Amazon Shipping ASUS Transformer Prime Pre-Orders


ASUS promised that their Transformer Prime would be available the week of December 19th and they are off to a good start. Those with pre-orders through Amazon started to receive shipping notifications over the weekend with the quad-core Android slate set to be delivered during the first half of the week. We have also received word that Best Buy will begin fulfilling pre-orders this week.

The news comes after rumors of delays and reports that Amazon canceled the pre-orders of a handful of customers citing lack of supply to meet demand. The Prime looks to be available in US retail outlets by the end of the week.

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  1. Still no ETA for Canada. Fuck you Asus

    1. LOL!

    2. Seriously, get a grip. I’m eagerly awaiting it, too, but it’s just a toy. It should make you happy, not angry. Get some perspective.

    3. the hat of the united states is unhappy!

  2. But, what about this news TODAY (December 19, 2011)? 

    ASUS Transformer Prime pre-order shipments delayed at Best Buy, Amazon

  3. any updates on fridays video contest winner? lol.

    1. For sure. I’ve been checking every 10 minutes to see if I won…

      1. yeah ever since friday night i’ve been looking and they said when they announced saturdays contest that they would announce the winner “shortly” and than sunday came and they announce the winner of saturdays but not of fridays, even tried emailing the poster of the contest and still nothin. hopefully they announce it soon lol, really thought i had a chance.

        1. agreed. I had my hopes up pretty high too.

  4. My Amazon pre-order was canceled and my Best Buy pre-order is now backordered.  This article seems inaccurate.

    1. Same here with my Best Buy order… it said it is expected to ship in 1-2 weeks

  5. I received my notification from Amazon on Saturday…it shipped one-day shipping on Saturday, and is ”
    On FedEx vehicle for delivery ” as I type this.

    1. 32gb or 64gb and what date did you order?  Thanks

      1. 32gig Champagne…ordered on Nov 22nd.

      2. I know why you’re asking. I ordered the 64GB and will not get it until January 18th. Seems like they don’t intend to have any 64GB units available this year.

    2. I ordered mine on Nov 19th and was cancelled, when did you pre order?

      1. i didnt preorder mine till the 24th through best buy and its shipping in one day as i type this, while some people ordered theres the 22nd on amazon and got there orders canceled lol

  6. I have two on order from best buy. one is delayed the other is on it way.

  7. This is what I got…Hello,
    We wanted to let you know your order for Transformer TF201-B1-GR (10.1-Inch Screen) Tablet was inadvertently canceled by our system. We’re very sorry about this. If you’d still like to purchase Transformer TF201-B1-GR (10.1-Inch Screen) Tablet, you may pre-order again after 12:00 a.m. PST December 19th at the following link:
    To make up for any inconvenience, we’ll be sending you a $10 Gift Card code in the next few days via e-mail.
    We hope to see you again soon.
    Customer Service DepartmentAmazon.com
    Please note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to thismessage.

  8. Still waiting to hear from Amazon on my preorder.  I am hoping to get something today!  :)

    Edit: Well, heard from Amazon…
    We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on November 22, 2011:

    “ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-B1-CG 10.1-Inch 32GB Tablet (Champagne)”
    Estimated arrival date: January 26, 2012 – January 31, 2012

    Darn! That is going to be torture!

  9. I got the dreaded backorder email from best buy this morning. Looks like i’ll be waiting 1-2 weeks. :'(

  10. I ordered my back on November 28th from Best Buy and haven’t heard yay or nay yet.

    1. I haven’t heard anything either.

      Mine is now showing in process and expected to ship within 1-2 days.

      Update: my card was finally charged for the item. BB claims they won’t do that until the device ships. So I’m expecting it to ship today or tomorrow, and hopefully arriving before the week’s out.

  11. Those who pre-ordered from Best Buy or amazon late is delayed those who ordered early should be receiving them soon. Another shipment should go out from stores next week.

  12. Ordered 2 64GB from Amazon on 11/22, never cancelled but still no shipping notice.  Do others have 32GB or 64GB on order?  Wonder if it makes a difference?

    1. I ordered the 64GB Grey from Amazon on 11/22.  Mine says to expect on or around January 6th.

  13. Does anyone know when the Prime will be hitting retail shelves?

  14. I should be getting mine from tigerdirect today! 32gb champagne model. i even preorder pretty late in the grand scheme.

    *updated* hey, heres a surprise, UPS didnt deliver something on time. Damn the man…

  15. Nothing yet from TigerDirect.  64GB Amethyst Grey, ordered on the 26th.

    1. I order the 64GB Amethyst Grey from TD on 11/24 …. no word 

  16. I ordeered on Nov. 22 from Amazon and I’m not set to receive mine until JANUARY 23!!! That sucks! I’ve told Amazon customer service that I will cancel the order if I find it locally at a Best Buy…

    1. I ordered on the same date. I’m still waiting to even have a shipping date. Just says, “after December 25”. Ugh.

      1. Do what I did. Complain to Amazon customer service. They gave me free 1 day shipping and with that option it will actually give you the delivery date. In my case that isn’t until January 18th but still, better to know than just to have it say “after December 25th”.

  17. Best Buy is shipping me the dock but has the tablet on backorder. You’ve got to be kidding me. It’s like getting batteries for Christmas with no toy to put them in.

    1. haha now they have you hooked, bet you wont cancel now!!

  18. Holding my new Asus Transformer Prime in my hands.  Yeah for fast delivery…

    It is packaged the exact same way the original Transformer was packaged.  

    The actual device feels A LOT sturdier though.  There’s plugs in the holes for the dock, in case you didn’t order the dock, you don’t have those gaps to collect dust/other unmentionables.

    That’s it for now… off to play

  19. Anybody pre-order from B&H? I got no news from them.

    1. Yeah, I did.  However when I checked on the potential delivery date, they had no record of my order.  Nice customer rep, but still no joy and he didn’t know when they were coming in to B&H.  I ended up ordering the 64G tablet from Amazon since I’ve always been pleased with their service.  Estimated delivery is 4 to 7 weeks and they are not even taking orders for the keyboard yet.  The promise to send an email when it is available for ordering.  Damn, I wanted my toy for Christmas….

  20. No luck for me.  Just got this email from Amazon:

    Hello,We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on November 22, 2011 (Order# 102-xxxxxx-xxxxxx):  “ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-C1-GR 10.1-Inch 64GB Tablet (Amethyst Gray)”   Estimated arrival date: January 24, 2012 – February 07, 2012

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