Asus confirmed on a recent conference call that its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet will be available in stores in early December. The device will be among the first on the market with NVIDIA’s brand new quad-core Tegra 3 chip. It measures just 8.3mm thick but Asus says it is capable of offering up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. The convertible tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel camera for video chat, a microSD card slot and a microHDMI port.
Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime will initially run Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), although the company said an over-the-air update will be issued shortly after launch with Ice Cream Sandwich in tow. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors for $399 and $499, respectively. Asus will also sell a $149 keyboard dock accessory that can turn the tablet into a netbook-style computer.