It’s official: Asus Transformer Prime out in the US on December 8 (Taiwan tomorrow, Europe in January)

After a lot of speculation, the world’s first quad-core tablet is about to finally hit the streets. In fact the Android-powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime will do just that tomorrow, in the company’s native Taiwan.

But if you’re in the US, fret not for it’s coming your way too. Just like the latest bit of speculative info had us believe yesterday, the Transformer Prime will become available in the US on December 8, which is a week from tomorrow.

So you’ll obviously have all the time in the world to get it as a holiday gift for someone. Unfortunately though, that won’t be the case if you’re in Europe. The tablet will only arrive over here in January, and Asus didn’t give any specific dates, as apparently those may be different in each country. Still, it’s clearly 2012 when the new Transformer will reach Europe. You’ll have to choose from other tablets for your holiday gift needs this year.

All of the above information comes from an Asus spokesperson, via NetbookNews. And aside from a press release, it doesn’t get more official than ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’. That’s in case you had any doubts.

Now if you’re in Taiwan or the US, you should start saving up. In the US, you’ll be paying $499.99 for the 32 GB version of the tablet, or $599.99 if you need 64 GB of built-in storage space.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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