The fast, new quad core Android tablet, the Asus Transformer Prime, is now back in stock at Amazon and available for order and the sales page also says it’s eligible for free one day shipping.
The Transformer Prime has been out of stock at Amazon for going on a week now. The Christmas rush hammered the supply at Amazon and people were left with a message that said you can order the new tablet, but you’ll be notified when it is available for shipping.
The Asus Transformer is available in two models, with two associated prices:
- 32GB model: $499
- 64GB model: $599
The Asus Transformer Prime is in such high demand because it is the first tablet to come with NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile quad core processor. Of course the expectations are that the Transformer Prime will be the fastest tablet available on the market.
Most of the buzz surrounding the Asus Transformer Prime has been talking about how the Prime will come with the new Android 4.0 OS (aka Ice Cream Sandwich). However, a quick glance at the Amazon sales page shows that the Transformer Prime will actually ship with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb OS). Obviously, an update to Android 4.0 will be coming soon.
Asus Transformer Prime specs:
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb Operating System
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor
- 10.1-inch WXGA Super IPS+ Capacitive Multi Touch Display
- 32GB eMMC Flash; 1GB DDR2 Memory
- Eee Pad Transformer Docking Keyboard Not Included
Asus Transformer Prime Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Processor: 1.66 GHz A110
- Number of Processors: 1
- RAM: 2000 MB
- RAM Type: SDRAM
Asus Transformer Prime Hard Drive
- Size: 32 GB
- Type: Serial ATA
- Speed: 5400 rpm
Asus Transformer Prime Cases and Expandability
- Size (LWH): 10.35 inches, 0.33 inches, 7.12 inches
- Weight: 1.28 pounds
Asus Transformer Prime Power
- Battery Type: Lithium ion
- Rated Charge (normal use): 12 hours
Asus Transformer Prime Wireless
- Wireless Type: 802.11bg
FREE One Day Shipping on the Asus Transformer Prime
Amazon is making a huge push on promotions in order to capitalize on the last minute holiday shopping rush. And free one day shipping when you order the Asus Transformer Prime is a huge deal for those who are looking to spend the money on the new Android tablet but have been hesitant because of the shipping cost. It’s hard to beat the incentive for free shipping, especially when it’s free one day shipping – aka, nearly overnight shipping on your new Asus Transformer Prime.
In a typical environment on Amazon, you’d have to be a Prime Member in order to get free shipping. And for Prime members, that really only transcribes for two day shipping. So basically Amazon is offering an incentive on select items that trumps even the Amazon Prime offer – for shipping anyway.
In order to receive the free one day shipping, certain restrictions to apply. Here’s the restrictions that Amazon states in the free one day shipping policy:
To receive free shipping:
- Add this item to your Shopping Cart.
- Ship your item(s) to a single address.
IMPORTANT: You must select One-Day Shipping at checkout.
- PRIME members: select One-Day shipping for $3.99 and the shipping discount will be reflected in the Order Summary.
- Enjoy free shipping on items shipped to your specified address.
To receive free shipping:
- The promotion on eligible product(s) is valid for a limited time only. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the promotion at any time.
- If you do not purchase the qualifying eligible product(s) added to your Shopping Cart when the free one-day shipping offer is in effect, you will not receive free one-day shipping.
- The promotion applies only to eligible product(s) offered in the promotion that are sold and shipped by Amazon.com. It does not apply to the same product(s) fulfilled by other sellers. Only products displaying these Terms and Conditions in the product offer detail pages are eligible for FREE one-day shipping.
- If you return eligible product(s) using this promotion you may be charged for the one-day shipping.
- If you alter the shipping method in any way, this promotion is no longer valid.
- If you add non-eligible product(s) to your Shopping Cart you will be charged shipping fees for those ineligible product(s).
- Canceling eligible product(s), combining orders, or changing your shipping address, speed, or preference might affect your order’s eligibility for FREE one-day shipping.
- FREE one-day shipping applies only to orders shipped to a single address.
- Void where prohibited. Applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the continental US only. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii. Geographic shipping restrictions may apply to particular products. Applies to APO/FPO addresses when using a United States ZIP Code only.
If you’ve been checking out this fast, new Android tablet, now is the time to act and order the Asus Transformer Prime while the supply is still available on Amazon. After watching this tablet for the past week or so on Amazon, you’re never guaranteed that the supply will last. And with the added incentive for free one day shipping, now is the perfect time.
*** UPDATE *** To update a couple of outstanding issues and the misleading promotion from Amazon. Currently only the 32GB is available for shipment and the 64GB is expected by January 16th.