Nov 23 AT 2:52 PM Taylor Wimberly 37 Comments

Transformer Prime proves there’s a market for high-end Android tablets

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That didn’t take long. The ASUS Transformer Prime is temporarily sold out after being on pre-order for just a single day. Now when customers visit the Amazon Transformer Prime product page they are greeted with a message that says “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.”

The 32 GB model in Amethyst Gray is now the second best selling Android tablet behind the Kindle Fire and when you add up the other three Transformer Prime models, ASUS holds 4 of the top 10 spots on Amazon’s list of Best Selling Tablets. Looking at how the different models rank, most customers went with the Amethyst Gray color over Champagne. The 64 GB Amethyst at #4 outsold the 32 GB Champagne at #5.

This is a good sign for ASUS and NVIDIA, but we are also concerned that they sold out so quick. Hopefully they are able to boost production and keep up with the demand. We still don’t have an official release date, but we expect the Transformer Prime to start shipping in the first week of December.

We expect to get our hands on a review unit soon, so be on the lookout to see how it stacks up against our stable of Android tablets. To hold you over, check out the mini video review that rubberotter uploaded to YouTube.

I’m sure you know that I’m excited after pieces I’ve authored like 3 reasons to get a Tegra 3 tablet this year, but I’ll admit I’m a little shocked that soooooo many of you pre-ordered this thing off hype alone. Let’s hope it lives up to our expectations. Are you surprised by the early success of the Transformer Prime?

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