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Re: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime gets Nvidiaâs Tegra 3 'Kal-el' chip

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____/ Hardon on Friday 21 Oct 2011 15:31 : \____

> <http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2119065/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-nvidia-s-tegra-kal-el-chip>
> <quote>
> TAIWANESE HARDWARE MAKER Asus has announced that its Transformer Prime
> will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 'Kal-el' quad-core processor.
> What we thought was the Transformer 2 is now the Transformer Prime and
> will be the world's first quad-core tablet, according to Asus. This is
> the follow on from the Tegra 2 found in the original Transformer.
> The tablet got a brief outing in an interview with Allthingsdigital
> and looks mighty thin, 8.3mm to be exact. It appears to be running a
> version of Android 3.X Honeycomb but it's still possible it could come
> with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
> Johnny Shih, the chairman of Asus said the Transformer Prime will
> offer up to 16.5 hours' battery life when connected to the
> keyboard. Asus has scheduled a formal launch for 9 November.
> It looks striking with its aluminium body to match the firm's Zenbook
> laptop and will have a 10.1in screen plus USB and miniHDMI ports.
> </quote>

In phones and tablets, unlike in desktops, Linux always gets access and privilege
with the best available hardware. Linux is the state-of-the-art option, Apple
is branding, Microsoft is well... what's Microsoft? Oh, they target the desktop
niche. :-)

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