We called the HP TouchPad the ImmortaPad, what should we call the Asus Transformer Prime? The tablet that would be a netbook? The Backorder Quad-Core Wonder? Whatever you call it the Asus Transformer Prime is über popular due to its specs and continued care by Asus to updating, adapting and support. They are hard to find, but we found some places with stock and once you get one you can update it and or unlock it at your own risk.
The Asus Transformer Prime was the first tablet to be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is the first quad-core tablet on the market.
Amazon appears to have a gray market for Asus Transformer Prime tablets from partners who jack up the price or you can wait a few weeks to get an Asus Transformer Prime delivered when you buy directly from Amazon, Office Depot has them back in stock while the stock at Walmart.com and Best Buy is sold-out online as of this writing. We have been not been able to find one discounted below the list price.
Meanwhile Asus Transformer Prime owners are now able to download a bootloader unlocking tool from Asus but proceed with caution:
"Following your valued feedback, we are pleased to announce that the promised Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Tool is now available for download.Please note that the app only supports the Transformer Prime TF201 with Android 4.0 ICS installed, and that once you activate the app, you agree that the product will no longer be covered under the original warranty."
The Asus Transformer Prime was named as one of the most popular coolest best tablets of 2011.