With ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime expected to be available in the market soon, already there is high anticipation regarding the features and performance of the latest Android tablet.

It is the first tablet to have the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Tegra 3 brings a number of significant advancements over the dual-core Tegra 2. Technically, Tegra 3 has five cores, and it's the fifth core that really makes the difference. This is called the companion core.

In operations such as in standby, syncing emails and other messages, running low-intensity background tasks, reading web pages, it's the companion core doing all the work. The four 1.3GHz cores will be functioning during high-intensity tasks such as gaming and HD video streaming, launching apps and loading web pages.

Asus uses IPS technology in the Prime, and maximum brightness is at 584cd/m2. It has a good screen on which to watch high definition movies and play games, delivering excellent blacks and viewing angles because of the Super IPS+ Panel technology packed inside.

The Prime has been redesigned to be much thinner, measuring only 8.3mm, it is the thinnest tablet on the market. It also has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear.

The estimated battery life is 18 hours, that’s 12 hours for the tablet and another 8 hours if user has the slate connected to the keyboard.