updated 03:05 pm EST, Wed November 30, 2011
Transformer Prime pre-orders start at Best Buy
ASUS' Transformer Prime tablet, the first to sport NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, will indeed ship in the US on December 8, the company confirmed. ASUS spokespeople revealed to Netbook News that the first market to receive the device will be Taiwan, with deliveries arriving tomorrow, December 1. The US is next, with December 8 shipments, while Europe will get it throughout January, depending on the country.
At the same time, Best Buy has been added to the retailers offering the tablet for pre-order, along with its accessories. While ship dates aren't offered here, the listing shows the tablet will be offered in gray or champagne and confirms its specs and prices. The 10.1-inch, Wi-Fi tablet will have 32GB of storage space, a microSDHC memory card slot and microHDMI output, among others. It will cost $500, while its keyboard dock will cost $150 and also be available in gray or champagne colors.