Watch out, Transformer fans, ASUS is about to give you something pretty great to drool over. As part of its Computex 2013 announcement, the OEM gave away details of the shiny new replacement to the once reigning king of Android tablets, the Transformer Pad Infinity.
Virtually every spec will see a significant improvement as part of the refresh, owing quite a bit to the equipped Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip. Most notably, the display resolution will rival Samsung's current leader, the Nexus 10, at 2560 x 1600. Also, the much-loved keyboard dock will see some inspired upgrades, including a multi-touch trackpad, a USB 3.0 port, and an SDXC card reader.
- 10.1-inch display, 2560 x 1600 LED-backlit IPS display
- 1.9 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4
- 2 GB RAM
- HDMI-out port capable of 4k resolution
- 5 MP main camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera
- 32 GB storage (hopefully, a 64GB version would be available as well)
- Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Miracast support
- Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
- Multi-touch trackpad
- USB 3.0 port
- SDXC card reader
The Verge reports that a launch date will be sometime in Q3 and prices should fall into the territory of $399 for the tablet, and $499 to add a bundled dock.
So far, we can't be sure if ASUS will give its flagship a different name prior to release or follow in Apple's footsteps by labeling it the "New Transformer Pad Infinity." Along with the company's many other announcements, including the Transformer Book Trio and the anticipated Nexus 7 refresh, ASUS is clearly continuing to bet big on the Android tablet market.