • Kenny O

    I got my prime a week after x-mas. Guess I was one of the lucky ones because the only issue I had was the GPS not working. I didn't really care about the GPS in the first place, but I wasn't exactly elated it was broken.....Getting ICS (and even getting it a few days early) more than made up for the lack of GPS as it is great and very, very smooth. With the last software update they pushed out yesterday, GPS magically works now with or without wifi. Tablet is everything I wanted and more.

    I originally wanted the Champagne, but did not feel it was worth waiting for. I was pleasantly surprised at the look of the amethyst gray. It's a beautiful piece of hardware.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

    The 32GB appeared to be in stock from Amazon earlier today. Now it's just available from 3rd party sellers at a huge markup.

  • mikeymop

    I prefer the Amythist one, I wish I had the money to snag one right now :/

  • Frank

    I got my tablet about a few days ago and am very happy with it. The Wi-Fi cuts in and out from time to time however that's all. Does anyone have the same problem?

  • R.N.Mathur.Mathur

    I am interested in purchasing a new Asus 10 inch Eeepad transformer TF 201 64 GB with docking keypad wifi and 3G at yhe earliest

  • http://www.twitter.com/APLandry APLandry

    Yush. I caught one as soon as they posted the 32GB Gold, then 4 minutes later, the Grey was on. I get it tomorrow. <3

  • William

    I got ahold of the Champagne one a few weeks back, but damn, I can't get a hold of the dock ANYWHERE!

  • SamUK

    do the new machines have 3G?

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