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Asus Unveils Quad-Core Transformer Prime Tablet 274

MojoKid writes with an article in Hot Hardware about the fancy new Asus tablet/laptop hybrid. Quoting the article: "Asus and nVidia have collectively taken the wraps off the next-generation version of Asus's well-received Transformer tablet line. The new system aims to carve out a slice of the premium tablet market that Apple's iPad has dominated for so long. On paper and in pictures, the Prime impresses. The Transformer Prime incorporates NVIDIA's new Kal-El (Tegra 3) processor and is one of NVIDIA Tegra 3's upper-end launch systems. The new ARM-based CPU contains a fifth 'companion core' to reduce and manage idle power consumption and contains 12 GPU cores, up from the eight GPUs in Tegra 2. NVIDIA claims that Tegra 3's GPU is up to 3x faster than Tegra 2, thanks to additional architectural enhancements. Asus is also rolling out a new LCD they're calling 'Super IPS+.' The display's normal brightness tops out at ~500 nits, but the Prime offers an alternate Super IPS mode that pushes display brightness up to 600 nits for use in bright outdoor environments."
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Asus Unveils Quad-Core Transformer Prime Tablet

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  • what the (Score:2, Insightful)

    by unity100 ( 970058 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @12:59PM (#38000816) Homepage Journal
    fuck is 'mind share' ffs. if you are going to be paying money you are probably still BETTER off with ipad, WHY exactly ? because it is a weaker, less capable device than asus's transformer in the article ?

    you are saying that your ipad can run windows 8 ?
  • Re:what the (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Sockatume ( 732728 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @01:02PM (#38000870)

    "Mind share" is "even your grandmother knows about the iPad".

  • Re:Intruiged (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Bill_the_Engineer ( 772575 ) on Wednesday November 09, 2011 @01:25PM (#38001204)

    I don't know why you choose to underutilize a very useful device, but not everyone has the same experience.

    I have an iPad2 and I use it a lot. I carry it with me between meetings and use it for email, calendar, reading documents, and an occasional terminal session to fix a problem with one of the servers using iSSH. The notepad application is pretty useful, and I've become spoiled with having my meeting notes already in my computer when I do make it to my office. Our office uses an internal wiki and we have web applications that I'm able to use with my iPad. I get exceptional battery life when compared against my netbook and I don't have to open and close the clamshell as I move from meeting to meeting or travel on public transportation.

    At home I'll watch netflix on it, or HBO GO. In addition, I can quickly reply to the emails that flood my inbox at all times of the day.

    This is my personal preference. I'm sure everybody's is different.

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