I am thinking about buying the Asus Transformer Prime, to start developing on android. Currently I am borrowing a Motorola Xoom to develop, and that has a Micro USB port, that I can plug into, and use it to debug my apps. From what I can tell the Asus Transformer Prime does not have such a port. Can I even use this as my debugging device, or would I be making a $500 mistake?

  • Shopping recs are off-topic, so I removed that bit. – Matthew Read Jan 17 '12 at 6:20

The Prime uses a proprietary cable, but it supports a USB connection to a computer via that cable (which you can see in this image from Engadget which I posted in another question). The fact that the connector isn't a micro USB port has no bearing on whether or not you can connect over USB (see: every Samsung tablet).

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    Great answer, and thank you! Do you know if the cable comes with the prime? – Reid Jan 18 '12 at 3:09
  • @ReidKersey: As far as I know it does. That picture was everything that comes in the box, as I recall, and the wall charger is basically just an AC adapter that the USB cable plugs into. – eldarerathis Jan 18 '12 at 3:15
  • I do development using the TF-101 and it works fine, and several times faster than the emulator. – CjS May 8 '12 at 10:56

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