Asustek set to launch thinner, lighter ‘Transformer’ tablet in December


TAIPEI — Asustek Computer Inc., the world’s fifth-largest PC vendor, plans to put its next-generation tablet computer “Eee Pad Transformer Prime” on sale next month as a part of its premium line, the company said yesterday.

The thinner and lighter Transformer Prime is the world’s first tablet powered by a quad-core processor from Nvidia Corp., which enables full HD 1080p film playing and faster photographing with an upgraded 8-megapixel camera, Asustek said during a conference call. The 10.1-inch model, which is compatible with the latest Android 4.0 OS, will go on sale worldwide in December at a price of NT$18,000, or NT$21,000 with a detachable keyboard.