New Asus Transformer Prime pictures surface

Close-up look ahead of launch

New Asus Tranformer Prime pictures surface

While a far-off glimpse of the impending Asus Transformer Prime might have sated our tablet hunger for a while, we're mighty glad to see some closer-up shots hit the 'net, taken by a sneaky tipster.

They aren't the world's best photos, but they do give us a better look at the tablet both with and without its keyboard dock.

If you're thinking it looks a little familiar, it's probably because you've seen the Asus ZenBook, which features the same brushed metal back panel.

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The spy shots also reveal what looks like an SD card slot and an LED flash alongside the camera sensor.

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Not much to add

The pictures don't give much away that we didn't already know – Asus CEO Jonney Shih has already explained that it will offer a 10-inch screen, a Kal-el processor (Nvidia Tegra 3, quad-core) and a thickness of just 8.9mm.

The official launch date for the Transformer Prime has been set for 9 November, so there's not long to get more of those juicy rumours and blurry-cam pics in.

In the market for a tablet but don't fancy the shiny stylings of the Transformer Prime? Our buyer's guide should see you right:

From Notebook Italia via Engadget