For those who are anxiously waiting to buy the ASUS Transformer Prime the two points of purchase, as of now, are Office Depot and eBay, according to the latest reports.
According to NowInStock.net, which is a Web site that constantly monitors in-demand products and their availability at various retailers, it is believed the 32GB version of the Prime is available at Office Depot for $499.99. At eBay the price is higher; it starts from $599.99.
The device was listed as being out of stock at Wal-Mart's Web site; in fact, it apparently sold out in minutes. Wal-Mart offered the 32GB version of the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 (gray color) with 97 cents shipping or free shipping to stores for the price of $499.99.
The tablet was also sold out almost immediately on Best Buy, Amazon and Target.
The ASUS Transformer Prime has already become the most pre-ordered Honeycomb Android-powered tablets in history and represents, as of now, the operating system's best hope of wresting significant portions of the tablet market share from Apple's iPad.
The tablet has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor, which brings a number of significant advancements over the dual-core Tegra 2. Technically, Tegra 3 has five cores, and it's the fifth core - the companion core - that really makes the difference. The four 1.3GHz cores will function during high-intensity tasks such as gaming and HD video streaming, launching apps and loading web pages.
It also offers impressive graphics through a display that has a resolution of 1280 X 800 and a 149 ppi density. In addition, the 8 megapixel camera on the Transformer Prime has the capability of recording 1080p HD video.
Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, the ASUS Transformer Prime has just been updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.