Asus Transformer Prime Hits Australia Next Week

Ready for some quad-core Tegra 3 love? According to CRN, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime hits ‘normal retail channels’ on January 18 after recently being upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1). The downside: you’ll reportedly need to wait until April for the high-def 1080p version that Asus announced this week at CES. Pricing info after the jump.

CRN says the regular Transformer Prime (TF201) will sell for $799 (32GB) and $899 (64GB), bundled with the docking station keyboard. Unfortunately, the uber tablet won’t be available on its own for the first few months.

In the States, the new TF700T model won’t replace the TF201, it just costs US$100 more for the HD 10.1-inch display. It’ll also have an upgraded back panel due to reports of people suffering poor Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and/or GPS reception through the first Prime’s aluminium back pane. buy or not to buy? Let us know the in the comments below.

Update: We're also hearing that some who purchased online have already receieved theirs from some retailers, including JB Hi-Fi. Thanks Jamie!

Props to Fabian for the tip and CRN for the pick-up [CRN]

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